Does Satan Work for God?

Does the Devil work for God? Short Answer: No. Long Answer that will require explanation: Yes.

The Devil does not work for God in the sense that the Devil hates to do so; he sees God as an enemy so his plans and actions are motivated to destroy or thwart or at least delay God’s plans and purposes.

However, because God is in control and accomplishes His purposes and that includes overruling the Devil’s actions, indirectly the Devil serves or works for God. To be a little more technically accurate, the Devil is a tool that is being used by God to accomplish His purposes.

Let us take the greatest ‘murder’ in all of human history as an example. (I put quotation marks for murder because it was not a murder after all, for Jesus voluntarily gave His life – John 10:11–15). And that is the Death of Jesus.

Who killed Jesus? The Jews? Pontius Pilate? Satan? The Pharisees? Well, they all had their part in killing Jesus, so partially they all did kill Jesus, they contributed to His physical earthly death.

However, it was God Himself who killed Jesus. It all started when God spoke of it in the Garden of Eden:

Genesis 3:15 (KJV) And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

That Scripture tells us that it was God who dictated what will surely happen in the future at the Cross: The Messiah would physically die as an Offering to God for man’s salvation, and thru that death Satan would be permanently defeated. That’s it. God ordained the death of His Son and the Son agrees to the plan of the Father:

John 10:11, 15, 17-18 (KJV) I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.

As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.

Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.

No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.

Those Scriptures tell us plainly that it was not Satan who took away Jesus’s life – but it was the plan of the Father and the Son for the Messiah to be killed. It might seem brutal to us, but it was the Father who killed the Son. Again, another Scripture:

Acts 2:23-24 (KJV) Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:

Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.

So, in that incident, it was God’s plan to offer the Messiah as the perfect Lamb who takes away the sin of the world (John 1:29), and the Jewish leaders and the unbelieving Jews and Satan took their respective parts in fulfilling it. So indirectly, the Devil did work for God.

Another example is the popular suffering of Job. Satan wanted to destroy the faith and devotion of Job to God, yet God wanted to strengthen Job’s faith and to show to Satan that Job loves God above all else, not because He is blessing Job. So again Satan was just a tool.

The more the Devil rebel against God, the more of God’s Justice and Holy Wrath will be magnified; the more people sin, the more God’s Grace of Forgiveness and God’s Righteous Judgement will be glorified.

Everything has been directed by God, and in the End everything and everyone will have their respective places as determined by God as revealed in the Bible.

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Why I (Try to) Read the Bible Everyday

I should read the Bible every day, especially that I am serving Him for years, and at the moment I am serving Him full time.

This past two weeks, I have been reading a lot of Scriptures every day. However, prior to that, a month ago and some months ago, I have been only reading it a bit, maybe once or twice a week. And it was a disaster.

As a believer I would attest with all my heart that it is really God’s Word, by that I mean the only God’s Word. We are so blessed that the Only Creator and Lover of mankind has left for us His very own words! But very few people appreciate that. In fact many people doubt that the Bible really is God’s Word.

Let me state some reasons why the Bible is God’s Word and that there is no other:

First, the Bible is Alive, it changes lives. I mean, countless lives. Reading and applying it in everyday life provides strength to the weak, wisdom to the confused, salvation to the lost, and healing to the sick. No other psychology or self-help books can do this.

Second, the Bible is Reliable, its history record is perfect. Credible historians, Christian or not have testified again and again that the Biblical Record of human history is accurate and without any error.

Third, the Bible is Prophetic, its prophecies were fulfilled and are being fulfilled. The Bible contains more than three hundred prophecies regarding the Messiah Jesus Christ alone, and all of them were fulfilled, and that is a miracle in itself. And there are many other prophecies concerning different areas, which were fulfilled. Many still are to be fulfilled concerning the end times.

Fourth, the Bible is Harmonious, its sixty-six books do not conflict. The Bible is written in a span of more than fifteen hundred years by more than forty authors, signifying that it has One Ultimate Author as the books contain a unified message of God’s Glory and Man’s Redemption without any conflict.

Fifth, the Bible is Indestructible, countless attempts to destroy it failed. Kings, Emperors, Politicians, nations, and Satan himself tried to destroy it but they all failed miserably. The Bible is still the best-selling book of all time.

Now, let me state my personal reasons why I try my best to read the Bible everyday:

First, I get to know God better thru the reading of the Bible. This is maybe my most important reason. Bible reading cause me to know my God and Savior more. It draws me closer to Him, and it brings intimacy to our relationship.

Deuteronomy 31:12 (KJV) Gather the people together, men, and women, and children, and thy stranger that is within thy gates, that they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear the LORD your God, and observe to do all the words of this law

1 John 1:3 (KJV) That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.

Second, it guides me. If I want to ask God about anything in life I have two basic options, prayer and Bible reading. God’s wisdom and counsel are found in the Bible.

Proverbs 4:4-6 (KJV) He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.

Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.

Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee.

James 1:5 (KJV) If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

Third, it sanctifies me. The Bible shows my errors, and tells me the right ways in all things. It provides detailed instructions on the direction to go towards holiness.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 (KJV) All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

That the man of God may be perfect

Psalms 119:9 (KJV) Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.

Fourth, it strengthens my faith. The Bible feeds my soul in my daily walk in life as a Christian. I do not rely on emotions and feelings, but in the Biblical Faith in my walk in life.

Romans 10:8 (KJV) But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;

Romans 10:17 (KJV) So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Matthew 4:4 (KJV) But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

Fifth, the Bible is the best Christian Worker Handbook. Thru the Bible I get to know how to serve God in the most God-glorifying way.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 (KJV) All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV) Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

I will age and God willing attain an old age but my need for the Bible well never cease for the Word stands forever.

Psalms 119:89 (KJV) For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.

My Family Hates me for my New Faith: How to Lessen the Hatred

My family has been raised as firm Roman Catholics, though I could not say that they belong to those very devout ones who attend Mass everyday. It was my decision to serve God wholly that brought hostility to my family, and not really my change of faith.

Religion is a serious commitment or choice to many families. As much as possible, many families prefer (mostly the parents) to have a one religion or faith for the entire family.

I myself as a converted Born-Again (Evangelical and Full Gospel) Christian from Roman Catholicism, I could say that conversion will almost always arouse dispute in the family. I mean ranging from small disputes to big family divisions in some few but true cases. When I was converted to Christianity, my family almost didn’t mind it. But when I decided to serve God fully, forsaking opportunities for good jobs and education, that started the fire in our home.

Family quarrels are inevitable when you are called by God. It will sometimes destroy peace.

Matthew 10:34-36 (KJV) Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.

For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.

And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.

However, it is necessary to pursue a good relationship with God, at all costs. God calls men to full service very rarely, but He does. It is likely more possible that God is calling a person into a deep relationship with Him (first), rather than to a full service. In any case, when God pulls you out from your old religion into a living relationship with Him, you must yield to Him.

Matthew 10:37-39 (KJV) He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.

And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.

He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.

What can I do then to lessen the hatred and opposition from your family members?

Though opposition is almost always inevitable, there are certain ways where we can minimize it. After all, we love our family and we would like them to be saved also, and not to turn out as our lifelong enemies.

  1. Pray, pray, and pray. When God tells you to do faith conversion, pray first then act. Always say in your prayers that this will let your family feel the love of God.
  2. Show that you are positively being changed by God. If you spend all your time in the Church and do not help in the household chores and do not speak anymore with your family, you are not helping your situation. You only worsen it by destroying your testimony in your home.
  3. Do them favors that come from your heart. They must feel it, that you love them more now than ever. Serve them. Of course don’t do them favors that will compromise your new found faith
  4. When you speak to them about your faith, whether you defend it or promote it, always do so using the hamburger message. That means the two breads contains positive content while the ham contains the hard message. The positive content may contain positive feedback about your family. That way, you somewhat makes the hard message more swallow-able without compromising it.

Personally, it took me ten years of praying and serving my family to make them accept my faith and my full service to God as a pastor. But now, Praise God, they are my first line of supporters!

Proverbs 27:5 (KJV) Open rebuke is better than secret love.

Matthew 5:13-16 (KJV) Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

I am God

This is a Poem I wrote many years ago after a prayerful reflection on the Attributes and Characteristics of God especially from the Old Testament.

I Am God
And there is none like Me.
In Class and Perfection
I stand apart, I have all the Glory.
My very being is above everything,
My transcendence makes you nothing.

I Am God
And My life extends beyond all time.
I consider your eighty years of life
As a tiny speck of dust
Compared to my no-beginning
And no-end of eternity.

I Am God
And everything owes its existence to Me.
I Am the Only Being in the universe
Whose existence is not caused by outside force.
For from the abundance of Life from Myself
Came out everything your eyes can see.

I Am God
And my Infinite Mind contains
All wisdom and the facts of reality.
In My mind are all the events of eternity,
I know everything so how can you think
That you can counsel me?

I Am God
And I Am sovereign over all.
None can stay My hand
From accomplishing My pleasure.
You may be surprised at the
Unfolding of events, but none
Of reality is strange to Me
For everything comes from My Sovereign Decree.

I Am God
And My Holiness is unapproachable.
Though you are created in My image,
You made yourself sinful and corrupt,
There is no way you can
Come close to My Pure Light.
I Am God
And I Am joyous all throughout My life.
I may get angry over sin
And anguish on the innocent’s suffering,
But all is in My control
I can do what will make Me happy.

I Am God
And I have the biggest heart of all,
For I Am the Author and Being of Love.
In all your power
You have rebelled against Me,
But in My Love and Infinite Mind
I devised a Plan so
That to you I can draw near.

I Am God
And though you trampled on My Glory
By repeatedly sinning against Me,
Remember that I Am God
There is no stopping Me
If I choose to reach out to you,
And take you home with Me.

I Am God
And I don’t expect you to
Understand this Great Mystery:
That among all I chose My Son
To suffer and die on your behalf,
So that My Holiness and Love
Could find a way in your life.

I Am God
And all the Glory is Mine.
Though Glorious that I Am,
And little that you are,
I make My Fullness spill
-over to you
As My heart aims to satisfy.
Come, see My Glory, be satisfied.

Is the Church being judgemental towards the Homosexuals (LGBT)?

Are Christians being judgemental towards the homosexuals (LGBT)? What stand do the Church needs to take in this issue?

Let me first say that in the Bible God disapproves homosexual acts. It is clearly stated many times, and I will just quote a few verses.

Romans 1:26-27 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

1 Corinthians 6:9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality,

Now, let me go a little further, and that is to say that homosexuality itself is sin (though I know many Christians and Churches will not agree with me).

With this I mean that homosexuality in itself, if present in the heart and mind of an individual, is already a sin. It is like being addicted to something wrong or bad (for example, drugs) but because you know that to take it is sin, you refuse to do it. But in your mind you fantasize it. Or let me again say it is like looking into a woman lustfully while at the same time trying your best to avoid real physical advances. It is still a sin. For me I believe that the unnatural craving itself, fulfilled actually or not, is sin in itself (the unnatural craving).

Let me clarify though two things here: I am not saying that homosexuality is a greater or worse sin than being a killer, a rapist, or anything else. Though I admit it is one of the sins that will be rampant in the last days (Romans 1:26–27) when the world gets worse and sin multiplies greatly. (So it seems to say that it is one grave sin). Another thing for clarification is that I am not being judgemental. I am just standing for the Biblical Truth with the aim of restoring a person (like me who needs restoring from certain areas), and not in condemning a person to a state of being unredeemable.

Yes, when a Christian or a Church tells a homosexual that he/she needs to repent and that the person is shown real love and acceptance (accepting not the sin but the person) and is helped to turn away from that sin, then it is not being judgemental. It is being a loving Christian who sees God’s Love and Grace towards the homosexual and that love pushes them to help the homosexual be freed from sin!

But, if the Christian or a Church tells a homosexual that he or she is living in sin and makes no ways of helping him/her out, but treats the person as someone lesser or to be avoided, then that is being judgemental. It is a Pharisee Attitude of “I am holier than thou”.

Matthew 7:1-3 (KJV) Judge not, that ye be not judged.

For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

This is the right time that the Church needs to stand out and to be clear for what is Biblical – that homosexuality is sin. But also, to the same degree, in great fervor, show real love and concern for these people. God loves them and died for them. They are not the worse sinners. God even saves some Satanists, who could be classified as the greatest sinners (blasphemers of God, killers, idolaters, sexually immorals, etc.) of all.

God showed His love that He gave the life of His Son Jesus to us when we were still sinners – drunkards or not, killers or not, rapists or not, homosexuals or not (Romans 5:8).

If we Christians feel that we are more holy than homosexuals in our own merit, then we need to look to Jesus and to the Cross and repent. We were also sinners (maybe worse sinners than homosexuals) who just received God’s Grace of forgiveness.

Do you love someone who happens to be a victim of homosexuality? Then approach the person in Christlike love and tell the person that he needs to turn away from it by surrendering it to Jesus. That way, you might be able to save the person in Jesus.

Proverbs 27:5-6 (KJV) Open rebuke is better than secret love. Faithful are the wounds of a friend

Why we need the New Testament

Why the New Testament is relevant and needed today is a very good thought to ponder. The New Testament in invaluable to the Bible as a whole, and to the Christians. Without the New Testament, God’s Revelation to man will not be complete, and without it, the saints will not fully understand nor realised God’s purposes.

Why the New Testament is needed:

The New Testament is God’s Revelation about the New Convenant which is superior to the Old Covenant. The Old Covenant highlights the Law which God gave to Moses as a means of appeasing God’s anger and coming back to God. However, history reveals that it is never sufficient, for man could not and could never fulfill his obligations. The New Convenant is the superior one, highlighting the sacrifice of Jesus as God’s Lamb as a way of bringing man to God.

The New Testament brings God’s Redemptive Plan to man in completion. Having the Old Testament alone is not complete. Genesis 3:15, the seed of God’s Redemptive Plan will never be realised or understood without the New Testament. New Testament brings this to light and confusion is removed.

The New Testament fulfilled the expected Messiah from the Old Testament. The prophets prophesied more than 300 prophecies about the Messiah. All of Israel was waiting for His Coming. In the Gospels from the New Testament, the waiting has come to an end and almost all the prophecies were fulfilled, and the remaining few will be realised on His Second Coming.

The New Testament gives the final information on how God will put the end to evil, and bring Glory to His Kingdom and to His saints. On earth, Christians are sojourners, as citizens of heaven. The New Testament, especially the Gospels and some Pauline Epistles and Revelation give the details on how God will put an end to all the sufferings of His Children, how He will put an end to Satan once and for all, and gives us the glimpses of the future Glory to come reserved to God alone and His children. And this is our present hope, as we ensure in this broken world.

The Church is so blessed today to hold in her hands the complete 66 books of the Bible. The Early Church has only access to the Old Testament and some of the Pauline and General Epistles. God’s Word is under attack and under fire today as many scholars and critics try to challenge the authenticity and authority of those 66 books. Some on the other hand try to include other books to the Bible.

Let us then all pray and use our Bibles for personal growth and for the furtherance of God’s Kingdom. In Faith we believe that the 66 books of the Bible were given to us to glorify God.


Hebrews 4:12 (KJV) For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Psalms 12:6 (KJV) The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.

Isaiah 40:8 (KJV) The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.

Prayer is Real

Prayer is a spiritual discipline I could never live without. I am a firm believer and practicer of prayer, knowing and experiencing myself that it works.

Prayer is so wonderfully taught by Jesus as a tool for many purposes.


It is one way of blessing your enemies:

Matthew 5:44-45 (KJV) But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

It is one way of communing with your Father:

Matthew 6:6 (KJV) But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

It is one way of advancing God’s Kingdom on Earth:

Matthew 6:9-10 (KJV) After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

It is one way of multiplying labourers for the Kingdom of God:

Matthew 9:37-38 (KJV) Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;

Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.

It is one way of casting out demons:

Matthew 17:21 (KJV) Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.

It is one way of receiving from God:

Matthew 21:22 (KJV) all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.


Regarding if God has answered any of my prayers, yes, He has answered yes to many, no to some, and wait for the most.

We prayed for my uncle so he could walk normally without relying for some support. That was, after receiving a vision from God to pray for him to walk. After praying for him, he walked normally! Praise God!

I did not review well enough for my Board Exam for Professional Teaching, because I prioritized the ministry. God granted that I pass with a high score after praying.

We prayed for an old woman who was near blind. After praying, she could walk well in the dark without any guidance! Hallelujah!

We prayed for some sick babies and after the prayers, immediately, the fever left them!

We prayed in thanksgiving for a meal in a table, though there was no meal present. After the prayer, a friend knocked in the door and gave a meal.

After several days of prayer and fasting, I was freed from the spirit of fear that was holding me back to witness to my family. After receiving a certain vision, I ended my fasting and I was freed from the gripping fear.

A veterinary nurse declared my girl puppy to be dead. I got the puppy after an hour, wrapped in an airtight plastic. After praying and crying, the dead puppy girl was resurrected to life!


I still have many real life samples of how God answers prayers, from the smallest to the biggest ones. But the greatest benefit of prayer to me though, is close communion with God.