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DISCERNMENT BIBLE VERSES

 

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I trust that I may congratulate you for waiting! You're patience will prove to be worthy!

Psalms 62:5 
My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from Him.

DISCERNMENT

Many of you have read the Bible or at least some of it. Others have read the Bible from front to back, while others have read every word multiple times and use it as a study guide. And still others read every word by the LETTER and have no clue what the SPIRIT is saying. When you read Scripture you should seek the depths for TRUTH.

For there is truly a SPIRITUAL path within the words that many do not comprehend as they read it from a carnal view.

Paul explains this as such:

2 Corinthians 3:6
Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.

 If we are to share TRUTH in the spirit we should certainly OBTAIN the same TRUTH in the spirit.

John 4:24
God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him MUST worship him in
spirit and in TRUTH.

Therefore it is obvious that when we read HIS WORDS that we must be IN SPIRIT and seek the SPIRITUAL view.

THIS IS CALLED DISCERNMENT

We will be looking into the book of Job … Now most know this story or at least THINK they do. So, if you are sitting there thinking … I have heard this story of Job before, let me tell you something … You have NEVER heard it like the Holy Spirit can tell it. Many can share of the patience of Job and certain aspects of the STORY but do not actually apply it to their own Christian walk.

I am constantly seeing words from Christians, posts on forums and letters from people that blame God for everything. They say they are angry with God or that God abandoned them. They express their anger for the trials and tribulation that they endure. But we ALL know that we ALL endure trials and tribulation. It comes with the territory. We are proven as metal is proven to be certain that it will not shatter when the time comes for it to be used.

We will be searching the book of Job for the Spiritual TRUTH of WHY some of these trials and tribulations occur and learn how our REACTION is the method by which we are GRADED. Let us begin at Job Chapter 1:1.

Verse 1 … There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil ...

So old Job was a righteous man that feared God avoided evil. This is a definite magnet to our enemy. When we would do good, evil comes a calling …

Romans 7:21
I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me.

VERSE 2-3 … And there were born unto him seven sons and three daughters. His substance also was seven thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred she asses, and a very great household; so that this man was the greatest of all the men of the east …….

Did you notice that while explaining to the reader all of the blessings that God gave Job for choosing to be righteous, that Job’s children were mentioned first. Therefore children are a blessing. Though they may not seem so at times. ☺

VERSE 4-5 … And his sons went and feasted in their houses, every one his day; and sent and called for their three sisters to eat and to drink with them. And it was so, when the days of their feasting were gone about, that Job sent and sanctified them, and rose up early in the morning, and offered burnt offerings according to the number of them all: for Job said, It may be that my sons have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts. Thus did Job continually.

Now this is VERY important … Job, who was deemed so righteous, would go and make offerings for his children, in effect REPENTING FOR HIS CHILDREN as to bless the children and their homes after they had a feast or party JUST IN CASE they had sinned. Seems to me that this would be a good practice for those of you who have children. Even if they live away from home, and you cannot visit as often as old Job did, you can make a spiritual sacrifice for them.

Not only by prayer but CHARITY …

1 Peter 4:8
And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for CHARITY SHALL COVER THE MULTITUDE OF SINS.

In other words your charity done in their name, can remove their sins. Reach out for a lost soul and let God know it is your sacrifice for YOUR child’s sins and/or potential sins. Allow your LOVE for others to be this offering.

VERSE 6 … Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them …

Now you have to visualize this … God sitting on His throne and the angels, both good and bad coming before Him presenting Him with their thoughts, problems and whatever angel business they had to report and old satan standing in line with them, waiting his turn.

By the way, Did you catch the title SONS OF GOD. These are angels. Many like to suggest that these angels, being called the Sons of God, means they actually are His offspring just as Jesus was. Well now, we cannot BELIEVE such deception as it is written:

John 3:16
For God so loved the world, that He gave His ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Even Christians are now called the Sons of God:

John 1:12
But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the “Sons of God”, even to them that believe on His name ...

 Paul says this of the matter:

Romans 8:14
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the ”Sons of God” ...

VERSE 7 … And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.

That is one eerie thought. Someone with such contempt for God and those that love Him, wandering the earth around seeking souls to devour:

1 Peter 5:8
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour ...

VERSES 8-9 … And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?  

Look at our Father brag on one of His children. He even called Job PERFECT. You can just imagine the smile … Then satan in an attempt to belittle the FAITH of Job, begins to question God.

VERSES 9-11 … Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought? Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land. But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face.

The enemy of our souls said of Job that His Faith was due to having a continual wall of protection and always being blessed. He was making the point that Job was righteous because God never allowed trials or tribulation to come upon him. He then challenged God and His servant. He suggested God allow trials and tribulation to befall Job and vowed that Job would curse God.

VERSE 12 … And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD.

God accepted satan’s challenge immediately as he had FAITH in His servant Job. THAT is why God allowed the trials and tribulations to occur. But He commanded that satan not actually hurt Job himself.

VERSES 13 -15 … And there was a day when his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house: And there came a messenger unto Job, and said, The oxen were plowing, and the asses feeding beside them: And the Sabeans fell upon them, and took them away; yea, they have slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.

VERSES 16-17 While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The fire of God is fallen from heaven, and hath burned up the sheep, and the servants, and consumed them; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee. While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The Chaldeans made out three bands, and fell upon the camels, and have carried them away, yea, and slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.

VERSES 18-19 … While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, Thy sons and thy daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house: And, behold, there came a great wind from the wilderness, and smote the four corners of the house, and it fell upon the young men, and they are dead; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.

WOW … What a horrible chain of events satan was allowed to place before Job. Even his children were killed. Most would have crumbled under such misery, pain and anguish of the soul. But would Job? That is the real test is it not?

VERSES 20-22 … Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped, And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD. In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.

AWESOME … The spiritual mindset of Job was that he came into the world with NOTHING and would return that way and KNEW everything in between was given to him by God and was God’s to take at will. It is this spiritual mindset that kept him. He UNDERSTOOD the TRUTH that the world did not revolve around him and that everything he received was a gift. It was not OWED him. Then he BLESSED GOD.

Kind of reminds you of the Apostles who would rejoice when they were beaten or worse for the name of JESUS. It is a spiritual mindset which you must achieve to be able to SEE as they saw. To BE as they were. To be WILLING to surrender ALL for Him. But alas, most fall down and get a scratch in the name of the Lord and their faith comes into question. Doubt arises. STRIVE to THINK like they THOUGHT.

To do so, one must renew the mind …

Romans 12:2
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

This is speaking of the SPIRITUAL mind …

Ephesians 4:23
And be renewed in the spirit of your mind ...

CHAPTER TWO VERSES 1-3 … Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the LORD. And the LORD said unto Satan, From whence comest thou? And Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it. And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? and still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause.

So satan is back in line and he sure is not there to eat crow. God is saying well now, it appears my servant Job has withstood the test. Not only did he endure but held onto his faith.

VERSES 4-5 … And Satan answered the LORD, and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man hath will he give for his life. But put forth thine hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse thee to thy face.

So seeing he had failed, satan wanted to change the rules of the test and asked that he be able to harm Job himself suggesting that the only reason Job did not surrender his faith is because that which was done was done to others and he was not PHYSICALLY touched. It appears satan was banking on SELF love.

VERSES 6-7 …  And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, he is in thine hand; but save his life. So went Satan forth from the presence of the LORD, and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto his crown.

God, still believing in the faith and patience of Job allowed satan to test Job yet again. But satan was not allowed to kill him. Then satan plagued his body with boils. Now not only were they painful but very unattractive. We have been taught that physical appearance is so very important. I mean we are taught that if you have little pimples as a kid that it is this BIG deal. Imagine Job’s appearance.

VERSE 8 … And he took him a potsherd to scrape himself withal; and he sat down among the ashes …….

This is saying that Job took a piece of broken pottery and lanced the boils.

 VERSE 9 … Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? curse God, and die.

There it is … CURSE GOD AND DIE? The wife is supposed to be the other half. The soul mate if you will. The supportive helper. Both having the same goals and purpose in mind and heart. One can only imagine that she was even more of a trial to Job.

VERSE 10 … But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.

You go boy! His words should echo through your minds and hearts. Do we only praise God when good things happen? Should we not expect trials and tribulation? Are we so very self centered that we have come to live as though we are the one who is to be served … By GOD?

VERSES 11-13 … Now when Job's three friends heard of all this evil that was come upon him, they came every one from his own place; Eliphaz the Temanite, and Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite: for they had made an appointment together to come to mourn with him and to comfort him. And when they lifted up their eyes afar off, and knew him not, they lifted up their voice, and wept; and they rent every one his mantle, and sprinkled dust upon their heads toward heaven. So they sat down with him upon the ground seven days and seven nights, and none spake a word unto him: for they saw that his grief was very great.

As it is with most friends … when we see our friends down, they came to comfort and mourn for him. He was so afflicted in the flesh that they did not even recognize him. They sat with him silent, seeing he was so sick at heart.

Now … Here is a summary of the rest of the story … His friends break their silence and in a vain effort to explain away what they knew not, they came up with every possible thing that it COULD be. These three FRIENDS grieved him even more with their own assumptions. They did NOT ask God to reveal what the matter was but rather accused poor old Job of being at fault.

In the end … God made those three friends go to Job and have him pray for them. How ironic. God is sooooooo cool. God gave Job TWICE as much wealth as he had and even gave him another 7 sons and 3 daughters. He was BLESSED even more … For passing the test. We can also hope that Job's wife experienced an eye opening and renewed faith and love in God and her husband.

Ladies and gents you too will be tested. You WILL experience trials and tribulation. Perhaps the more faith you achieve the more difficult the challenges. But let us obtain the spiritual mindset that Job possessed. NOTHING is ours. We are owed NOTHING. The world does NOT revolve around us. There IS a bigger picture and when you are brought through trials and tribulation the TEST is to see what your SPIRITUAL reaction is. Get a leash on your THOUGHTS by RENEWING your spiritual MIND.

We have also learned that when you see your fellow Christians fall down, it is natural to want to help them back up. But always be CERTAIN that you aren't adding insult to injury lest you find yourself being in the wrong for a right intent.

Love one another … Love requires understanding. Understanding requires discernment and discernment is a spiritual gift from the Holy Spirit. To obtain it one must renew the mind as to never allow THEIR thoughts to interfere with His Words being projected to your spirit by the Holy Spirit. It would be like a radio station tuned in between two stations which in TRUTH … Is just NOISE.

When you read God’s Word, you must be able to TUNE in spiritually as to be able to comprehend the spiritual TRUTH within the letters of the Words that are written. I do pray that you will apply this TRUTH that has been shared with you to your Christian Walk … God’s will be done.
 

 


STEP #11

Today, the Step that you must CHOOSE to do is to start looking at everything you hear and see with a new spiritual awareness. To begin to try and discern matters that confront you by tuning in to the Spirit of God, instead of allowing your natural reactions to take over. Start practicing this every day.

Continuing in EACH step daily is so very important.

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