1 Peter 5:8
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil,
as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour
BIBLICAL DISCERNMENT SPIRITUAL GIFT HOPEVERSES 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?
SPIRITUAL DISCERNMENT BIBLE VERSES IN THE BIBLE
Look at our Father brag on
one of His children. He even called Job PERFECT. You can
just imagine the smile. Then satan attempts 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 occur
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
-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.
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
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.
BIBLICAL DISCERNMENT SPIRITUAL GIFT FOR YOUAWESOME ... 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.
DISCERNMENT BIBLE VERSES IN THE BIBLE CONCERNS
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.
do so, one must renew the mind ...
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 ...
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.
BIBLICAL DISCERNMENT SPIRITUAL GIFT WARNINGSo 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.
DISCERNMENT BIBLE VERSES IN THE BIBLE DANGERS
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?
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.
BIBLICAL DISCERNMENT SPIRITUAL GIFT SUMMARYNow ... 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.
DISCERNMENT BIBLE VERSES IN THE BIBLE CONCLUSION
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
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.
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