Jobâ€™s Trail- Godâ€™s Victory part 1 Another of our family studies, I hoe you might enjoy it and be encouraged in your walk by it- JOBâ€™S TRAIL- GODâ€™S VICTORY Job 1:6 Now there was1961 a day3117 when the sons1121 of God430 came935 to present themselves3320 before5921 the LORD,3068 and Satan7854 came935 also1571 among8432 them. Job 1:7 And the LORD3068 said559 unto413 Satan,7854 Whence4480, 370 comest935 thou? Then Satan7854 answered6030 (853) the LORD,3068 and said,559 From going to and fro4480, 7751 in the earth,776 and from walking up and down4480, 1980 in it. SATANâ€™S VISIT WAS NO SURPRISE AS HE IS THE ACCUSER OF THE BRETHREN Rev 12:10 And2532 I heard191 a loud3173 voice5456 saying3004 in1722 heaven,3772 Now737 is come1096 salvation,4991 and2532 strength,1411 and2532 the3588 kingdom932 of our2257 God,2316 and2532 the3588 power1849 of his848 Christ:5547 for3754 the3588 accuser2725 of our2257 brethren80 is cast down,2598 which accused2723 them846 before1799 our2257 God2316 day2250 and2532 night.3571 NEITHER WAS IT REALLY NECESSARY FOR GOD TO ASK WERE HE HAD JUST BEEN- INDEED THIS WAS A SETUP- Isa 27:1 In that1931 day3117 the LORD3068 with his sore7186 and great1419 and strong2389 sword2719 shall punish6485, 5921 leviathan3882 the piercing1281 serpent,5175 even leviathan3882 that crooked6129 serpent;5175 and he shall slay2026 (853) the dragon8577 that834 is in the sea.3220 A SETUP TO SILENCE THIS LOUDMOUTH LEVIATHAN OR CROOKED SERPENT- 1Pe 5:8 Be sober,3525 be vigilant;1127 because3754 your5216 adversary476 the devil,1228 as5613 a roaring5612 lion,3023 walketh about,4043 seeking2212 whom5101 he may devour:2666 WHO UNDOUBTABLY WAS MAKING QUITE A SHOW IN FRONT OF GODâ€™S HOST-IT WAS TIME FOR HIM TO FALL 1Co 1:27 But235 God2316 hath chosen1586 the3588 foolish things3474 of the3588 world2889 to2443 confound2617 the3588 wise;4680 and2532 God2316 hath chosen1586 the3588 weak things772 of the3588 world2889 to2443 confound2617 the things which are mighty;2478 GOD GOES FISHING- Job 41:1 Canst thou draw out4900 leviathan3882 with a hook?2443 or his tongue3956 with a cord2256 which thou lettest down?8257 INDEED GOD LET SATAN RUN HIS MOUTH TO THE POINT THAT HIS PRIDE WAS FULLY EXPOSED- THE IT WAS TIME TO BAIT THE HOOK- Job 1:8 And the LORD3068 said559 unto413 Satan,7854 Hast thou considered7760, 3820, 5921 my servant5650 Job,347 that3588 there is none369 like him3644 in the earth,776 a perfect8535 and an upright3477 man,376 one that feareth3373 God,430 and escheweth5493 evil?4480, 7451 JOBâ€™S NAME LITERALLY MEANS â€œhe that weeps or criesâ€ THIS WAS A MAN CHOSEN BY GOD FOR A VERY SPECIAL PURPOSE MUCH LIKE THE APOSTLE PAUL - Act 9:15 But1161 the3588 Lord2962 said2036 unto4314 him,846 Go thy way:4198 for3754 he3778 is2076 a chosen1589 vessel4632 unto me,3427 to bear941 my3450 name3686 before1799 the Gentiles,1484 and2532 kings,935 and5037 the children5207 of Israel:2474 Act 9:16 For1063 I1473 will show5263 him846 how great things3745 he846 must1163 suffer3958 for5228 my name's sake.3450, 3686 Job 1:9 Then Satan7854 answered6030 (853) the LORD,3068 and said,559 Doth Job347 fear3372 God430 for naught?2600 Job 1:10 Hast not3808 thou859 made a hedge7753 about1157 him, and about1157 his house,1004 and about1157 all3605 that834 he hath on every side?4480, 5439 thou hast blessed1288 the work4639 of his hands,3027 and his substance4735 is increased6555 in the land.776 Job 1:11 But199 put forth7971 thine hand3027 now,4994 and touch5060 all3605 that834 he hath, and518 he will curse1288 thee to5921 thy face.6440 SATAN IS REALLY EXCITED NOW- HEâ€™S REALLY GOT THE LORD RIGHT WERE HE WANTS HIM RIGHT? WRONG- Job 1:20 Then Job347 arose,6965 and rent7167 (853) his mantle,4598 and shaved1494 (853) his head,7218 and fell down5307 upon the ground,776 and worshiped,7812 Job 1:21 And said,559 Naked6174 came I out3318 of my mother's womb,4480, 990, 517 and naked6174 shall I return7725 thither:8033 the LORD3068 gave,5414 and the LORD3068 hath taken away;3947 blessed1288 be1961 the name8034 of the LORD.3068 Job 1:22 In all3605 this2063 Job347 sinned2398 not,3808 nor3808 charged5414 God430 foolishly.8604 JOB PREFORMED HIS PROPER RITUAL , HE MOURNED AND GRIEVED - THEN HE WORSHIPED- WHAT A HEART AFTER GOD- WHAT WILL YOU DO IN THE TIME OF YOUR DEEPEST PAIN AND TESTING? WHAT WILL YOU DO IN A MINOR CRISIS? JOB WOULD INDEED BE TESTED IN MANY WAYS BUT HIS LOVE FOR GOD NEVER FALTERED- HOW ABOUT YOU- IS IT TIME TO TAKE A DIFFERENT APPROACH TO DEALING WITH LIVES TROUBLES? BLESSED BE THE NAME OF THE LORD- LET US WORSHIP OUR GOD! Job 2:1 Again there was1961 a day3117 when the sons1121 of God430 came935 to present themselves3320 before5921 the LORD,3068 and Satan7854 came935 also1571 among8432 them to present himself3320 before5921 the LORD.3068 Job 2:2 And the LORD3068 said559 unto413 Satan,7854 From whence335, 4480, 2088 comest935 thou? And Satan7854 answered6030 (853) the LORD,3068 and said,559 From going to and fro4480, 7751 in the earth,776 and from walking up and down4480, 1980 in it. HERE HE COMES AGAIN- IS HE SMART ENOUGH TO LEARN FROM HIS LAST MISTAKE? Job 2:3 And the LORD3068 said559 unto413 Satan,7854 Hast thou considered7760, 3820, 413 my servant5650 Job,347 that3588 there is none369 like him3644 in the earth,776 a perfect8535 and an upright3477 man,376 one that feareth3373 God,430 and escheweth5493 evil?4480, 7451 and still5750 he holdeth fast2388 his integrity,8538 although thou movedst5496 me against him, to destroy1104 him without cause.2600 SATAN EXUDES PRIDE BUT JOB EXUDES HUMILITY- LIKE A PERCH THE DEVIL JUST CANâ€™T RESIST BITING ON THE SAME HOOK THAT HE WAS JUST SNAGGED ON- Job 2:4 And Satan7854 answered6030 (853) the LORD,3068 and said,559 Skin for skin,5785, 1157, 5785 yea, all3605 that834 a man376 hath will he give5414 for1157 his life.5315 Job 2:5 But199 put forth7971 thine hand3027 now,4994 and touch5060, 413 his bone6106 and his flesh,1320 and518 he will curse1288 thee to413 thy face.6440 Job 2:6 And the LORD3068 said559 unto413 Satan,7854 Behold,2009 he is in thine hand;3027 but389 save8104 (853) his life.5315 Job 2:7 So went Satan forth3318, 7854 from4480, 854 the presence6440 of the LORD,3068 and smote5221 (853) Job347 with sore7451 boils7822 from the sole4480, 3709 of his foot7272 unto5704 his crown.6936 Job 2:8 And he took3947 him a potsherd2789 to scrape himself1623 withal; and he1931 sat down3427 among8432 the ashes.665 SATAN IS INDEED STEPPING UP THE PRESSURE FOR HE HAS ALREADY BEEN EMBARRASSED BY A MERE HUMAN ONCE ALREADY- BUT AS FOR JOB HE HAS BEEN HIT IN EVERY CONCEIVABLE AREA OF HIS LIFE WHAT ELSE COULD POSSIBLY BE USED AGAINST HIM? Job 2:9 Then said559 his wife802 unto him, Dost thou still5750 retain2388 thine integrity?8538 curse1288 God,430 and die.4191 SATAN IS TRYING TO SOW DOUBT, UNBELIEF AND EVEN HATRED INTO JOBâ€™S HEART- HE WILL USE ANY AND EVERY AVENUE TO GET HIS MESSAGE THRU , EVEN USING PEOPLE AROUND YOU TO DO HIS WORK- DONâ€™T BE DISCOURAGED, DONâ€™T GIVE UP!