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.

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.

My Favorite Books of the Bible

Needless to say, the Bible is the most wonderful book I have ever read. I really like many books in the Bible for several reasons:

  1. Genesis: Tells tha start of everything, of the universe and creation, of sin and God’s Redemptive Plan. I love how God interacted with man, sometimes taking the form of man to talk with His most-loved creation. For many times, the stories of the Patriarchs made me cry. So dramatic and full of life! Abraham’s sacrifice of Isaac and Joseph reconciling with his brothers are just a few samples.
  2. Deuteronomy: Basically Moses’ farewell speech. You can see here the heart of a man whom God so highly esteemed. And the tragic lesson on how even a devout man could miss God’s perfect plan.
  3. 1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings: The stories of the Kings. How Israel rejected God (and Samuel), David’s rise and fall and redemption, Hezekiah’s dependence on God, etc. Here God’s intervention in the daily life of His chosen people were very evident.
  4. Psalms: I could relate well with the emotions and circumstances of the Psalmists.
  5. Nehemiah: The great man of vision, action and prayer. His life was endangered but wisdom saved him.
  6. Daniel: The highly-favored man of God. Gifted and prayerful.
  7. Joel: The great message of Repentance.
  8. Jonah: How a servant of God could be so stubborn, and how God could show mercy to His repentant enemies.
  9. Gospels: The living story of the Messiah. His perfect model for the Ministry, His humility and Authority, His humanity and divinity, His teachings and miracles, and His time with His disciples.
  10. Acts: The Early Church, the Standard of how the Church today should walk, think, and talk.
  11. The Epistles, Pauline and General: The writings of Jesus’s followers who witnessed Him and experienced to pour out their lives selflessly for Him.
  12. Revelation: Christ’s triumphant return, God’s victory, the wedding between Christ and His Church, Heaven the home of believers, and hell the torment of Satan and the unsaved.

This is just a partial list. Surely I have missed others like Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ecclesiastes, and the others.

Nonetheless, the more you read the Bible the more you will love it from Start (Genesis) to finish (Revelation).