Summary: Sometimes God allows trials only to prove a point.
Many are asking themselves; WHY AM I GOING THRU THESE TRIALS?
If I?m serving god, why is there so many things happening in my life
1. Sometimes God allows trials only to prove a point to the devil.
recall the story of job(THE RICHEST MAN IN THE LAND OF UZ)
- He had seven sons and three daughters.
- He owned seven thousand sheep,
-three thousand camels,
-five hundred teams of oxen,
- five hundred female donkeys,
-and he employed many servants.
1. God calls all the angels together and along with them Satan presents himself before God.
2. God ask?s satan where he has been and Satan replies that; He had been roming the earth.
3. ?Have you noticed my servant Job? God replies. He is the most righteous man in all the earth and will not have anything to do with evil.?
Satan replied to the Lord, ?Yes, Job fears God, but not without good reason! 10 You have always protected him and his home and his property from harm. You have made him prosperous in everything he does. Look how rich he is! 11 But take away everything he has, and he will surely curse you to your face!?
1.The first thing that happened to job was he got news that all his oxen and donkeys were stolen by his enemies the Sabeans. They stole all the animals and killed all the workers.
2.Then he finds out the same day, that fire had fallen from heaven and burned up all his sheep and all the shepherds.
3.On top of all that the Chaldeans raided and stole all his camels and killed his servants.
4.Then while he was still speaking, another messenger arrived with the news that his sons and daughters were feasting in their oldest brother?s home. 19 Suddenly, a powerful wind swept in from the desert and hit the house on all sides. The house collapsed, and all his children were dead.
If that was not bad enough he is struck with a bad case of boils from head to toe.
ARENT YOU GLAD FOR GRACE?
BUT LOOK AT WHAT JOB SAYS IN ;*Job 23:10?But he knows where I am going. And when he has tested me like gold in a fire, he will pronounce me innocent?.
(TELL YOUR NEIGHBOR; NEIGHBOR, I?M GOING THRU THE PROCESS.
I AM BEING PROVEN.
I AM COMING OUT OF THIS.
I AM GOING FORWARD
I?M GOING TO GET THE VICTORY
NEIGHBOR! THIS IS ONLY TEMPORARY!
*?But he knoweth the way[derek /dehArek/] ?journey?, distance, directions to get from one place to another V
*He knows the way that I take; When he hath tried me (proven me, bachan), to try and learn the genuineness of something or someone by examination, and observing reaction to a standard.
Job says; ?He knows the way that I take; When he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold?.
#2. Sometimes God allows trials only to show that we can overcome all obstacles in Christ Jesus.
#3. Sometimes God allows trials to prove our faith.Job 19:25,
Job says;?But as for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, and that he will stand upon the earth at last. 26 And after my body has decayed, yet in my body I will see God*!?
- My wife reject?s me
- My children cant stand to look at me
-My servants don?t listen to me any more
-My friends have turned their backs on me.
-even my family and neighbors have moved far from me
-I lost all my money
-You may think God abandoned me, BUT AS FOR ME I KNOW THAT MY REDEEMER LIVES!
*Hebrews 11:1 ?Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen?.
- You cant see faith, it?s invisible to the physical realm but its there.