The Where in the problem-solving after brainstorming techniques that we have discussed; Ishkawa Fishbone, Affinity Diagram and the 5’W’s may lead you to asking yourself and other council members is this a Satanic Attack even in the business sector. In Zechariah, chapter 3 Joshua’s vision is symbolic to the rebuilding of the Temple foretold or the things to come. The Lord spoke to Zechariah concerning Joshua the High Priest in the establishment of the heavenly courtroom, “Then he showed Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord, while the adversary stood at the right side to accuse him” ( Zech 1:1). The heavenly council which consist of satan Is shown in the scripture and also in Job. There are two possibilities: 1. Is the devil working against your ministry or business vision/ mission? This is illustrated in Job 1: 1-7, “One day, when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, the satan also came among them. The Lord said to the satan, Where have you been?” Then the satan answered the Lord and said, Roaming the earth and patrolling it” The Lord said to satan, “Have you noticed my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him, blameless and upright, fearing God and avoiding evil.” Then satan answered the Lord and said, “Is it for nothing that Job is God-fearing? Remember that the devil himself has always roamed the earth in ancient days and today, which we can see in Revelation 12:7 , “Then the war broke out in heaven; Michael and his angels battled against the dragon, The dragon and its angels fought back, but they did not prevail and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. The huge dragon, the ancient serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, who deceived the whole world, was thrown down to earth and angel were thrown down with it.” Reality from our past knowledge says that sometimes we are going to be under attack, questioning our obedience and faith to the true living God. The reassurance is that God will not allow satan to put his hands on you, because it was you that he gave his assignment to. No matter what trials come in vision building even in business we take losses from time to time. Looking at from a salt and light perspective how would the expression of God be a totality. Interestingly, the conversation that God and the Devil/ Satan has proves that God’s all knowing we still win it is shown in Jb 1:11, “But now put forth your hand and touch all that he has, and surely he will curse you to your face.” The Lord said to satan, “Very well, all that he has is in your power; only do not lay a hand on him.” So Satan went forth from the presence of the Lord” (Jb 1: 11). Even Revelation, ” Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have salvation and power come, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Anointed. For the accuser of the brother is cast out, who accuses them before our God day and night. They conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; love for life did not deter them from death” (Rev 12: 10). Again an illustration of what the Lord has done for us. In your ministry and business problems are gong to arise and some deliberate; therefore, the next question of where the problems are coming from? Now remembering that you win anyway. 2. “Are you being tested?” This is illustrated in Job 1 where there are numerous trials and interviews that Lord had with the sons of god and the Devil. Job lost everything then in Chapter 42 he is restored, now if being a son or daughter of god is to be portrayed as a glorious event all the time then why would we need a God? God uses prophets to give us hope even in visions and dreams. In Zechariah 3: 7, “Thus says the Lord of hosts: If you walk in my ways and carry out my charge, you will administer my house and watch over my courts and I will give you access to those standing there” (Zech 3: 7). Here are four other areas to investigate:
- Am I a living representation of the Commandments that I teach (an act of obedience)
- Cultic Functions ( this is the head of deities/ or the leader of the group).
- Ensuring that the judicial system is not corrupted to ensure fairness and equality within the organization (Zechariah and Haggai helped re-establish the political structure in Jerusalem). Ensure that you are in compliance with the federal, state and local governments governance even though it is separation of state and religion; however, in business these entities are essential in maintaining borders for you, your employees and customers.
- Managing your laborers effectively. (Focus on effective communication remember leadership styles).
If you are doing all the above mentioned and when the storm comes you have insurance that , because the word says you are given access, remember all the visions have come to past now. Loves Lighthouse Prayer Ministries has experienced all that Job experienced except the loss of a daughter I mean everything gone I stand on our promises. Confident that you can make it through the tough times. Please check this week for a prayer conference call. Please donate [cpDonation key=’1′]. Thank-You.