Summary: Job had a lot of faith in God, but is amazing to see that God also had a lot of faith in Job. How about you? Do you have what it takes to suprise the devil? Satan is betting that you don"t and you won't. Let us see if we can show him wrong.
It Is High Time to Suprise the Devil
27 Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me? (KJV)
27 He aquí que yo soy Jehová, Dios de toda carne; ¿se me encubrirá a mí alguna cosa? (RVG04)
There is absolutely nothing too hard for God. He is only limited by you and your lack of faith and obedience.
41 Yea, they turned back and tempted God, and limited the Holy One of Israel. (KJV)
41 Y volvían, y tentaban a Dios, y ponían límite al Santo de Israel. (RVG04)
The devil is counting on you to continue to walk in doubt and disobedience. He believes that you will, at best, be a nominal, unfruitful christian.
Job was a man who had a lot of faith in God, but we also know that God had a lot of faith in Job (Job 1:6-12; 2:1-6)
Does God have faith in you?
8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? (KJV)
8 Os digo que presto cobrará venganza por ellos. Pero cuando el Hijo del Hombre viniere, ¿hallará fe en la tierra? (RVG04)
Moses suprised the devil by turning down the riches of Egypt.
Elijah suprised the devil by challenging 400 false prophets at one time.
Noah suprised the devil by continuing faithful 120 years for a 40 day rain.
Joseph suprised the devil by fleeing the sexual advance of the queen.
I. It is Time for a Roll Change
44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. (KJV)
44 Vosotros sois de vuestro padre el diablo, y los deseos de vuestro padre queréis hacer; él ha sido homicida desde el principio, y no permaneció en la verdad porque no hay verdad en él. Cuando habla mentira, de suyo habla, porque es mentiroso y padre de mentira. (RVG04)
The devil only knows how to deceive and lie. If he were to tell the truth, it would be to slander or hurt someone else.
Satan is the accuser of the brethren (Rev. 12:10). He will work to no end to destroy you. Are you just going to sit there and accept that?
He is like a lion and roars to scare you. As a child of God, we have the authority to roar back.
1 ¶ The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion. (KJV)
1 Huye el impío sin que nadie lo persiga: Mas el justo está confiado como un león. (RVG04)
Get up out of your valley and walk in newness of life. Quit believing the devil. He is filling your mind with garbage. He want you to think that a different church, a different lifestyle, different surroundings, etc. will make you happy and fulfilled. He is lying to you.
The playground of the devil is in your mind. If you let him have an inch, he will take a yard. He tells you that he will fulfill your dreams and fantasies, but in reality, your life will become a nightmare. If you let him have the reins, you will be under the power of the old nature (old man) again.
17 I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD. (KJV)
17 No moriré, sino que viviré, y contaré las obras de JAH. (RVG04)
We are called to holiness.
1 P. 1:15,16
15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; (KJV)
15 sino que, así como Aquél que os llamó es santo, así también vosotros sed santos en toda vuestra manera de vivir; (RVG04)
16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy. (KJV)
16 porque escrito está: Sed santos, porque yo soy santo. (RVG04)
The Lord that calls us to holiness will also equip us and empower us to live it. The devil tells you that is impossible; so don't even try. Suprise the devil; crucify the flesh; depend on the Holy Ghost; and live a life of holiness to spite the devil.
II. Speak in Faith and Truth to your Situation
Speak His Word and not just yours.
9 Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? curse God, and die. (KJV)
9 Entonces su esposa le dijo: ¿Aún retienes tu integridad? Maldice a Dios, y muérete. (RVG04)