Tuesday, July 5, 2022
“But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear” (Isaiah 59:2 KJV).
How can dispensational Bible study deliver us from experiencing a lifetime of fear, doubt, frustration, discouragement, and even apostasy?
Dear friend, if you possess even a basic understanding of the Scriptures, you are somewhat familiar with the chief evil spirit known as Satan or the Devil. Multimillions fear him and flippantly blame him for all sorts of problems. According to them, “the Devil’s work” is confined to the nightclubs, casinos, “red-light districts,” prisons, abortion clinics, and other places of ill repute. Now, let us pose a piercing question to them. Could Satan actually work through a church, a minister, a Bible verse to accomplish his will? Have they ever considered these possibilities? The mature Bible student can survey the situation and come to one dismal conclusion: Satan, God’s archenemy, is frequently misunderstood, even among professing Christians. Therefore, his highly exceptional works are usually unnoticed or misidentified.
If we are Bible believers, let us believe the Bible’s description of Satan. “Then the devil taketh him [Jesus Christ] up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple, And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone” (Matthew 4:5,6). “And he [Satan] brought him [Jesus Christ] to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down from hence: For it is written, He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee: And in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone” (Luke 4:9-11).
Dear friend, Satan knows the Bible and even boldly quoted Psalm 91 to God’s Son! Consequently, we should never hastily conclude someone who cites the Bible or encourages us to use it is necessarily of God. Indeed, Satan does not mind at all if we quote the Scriptures….