Friday, February 24, 2017

Why Glorify The Devil? (LG36)

If we call the Almighty God, Abba Father, then we are truly His children (Rom 8:15-17)

1 John 4:4  You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

1 John 5:4  For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.

God will then empower us to overcome the Devil and the world.

Job 1:9-10  So Satan answered the Lord and said, “Does Job fear God for nothing? Have You not made a hedge around him, around his household, and around all that he has on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land.

If Job, a righteous man, was fully protected from the Devil, then how much more protection for us, who are His children, so that the Devil cannot even touch nor harm us.

Job 1:12  And the Lord said to Satan, “Behold, all that he has is in your power; only do not lay a hand on his person.”

When God allowed the Devil to have power over Job's belonging, he immediately destroyed all Job's  possessions, wealth and all his children. Just imagine what will happen to you if the Devil has the power over you.

Job 2:6-7  And the Lord said to Satan, “Behold, he is in your hand, but spare his life.” So Satan went out from the presence of the Lord, and struck Job with painful boils from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head.

Similarly, the Devil cannot hurt our businesses, possessions and properties nor harm our physical bodies without God's approval.

2 Chron 7:13-14  When I shut up heaven and there is no rain, or command the locusts to devour the land, or send pestilence among My people, if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

It is a great mistake to glorify the Devil by blaming him of all our miseries (actually he has no power over us), when it is God, Who is chastising or purifying us.

Therefore, honour God and give Him all the glory and respect for He alone controls your life. Seek His face and humble yourself before Him with true repentance and He will definitely heal.