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By L. Chancy Gore

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The beauty of serving God in the season of release.

 

Job 1:20-22

20 Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped,

21 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.

22 In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.

 

Every man has his day & season!

 

There is one thing that we all have in common in life-trials! Trials are a way of describing hard times, suffering, trouble, valleys, problems or just plain ole’ “going through it!” There is no triumph without trials! A testimony comes when we’ve gone through a test. Trials reveal to us what we are made of and Who God is. Every man has his seasons of life.

 

Job of old serves us as an example, in our modern day, of how to keep serving God even in a season of release. Job loved God. God loved Job. In fact, the whole trial of Job was not because he had done something wrong or because God was mad. It was a conflict between Heaven and Hell-God and the devil!

 

God trusted Job with a trial to show the devil that he would live for Him even in the time of loss, suffering and in a season of release. “Fall” had come to Job’s life.

 

Job 1:6-13

6 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.

7 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.

8 And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?

9 Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?

10 Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.

11 But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face.

12 And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD.13

13 And there was a day…

 

Job’s trials began with a tremendous loss and tragedy. Perhaps he thought, “Momma told me there would be days like this!” His time had come. His season of suffering had come. Jesus said that it would rain on the just and on the unjust. He warned that in this life we would have tribulation or trials.

 

We need to remember to weep with those who weep, for every man has his day and season of pain and suffering. Every person has their season of release! The Bible tells us there will be days like this. The apostles Paul, James and Peter all told us there would be days like this.

 

I Corinthians 10:13

13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

 

Galatians 6:9

9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

 

James 1:12

12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord bath promised to them that love him.

 

1 Peter 1:6-9

6 Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:

7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:

8 Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:

9 Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.

 

When fall comes

Seasons are a natural part of the cycle of life. They come and then they go. We welcome them and then we wave them good-bye as we release them to the winds of daily change. 14e seems to work much the same way. God has ordained it to be so. Consider these established words from the Bible.

 

Genesis 8:22

22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

 

Psalms ’74:17

17 Thou hast set all the borders of the earth: thou hast made summer and winter.

 

Eccl 3:1

3:1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose underthe heaven

 

Eccl 3:6

6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

 

Eccl 3:11

11 He hath made every thing beautiful in his time…

 

I personally love the fall season. The coming of the cooler air after the Texas summer heat is a welcome change! The colors begin to change and the evenings are beautiful. The leaves begin to turn brilliant and beautiful colors before they gracefully fall to the ground.

 

The beauty of fall is really the beauty of letting go and of release. When fall comes there is a strange beauty that mixes both life and death. Fall comes after a hot summer. When fall conies we are usually aware that winter is soon to arrive. The reason of fall’s release is because the trees are preparing for winter’s solace and solemn season.

 

Leaves turn various colors in the fall as they are actually preparing to release and let go. Do the trees finally just let go of them? The winds surely take their share. In reality, it is new life that pushes the leaves out. Winter’s silhouette may look dead and barren, but it just looks that way. When spring comes, new life will blossom again.

 

If the trials of life can be compared to this season, then we know that the bitter cold of winter is soon to follow. When fall comes it is time to be prepared. When fall comes it is seriously time to be “preprayered”!

 

There comes a beauty in the season of release when we know that it’s purpose is to bring forth new life! There is a beauty in serving God even in the season of release and letting go. Anyone can serve God in the good times and when the sun is shining on their face. It may look and feel like winter in your life, but if you hold on, spring will come. Hope will blossom again!

 

Psalms 30:5

5 For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may

endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

 

Hab 3:17-19

17 Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:

18 Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.

19 The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.

 

The old prophet is saying, “Don’t lose your song of hope!”

 

Letting go & letting God!

 

We are used to holding things close. We especially hold close our families, dreams, memories and life. We can also find it hard to release and let go of some other things like hurt, pain, brokenness, past mistakes, bitterness, grudges and etc. It takes a work of the Spirit of God to bring healing in these areas. Sometimes and in some seasons, the only answer is found in letting go and letting God.

 

Rom 8:1

8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ

Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

 

Phil 3:13-14

13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,

14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

 

When we let go and let God work as “fall” comes into out lives, He has a way of keeping us through our winters. The beauty of spring will soon burst forth alive and afresh. God has a way of giving us back more in the end. He is able to fill our empty hearts and hands again. Are you empty in your spirit today?

 

When fall comes to our lives we can be comforted in knowing that we are in good company of those that have successfully made it through their season of release. Check out this list of those who have Veen there, done that and got the victory.”

 

  • Jochebed released her baby Moses to God’s care, but gained redemption for her people and their future in the end.
  • Abraham released his comfort zone to follow God, but received the recognition as “the father of the faithful” and “the friend of God”.
  • Joseph released his home and family, but received the fulfillment of his dreams. In the end, he gained his family back and forgave them.
  • Naomi released her husband and her two sons to the grave, but received the comfort of God through Ruth.
  • Ruth released her husband to the grave, but God gave her a new future and she found her way into the genealogy of Jesus Christ!
  • Esther released her security of the palace, but received a beautiful new lease on life for taking a stand.
  • Jesus released His life for us all, but received a glorious bride-the New Testament Church
  • Job…

 

Job 42:12-13, 15-17

12 So the LORD blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning: for he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she asses.

13 He had also seven sons and three daughters.

14 And he called the name of the first, Jemima; and the name of the second, Kezia; and the name of the third, Keren-happuch.

15 And in all the land were no women found so fair as the daughters of Job: and their father gave them inheritance among their brethren.

16 After this lived Job an hundred and forty years, and saw his sons, and his sons’ sons, even four generations.

17 So Job died, being old and full of days.

 

The New Testament even tells us about Job. In short, fall comes to us all. Yet, hold on to your hope! God is in control and He will always restore after you release. Your best days are before you, not behind you!

 

James 5:10-11

10 Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience.

11 Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.

I Peter 1:3-10

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy bath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,

5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

6 Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:

7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:

8 Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:

9 Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.

10 Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you:

 

Gal 6:9-10

9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

 

I would like to encourage you to take the time right now to pray and ask God to let His Holy Spirit bring you fresh peace, power and passion to keep on keeping on! You can live for God no matter what season on life you are walking through today. God has created you to walk in daily strength, victory and fire.

 

“Fall comes to us all. Yet, hold onto your hope! God is in control, He will always restore after you release. Your best days are before you, not behind you!”

 

The above article, “When Fall Comes” was written by L. Chancy Gore. The article was excerpted from Gore’s book, When Fall Comes.

 

The material is copyrighted and should not be reprinted under any other name or author. However, this material may be freely used for personal study or research purposes.

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