GOD CONVERSES WITH SATAN

By Makko Musagara

Can God Speak to Satan, and Can Satan Speak to God Today? The answer to this question is YES. The first proof comes from the book of Job, chapter one. As soon as Satan appeared before God in heaven, the Lord did not drive the devil out of his presence, as might be expected. Instead, God began to converse with Satan! According to the written Word, it is God our Father who really initiated the dialogue by asking Satan where he came from. The devil responded to the Lord by saying that he had traveled the earth and that he was going back and forth. God was patient with the devil and he continued the conversation by moving on to another subject: his servant Job. God asked Satan if he considered this faithful and flawless man. The Lord told Satan that Job was faithful and blameless: that there was no one on earth like him. Satan kept the conversation going by presenting his arguments against Job to the Lord. The dialogue ends when God grants Satan permission to severely tempt Job. In addition, the Lord gave Satan specific instructions on how to manage Job.

 

One might think that it was perhaps a unique incident for God and Satan to converse. Satan continued to go before God in heaven and speak to our Father.

 

According to Job 2: 1, another day when the holy angels presented themselves before the Lord, Satan also came with them and presented himself before God. As in their previous meeting, God started the conversation again by asking Satan where he came from. Satan told God that he wandered on the earth and came and went in it. The Lord continued the conversation by asking Satan if he had noticed Job. Again, God told Satan how Job was righteous. In response, Satan always presented his argument against Job to the Lord. Again, the conversation ends when God authorized Satan to go and try Job, with strict instructions on how that temptation should be carried out.

 

Dear child of God, Satan continues to go in the presence of God in heaven and to speak to him even today. Jesus confirms this in the New Testament by telling his disciples that he saw Satan in heaven asking for God’s permission to tempt them (Luke 22:31). In this vision, Jesus tells all believers that Satan will continue to speak to our Father, and our God will also continue to speak to the devil until the end-time event prophesied in Revelation 12:10 is realized. when Satan is denied all other access to heaven.