My word today was security, and when I looked in the back of my bible to find all the scriptures with the word security in them, there was only one. I am sure the word is in the bible more than once, but in my concordance in the back of my bible, there was only one. It was found in Job 24 v 23.
Now I wasn't sure where to go with that, so I decided to just start reading Job and really take a good look at Job, and I thought what a great book for the word security to be in. Through all of Job's trials, he was getting so desperate, and his friends came and were giving him all sorts of advice, but then in chapter 13, I noticed Job takes on a new outlook and rebukes his friends and their advice. In other words instead of praying for Job, they were giving him doom and gloom.
When I read down in the comments below, I read where it says Job rejects the imcompetent counsel of his three friends, and he compares them to worthless physicians who have made a wrong diagnosis concerning the cause of his disease and sufferings. (Now, I am not saying physicians are worthless, but I am saying they can be fed the lies of the devil just like you, and it is up to you to know what God says about your situation.) Now if we could all be like Job, and recognize the devil's lies when he tries to tell us something is wrong with us, and instead look to God for His truth and what He says about our situations. Sometimes, well meaning friends and family members are not in the right place with their faith for you to share your prayer requests with. In other words like Job's friends, they might just want to console you, and grieve with you, and this is their way of comforting you. Those are the ones you stay away from, during this time of trial. You do not need any more team members on the devil's side agreeing with what he is trying to put on you. No, this is the time that you go to your comforter that Jesus left you with. The Holy Spirit. And then you call your prayer warriors, who have faith to move mountains, and believe that God still works miracles today. These are the ones you have praying in your corner.
I have to share a miracle that happened the other day. My daughter-in-law's grandmother was having a hip replacement, and when they went in they found a staff infection in the socket of her hip, so they could not put her new hip in, until she was on antibiotics for 6 weeks, then they would wait 3 weeks check her blood work and if all was good put in the new hip. Well, at the end of the 6 weeks, they checked the blood work and nothing had changed. The antibiotic did not phase the situation, so they told her they would have to change the antibiotic and do another 6 weeks. (Now remind you she is pretty much having to stay put in a chair, only to go to the bathroom, and back and forth to bed, during this time, as she has no hip.) This is not a lady who is accustomed to sitting, this is someone who still works everyday, and is very active. When they told her this, she was devastated, and immediately the devil tried to come in on her thoughts, and cause her to think all kinds of things were wrong with her. Well, Brandon, went to the men of his church, (some prayer warriors) and Emily called on the prayer warriors she knew, and we all started rebuking that report calling it a lie of the devil, and God's word says Nanny was healed and her blood work would come back perfect, so they had more blood work done, and HALLELUJAH, it came back perfect. You see God didn't quit performing miracles when Jesus died on the cross, No, that is when He performed the biggest miracle of all, and raised Jesus from the dead after He died for all of our sicknesses and diseases. You see Nanny had security in the Lord Jesus, because she is a born again child of God, so when those prayer warriors went to God on her behalf with their prayers and speaking the word of God over her situation, God heard and knocked that enemy right out of her. HALLELUJAH!!!
You see Job kept questioning God about his troubles, and why He would let him suffer these trials. But then, finally in the latter part of Job, He understood, that it was not God's will to punish him. And he recants the words he spoke against Him. And God, brings him through with blessings more than he had before, and Job lived one-hundred forty years and saw his children and grandchildren for four generations.
Now, I don't know about you, but that is the type of security I want in God, that no matter what the devil tries to throw at me, I will stand and praise God and thank Him, for He is faithful to bring me through with the victory. AMEN
Job 1 v 8-12...Then the LORD said to Satan, "Have you considered My servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God and shuns evil? So Satan answered the LORD and said, "Does Job fear God for nothing? Have you not made a hedge around him, around his household, and around all that he has on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land. But now, stretch out Your hand and touch all that he has, and he will surely curse You to Your face!" And the LORD said to Satan, "Behold all that he has is in your power; only do not lay a hand on his person."
You see God did not put those things on Job, Satan did. God knew Job's heart and knew he would not turn from Him, as you will see in the scipture below. Job tells God,
Job 42 v 2...I know that You can do everything, and that no purpose of Yours can be withheld from You....
Job 42 v 16...After this Job lived one hundred forty years and saw his children and grandchildren for four generations. So Job died, old and full of days....
You see you too, can have the security of knowing the devil can not take you out before God's purpose in your life is fullfilled, or before your days are full in God's eyes if you will look to Him for your security and deliverance instead of blaming Him. AMEN Give God the Praise! HALLELUJAH!