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.

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.