Job 1:20-22

The Lord Gives and Satan Takes Away

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Job 1:20-22 then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head and he fell to the ground and worshiped he said naked I came from my mother’s womb and naked I shall return there the LORD gave and the LORD has taken away blessed be the name of the LORD and through all this Job did not sin nor did he blame God the most amazing thing that I have found is many many Christians believe what people said in the bible that is contrary to what God said it’s true that Job said the LORD gives and the LORD takes away blessed be the name of the LORD Job said that I hear people quote that all the time that is absolutely not the truth if you read through the book of Job what becomes very abundantly clear very quickly is this the LORD gave and satan took away the LORD wasn’t the one who took away satan took away Job thought the LORD took away and that’s why he said that I hear Christians quote that all the time the LORD giveth and the LORD taketh away no, that’s what Job said that’s not the truth that’s not something you want to believe that’s not something you want to walk in what we find is that God is absolutely consistent there is no turning or shadow with Him James tells us God loves you God is a giver God gives and satan came and took away from Job satan made him sick satan killed his family satan ravaged him and destroyed him I’ve written and taught quite a bit about this so you might want to look at some other resources but here’s what’s critical for you to understand today the primary strategy of the enemy is this to get you to ascribe to God the very works of the devil and if that happens in your heart you’re going to be angry at God what I find is a lot of people for a long time there was a little phrase a little banter that would go back and forth in church where a leader would say God is good and the people would say all the time and then the leader would say and all the time and God is good and that would go back and forth do you know why I believe that is because in the depths of most people’s hearts they don’t believe that God is good in the depths of most people’s hearts they believe that God is the one that’s trying to hurt them that God is the one who made them sick that you have to be careful you never know what God is going to do that is absolutely not true you can know exactly what God is going to do He made a covenant with you He will do exactly what He said He would do in His covenant when people say the LORD gives and the LORD takes away blessed be the name of the LORD Job said that it’s in the Bible that’s absolutely true but that is not true about the character of God no, God is not the one who took away from Job satan is the one who took away from Job so the question today and I would say it this way the Lord gives and satan takes away blessed be the name of the LORD and then when we get to the end of Job of course the LORD gives back everything double so the question would be what in your life today are you blaming God for that wasn’t from God is there a disappointment in your life is there a failure in your life did somebody steal something from you did somebody lie about you and in your heart you’re crying out God why did you let that happen God is the master of all circumstances but He is definitely not the author of all circumstances God is your healer He’s your deliverer He’s the one who loves you He has grace available for you He can redeem any circumstance doesn’t matter what the enemy does if your heart comes before the Lord empty God I have nothing to offer I can’t help myself I desperately need your help God’s grace is available and is more than enough to deliver you to heal you to encourage you to accomplish whatever you need today so I want to pray for you Father I pray today for your grace to be poured out I pray for you that God’s grace would be poured out that you would know that the LORD is a giver that He loves you that He wants to redeem He wants to heal He wants to restore everything that the enemy has stolen and I pray that your heart would grab hold of that by faith today in the mighty name of Yeshua Amen

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