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Summary: What is your reaction when pushed to the limit? A sermon studying Job’s reaction in a crisis.

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J Hudson Taylor , a great missionary, was talking to a young missionary about to start work in China. “Look at this” , he said, as he brought his fist down hard on the table,knocking over the tea cups, spilling tea all over the table. As he gazed at the startled young man, Taylor said “When you begin your work, you will be knocked in numerous ways, Trails will be like blows, Remember, those blows will only bring out what is in you”.

We will study Job today, who is going to receive a few heavy blows.

Let’s see what came out of him, and learn from that.

Isaiah 21:4 the night of my pleasure hath he turned into fear unto me.

Satan Choose the day when Job’s children were having their feast to strike….

Let’s go through Job verse by verse:

Job 1:13-22

And there was a day when his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother’s house:

[14] And there came a messenger unto Job, and said, The oxen were plowing, and the asses feeding beside them:

[15] 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.

·Satan is using people here to inflict damage on Job.

·The Sabean was known to be a band of robbers.

·Truly say that Job’s stock market is crashing! – Job’s having a September 11

[16] 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.

·The Fire of God?

·Here we have the account of a servant. Telling what

he saw. Making same mistake that people still make

today.

·If there’s natural disaster say it’s act of God!

It is not!

·This must have been lighting.

·This not act of God, but Satan who has limited power

over natural forces.

·Remember he is the prince of air!

o Ephes. 2:1-3 And you hath he quickened, who were

dead in trespasses and sins; 2 Wherein in time

past you walked according to the course of this

world, according to the prince of the power of

the air, the spirit that now worketh in the

children of disobedience: 3 Among whom also we

all had our conversation in times past in the

lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the

flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the

children of wrath, even as others.

o He struck the sheep, which Job used to offer as if

to say that God don’t accept his offerings.

[17] 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 thee.

·Another band of Robbers raided you.

·Job’s bad day has just become worse.

·Nothing could prepare him for the following news.

[18] 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:

[19] 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.


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Ranie Lacaza

commented on Dec 5, 2006

Ahh this is really very helpful to me a unique message that ever saw before or heard,many times I heard about job's life sermon but it is indeed very good to me.

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