1 Peter 5:8 “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
First of all, we, the children of God, REALLY DO have an enemy and he is after us, seeking to devour our souls. The devil is NOT a joke, he is real, he is alive, AND he is after you!!!
Job 1:1 “There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and easchewed evil.
The Bible says that Job was perfect…. The devil went after Job… ( Take NOTE right here, the devil is roaming LOOKING for souls to destroy!! Literally, he is roaming and looking for YOU!! )
Job 1:6-12 “Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them. 7. And the Lord said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it. 8. And 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 feareth God, and easchewed evil? 9. Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought? 10. Hast not thou made an 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. 11. But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face. 12. 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.
We know that after this the devil went full force after Job. Job, the wealthiest man in all the land was stripped of all his physical goods, including all his kids. BUT Job did NOT curse God as Satan said he would. The devil met back with God and said it’s only because I did not touch his body. It was then that the devil got permission from God to smote him physically too. As we know, Job was struck down with boils all over his body. ( TAKE NOTE: That the devil could make NO MOVE on Job, without God’s permission. So remember, the devil is still NOTHING!! He’s just the little man, BUT we know the BIG MAN!! )
WHAT DID JOB DO WHEN THE DEVIL CHASED HIM?!?
- He did NOT curse God as Satan said he would. While he did ask God some questions, HE NEVER CURSED HIM!!
- He Blessed God!! Job 1:21 “And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO WHEN THE DEVIL IS CHASING YOU???
- PRASIE THE LORD!!! There is NOTHING the devil hates more than our worship to God. That is what got him cast out of heaven, he wanted THE GLORY!! Praise God! God your bigger than my problems! Your bigger than my failures! Your bigger than my dreams! Your blood is powerful enough to wash away any sin!! Your bigger than the devil! God you are powerful!! God you are all mighty!! There is power in the name of Jesus!!
The devil IS REAL, But so IS GOD!! Choronicles 16:9 “For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly; therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars. While it says that the devil is roaming this earth to and fro, seeking souls, the Bible also says that the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth… God DOSEN’T even have to leave his thrown to see, AND he is watching you, to show himself strong to those who hearts are seeking after him!!
I just want to encourage you, no matter what is going on in your life, SEEK AFTER GOD!! He is there for you, to show himself strong in your life! If the devil is chasing you, JUST PRAISE GOD! PRAISE HIM, JUST KEEP PRAISING HIM!!