Hi everyone, you are welcome to the July edition of El Shaddai Heritage!
I believe we are all moving into our multiplied form by the power of the Holy Ghost in this 2nd half of the year.
My prayer is that the Lord will open our eyes to see and our ears to hear the direction in which the Lord is leading us so we do not miss out of His glorious plan for our lives.
This month, we shall continue where we left off in June, we shall analyze and critically consider the unfolding of events in the life of Job as time permits.
Job himself stated that the things he feared has come upon him, he even emphasized it by saying things he
“…greatly feared…” Job 3:35
That right there, can not be overemphasized. These sayings of Job gives us an insight into the life of Job. From this scripture and subsequent scriptures we shall study in this write-up, we will discover that Job constantly lived in fear.
Fear itself is the opposite of Faith.
Fear, actually, is confidence in the ability of the adversary.
In Hebrews 11:6
” Without faith, it is impossible to please God…”
Faith and Faithfulness are not the same! Faith and Faithfulness are two different things!
Faithfulness connotes loyalty, dedication and commitment.
Faith is complete and total confidence in someone. It’s means a strong belief in the ability of someone.
You can be Faithful to God without having Faith in the ability of God and without faith in the ability of God you can not please God and if don’t please God you can not be rewarded with His blessings!
“But without faith, it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”
“I was not in safety, neither had I rest, neither was I quiet; yet trouble came.”
Job stated that he was not in safety, that he had no rest, despite that trouble came knocking on his door.
Let us look at
“Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.”
Even the devil knew Job was heavily protected but here was Job speaking fear, Job said he was not in safety yet trouble came!
“A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.”
We are not primarily physical, we are spirit beings. Looking at Proverbs 15:4 when you speak right, you produce life but when you speak negatively you cause a breach in the realm of the spirit.
“He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and whoso breaketh an hedge, a serpent shall bite him. “
The devil has been given a right to bite whoever breaks the protection put around him by God! You don’t need to invite satan, he sees and knows when an edge is broken.
“And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.”
How do you break an edge?
By speaking fear, negative words over your life, your children, your family, your business, your ministry.
Please note, we have two mouth, the external mouth and the internal mouth
“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he…”
So, you don’t necessarily have to mutter those words, once you start thinking negative, meditating on evil over your life, it starts manifesting before your very eyes!
Life is spiritual!
“But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear, but walked in the counsels and in the imagination of their evil heart, and went backward, and not forward.”
Looking at the above scriptures, man can actually walk in the imagination of his hearts. When you think and meditate on the evil and negative things you can not go forward, you can only go backward, you might not see it or be experiencing it now, it’s only a matter of time.
I John 4:8
“…fear has torments…”
From the above scripture, we understand that fear has torments.
The question is:
What is torment?
In our August edition of El Shaddai Heritage we shall analyze the meaning and implication of torment.
Stay Blessed till we see next month!
Love you all.
Shalom ! Shalom ! Shalom !