This morning I woke feeling a little low as it seems everything in our home is wearing out. My washing machine won’t spin, the dryer is screaming, the lawn mower has a flat, my car is making strange noises and has no get up and go. Then to top it off it is going to take a lot of money to make all these needed repairs!
Then I opened my computer to find several heavy prayer requests. My Godly Christian friends with ill family members, loss of jobs, death of a parent…What’s up with all this?
While the secular world would say “That’s Life”, I say “That’s satan”. To hear how my Christian Brothers and Sisters are under such attack at such an important time of year…we are coming up on EASTER…the most important celebration for a Christian, confirms what I have known to be true for many years. Satan will do anything to divert our attention from this celebration.
In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. 1 Peter 1:6-7
Wow…Hold tight my Brothers and Sisters…Jesus will be revealed!
Today I had cause to think about Job and all that satan put on him in effort to get him to curse God. But what I find interesting…
Before Satan was allowed to touch Job, he had to have permission from God.
“Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has? You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the land. But stretch out your hand and strike everything he has, and he will surely curse you to your face.” The LORD said to Satan, “Very well, then, everything he has is in your hands, but on the man himself do not lay a finger.” Then Satan went out from the presence of the LORD. Job 1:10-12
Now how cool is that??? Satan had to approach God and request permission to tempt a child of God…WOW!!!
I take great comfort in knowing I am the King’s kid and absolutely nothing or nobody can touch me without God’s permission!
So, you ask why would God give Satan permission to tempt us…
Because, our Father knows us…We are His and He believes in us!!! We are allowed to go through the test because He knows we will pass! Bottom line God knows us better than we know ourselves!
When We Say….He Says…
“I can’t go on” “I am Your Sustainer”
“I am thirsty” “I am The Living Water”
“I am scared” “I am Your Protector”
“I am hungry” “I am The Bread of Life”
“I am lost” “I am The Way”
“I don’t have enough “I am Your Provider”
“I’m not” “I AM”
He knows us, He loves us, He has a hedge of protection about us and Satan does not cross that hedge unless given permission by your Father! Most importantly…God told Satan “but on the man himself do not lay a finger” and he…