Summary: It’s time to Turn the devil’s lies around, and use them as truth’s against him!
Turn It Around On The Devil!
Job 1:6-12 ~ the living Bible ~ read it.
Job 1:19 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. 20 Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground and worshipped, 21 And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord. 22 In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.
Job 2:1-6 ~ the living Bible ~ read it.
Job 2:7 So went satan forth from the presence of the Lord, and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto his crown.
8 And he took him a potsherd to scrape himself withal; and he sat down among the ashes. 9 Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? Curse God, and die. 10 But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? Shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.
I believe you see that satan was about his business with Job. Don’t you know that’s what he intends to do with each of us as well. He tries and tries to find our weaknesses and exploit them. But we, as children of God, need to see that yes in fact, we receive good and bad at the hand of God, however, the bad comes so that we can become strong in the Lord.
I believe that God knew Job’s frame, and God also knew it would be Job’s toughest trial, but he allowed evil to befall him, simply because God had faith in Job.
Yes, Job had faith in God, but I repeat, I believe that God had faith in Job, or He would have never had satan to ‘consider’ him.
It was like God was telling Job, “I believe in you, buddy! You can handle this!”
In our own lives, we go through much pain. Much adversity. But it is outlined in scripture that we would, so don’t act as if its such a surprise when it comes.
We need to be encouraged that it is like the situation with Job. God is simply letting us know that He believes in us, and that we will respond correctly, during the tests and trials of life!
With all that in mind, I want to address a powerful thought.
I. Its time to ‘turn it around’ on the devil!
You see, the devil doesn’t know how to tell the truth! It even says so in the Word: “For your adversary the devil, goes around to and fro, as a lion, seeking whom he may devour”
As A Lion ~ mocking, or acting like a lion.
He may devour ~ who will let him devour them.
We need not forget that 2000 years ago, that old lion was defanged, and declawed, when Christ marched through hell and picked up the keys to death, hell, and the grave.
We don’t need to be intimidated by the devil, we need to begin to intimidate him!
Here’s a truth you don’t need to forget! Since the devil cannot tell the TRUTH, you need to know that what he’s telling you is a lie!
Reminds me of the military movie with Jack Nicholson, and Tom Cruise; “A Few Good Men”