Reviewing the Scriptures Given by The LORD Recently (Isaiah, Jeremiah, Daniel, Job)
Today the Lord had me open my Bible upon reaching The Junction, without me knowing beforehand exactly what he wants me to read (as is his custom). Holy Spirit guided me right to a passage in Job where the LORD scolds and reprimands Job through the prophet Elihu.
Here is a question that just popped into my mind: Was Peter “the Great” responsible for a revisionist version of history that demonized Ivan “the Terrible”?
And let me tell you, last night was horrible in that I couldn’t get to sleep and I succumbed a spirit of sexual perversion and internet pornography. I tell you this to let you know that I — yes, even I — who am a anointed prophet of the Lord, can still be overcome by sin. For the Word says “all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” (ROMANS 3:23) And I am no exception.
I felt like a person with an alcohol addiction who had been sober for 6 months only to relapse must feel. Embarrassed, ashamed, hypocritical. But, then I realized that was the devil accusing me for there is no condemnation for those who are IN Christ Jesus! Hallelujah! God knows how tricky and relentless Satan and his army are in their efforts to get men and women to sin, and that no human could even keep the whole law. That’s why he sent Jesus to be a sin offering for us and a peace offering! (James 2:10, Romans 8:3-4).
If and when, as believers in Christ, we are knocked down in our spirit by addiction relapse or other sin that we have already forsaken, the trick is to stand up, dust ourselves off, know that we are a fallible and forgive ourselves. Then, immediately confess your sin to the Lord, ask for forgiveness, and plead the blood of Jesus. Then you will hear the Father say “Forgiven” or He may even say “What sin? I don’t know what you are even talking about. I see no sin, for you are spotless in mine eyes, my child.” If you have been saved and accepted Jesus as your Lord and savior, and are doing your best to walk in his ways (after the Spirit of God’s leading) and obey his Word, do not let the devil convince you to believe the lie that you are unworthy of God just because you slipped up, for Jesus became our sin so that we could be his righteousness!
3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.— Romans 8:3-4
Needless to say, Satan and his army tried their best to keep me out of the Junction this morning. But, it did not work, for I knew my blessings lie in obedience to the Lord. And let me tell you, my flesh did not want even want to go to work, let alone preach and declare in the park! I was tired from not getting enough sleep and my body ached all over, including my head.
But, the devil could not keep my from my destiny. And my destiny this morning was to declare the Word of God in Robert Fowler Park! And so it was! And no sooner had I gotten to the park and kneeled down to pray, and then the Spirit of the Lord came upon me and I began to declare and prophecy. My spirit remembers the prophetic words, and my flesh will recall them in time.
Here is the passage the Holy Spirit led me to today. It is Job 34:10-37 and chapter 35. May it bless you as it did me!
Job Ch. 34
- Therefore hearken unto me ye men of understanding: far be it from God, that he should do wickedness; and from the Almighty, that he should commit iniquity.
- For the work of a man shall he render unto him, and cause every man to find according to his ways.
- Yea, surely God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert judgment.
- Who hath given him a charge over the earth? or who hath disposed the whole world?
- If he set his heart upon man, if he gather unto himself his spirit and his breath;
- All flesh shall perish together, and man shall turn again unto dust.
- If now thou hast understanding, hear this: hearken to the voice of my words.
- Shall even he that hateth right govern? and wilt thou condemn him that is most just?
- Is it fit to say to a king, Thou art wicked? and to princes, Ye are ungodly?
- How much less to him that accepteth not the persons of princes, nor regardeth the rich more than the poor? for they all are the work of his hands.
- In a moment shall they die, and the people shall be troubled at midnight, and pass away: and the mighty shall be taken away without hand.
- For his eyes are upon the ways of man, and he seeth all his goings.
- There is no darkness, nor shadow of death, where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves.
- For he will not lay upon man more than right; that he should enter into judgment with God.
- He shall break in pieces mighty men without number, and set others in their stead.
- Therefore he knoweth their works, and he overturneth them in the night, so that they are destroyed.
- He striketh them as wicked men in the open sight of others;
- Because they turned back from him, and would not consider any of his ways:
- So that they cause the cry of the poor to come unto him, and he heareth the cry of the afflicted.
- When he giveth quietness, who then can make trouble? and when he hideth his face, who then can behold him? whether it be done against a nation, or against a man only:
- That the hypocrite reign not, lest the people be ensnared.
- Surely it is meet to be said unto God, I have borne chastisement, I will not offend any more:
- That which I see not teach thou me: if I have done iniquity, I will do no more.
- Should it be according to thy mind? he will recompense it, whether thou refuse, or whether thou choose; and not I: therefore speak what thou knowest.
- Let men of understanding tell me, and let a wise man hearken unto me.
- Job hath spoken without knowledge, and his words were without wisdom.
- My desire is that Job may be tried unto the end because of his answers for wicked men.
- For he addeth rebellion unto his sin, he clappeth his hands among us, and multiplieth his words against God.
Job Ch. 35
- Elihu spake moreover, and said,
- Thinkest thou this to be right, that thou saidst, My righteousness is more than God’s?
- For thou saidst, What advantage will it be unto thee? and, What profit shall I have, if I be cleansed from my sin?
- I will answer thee, and thy companions with thee.
- Look unto the heavens, and see; and behold the clouds which are higher than thou.
- If thou sinnest, what doest thou against him? or if thy transgressions be multiplied, what doest thou unto him?
- If thou be righteous, what givest thou him? or what receiveth he of thine hand?
- Thy wickedness may hurt a man as thou art; and thy righteousness may profit the son of man.
- By reason of the multitude of oppressions they make the oppressed to cry: they cry out by reason of the arm of the mighty.
- But none saith, Where is God my maker, who giveth songs in the night;
- Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and maketh us wiser than the fowls of heaven?
- There they cry, but none giveth answer, because of the pride of evil men.
- Surely God will not hear vanity, neither will the Almighty regard it.
- Although thou sayest thou shalt not see him, yet judgment is before him; therefore trust thou in him.
- But now, because it is not so, he hath visited in his anger; yet he knoweth it not in great extremity:
- Therefore doth Job open his mouth in vain; he multiplieth words without knowledge.