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    The Iraqi Dinar, and the Story of Job...

    Hello Folks...

    This story about a righteous man named Job within scripture gives us a glimpse of what transpires within the spiritual world as it pertains to how we as flesh, and blood are dealt with... Which is probably why there are things that transpire in world that simply do not make sense to us from a physical perspective... The spiritual realm has more influence, and control in matters than many would like to believe, or have the understanding of...


    So in the first couple of chapters of Job we have our Creator God, and Satan discussing Job.. God points out to Satan that Job is an upright man...God did not say this individual was perfect, but that Job was upright, and sought to do what was right... Satan questions Job's integrity before God, and says that he could break him if the hedge of protection that His Creator placed around this man was lifted...

    So God allows for this man to be tested by Satan, and Job is basically left with nothing except boils on his body, and a wife who wants him to curse God, and die due to his physical state, as well as the misery that they both had to suffer.. Job did not curse God... But what God saw within Job, and the very reason HE brought up Job to begin with when conversing with Satan, is a man who thought it was his righteousness that brought about the blessings from God...

    The story of our Messiah, and his fleshly existence comes to light in this story in that He suffered as well, and not for the sins that He had committed of course... Obviously, the difference between our God, and Savior Jesus Christ is that the fact that Job was born into a sinful state because of who his father was... Jesus had a Father who was God, perfect, and of course had never sinned.. The same could not be said about Job's father..

    So in the end, the sin that was brought to Job's attention by God was through this severe trial... As scripture points out, God brings rain upon the just, and the unjust... And as we all know there are many who are unjust, and care nothing for God, who have a massive amount of wealth...

    Job begins to question God's judgment as this trial continues to ware on him... Was Job more righteous than God?... Did Job have a greater understanding about right, and wrong than God?... Rather than trusting in God's judgment about the trial he had endured, Job did not think he deserved what had occurred... He accepted it, and did not curse God, but deep down he disagreed with God as it concerned why he was suffering to begin with...

    This eventually came to light, and Job began to demand that God give him an answer concerning the "why" of his plight.. Because again in Job's mind he felt the perils that he faced were undeserving... Finally God tell's Job to gird up his loin's, and answer some questions of HIS own...

    After it was all said, and done, Job realized that God is God... And our Creator knows what we need, and can basically do what HE desires... While we can ask our Creator what is to be learned through the trials we face, to question God's judgment or righteousness is not for us to do... If we have faith in HIM, we understand through good times, and bad, reliance upon God for our strength, and good courage through His Holy Spirit, can help us to endure any situation or trial, and grow in the grace, and knowledge He alone defines in every way..

    The same applies as it concerns this investment... Are we deserving of it?.. NO!... Does God owe us this wealth?... NO!... We have to remember who we are and keep our existence in perspective... God was not concerned about whether, or not Job was wealthy... That, of in by itself, should never be a barometer for whether or not our Creator is for us, or displeased with us...

    While He can take away blessings for immoral behavior, what if God allows for us to suffer through trials simply because He wants us to grow within our spiritual calling?... While God did take away the blessings of Job, He also restored to this man more than what he had prior to his severe trial...

    Things that pertain to our physical existence simply should not be relied upon as our strength... While we are flesh, and blood, learning to adjust, and adapt to whatever changes may transpire in our life, we learn to strengthen our faith in God even during the most difficult of circumstances... That is where our focus should lie...

    Job realized God does give, and He can take away as well... And again our Creator owes us nothing in reality... But we are grateful for what God provides for us, and understand that He always has our best interest in mind...

    So while we should not demand that God bless us physically, we should instead be grateful that there is a reason why He has lead to this investment... Asking our Creator, and Father in heaven for the strength to continue to please Him from a spiritual perspective, even while in the flesh, should be our goal..

    We should be asking God for the spiritual tools to ensure that we accomplish the spiritual goals that He so desires us to... Understanding our human weakness, and how we can be subject to a carnal state of mind, is far more important to God, and should be to us as well...

    Once this wealth is acquired will our reliance upon Him lessen, or will we become lukewarm in our faith?...

    It will be a test for all of us rest assured... Will we be wise virgins, or foolish?... Will we think we are in need of nothing because of our physical wealth? Christ Jesus points out how the Laodicean's were fooled into believing their wealth was a measuring tool as it pertained to God's favor with them... And it was in their physical wealth they placed their trust instead of the Spirit of Living God...

    This goes hand, and hand with the parable of the 10 virgins as well... It is so easy for us to be manipulated into believing we are "right" with God, when we may not be... (see Matthew chapter 25, and Revelation chapter 3 to see the correlation between these two examples brought forth for our edification)...

    Ever growing in the grace, and the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ goes on as we continue to live life in the flesh... Understanding this, and not allowing for self-righteousness to become a problem, is vital for our growth...

    The focus upon our Spiritual lives, and reliance upon our Spiritual Father through our Spiritual Teacher Jesus Christ will indeed help us to endure even the most severe of trials... Simply because if God is in us through His Spirit, He is for us... And none could ever be against us as we continue to travel on the straight, and narrow path God has place us on...

    We must remember that the timing of this event is on God's watch... If HE has so much concern with one man, being Job, how much more relevant to God is the timing of this event, and when it is to implemented?... It is going to have an impact on a great many believers in the Lord Jesus Christ... Whether it will positively, or negatively remains to be seen... It will be choices we make that will determine that of course...

    But do not think that God is so concerned about ensuring that we have wealth in a physical manner!.... HE is most concerned about the aftermath, and how we are going to respond after having received this physical blessing...

    For the things pertaining to the flesh is fleeting as scripture points out... But the riches pertaining to the Spirit of God are forever.... Let us not get the two confused with one another, nor allow for the flesh to lessen our love, and reliance upon our beloved God...

    Just as this physical wealth will come to pass in a moment, the time when it is taken away could very well be the same... Whether because of our death in the flesh, or because of God's timing as it concerns His prophetic time line on events that occur in our world...

    We could lose this wealth in a moment due to economic conditions, or be tested as to whether or not we would compromise His will in order to maintain it... Any of these circumstances could come to pass.. The bottom-line is that we must love God more so than anything else that exists... Besides, does our Father in heaven deserve our utmost respect, and love?...


    But here is the thing!... With God in us, we will have the fortitude to endure whatever trials God allows to befall us... For our edification, and for His glory... And that is something the wealth acquired from this investment will never do.. Whether poor or rich in the flesh, with Christ Jesus in us through the Spirit of the Living God, who can be against us?...

    A wealth of such significance... A gift from God that money could never buy... For salvation is truly a "pearl without price," and a gift from God that keeps on giving as long as we utilize it for the purpose our Creator granted it to us...

    God bless, and take care my friends...

    Popeye7
    Last edited by popeye7; 03-13-2015 at 06:44 PM.



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