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Blessed from Beginning to the End

08 Feb 2019

Blessed shall you be when you come in,
and blessed shall you be when you go out.

Deuteronomy 28,6

Job is often used to show people that God is unpredictable in everything He does and that sometimes He does good things to people and sometimes bad things, depending on how He feels. Many also know verses like Job 1,21 - "The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised."

If you are still thinking that way and let religion tell you how to think instead of getting the truth from Gods word, then I want to prompt you to renew your thinking and to see how the story of Job should be understood. 

If you closely study the stories in the bible, you will realize that EVERY TIME when people decided to follow God, they were blessed, made rich, healed,… in the progress. They experience goodness, because God is GOOD!

Hebrews 13,8 & Malachi 3,6 make it clear, that God does not change.
Acts 10,34 also says that God does not look at the person, but instead treats everyone the same. 
So if God doesn't change and if He is no respecter of persons, then He wants to bless you just as much as He blessed Abraham, as much as He blessed David, as much as He blessed Salomo, as much as He blessed Job and as much as He blesses Me. Those verses and many other places in the bible clearly state that it's Gods will for you and every other person to be blessed. 

If you now keep that in mind and read Jobs story, you will see that his worries about his children gave access to the devil and stopped God from being able to protect him any longer. (Job 1,12) Through his worries he gave everything he had into the hands of Satan, and that is why its so important for YOU not to worry and cast all your cares onto God!

After the devil then stole, killed and destroyed everything in Jobs life, all those wrong and blaspheming words came out of his mouth, and that's how verses like: "The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away,…" came to existence. 
Even Job himself says at the end, once he finally came to repentance after 41 chapters, that he loathes all the words he spoke before and that he repents for having said those. Job 42,5-6 “ I had heard of You only by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees You. Therefore I loathe my words and abhor myself and repent in dust and ashes.” 

The whole time Job spoke those wrong words about God, he didn't see Him (recognize Him), but once he finally recognized who the Lord truly is, he throws away and repents for everything bad he said, because he realized that God is not the one who takes away, not the one who gives sickness or misfortune,… 

The best part about that story is though, that after Job finally repented and came back to God, God wasn't mad at him for saying those things, but instead in the same moment He let the blessing freely flow into Jobs life again, so that he even received twice as much as he had before the devil destroyed his life. That shows the perfect will of God!

You have that story now, so that you can learn from it and don't have to do the same mistakes as some of the people in the book made. Next time you give place to the devil in your life, don't waste 41 chapters of your life by speaking useless and silly words. Instead repent and come back to God, so that His blessing can flow again! 

With God you will go from blessing to blessing and from victory to victory!
You need to stop focusing on all the times you messed up and did something wrong and instead repent, to reestablish your connecting to God.  
His will is to bless you before you messed up, while you’re messing up and after you messed up (He does not change), but when you don’t repent (admit you did wrong), you give place to the devil to run loose in your life. 
Don’t stay and die in your past, repent and turn back to God so His blessing can flow again freely! (Job 1,2-3 & Job 42,10)