Why some Christians suffer
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 they suffer yet are faithful to God and they live holy and blameless lives. In this post I show you what God told me as to why some faithful Christians suffer today.
- Many Christians today are not aware that their suffering is caused by Satan. They think it is God causing them all the troubles.
- Many Christians are not aware that the forces behind their suffering are satanic or demonic in nature. For that reason they cannot engage in spiritual warfare because they do not know the real source of their troubles.
- Many Christians today are not aware that Satan can go into God’s heavenly presence as mentioned in Job 1:6 and Job 2:1. I have heard many pastors telling their followers to reject this truth reasoning that evil cannot go near God. When you reject the truth presented in Job 1:6 and Job 2:1, be prepared to face many temptations and trials in your life.
- Many Christians today are not aware that Satan is accusing them 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. Today Satan accuses Christians day and night before God in heaven. God told me that Revelation 12:10 confirms this truth. Until the prophecy indicated in Revelation 12:10 is fulfilled, Satan will be accusing Christians day and night before God to secure permission from our heavenly Father for tempting them.
- Many Christians are not aware that God can grant Satan permission to come and tempt them as indicated in Job 1:12 . When Jesus came on earth he revealed this truth to Simon and 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 Job, many Christians today, do not know how to pray regarding the trials and temptations they may face. When Jesus came on earth, he gave us instructions on how to pray to avoid the trials that Job went through. Jesus instructed us always to plead to God as follows:
“Do not lead us into temptation” (Luke 11:4)
7. When Satan secures permission from God to tempt us, our Father in Heaven can actually lead us to the Devil to be tempted. This happened in the case of Jesus Christ himself. God wanted Jesus to go through what we are going through. After Satan accused Jesus, our Father in Heaven gave him permission to tempt Jesus. After this permission, our Father in Heaven led Jesus to the Devil to be tempted:
Dear reader, to avoid what Job went through; to avoid temptations and trials, let us always plead to our Father in Heaven not to lead us into temptation.