I grew up in a society where people, including Christians, believed God takes away the good things He gives us. They would quote this scripture Job 1:21 “Naked I came from my mother’s womb,and naked I will depart.The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away;may the name of the Lord be praised.” They used this scripture to support their argument. Most ministers of the Gospel quote this at funerals, or when the devil steals from God’s children. Let us not forget that Satan‘s job is to steal, kill and destroy. Jesus told us “the thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life“ (John 10:10 NLT). Satan is a Destroyer. I want believers all over the world to know that when something bad happens, the mastermind behind is Satan because “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” (James 1:17 NIV84). I believe Job didn’t know Satan was responsible for his sufferings that was why he made that statement.
Today, I want you to take a look at your life. Do you have any sickness in your body? Is business slowing down? Do you sense any weakness in your spiritual life? Do you read your bible, pray, fellowship, etc? Do you have work? Are you happy in life? Are you selfish? Do you have peace in your home? Is your ministry progressing? Have you lost anything precious in the past days, months, years? Etc. don’t forget Satan comes to steal, kill and destroy. Satan wants you poor, he wants you sick, he wants you depress, he wants to take away the good things God, through Jesus Christ, had placed in you. But Jesus came that we will have life, joy, happiness, live in abundance, remain healthy, etc. The Lord takes pleasure in the prosperity of his children.
You may be at the edge of loosing something(property, child, business, etc). I will encourage you to read Luke 10:19
“I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.“
God has given you Power to overcome all the power of the enemy. Satan can’t steal from you when you confide in Jesus. He can’t touch you because of the Blood of Jesus. The most important of all is Jesus is seated at the Father’s right hand interceding for you. I want to encourage you to Pray without ceasing. And always remember that
The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working].
In Jeremiah 29:11-13 says “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.“
DOES GOD GIVE AND TAKE AWAY?
My answer to the question is NO. God doesn’t take back the gifts he has given or disown the people he has chosen. (ROMANS 11:29 CEV)
At that moment the angel of the LORD called to him from heaven, “Abraham! Abraham!”“Yes,” Abraham replied. “Here I am!” “Don’t lay a hand on the boy!” the angel said. “Do not hurt him in any way, for now I know that you truly fear God. You have not withheld from me even your son, your only son.” (Genesis 22:11, 12 NLT). God didn’t not take Isaac away from Abraham.
God bless us