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Before Jesus ascended into Heaven, He promised that ‘He goes to prepare a place for us-‘ In Ps.
23, God promised that He has already ‘prepared a table for us in the presence of our enemies’.
There are no enemies in Heaven, that table is set down here. Either way; God has us protected.
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SALVATION IS THE GIFT OF GOD



Knowing that Angels exist, and knowing that they are here to serve and protect us, why are we so
reluctant to call on them? Or even study them? Are they just here to get us out of this endless
stream of trouble that we keep getting ourselves into? Why does it seem that we keep taking one
step forward and two steps back? Again, because we are doing just what Satan wants us to do in
our daily lives. He tags along trying to get a backstage pass, waiting for his opportunity to cause
trouble. Lets take a close look at the Book of Job.

6Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and
Satan came also among them. (Job1:6)
7And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comets thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and
said, from going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.
8And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him
in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feared God, and eschewed evil?
9Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, doth Job fear God for naught?
10Hast not thou made a hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on
every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the
land.
11But put forth thane hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face.
12And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon him put not
forth thane hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD. (Job1:6-12)

So here we see a few things. First, notice the arrogance of Satan. Remember, he was sitting in the
presence of God, perfect in beauty and song, Worshiping God until he thought to usurp His power.
Once the devil committed himself to that notion, he was thrown out from Heaven like lightning
across the sky (Luke 10:18), and when God asks him What are you doing here? the devil replies
to his Creator that he was walking through the Earth, patrolling the place like he owns it.

When God follows up with Look at my servant Job, there is none like him in the earth, a perfect
and an upright man, one that feared God, and eschewed evil, in other words- like you should have
been, lucifer. The devil replies that Job should be easy going, God has him all hedged in and he
has no reason to curse anybody, as if cursing those around us should be part of our daily
activities.

We need to remember, all our feelings and the prevailing circumstances in our life are not a
barometer as to whether or not Gods Word is true. Our feelings make no difference over the full
course of our lives. It is the prompting of the Holy Spirit that will lead and guide us to success, not
how we feel about it. Feelings can be very deceptive. The struggles in life that bring us grief only
serve to help us learn to distinguish between good and evil, and make us stronger in the Faith,
and once we learn how, we will prove Gods place in the Earth over and over again.

An example of this would be when Peter stepped out of the boat, and walked on the water towards
Jesus (Mt 14). It says that when Peter saw the wind and the waves, he began to sink, but the
reality is the wind and the waves had absolutely nothing to do with it. If they did, that means that
anyone of us could go to the local swimming pool on a calm day and stroll right across. Let me
know how it goes~

No matter what is said to satan, he will always argue with you; always have an excuse why
nobody deserves any credit, why things wont go well this time, and how God is to blame.
There are too many extending circumstances - we never know what God is going to do he claims.
All the while he is just waiting for a chink in the armor where he can get in and tear things apart.
We know exactly what God is going to do, He is not a man that He should lie ( Num. 23:19; 1Sam
15:29 ) and He tells us over and over again in His Word exactly what He will do and what we can
expect. The Book of 1Pet 5:7-9 says:

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walked about, and
seeking whom he may devour :( 1Peter 5:6)

We all know that if lions are roaring, they dont want to fight; they roar to give you warning that they
are close by. A roar is an attempt to scare you into a retreat. When a lion goes on the hunt and
seriously wants to catch you, he is one of the stealthiest animals in the kingdom. Roaring lions
dont bite!
All the devils can do is roar at us, scare us, and get us to jump and run in such a way that we will
do something foolish and hurt ourselves.

Within the book of Job, we see Satan trying to tempt God the Almighty by asking Him to put forth
thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face (Job 1:11), making
false accusations against a man that has only been Faithful, and very pleasing to God. The devil is
incapable of producing anything good, he can only lie, cheat, steal and destroy. That is why there
is no redemption for him. The Bible says that there is a fire inside him, and it consumes him every
day (2Cor 4:16), but our strength is renewed like the eagles (Ps. 103:5). He is getting older, and
we are getting younger. What is happening to you over the course of your unique life is based on
whose words you are filling yourself with, and who you are placing your Faith in.

12And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon him put not
forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD. (Job1:6-12)

Verse 12 is often interpreted as though God is giving Satan permission to go in and take control
over Job and his life. The truth is Adam gave the devil that power back in the Garden of Eden,
God was just pointing out to satan that he already had influence over all that he has, it was Jobs
actual life that was in Covenant with God, and it was his Life that was protected from death. The
stuff in Jobs life is still fair game. To this day, we are still under the same rules. satans whole
game is to come against us so hard, and so bad that we will eventually give up and start
proclaiming nothing but failure in our life, accept circumstances as they are, and eventually
declare death and defeat. In Job 42, after all the whining and back and forth complaining, Job
repented for all that he had said. He realized that he was wrong about God, and it was not His
doing that caused Job to lose everything, but the devils. In the end, it was God that restored
everything to Job, verse 12 says that it was the Lord [that] blessed the latter days of Job more
than his beginning. If you can get through the first 40 chapters of Job, the ending is well worth the
read.

So at this point, the book of Job has taught us that God does not randomly give satan a place in
our lives, satan was handed authority by Adam and Eve back in the Garden of Eden, and it is up
to us to apply Spiritual Laws against him by planting our seeds of Faith; i.e.; our Words in good
soil. Unless we put forth the Laws of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus, we will never Overcome the
Laws of sin and death (Rom 8:2), because the devil does not have automatic authority in our lives
unless we give it to him.




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Before Jesus ascended into Heaven, He promised that ‘He goes to prepare a place for us-‘ In Ps.
23, God promised that He has already ‘prepared a table for us in the presence of our enemies’.
There are no enemies in Heaven, that table is set down here. Either way; God has us protected.
http://www.amazon.com/Angels-Among-Arch-Holy-
ebook/dp/B005EM6RII/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1334243372&sr=8-1

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Description: Jesus Christ was the most controversial person to ever walk the earth. His life is filled with conflicts and disputes that rage on even to this day. And yet, for those of us that are Born Again, it all makes perfect sense. There are still questions about His life and Ministry that many of us take by Faith, but if we are willing to make the time to listen to Him, and try to understand, God will make Himself known to us in an even greater way; each and every day. There is no limit to what God can do, and He sent His Son Jesus to help us understand it.