This post is an extract from my Book “Overcoming Satan in one short sentence“ in which I presented the Vision God gave me concerning how Satan puts Christians under temptations and trials.
Dear reader, many Christians are always confused why Job suffered yet he was a holy and blameless man of God. He was a friend of God. In this post I show you what God told me about Job and why many faithful Christians suffer today.
- Job was not aware of his enemy called Satan. Nowhere in everything he talked about does he mention the name Satan.
- Job was not aware that the forces behind his suffering were satanic or demonic in nature. For that reason he could not engage in spiritual warfare because he did not know the real enemy. The enemy of Job was not God.
- Like many Christians today, Job was not aware that Satan could go into God’s heavenly presence as mentioned in Job 1:6 and Job 2:1.
- Like many Christians today, Job was not aware that Satan could accuse him before God as indicated in Job 1:9-10. Satan accused Job before God as a way of securing permission from God to go and tempt Job.
- Job was not aware that God could grant Satan permission to come and tempt him on earth as indicated in Job 1:12. When Jesus came on earth he revealed this truth to Simon and the other disciples by telling them that “Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat. 32 But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.” (Luke 22:31-32).
- Like many Christians today, Job did not know how to pray regarding the disasters that he faced. When Jesus came on earth, he gave us instructions on how to pray to avoid the trials and temptations that Job went through. Jesus instructed us always to plead to God as follows:
“Do not lead us into temptation” (Luke 11:4)
Why do we plead to God not to lead us into temptation? Because when Satan secures permission from God, our Father in Heaven can actually lead us to the Devil to be tempted. This is exactly what happened in the case of our Lord Jesus Christ.