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Satan Is NOT In Control – Part 2

In Part 1, I explained how a man wrote a very detailed comment on another article, in which he raised some very good objections. He concluded that Satan is in control of the world we live in.

Here is his entire comment:

“And yet, all the world is under the devil’s control. We are living in the most evil time in human history, and more humans are under the devil’s dominion than ever before.

If God “loves” us, why does he allow every single one of us to be subject to Satan’s rule?

A loving parent doesn’t stand idly by and allow a child to die at the hands of evil. God does. A loving parent doesn’t allow some of their children to oppress other children. God does. A loving parent doesn’t allow a child to destroy the parent’s creations. God does.

God allows his “children” (humans) to kill each other, to oppress each other, to destroy God’s creation.

I don’t necessarily disagree with what you wrote in your article, but why will God condemn most people to hell after knowingly putting us in this challenging test that NOBODY can pass?

Why will God allow most people to submit to Satan’s rule, and why does God allow life to be so miserable for anybody who truly does try to submit to His rule? Why will God not cast out Satan?

In a universal scale, I agree. God is most powerful. But in the lives of humans? No. Satan rules. Satan is the dominant power. Satan has real control. And it sucks.”

Continuing From Part-1:

Reader’s Second Point:

If God “loves” us, why does he allow every single one of us to be subject to Satan’s rule?

An Important Truth:

(The devil DOES NOT WANT YOU TO KNOW this:)

Before Satan can do anything to you, he MUST GET PERMISSION FROM GOD!

In this excerpt from the book of Job, notice how God allowed Satan to destroy Job’s life:

Job 1:6-22
Satan Allowed to Test Job

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 The Lord said to Satan, “From where have you come?” Satan answered the Lord and said, “From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking up and down on it.” 8 And 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, who fears God and turns away from evil?” 9 Then Satan answered the Lord and said, “Does Job fear God for no reason? 10 Have you not put a hedge around him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land. 11 But stretch out your hand and touch all that he has, and he will curse you to your face.” 11 And the Lord said to Satan, “Behold, all that he has is in your hand. Only against him do not stretch out your hand.” So Satan went out from the presence of the Lord.

Satan Takes Jobs Property and Children

13 Now there was a day when his sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brothers house, 14 and there came a messenger to Job and said, “The oxen were plowing and the donkeys feeding beside them, 15 and the Sabeans fell upon them and took them and struck down the servants with the edge of the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell you.” 16 While he was yet speaking, there came another and said, “The fire of God fell from heaven and burned up the sheep and the servants and consumed them, and I alone have escaped to tell you.” 17 While he was yet speaking, there came another and said, “The Chaldeans formed three groups and made a raid on the camels and took them and struck down the servants with the edge of the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell you.” 18 While he was yet speaking, there came another and said, “Your sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brothers house, 19 and behold, a great wind came across the wilderness and struck the four corners of the house, and it fell upon the young people, and they are dead, and I alone have escaped to tell you.”

20 Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head and fell on the ground and worshiped. 21 And he said, “Naked I came from my mothers womb, and naked shall I return. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.”

22 In all this Job did not sin or charge God with wrong.

The Testing Of Jobs Faith Continues In Chapter 2:

Job 2:1-10
Satan Attacks Jobs Health

1 Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came among them to present himself before the Lord. 2 And the Lord said to Satan, “From where have you come?” Satan answered the Lord and said, “From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking up and down on it.” 3 And 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, who fears God and turns away from evil? He still holds fast his integrity, although you incited me against him to destroy him without reason.” 4 Then Satan answered the Lord and said, “Skin for skin! All that a man has he will give for his life. 5 But stretch out your hand and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse you to your face.” 6 And the Lord said to Satan, “Behold, he is in your hand; only spare his life.”

7 So Satan went out from the presence of the Lord and struck Job with loathsome sores from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head. 8 And he took a piece of broken pottery with which to scrape himself while he sat in the ashes.

9 Then his wife said to him, “Do you still hold fast your integrity? Curse God and die.” 10 But he said to her, “You speak as one of the foolish women would speak. Shall we receive good from God, and shall we not receive evil?” In all this Job did not sin with his lips.

Summarizing:

  • In Job 1:11, and again in Job 2:6, God gave Satan permission, hoping that he could cause Job to “…curse You to Your face”.
  • God put limits on what He would allow Satan to do.
  • In the second example (Chapter 2:3) we see that God was well aware that Job had no idea why these things were happening to him: “He still holds fast his integrity, although you incited me against him to destroy him without reason.”
Notice Job’s attitude:
  • Chapter 1:20 Job “fell on the ground and worshiped”. (Who of us would have done that?)
  • Chapter 1:21 “The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.”
  • Chapter 1:22: “In all this Job did not sin or charge God with wrong”
  • Chapter 2:10 “In all this Job did not sin with his lips”

My All-Time Favorite Quote From Job:

But he knows the way that I take; when he has tried me, I shall come out as gold. (Job 23:10)

I want to be like Job! How about you?

There is another side to this topic.

I’ve heard more than one pastor say,“KEEP SHORT ACCOUNTS WITH GOD!”

I’ll show you why that is important, what are the consequences, and what to do.

It’s in the next installment.

…Though it tarries, wait for it; For it will certainly come, it will not delay. (Habakkuk 2:3b)


- Jan

 

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