Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The very first book that God gave mankind starts out with the angelic conflict, Part 21.
Job was written long before Moses lived and long before Moses wrote the first five books in the Bible; Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.
Job is catering to God because God has blessed him and prospered him.
2CO 12:15 And I will most gladly spend and be expended for your souls. If I love you the more, am I to be loved the less?
Being entered into the angelic conflict and suffering for blessing comes to the mature believer without notice, without warning and without explanation.
Because the believer receives this privilege at the peak of his spiritual life, it is obviously undeserved suffering.
One of the signs that you are flunking the test is when you appeal to the grace of God to deliver you. Instead you should be utilizing what He has provided in grace - the power of God and metabolized doctrine.
You can use the grace of God to handle any situation in life but Gods grace is not to be used as a means of escape.
Is the giver of grace more important to you than His gifts?
In spiritual adulthood, the believer has arrived there for one reason, they have personal love for God the Father.
The challenge to trust God no matter how unexplainable or disastrous the suffering may become is always the issue in glorifying God in the angelic conflict.
The challenge in glorifying God in the angelic conflict is to trust God no matter how unexplainable, how disastrous or how great the pressure.
The mature believer has the assurance that God is working all things together for good even though he has no immediate explanation as to the cause of the suffering.
In glorifying God in the angelic conflict, there must be the realization of Gods personal love for the believer involved.
Glorifying God in the angelic conflict in spiritual maturity is the challenge to trust God, to continue your intake of doctrine and personal love for God, and to be occupied with TLJC, no matter how unexplainable or intense the suffering may be.
Just as our Lords humanity was occupied with the plan of God the Father, so the mature believer glorifying God in the angelic conflict must be occupied with God the Father and the pre-designed plan for the Church-age believer.
HEB 4:15 For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin.
Four great disasters in which Job lost something: his children, his work-force, his friends, and his wealth.
Mi-beten = out from my mothers womb.
Verse 22 - he did not blame God, revealing that the whole purpose of Satan causing this suffering was to make a creature blame the Creator, as Satan does.
While the opportunity to glorify God in the angelic conflict comes quickly, without any notice or warning, when least expected, since the believer has reached a peak in his spiritual life, it is completely and totally undeserved suffering.
When passed by the mature believer, it results in a great phenomenon that occurs perhaps only once or twice in every generation: a doubling of escrow blessings, JOB 42:12.
JOB 1:3 His possessions also were 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 yoke of oxen, 500 female donkeys,
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