Job 40:7-8 Judging God

Now prepare yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer Me: Would you indeed annul My judgement? Would you condemn Me that you may be justified? Job 40:7-8

People like to be in control and when they are not in control, they often judge those who are. They will sit back and talk about how they would do things better if they were in in control, speaking against the leaders. Many will ignore the rulings of a leader in order to do things their own way, thinking that their way is better in some way or another.

God continues to question Job and demands an answer. He asks if Job will annul His judgements or condemn Him to make himself look better.

It is very common for many people to quickly judge against God whenever they are going through some difficult situation in their lives. People often feel as if God made a major mistake or is completely against them, hating them. Many have completely walked away from God because of some disastrous situation in that occurred in their life.

Ever since the fall of Adam and Eve, there have been problems in the lives of every person that has walked on this planet. Problems occur due to sin. Satan is out to steal, kill and destroy in any way possible.

On the opposite side, God is working to bring life and build His people up to a greater life that will go into eternity. In order to build His people up, God will sometimes allow difficulties to occur in the life of the believer.

Instead of judging God and getting angry with His decisions, believers must be willing to accept His ways and learn from them. Drawing closer to God and growing to be more like Jesus should be the focus of the believer in times of difficulty, rather than condemning God.

God is working in your life to build you up and make you more like Jesus. In order to do that, there will be times that He will allow harsh problems to take place in your life.

You are not wiser than God, so do not judge His methods of building you up. Trust His ways and lean on Him for strength and understanding as you grow more like Jesus each and every day and through many situations.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will accept God’s judgements in your life; that you will accept God’s methods of building you up; that you grow more like Jesus each day; and that you will see God’s hand of love in your life in difficult times.

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Job 21:7-9 Temporary Surface Success

Why do the wicked live and become old, yes, become mighty in power? Their descendants are established with them in their sight, and their offspring before their eyes. Their houses are safe from fear, neither is the rod of God upon them. Job 21:7-9

In every nation and community, a person can look around and see someone who is very wealthy or in high level of power and in older age. Many of those who are these positions do not have very high standards of living. Those with high standards of living appear to be in much lower positions in life.

Job complains about how the wicked can live and become old with a long line of descendants with no fear. God does not appear to punish them at all.

Looking on the surface, many people appear to have everything going great for them, having great success. There does not seem to be any problems or difficulties in their lives, and they are getting what they want.

Sinful lifestyles are lived and promoted by the wealthy and prominent of the world. On the surface God does not seem to care about what they are doing and is letting them get away with sin in their lives with no fear of punishment, while many believers are suffering from harm in many different ways, and this can be very discouraging.

Believers must remember that God is patient and does not want any to perish. He is also holding off punishment until the day of judgement when Jesus returns. Although the majority of the world is living in sin, there will come a day of judgement in which they will pay for their sins.

Instead of complaining about the world, believers must remember that at one time they were also just like the world. Living for God may cost today, but it will be worth it in the end.

It may feel like you are getting the raw end of the stick and are suffering while the world appears to be living it up in sin. Do not focus on what the world is getting by with today, but remember that there will come a day when they will be punished for their sins.

Just as they will be punished, you will be rewarded for your faithfulness to God. Hold on to the eternal hope you have that the world cannot know without Jesus.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know the hope you have in Jesus; that you will know the rewards God has for you some day; that you will trust God’s timing in your life; and that you will trust God’s timing in judging the world.

The Mystery Of The Shemitah (book review)

Title: The Mystery Of The Shemitah
Author: Jonathan Cahn
Publisher: Frontline Charisma Media/Charisma House Book Group
Date: 2014
Pages: 276

The Mystery Of The Shemitah (book review)

Jonathan Cahn had first written a book titled: The Harbinger. For a short synopsis of that story it is a novel story of a man who reveals seven harbingers (signs) on the judgement of America. In this book he now breaks down in detail the seven signs and more dealing with an ancient mystery that may be tied to America’s fate.

He starts out with getting a full understanding of what the mystery is when it was started nearly 3,000 years ago in ancient Biblical times and reveals how it ties to America today. Part of that mystery is a seven-year cycle set up by God that can be seen to this day in America. Revealing cycles of economic prosperity and depression can be seen as possibly a part of those seven-year cycles. Along with the seven-year cycles, he looks at the significance of towers and their implications throughout history and in America.

Throughout the book he uses a lot of data that can be looked up and verified as correct in the dates as to when it occurred.

Parts of the book does feel like it is very repetitive of what was already said. However, it does open the eyes to the possibility that what he is saying may be true and that judgement by God is starting to be placed upon America due to the choices having been made.

I cannot say that what he is saying in this book is completely accurate and God is judging America, but I cannot deny that it is extremely possible. Since the book was written in 2014 there have been a lot of changes in America that appear that America is choosing to deny God. There has also been events that have occurred since then that line up with the seven-year cycle that Jonathan wrote about.

I highly recommend you read this book with an open mind to its possibilities and be led by the Holy Spirit as to what to do with the information learned in your life and in your community.