And the Lord said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the Lord. Job 1:12, KJV
Can I encourage you to really study Job 1:6-12? You would notice some striking ‘understanding’ between Satan and God. Satan tried Job, many times, and failed. Why? God had put His hedge around Job, the richest man in Uz. One day, as the “sons of God” gathered in His presence, the devil also came there. So when God asked him about Job, Satan never hid his frustration in the manner Job had been protected; he knew that except by God’s permission, he can’t touch Job.
And that was the argument he put forth before God. Hence, God spoke and granted Satan the permission to touch Job’s body, but not his life. That was sealed. Immediately, Satan left God’s presence believing; he never doubted what God had said to him. Despite many failed attempts on Job, Satan believed since God had now said it, he will succeed. In the spirit of an assurance in God’s reputation, not querying the integrity of God’s Word, he went and could now touch Job.
What if God just wanted to send Satan away? It never crossed his mind! Satan believed God to a fault. He went forth and he found God’s Word so. How would that bastard -Satan- believe my Father; and I, the acclaimed son of God, will be doubting God? How would an outcast have rest in the integrity of God’s words more than I, who claim to be beholding His face, every morning? If HE has said He would do it, while should the fear of my age, the report of men and the failed medical counsels make me to doubt His Word?
If Baba says you would not lack your mate, why would you allow the past failed relationships or revelations militate against His Word to you? If God says you are healed, why must you bother yourself with the history of people who died of the same ailment? Why won’t I just believe God and His words? Why should I believe a Doctor’s report of Medicine and not believe my Pastor’s report of the Bible? Medicine of 20 years ago is not the same of today, for it is being reviewed, almost yearly! But Jesus, the Word, is the same yesterday, today and forever (Heb. 13:8).
And why should I hold tenaciously to economic cast to run my life, when I have Phil. 4:19: “But my God shall supply ALL your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus”, and not according to my salary level? If Satan believed God; why should I not believe God? This day, I hear the Spirit, speak expressly thus: “If you will believe, you will see the glory of God.” Can you, therefore, say, be gone unbelief? Lord, I believe; but please help my unbelief! Help me to believe You, against all odds. My Redeemer liveth.