Closed Session

a figurine of the lady justice on the table of a judge

In the Judge’s Chambers during a closed session the plaintiff would state his or her grievance to have the defendant, who would have to be present, bound over to keep the peace and to stay away from the plaintiff.  This is a desperate move and many times it is done out of fear for one’s safety.  The Word is speaking from the book of Job chapter one beginning at (6)”Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came among them.” (7)”And the LORD said to Satan, “From where do you come?”  So Satan answered the LORD and said, “From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking back and forth on it.” This was a closed session; no one else was privy to this.  God issued Satan a challenge in (8)”Then the LORD said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God and shuns evil?”  It is of utmost importance to listen to Satan’s reply in this closed session, (10)”Have You not made a hedge around him, around his household, and around all that he has on every side?  You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land.”  Satan continued (11)”But now, stretch out Your hand and touch all that he has, and he will surely curse You to your face!” Do you see how cleverly Satan brought charges against Job?  But Abba Father had so much faith in Job that He actually gave Satan permission to launch an attack on Job with only one restriction  and that was he could not take away his life. (12)”And the LORD said to Satan, “Behold, all that he has is in your power; only do not lay a hand on his person.”  So Satan went out from the presence of the LORD.”

Where ever you are on your journey it may seem as if you are being stalked and attacked from outside and within but you cannot make an appointment with the Judge to bring charges against the stalker because he cannot be seen with the natural eyes but could it be though that Abba Father is in closed session bragging on you and your faithfulness to Him; and the battle which is raging has everything to do with you continuing to stand firm in your faith?  Take note you could be in closed session and how you react and the words you speak could determine how you come out of it.

Let’s take a closer look at how Job responded to the attacks which was launched against him in closed session.  It is also important to bear in mind too that in one day Job lost everything! (20)”Then Job arose, tore his robe, and shaved his head; and he fell to the ground and worshiped.”  Now read what Job said from (21)”And he said: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return there.  The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.”   During this most difficult time Job did not challenge God foolishly and unbeknown to Job the closed session was not yet over even though he had just lost all of his children and all of his wealth he was about to lose his health.  For Satan had returned to the closed session to attack Job’s health but what he really wanted was to take away Job’s life but God would not allow him.  Thanks be to Abba Father, Job stood the test and it must have been very painful especially when his wife approached him and told him it would be better for him to just curse God and die.  Still through this entire ordeal Job remained faithful to God.  Yet it must have broken Job’s heart when his three close friends lifted up their eyes when they saw him but could not recognize him because of the condition he was in and so they accused Job of having sin in his life still Job stayed the course and remained faithful to God!  In closed session the ruling was handed down and Job was cleared of all charges; Job had to do something for his friends who had accused him for God was very angry with them.  It is very important for you to have a forgiving heart toward those who assassinate your character and do evil abominable things to you.  Pray for them like Job so that God will turn it around in your favour. Job chapter forty-two tells of Job’s restoration, (10)”And the LORD restored Job’s losses when he prayed for his friends.  Indeed the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.”  Get this; Abba Father even gave Job seven sons and three of the most beautiful daughters in all the land not only that God allowed Job to live to be one hundred and forty years of age, seeing four generations!

The Judge’s ruling may not have been in your favour because of the clever lies of the plaintiff but Yahweh is divinely intervening on your behalf in closed session and like Job if you remain faithful and obedient you will come out stronger and wiser!  I hear it resounding stay the course, you are in closed session begin at this very moment to state your case as if you are in the Judge’s chambers and yes, you may be desperate but you do not have to fear for you are in the Court of Heaven and Jehovah EL ROI, the God, who sees has already handed down His verdict!  You have been tried and your friends (even family members) have convicted you like Job, now you have been vindicated in closed session!

Exit mobile version