Within a matter of minutes Job lost everything. All his worldly possessions and his children were gone! Shocked, devastated, heartbroken, and in great anguish Job tore his robe and shaved his head. He did not shake his fist at God and say, “Why did You allow this to happen to me?” He didn’t accuse or question God, but he fell on his face and began to worship God (verse 20-21).
Job did not understand why he had lost everything. He did not even know who was behind the destruction. Yet, in his hour of greatest trial, he did not accuse God. His eyes were not fixed on circumstances. He had strong faith and confidence in the sovereignty of God. Realizing that it was God Who had given him all that he possessed, he said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, naked I will depart. The Lord gave and the Lord has take may the name of the Lord be praised” (Job 1: 21, NIV). NO CONDEMNATION
At first, Job failed to realize it was Satan who was behind his circumstances. It was the adversary who worked through men to steal his oxen and donkeys and kill his servants. It was Satan who caused lightning to strike and burn up all his sheep and servants. It was the enemy who had worked through Chaldeans to steal his camels and kill his servants. It was Satan who caused the wind to collapse the house and kill his children. In this story of Job, God exposed Satan as the adversary and accuser that he is and has given us the keys that will enable us to face every circumstance Satan brings into our lives in complete victory.
Here is how Job 1:6 is translated in the Amplified Version: “Now there was a day when the sons (the angels) of God came to present themselves before the Lord, so Satan — the adversary and accuser also came among them.” Although Satan, fell from his exalted position as the anointed cherub and was cast out of the presence of God (Ezekiel 28:16), he still has access into the heavenlies where he appears before God as the “accuser of the brethren” (Revelation 12:10).
There, Satan points his finger at us and points out all our failures and shortcomings. As our accuser, Satan not only makes accusations against us before God, but he also works through other people to accuse and bring condemnation upon us. NO CONDEMNATION
Praise God that the Apostle Paul declared, “There is therefore now no condemnation…”
Make this declaration:
Condemnation cannot operate in my life because my sins are forgiven and I am clothed in the righteousness of Jesus Christ.