“And the Lord said to Satan, “From where do you come?” So Satan answered the Lord and said, “From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking back and forth on it” (Job 1:7).
In the Book of Job Satan is described as a restless wanderer. He is not just an excited traveler or an adventurer. Satan’s condition describes a wicked feverish state of no permanent location. Satan looks for every opportunity, everywhere to practice evil. You cannot predict satan for he does not dwell in any particular place. The name ‘satan’ in Hebrew means someone who opposes. He is an enemy to all that is good, including God. He attacks and accuses anyone who stands in his path, especially God’s children. Satan has no peace. Satan has no mercy. There is absolutely nothing good in him.
In Job we see that he has some power over the natural elements on earth. He can cause tornadoes and storms, strong enough to kill men and destroy property. God also produces these violent winds. So what is the difference between the two? Look at ‘the victims’. God can judge the unrepentant sinners with storms and earthquakes. But when satan attacks, he usually comes against the righteous, persecuting them. That may be a vague difference; so generally, it is not easy to tell. Pray and God will reveal the truth!
When satan attacks a man he gives him no breathing space. In the story of Job he attacks him relentlessly, going on and on using different methods to kill, steal and destroy. Satan is totally evil. Only God can stop his mad pursuit against the children of God. His aim was to force Job to curse God. He wants to destroy our relationship with our Heavenly Father and to make us grieve the Holy Spirit.
But we know that nothing shall separate us from God and His love in Christ Jesus! Child of God, remember this… especially during painful attacks: God has defeated satan! He is a defeated foe! Many forget this truth and they give up the fight. They become weak spiritually, surrendering to the enemy and betraying their Lord. If you know the truth, you do not need to backslide. Satan is too strong for you but he is not too strong for God! Study the Word! Pray always! Stand and fight trusting God for the victory!
In Christ I declare:
I have overcome satan by the Blood of the Lamb and by the word of my testimony!
The gates of Hell cannot prevail against the church or against my family!
I command all demons of sickness to leave me and go away!
I command the tormenting storm of my circumstances to be still!
I am healed! I am delivered! I am free!
All glory to God!
In Jesus name