In Job 1 we read of a conversation between Satan and the Lord about a man named Job. My whole life, I have heard people say, how could God allow Satan that kind of access to Job. The story has always been about how God is not protecting Job or God is not doing this or that. The blame has always been taught to me, to be put on God. But this morning, when the Holy Spirit prompted me to read the book of Job, I was shown another view I had not seen before. What if this event was not about God abandoning Job, but about God revealing to us who Satan really is.
Listen to Job 1:11-12 “Satan said to God, put forth Your hand now and touch all that he has; he will surely curse You to Your face.” Then the LORD said to Satan, “Behold, all that he has is in your power, only do not put forth your hand on him.” So Satan departed from the presence of the LORD.” Satan has been given access to Job. Now lets look at what Satan does to Job, this I believe is what God wants us to see and hear. First thing Satan does is attack Job’s wealth, then Satan attacks Job’s health, here is what it says in Job 2:7 “Then Satan went out from the presence of the LORD and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head.” Next he attacks Job’s family. The three blessings God gives us all, wealth, health and family and Satan destroys them all in Job’s life.
This is not about God’s nature, for God blessed Job with health, wealth and family, it was Satan who destroyed all those things in Job’s life and Satan is the same one destroying these things in your life and my life. We need to see who the real destroyer is and it is not God. God is a restorer, God is a healer, God is a recompenser, God is for us, not against us. Don’t miss the truth about Satan in the first few chapters of Job. The nature of Satan always has been and always will be to steal, kill and destroy, but Jesus Christ came to give us life and life more abundantly (John 10:10). Make sure you are accusing the right source for what you are going through.