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When Satan Comes

posted Mar 9, 2017, 4:21 AM by Antonio Lundy   [ updated Mar 9, 2017, 4:23 AM ]
On the evening of March 8, 2017, Minister Victor Smith spoke from Job 1:8-11 about Satan and how he has a way of showing up uninvited with a plan to work againt the servants of God.  He also tied in Luke 22:23-33 as well as 1 Peter 5:8 pertaining to the devil and how he "prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour".  Don't let it be you (NIV)!  But "behold", pay close attention the devil because desires, has as his agenda, to sift you and I as wheat.  Don't let it be you!  As Victor said, thank God that Job was a man of integrity, a perfect and upright man who feared God and avoided evil.  Let this be you!  Conversely, Peter had some issues early on but in the end, this (as some would say) loudmouth young servant, came through in the end, was converted as Christ had so stated and went to be one who would strengthen the brothers.  Let this be you!

As the Life Application Bible states, Satan was originally an angel of God but became corrupt through his own pride. Don't let this be you!  Know this!  He tries to hinder God's work in his people...but know that he is limited by God's power and is able to do only what is permitted (Job 1:9-12, Luke 22:31, I Timothy 1:19,20, 2 Timothy 2:23-26).  Remember, he is an enemy because he actively looks for people to attach with temptation (1 Peter 5:8,9).  Don't let it be you!

Unlike God, Satan can only be in one place at a time and has no ability to read your mind. If he did, he would have surely known that Job would not bend under pressure.  Let this be you!

And thank you Brother Victor, for being steadfast and unmoveable and always abounding in the word and work of the LORD.  You are indeed his servant.  So continue to strenghten the brothers.