"And the Lord turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before" (Job 42:10).
"But you've forgotten, Brother Hagin, that God made Job sick," someone said.
"No, He didn't, the Devil did." "Yeah, but God gave him permission!"
But God didn't commission Job's problem. God will permit you to rob a gas station (you have a free will), but He won't commission you to do it.
Actually, God has only given the Devil "permission" in a sense. If you allow Satan to attack you, God will permit it, because Satan is the god of this world (2 Cor. 4:4), and you are living on his territory.
Job himself opened the door to the Devil by being afraid. Job said, "For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me" (Job 3:25).
Many Bible scholars agree that the entire Book of Job took place over a nine to 18 month period. Afterwards, we see that God turned Job's captivity. Therefore, when Job was sick, he was in captivity to the Devil. When Job was in poverty, he was in captivity to the Devil. But God turned Job's captivity! God gave Job twice as much as he had to begin with. That's God at work!
Confession: God turns our captivity! He doesn't put us in bondage. God sets us free! Through Jesus, I am free! I will never accept sickness and disease as being from God! I know where it comes from and I stand against it!
(Taken by permission from RHEMA Bible Church , aka Kenneth Hagin Ministries , Tulsa , OK , USA. www.rhema.org )