OVERCOMING THE EVIL WIND
TEXT: “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 you” Job 1:18-19
Times and again in life, we go through some evil experiences that we are not able to explain. Somehow, we just are able to realize that they are not natural occurrences. They are caused by the evil wind. The sudden appearance of strange diseases that defy diagnosis and medical science is one example of the effects of the evil wind. When people’s buoyant businesses crash without warning signals, the evil wind is at work. And I believe that God does not want us to be ignorant of the evil wind. You cannot explain the evil wind. It comes from the wilderness and leaves death, loss, sickness, poverty and lots more behind.
We will discover from the scriptures above, the following:
(1) THE EVIL WIND IS UNPREDICTABLE: The Children of Job were having the best of times when the evil wind from the wilderness struck. Who among them could believe that their lives would be destroyed while they were eating and drinking. Had the evil wind been pre-meditated, they would have taken adequate precautions. But in their unguarded moments, the evil wind struck and cut short their enjoyment and wasted their destinies. I prophesy that every unpredictable evil wind that wants to cut your joy short and destroy your destiny is subdued in Jesus name. No evil shall destroy your family and business.
(2) SATANIC FORCES BEHIND THE EVIL WIND: Unknown to Job, Satan had God’s permission to afflict him. All that was reported was an evil wind from the wilderness. But behind that wind was the ugly hands of the devil. Sometimes, the devil hides under the cloak of the weather and natural events to afflict men....