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What A Spiritual Attack Actually Looks Like

I want to talk to you about a man who had everything he had a beautiful family he had a beautiful wife he had wealth and above all else he was a man who feared God this man is job and we all know job's story but today I'd like to point out a few things you may not have considered regarding his story we take so many lessons from job we learn that no matter how good you are how upright you are no matter how prim and proper you are as a Christian trouble can and will come your way there's no denying that we also learned that when all appears to be lost when the devil looks to have got your back against the wall if you continue to have faith in God then the Battle Is Not Over the story of Job also teaches us that God allows his children to face tough and challenging situations in order for him to be glorified in the end God shows us through job that he can restore that which looks to have been lost he can anoint and bless you with a double portion all of these are important lessons for us to learn from to understand and to use as reference points when we encounter our own difficulties but I want to draw your attention to the devil I want you to learn about how the enemy fights against believers because when you can identify how the enemy attacked job you'll be better prepared to recognize an attack in your own life now for you to understand the context of the situation between God job and Satan you have to know that the devil's theory was that no man serves god without personal material gain the devil was of the mind that if God didn't bless those that serve him those people wouldn't serve in fact the Devil Went as far as believing that if God didn't bless those that served him those people would curse and hate God the Bible says in Job chapter 1 verse 10 and 11. have you not put a hedge around him in his house and all that he has on every side you have blessed the work of his hands and his possessions have increased in the land but stretch out your hand and touch all that he has and he will curse you to your face the devil believed that should God remove his hand from jobes and if he were to lose his possessions job would then Curse God to his face now we all know how the story goes God gave Satan permission to touch all that job had except for his life and I want you to pay attention to the means in which the devil touched job's life Job chapter 1 verse 14 to 18 reads and there came a messenger to job and said The Oxen were plowing and the donkeys feeding beside them and the sabians fell upon them and took them and struck down the servants with the edge of the sword and I alone have escaped to tell you while he was yet speaking there came another and said the fire of God fell from heaven and burned up the sheep and the servants and consumed them and I alone have escaped to tell you while he was yet speaking there came another and said the Chaldeans formed three groups and made a raid on the camels and took them and struck down the servants with the edge of the sword and I alone have escaped to tell you while he was yet speaking there came another and said your sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother's house and behold a great wind came across the Wilderness and struck the four corners of the house and it fell upon the young people and they are dead and I alone have escaped to tell you I want you to take note of the three agents used of the devil here the devil used the sabians and the Chaldeans to bring job down the lesson here is that Satan can use other people in order to attack you the second agent is the elements verse 16 says the fire of God fell from heaven and burned up the sheep and the servants and consumed them Verse 18 then goes on to read Behold a great wind came across the Wilderness and struck the four corners of the house so the devil used people he used the sabians and Chaldeans and then he used the weather elements he used fire and wind in order to strike job and if you read Job chapter 2 verse 7 the bible reads so Satan went out from the presence of the Lord and struck job with loathsome sores from the soul of his foot to the crown of his head the devil used disease he attacked Joe with illness from the crown of his head to the soles of his feet and he didn't stop there Job chapter 2 verse 9 reads then his wife said to him do you still hold fast your integrity Curse God and die the devil tried to get job through his wife an ungodly woman encouraged him to do the very thing the devil wanted which was for him to curse God and die so to recap we've covered four agents of the devil on Earth four ways in which the devil can come into a person's life in order to steal kill and destroy number one is the sabians and colbians number two is the elements number three is disease number four is your inner circle The Company You Keep anyone from a family member to a spouse so this is not just about people this is about those close to you so the first point regarding the sabines and Chaldeans is that the devil can and does use people his very first attack against job included other people he used the sabians and Chaldeans to destroy his family and possessions and the lesson here is that you need to be guarded when it comes to who you allow to get close to you or your family the devil can use people he can influence people and even plant people so that they can destroy the seed and gifts and potential within you so be guarded against this the second area was the elements it was fire that burned up his sheep and some of his servants the wind struck the four corners of the house his children were in and it collapsed now this is not to say every devastating Act of nature is from the devil no but rather we need to be aware that he can perform signs and wonders and in the case of job he used nature to destroy remember that the Bible refers to the devil as the God of this world meaning he has the ability to oversee evil in this world but overall he lacks the power to defeat Jesus Christ the devil can also be the source of illness and disease he attacked job with a disease Luke 13 verse 11 and 12 reads and behold there was a woman who had had a disabling spirit for 18 years she was bent over and could not fully straighten herself when Jesus saw her he called her over and said to her woman you are freed from your disability the Bible says a disabling spirit it was a spirit behind the illness the kingdom of darkness can be the source of sickness or illness in a person's life it happened to job and it happened to this woman who had a disabling spirit for 18 years the final point of attack from the Devil is Through Your Inner Circle the enemy seeks to corrupt those who are upright in Christ and who better to deceive than their loved ones because in the end those who are closest to you are most likely to lead you into corruption in job's case it was his wife who was influenced of the devil now for us it could be a childhood friend it could 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