Topic: Book of Job
Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the LORD. And the LORD said unto Satan, From whence comest thou? And Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it. And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? and still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause. And Satan answered the LORD, and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man hath will he give for his life. But put forth thine hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse thee to thy face. And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, he is in thine hand; but save his life. (Job 2:1-6 KJV)
Once again, we read that Satan tried to be on the top of God’s throne in the first six verses of Job 2. The only thing Satan wants to be equal with God. We see this in Isaiah 14. Did Satan defeat God? Did he able to sit on the throne of God?
As e see in Job 2:6, God gave Satan permission to try to mix around with Job’s life. As I said in the previous message, Satan just can’t touch any person until he’d receive approval from God. He also can come into our lives if we’d let him. We’d able to invite other spirits in our lives as we’d invite Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Savior. This is dangerous thing for us to do. Once we’d invite other spirits through witchcraft or pagan ritual, they able to control our lives and make us miserable for a very long time. We see this example during the ministry of Jesus Christ: “And they went into Capernaum; and straightway on the sabbath day he entered into the synagogue, and taught. And they were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes. And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out, Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God. And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him. And when the unclean spirit had torn him, and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him. And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying, What thing is this? what new doctrine is this? for with authority commandeth he even the unclean spirits, and they do obey him.” (Mark 1:21-27 KJV.)
Even today, Satan and his armies of demons try to sneak into the churches and mix things around. Paul Crouch, Sr., Founder of TBN, began his Christian TV station with the solid biblical principal of Christian faith. But, now, we see that TBN is dripping apart from Christian faith by building relationship with Hollywood and other religious leaders, such as Islam, Roman Catholicism, and Mormonism. As this result, we heard some leaders from Christian families decided to separate, Such as Paul Crouch, Jr. left TBN family and decided to work for the Word Network and Robert Schuler, Jr. left from his father’s ministries.
They changed from the Christian faith and decided to follow with the world. I John 2:15-17 declared, “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.”
One day, we will be with Christ in the battle against Satan. We know Satan will be defeated and locked into the lake of fire. But are you ready to face with this spiritual battle? If not, get ready now.
If you’d like to know Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, I’d like to encourage you to do two simple things. First, confess your sins and invite Jesus Christ to your life. Paul said in Romans 10:9-11, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” There is no sinner prayer formula. Instead, you just talk to God at where you are now. Secondly, I’d like to encourage you to find a good solid biblical teaching church and Christian friends. They can help you to build strong relationship with God.