The bush-fire rages destroying everything. The flood overwhelms. The tornado demolishes.
People cry and say “the poor people lost everything they have on earth!”
But that is basically what happen when you die. You lose everything on earth! You cannot take it with you.
So what attitude should you really have?
Jesus owns everything and we are only stewards of anything.
He can stop it being destroyed if He desires too.
He has allowed it to be removed.
This is for a reason, for the purposes of His Kingdom so it is not a mistake or a disaster.
We have an example of this in the Bible and the response we should have towards disasters like this.
“And there was a day when his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother’s house: and there came a messenger unto Job, and said, The oxen were plowing, and the asses feeding beside them: and the Sabeans fell upon them, and took them away; yea, they have slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.
While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The fire of God is fallen from heaven, and hath burned up the sheep, and the servants, and consumed them; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.
While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The Chaldeans made out three bands, and fell upon the camels, and have carried them away, yea, and slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.
While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, Thy sons and thy daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother’s house: and, behold, there came a great wind from the wilderness, and smote the four corners of the house, and it fell upon the young men, and they are dead; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.
Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped, and said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.
In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly,” Job 1:13-22.
“So went Satan forth from the presence of the LORD, and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto his crown.
And he took him a potsherd to scrape himself withal; and he sat down among the ashes.
Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? curse God, and die.
But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips,” Job 2:7-10.
So he had lost everything and was covered with sores so had also lost his health.
It is to be noted that Job suffered at least for 7 years plus, so it was not an overnight thing with no government and/ or charitable organisations helping him to deal with it.
We are born with nothing and we take nothing with us. If God desires to remove something then it is for our best. It may be hindering getting us to heaven or the ministry He desires us to I do.
Note that the end of Job was far better than what He lost. God doubled everything he lost and his nagging wife is not heard of again so it can be presumed he was given a better one.
So when you lose something ask God why and what He wants you to do about replacing it and how to replace it. There are no accidents with God.
Why was Satan able to remove God’s protection around Job and all he was steward of?
Job sinned. He was afraid God could not protect what he had been given by Him.
“For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me,” Job 3:25 (KJV).
“and my worst fears have all come true,” Job 3:25 (CEV).
So if you lose something it may be through fear of losing it. But also God may want you elsewhere and you are deliberately not going there so Satan is able to attack you.
~ Through Neville Salvetti
Neville Salvetti is a deliverance minister and can be contacted via The Web Pages of Neville Salvetti and at: firstname.lastname@example.org if you desire deliverance or to know how to do it.
Neville have been told to preach three things:
♥ Deliverance ♥ How to Hear The Holy Spirit ♥ How to fight Satan
This is the need of the hour as it demonstrates The Kingdom of God, which is what attracts people to Jesus.