The Book of Job is unlike any other book of the Bible, or any other book in history! But although Job experiences terrible suffering, the book of Job is not primarily about suffering––but about Faith… Will We Trust, Praise & Honor God––even if our Life is Crumbling Around us?
Series: THE INVISIBLE WAR – The Bible does not hesitate to describe the Invisible War that wages in the spiritual as well as the physical realm. We see the beginning of this invisible war as early as Genesis 3, and further described in the book of Job. Job is afflicted with unspeakable suffering, and although he asks God why, he is never given the answer––he must endure with FAITH.
Although Job Never Realized the Source of His Suffering––we do! God pulls back the veil so we can see that the suffering Job experienced was a Satanic Attack. Job’s friends were wrong: Job’s suffering was not a result of Secret Sin, or a Rebellious Attitude, or from Job asking God–Why? Job’s Suffering Was a Satanic Attack, that God Allowed, to show All the World, for All Time, for Angels and Men, that Job was faithful to God even under the worst circumstances, while Satan refused to be faithful even under the best circumstances.
The timing of this event is not a coincidence. Just after Jesus is baptized, and just before He launches His ministry that will change the world––Jesus is fasting in the wilderness for forty days and nights when He faces the enemy. Jesus overcame temptation and will help us overcome temptation as well, by choosing truth and rejecting lies.
“For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted.”