Ozark Christian Living

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Fainting Spell

February 27

  "... and still he holdeth fast his integrity ..."  Job 2:3






"... it is impossible to integrate with the inanimate."








You can mark it down, it is impossible to integrate with the inanimate.  "Though HE slay me, yet will I trust in HIM: ..."  Job held fast to his integrity, not due to any glow of character he possessed, but solely because he was fully integrated with his GOD by an insoluble bond of love "... charity, which is the bond of perfectness."    Satan falsely assumed Job an idolater, and sought his disintegration based on that misguided premise.  GOD in turn, called the Devil's hand and would parlay Job's predicament into HIS glory.

"And the LORD said unto Satan, whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, from going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it."  Sin is a sellers market, and in its vast superstore, Satan roams the aisles looking for the deal of a life, literally.  False gods come at a bargain and if held in lieu of the true GOD, you will sell.  Is your life a 'Blue-Light' for idolatry ... do you have a price?  The segregated in sin bear a sticker, the integrated in CHRIST have already been purchased (cf. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20).  Christians are not extracted from the market, just placed on the top shelf and out of the Devil's reach apart from assistance.

"Where there is no vision, the people perish: ..."  The point of Job was not to prove GOD, Satan, or even Job; but that Job might see GOD, and thus himself, clearer than he ever had before.  "I have heard of THEE by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth THEE.  Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes."  Those with no vision see the saga of Job as tragic, but in a truth, it was a most exquisite reach of GOD to the top shelf, that all the world might taste the juice of a saint squeezed in HIS precious hand.  At the end of the day, Satan was confounded, Job was enlightened, and GOD was glorified.

Are you prone to fainting spells at the sight of trial?  If so, integrate with the LORD anew, that HE might cause your integrity to shine like gold in the very crucible of the harshest Satan has to offer.

"I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living."

For Love of Country
Edward Winslow (1595-1655)
(One of the Pilgrim Administrators of Plymouth Colony, 1621)
"[The prolonged] drought and the like considerations moved not only every good man privately to enter into examination with his own estate between GOD and his conscience, and so to humiliation before HIM, but also to humble ourselves together before the LORD by fasting and prayer."

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