“8 And the Lord said unto satan, Have you considered My servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that fears God, and eschews evil?
9 Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, Does Job fear God for nought?
10 Have not You made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he has on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.“ Job 1:8-10
According to satan, mankind doesn’t care anything about the Lord. The devil accuses the Brethren of pretending to love God only because of the blessings He bestows upon us. To accuse God’s highest creation, the one who was made in His image, of having no regard for Him is the highest insult satan could level against God.
Sadly, this argument is well founded. I’m speaking directly to you prosperity preachers, who have led many into a ditch and made a mockery of God. God is a blessing God. He blesses His Children. In Him we find rest, peace and joy unspeakable. We know His keeping power even as we walk with fear and trembling in a world that we are merely passing through. As a Child of God, we SEE the Salvation of the Lord daily in our walk with Him and THAT is prosperity. Material blessings are certainly not sinful but that is not a measure of one’s prosperity. That is indeed exactly how Job’s friends and the Pharisees measured prosperity; by their material blessings.
We should all consider our spiritual testimony in spite of our circumstances. If the devil leveled the same accusation against you, have you feared God for nothing? If the Lord lowered His hedge round about you and allowed satan access to kill, steal and destroy, what would your spiritual testimony be to satan and the entirety of the spirit world?
Would you still fear God and hate evil?
“For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward Him…” 2 Chronicles 16:9
I have news for the devil today. There remains a great company of people who love the Lord and gladly serve Him. God will always have a remnant who praise Him…in spite of present circumstances. Silver and gold, they (we) may have none but such as they have, they will give unto whosoever will hear…Jesus Christ and Him Crucified, the power of God for whosoever will believe.
“For if you altogether hold your peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but you and your father’s house shall be destroyed: and who knows whether you are come to the Kingdom for such a time as this?” Esther 4:14
Let the worshippers arise today. Praise His Holy Name!
-Donna Clark Warren