Focus: Psalms 119:73 - KJV
73. JOD. Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.
According to theologians, Job lived about the same time with Abraham. He had his life devastated in such a way that he became confused and took the blame to the doorsteps of the Almighty God. He rightfully identified God as the one who formed him, but wrongfully ascribed the situation he was experiencing to God, just because he lacked the understanding of the person of God. One thing he did that was right though: he asserted that even if God slayed him, he would still praise/serve the Lord. Of course, because we now know the full story, unlike Job and his friends, we know that it was not God but Satan that devastated Job. On the Lord’s side, He had great testimonial about Job and would not allow the devil tempt him beyond that which he could bear.
When we have understanding of God and His ways, we will realize that God tempts no one with evil and therefore, we will be able to direct our prayers and decrees aright. Job was begging God and accusing Him of the devastation rather than moving against the culprit of the acts. Today we know that they overcame him by the blood of the lamb and by the words of their testimonies. If Job had confronted him by the words of his testimonies of what the Lord had done and what He is able to do, the devil would have been resisted and would have fled. When an angel was asked to bring up the body of Moses and he was confronted by Satan not to do so, it took Michael to rebuke Satan in the name of the Lord before the body of Moses could be successfully retrieved. Satan is subservient to everyone whom the Son has set free as they are free indeed. Therefore, the language to employ is that of total resistance and victory is assured.
Is there also a user of this Guide who is under some pressure of sort and is assuming it is God putting him through the pain for some wrong done or some other reason? The Lord is reaching out to us today saying, what we require is understanding. Unless and until we understand the person of God, the enemy will keep putting a lie in our hearts to ascribe to God his own enterprise. Knowing this therefore, from this day on, whenever it appears negative things are being hauled our ways, the first thing to do is to activate the blood of Jesus against the operations of the enemy in our lives and rebuke him sharply in the name of Jesus Christ, at the mention of which he must bow his knees. Enough of the days when the slave be riding the horse and the master trekking. Get the devil off your horse and start galloping on. You are his master and not the other way round.
SOLUTION: Stand firm in the victory that the Lord has bought for you with His life. Put your hearts to wisdom and allow the understanding of the fact that the Lord is just and not evil to propel your actions henceforth. Resist the devil firmly and he will leave you be.
Please pray: By the power in the blood of Jesus Christ, I declare today to you, Satan that the blood of Jesus is against you concerning my affairs; the Lord therefore, rebukes you concerning me in the name of Jesus. Therefore, loose your hold and vacate my affairs, in Jesus’ name.
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