Why Did Job SufferWhy Did Job Suffer

Proverbs 26:2 “… A Curse Causeless Cannot Come…”

Job was said to be “perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil.” (Job 1:1) “Perfect” doesn’t mean he never sinned, but it means one who holds nothing back from God.

He was totally sincere and dedicated to God. “Upright” refers to his character. He lived in such an honest way that everyone who knew him respected him.

Why Did Job Suffer?  Satan’s Legal Right Inflict Job

As you can see from the scripture above (Proverbs 26:2) – that means a curse cannot come on you unless you have an open door – sin and Job’s sin was a spirit of fear.  What was Job’s open door for the enemy to have legal right?

Why Did Job Suffer? A Curse Causeless Cannot Come

Heb causeless curse (KJV similar) describes an undeserved curse (cf. NIV, NRSV). The Hebrew word translated causeless means (khanan); it means without cause; gratuitous.  Read Deut. 28 Blessings and Curses.

His children (all 10) did not serve the Lord.  Did he have a spirit of fear of man and did not discipline them? He had fear for his children.  Fear is the opposite of faith and his fear was a form of worry which is not from God.

What Job Feared Came Upon Him

Let us note the words of Job: “For the thing which I fear cometh upon me, and that which I am afraid of cometh unto me” (3:25). What this verse reveals to us is of tremendous significance. Before these terrible things happened to him, Job already had had fear for his  children.  They were not righteous like him but were sinners.  Instead of Trusting the Lord for his Children, he sacrificed for their sins.

Job 1:1-2 The Lord said to Satan, behold, all that he (Job) has is in your power only upon himself (body) put not forth your hand. This prohibition by God was later lifted and Satan allowed to attack Job physically for several months.

Job Fearful Over Children’s Sin

Why did Job Suffer?  Because Job was fearful lest his children would die; he was afraid that he might lose all his property. Satan’s first job is to plant this fear in man in a form of worry. If the fear is accepted, things will soon happen; if it is rejected, nothing will come of it. Listen to what Job says here “For the thing I greatly feared has come upon me, And what I dreaded has happened to me.” Job 3:25 (NKJV).  Fear is the opposite of faith.  Fear comes from another kingdom.

Satan has to get ones consent before he can curse. If this consent is withheld, he cannot work, for man has free will. Without man’s consent, Satan can neither tempt him to sin nor attack him at will. So, in the case of Job, Satan first implanted a little thought of fear in Job. Having once accepted the thought, it made Job tremble.

To think that God would allow Satan to attack us without a cause is absurbed.  What kind of God would do this?  We don’t see anywhere else in scripture of God’s attack except when there is sin of some type – unfaithfulness, doubt, unbelief, etc.

Objective – Why Did Job Suffer and was Tested:

God did not afflict Job, Satan did.  God gave Satan permission. Answer: Isn’t it comforting to know Satan can do nothing without God’s knowledge and permission!   If Satan is attacking us, God allowed it because of open door. Job’s open door which is fear.

The sufferings of Christ point to the same problem: Why? We can dimly perceive how he was “made perfect through suffering,” and how his perfect submission to that suffering laid the eternal foundation for the world’s redemption from all suffering. 

All Man Sanctification Process – Dying to Self

Sanctification is a process of trials to get what is not of God out of us or to purify us.  Is there any man on earth or ever on earth who was perfect and without sin?  No not at all.  Suffering is a part of testing but really it is a sanctification process. Job’s testing to see if he would turn against God.  He even had three (3) best friends who accused him. 

Paul writes, “…There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands, no one who seeks God. All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is not one who does good, not even one” (Romans 3:10-12). The Bible says Job was the best man in all the East. That doesn’t mean that he was righteous and good in God’s sight. He was simply the best man from a human perspective, but even the best man is a sinner in God’s sight, and that includes Job. A sinner has no right-standing or rights with God.

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Continuation Overcoming Trials and Tribulations

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Overcoming Trials and Tribulations

Overcoming Trials and Tribulations

It cannot be about people but only the Lord regardless what fiery darts coming out of others as accusation, attacking your reputation, betrayal, destruction, etc.  You gotta stand, even in weakness, that God is for you and not against you and that he is all your all.  Even though it feels like you are walking in the shadow of death what I call the dark night of the soul but to not fear no evil according to Psalm 23:4

“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”  You cannot allow people to rule you but God to rule you.

Many times it does feel like affliction of the soul or your emotions.  Your emotions do go to helter skelter but you gotta hang on that the Lord is doing a new thing and will deliver you according to  Psalm 34:19

“Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.”

and that God will supply all your needs emotionally and physically according to Philippians 4:19

“And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” and that  2 Corinthians 4:16  “So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.”

You have choices to make in the dark night of the soul.  That means, determining not to go bitter but count it all joy like I said earlier and praise the Lord like Paul did in Jail and the Lord delivered him.

Otherwise, if you don’t forgive, two things can happen, 1. have feelings of insanity and torment or develop sickness and disease.  Because a broken heart dryth the bones, that is where your immune system is.

Accusations will come that are not true.  Overcoming Trials and Tribulations.

I’m sharing this part so whoever reads this going through the fiery darts will realize these are trials and tests of character.  I had to see I could not defend myself but trust God regardless where it took me.  Where I got messed up at first is I thought if I do the right thing everything would correct itself but that is not the case.  Many times it can fall apart regardless how you try to be honorable not talking, not giving any accusation, or anything.

The accusations from those you care about, do break your heart.

Yes, when going through betrayals, accusations and rejection,  you didn’t always do the right thing.  I made many mistakes in this friendship.  Through my brokenness, I had to see and look at my heart and realized I made a lot of mistakes and that I cannot blame the other person.  I  had to take responsibility and go to the Lord for forgiveness and healing.

Many times friendships are severed forever which do break your heart deeply.  But God has a greater purpose in all of it.  You have to trust God and believe and move on and not get hung up in the past of what if. I had to stand in faith and rejoice regardless of the outcome according to Romans 5:2-5. Unfortunately, this friend died and no restoration of friendship but God showed me he was protecting me.

“Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”

Overcoming Trials and Tribulations Walkthrough

I had to see it was a trial and do what the Word says to do and that was to rejoice in our sufferings… A very different concept when your heart is bleeding but did it because it produces endurance, character, hope without shame.  I was doing it out of obedience of being broken and realigned correctly to the Lord.  We serve a jealous God.

In my past, I used to complain about everything.  No more.  I made a decision from what I’ve learned in the last two years was to rejoice in all things regardless how it appeared but to put on my spiritual eyes and stand on Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

Since then, I have found myself again.  I had lost myself and didn’t even know who I was but now I’ve found myself and moving forward with new people and enjoying life to the fullest.

When you go through these trials and tribulations build character in you and you come out gaining new wisdom according to Romans 11:33

“Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!”

Overcoming trials and tribulations it is self dying like Christ.  You are only partaking a very small portion of his suffering but it opens your eyes to what he really and truly went through in killing your flesh to be more like him.

Galatians 2:20
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Dying to self is a good thing.  Trials and tribulations brings up the nasty stuff so that you can crucify it with Christ.  In fact it is the best way to deal with the flesh when you go through trials and tribulations.

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Overcoming Trials and Tribulations

When overcoming trials and tribulations, Yes, the pain is deep, loosing reputation, betrayal especially when the other person believes you’ve betrayed them because God tells you to follow him and not them.  Even if they believe you made a promise but the other person did not hear the other part I said many years ago that when I got to busy for God, I was going to lay it down and man God made me live up to that.

Unfortunately, me leaving was a betrayal to the other person.  I have to obey His ways and many times he takes people apart and sets them on other paths.  Many times you have no understanding why but did Abraham understand when the Lord told him to leave and go to a strange land?

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Through overcoming trials and tribulations of all this, the pain, the hurt and the loss, I had to see what Jesus went through when He hung on the cross to give us life spiritually as well as physically.  He came to overcome and I can overcome according to John 16:33

“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.

Not only that but the Lord is producing perseverance in me in accordance to Romans 5:3

“More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance,…”

When you are in a place of preparation and healing and restoration and the waiting, you cannot be anxious but the Lord will guard your heart and mind from the attacks of the enemy or temptations according to Philippians 4:6-7

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

We serve such an awesome God of the Lord most high and we can count those trials and tribulations as joy according to James 1:2

“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds,”

It is not easy to give up something you love, birthed, and given your heart to and then have to lay it all down.  Not only that but give all the money, equipment and BIH.  I gave it all up according to the Lord Most High.  Some of the ministries have opinions of me that are not true.  They don’t know what took place but that is part of God has to be your all so that you are not concerned about what others think.  My reputation is in the Lord and not man.

In the past, I would try to fix things to only make it worse.  It is better to leave it alone and trust God.  God knows the truth and that should count.  We get in trouble when we try to fix our reputation with man.  Could it be an idol – loved by all man?

Man always ruins others reputations and mine certainly was through several avenues of people – fiery darts. Praise the Lord!

I had to see these were fiery darts of testing according to 1 Peter 4:12

“Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.”

Fiery darts come from people who are the closest to you – friends, family, ministries, etc.  Again I had to remember Jesus on the cross saying Father forgive them for they do not know what they are doing.  I look that God is testing my heart and my reactions.  I’m forever grateful of BIH for my healing, for the ministry in Lewisville for loving me and accepting me and pointing me in the right direction.  I can truly say I care for all these people regardless if they think of me on earth.  Their opinions do not matter.

As long as I know I’ve done right and areas it was not handled I went to the Lord for forgiveness and know I’m forgiven and move forward.

The enemy wants to stop you and keep you in the past,  but I’m moving forward to the things of the Lord even though I would rather be a bump on the log.  I would have to say these trials has given me a deeper love for people in God’s way of love.

Isaiah 43:19 is what the Lord gave me:

19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. ”

I love people, not what they can do for me or fulfill anything in me but because my Lord Jesus Christ loves them as well.

Even though I felt weak and broken I knew I could do all things according to 2 Corinthians 12:9

But he said to me,

My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.  That is a promise when we feel weak, broken, bleeding inside, etc. we are made perfect in weakness because then it is more of God and me more out of the way.  That is how we are suppose to look at weakness.”

I would have to say my faith was being tested and many times just wanted to give up and part of me just wanted to disappear or be absorbed by the air and not exist.  But, I knew that is what the Lord did not want but for me to get back up and go forward even in my weakness and to count it all joy according to James 1:2-8

“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. … ”

My faith has been strengthened.  I’m not the same person.  It now takes a lot to take me down.  I see God in all situations and that he is working it out regardless if I can see it or not like Heb. 11:1 – I cannot go by what I see but what I cannot see and trust God’s word and praise him for the good result even though it is not happening.

That means standing strong and not being frightened.  You cannot be afraid of your enemies.  When you have a ministry, you have enemies.  Just like Joshua, I was going into new territory and cannot be afraid according to Joshua 1:9

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

I really hope this helps someone who is in the ministry and being attacked with fiery darts to not give up.  Because all these things are tests of faith according to 1 Peter 1:7

“So that the tested genuineness of your faith more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. ”

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Trials and Tribulations Walkthrough

What is Trials and Tributions Walkthrough meaning in greek and/or hebrew:

The act of process of testing, trying, or putting to the proof: a trial of one’s faith.

The closest word that we can find in the Hebrew to closely resemble the idea of going through a trial is the word amad OT 5975 which means literally to stand or in some contexts it means to endure, to stand fast, to stand firm, to stand still.

The word Tribulation is only found one time in the Scriptures and it comes to us  through the Greek word thlipsis  (NT:2347) which means pressure,  also, anguish, burdened, persecution,  trouble.

The words conflict and or affliction, which are word #205 in the  OT and it is the word aven which  means [to pant (hence, to exert oneself, usually in vain; to come to naught);  strictly nothingness; also trouble. vanity, wickedness]

Brokenness Through Trials and Tribulations Walkthrough! Why We Go Through Them, How to Survive Them and See God In the Midst of Our Trials and Gain Wisdom and Understanding.  Through Trials and Tribulations you see areas in your life that need to be sanctified but many times broken hearts from hurts, traumatic events, abandonment, betrayals, it is hard to see what God is really doing in your life.  You will learn from the Trials and Tribulations Guide.  Read the Trials and Tribulations Bible Quotes:

Isaiah 43: 2-5 2When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. 3For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee. 4Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee: will I give men for thee, and people for thy life.

Two Choices To Choose During Trials and Tribulations Walkthrough

I was recently reading a book by Smith Wigglesworth and he said to truly be used by God, you have to be broken.  Brokenness comes in many forms and ways.  When you go through betrayal, loss of reputation, being used by Christians, hurt or great loss, you have two choices, either forgive and praise the Lord through it or become bitter.  I decided to praise the Lord and thank the Lord regardless what it looked like at the moment.  Another Trials and Tributions Bible Quote.

19Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.”

I would say from the list, I went through it all.  Going through it, my heart is more tender instead of bitter.  I still wonder why people act the way they do.  But the answer is they are human and are reacting to what they believe.  What they see is not always true but it is true to them. I tried to protect a lot of people and I was in the middle of it all.  I had to obey God and do what he wanted me to do. Unfortunately, because I refused to expose, or reveal and protect everyone, it blows up in your face.

We say “God why when I was following you.”  Then you learn you go through, regardless if it is true, brokenness does occur.  Brokenness is good as long as it does not turn to bitterness.  Brokenness pulls up what is truly in you – flesh or spirit.  How do you react when others accuse you when not true?  Trials and tribulations build character.  Are you going to forgive those who accuse you when not true?  Trials and tribulations is a test of your faith to be obedient to God.

Many times you lose friends at all levels and sometimes many because of associations, etc.  God is an awesome God full of love and tenderness.  He provides new friends, family, etc. that are much healthier because God has to be the center of your existence. Out of my brokenness, I had to look at the sin in me that I would have never seen except through brokeness.   I used to build friendships out of order.  God has to be your all and not people.  We serve a jeolous God.

I also had a fear of man and it set me up to be controlled. I don’t blame the other person what has happened at all.  I had to look in the mirror and see what was in me for a relationship to be built wrongly. We do go through trials and tribulations of life since God is doing a work in you.  Trials and tribulations walkthrough only last for a short while but the Lord himself restore, confirms, strengthens, builds character and establishes you back to Him according to 1 Peter 5:10 ESV

“And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and set up you.”  It is the trails and tributions walkthrough that God is there with you.

Going through the trials and tribulations walkthrough you have to stand fast in prayer and pray always to keep your heart right especially when others try to destroy you because they are hurt and don’t understand the intent.  Many times your heart becomes broken but you are given the choice to forgive those who break your heart.Romans 12:12 ESV

Our Attitude During Trials and Tributations Walkthrough

Rejoice in hope, be patient in trials and tribulations walkthrough, be constant in prayer.The Lord is so good.  He reminded me constantly that the temptation will not overtake you.  When you are going through tribulations the enemy tempts you with temptations to get back at the other person through accusation, ugliness, etc.  Instead I kept in continual prayer because I knew my answer would not be accepted.  I refused to use any accusation against the person who hated me or believed what they believed was true.  Then the Lord gives me a trials and tribulations quote: 1 Corinthians 10:13

 

“No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also give the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.”

All I’m trying to do is follow the Lord.  When I left the ministry because the Lord told me to lay it all down, I didn’t care if I ever prayed for another person, or ministered or anything.  I was totally fine with being a bump on the log and being no one in the kingdom.  I wanted it to be that way but the Lord would not let it go.  He kept sending me people constantly.  Even people from the other ministry, but I had to turn them down because it would not be fair and unethical. I was going to be as honorable as I could be.  It was hard since these people are desperate.  I had to pray to make sure I did not give in.

Anyway, God just kept pouring in me during those times with Him and so got motivated to build a website.  Then wham get hit again with accusation.  It made me shake but I decided to praise the Lord, continue to forgive and follow God regardless what others thought or believed.  My reputation is in the Lord that is what I learned through trials and tribulations walkthrough.

As of December 15, 2011, I’m in a place of restoration and preparation.  God is showing me wonderful things that are so awesome.  I’ve learned that your reputation go up in smoke and ruined by man not understanding but that is ok.  God is my vindicator.  My reputation is not only ruined by one,  but from several other ministries.  You try to do the right thing and man, wham bam you get hit and your name is mud.  Who do I serve?  Who is my God.  Is it man or God.  Why should I care what others believe.  Jesus lived on earth and was perfect and he had pharasees (religious system) and accusers.  I am not perfect and going to have pharasees and accusers.

Through my trials and tribulations walkthrough tests, it is stretching to take you to a place of tenderness and into the wonders of God’s goodness.  I see Him in such a different way that I’ve never seen before.  I walk on earth and see life differently and people differently.  I love people but it is in the right order.

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