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How would this story play out if you were Job?

I was given the chance to speak recently at LifeChurch West Chester, Ohio Men's Prayer breakfast we had a great … here is a copy of my outline thought I would share it with you!

How would this story play out if you were job!
Job 1:8

Three distinct individuals involved in this story!

WHAT IS IRONIC!
THIS STORY IS PLAYED OUT MILLIONS OF TIMES EVERYDAY THROUGHOUT THE WORLD …

       I.            The Devil came to accuse and destroy the testimony of men before God!
·         We need to remember it is his job, and he is good at it.
·         We need to remember it is not that hard to destroy the testimony of an individual if they are not diligent in their Christian walk.
§ Testimonies are destroyed by what people see, hear, and believe about us.

     II.            God  stood watching over the righteous
·         We see him listening to the reports of the righteous
·         The Son of God, most scholars believe that this was the angels in heaven that came to worship and praise HIM.

  III.            Job (The righteous man of God) he had a testimony that God loved!
·         NOTICE WHAT GOD SAID ABOUT HIM!!!! … “Have you considered MY servant JOB, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God and shuns evil?
·         What can God say about you?
§ JOB WAS A MAN DILEGENT AFTER GOD!
§ Here was a man that prayed, fasted, and offered sacrifice for his family!
§ Here was a man that focused on God even in his struggle. (What would it take to get you side track from God?)
§ Here was a man faithful, even as he said in Job 3:26b … “I have no rest, for trouble comes”
§ Here was a man when everyone else told him God didn’t care about him, stayed fixed on God’s love.
§ Here was a man blessed beyond measure when the attacks of the Devil where finished, and the blessing of God was poured out!
·       Don’t know about you but I’m waiting for my blessing!!!!

  IV.            CLOSING QUESTIONS:
·       OUR WE STANDING IN THE GAP FOR OUR FAMILY?
·       OUR WE TEACHING OUR CHILDREN TO STAND AS MEN AND WOMEN OF GOD?
·       OUR WE READY TO FIGHT THE BATTLE FOR OUR TESTIMONY NO MATTER WHAT THE DEVIL AND WORLD WILL THROW AT US?

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