God will Destroy Satan’s Plans
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.Romans 8:28
God promises that he will work all things for our good if we live according to his purpose. This is an amazing promise that we should always remember. God will destroy Satan’s evil plans and make it work for our good and for his glory.
Satan is turning the world toward evil as we approach end time, but the Lord will use this time to bring us closer to Him; so close that we will be ready to leave this world and be with Christ. Satan had the apostle Paul thrown in prison, but the Lord used his time in prison so Paul could write the epistles to the churches he had started. These epistles are in the Bible and are now for all Christians.
Everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. (1 John 5:4) The term overcome the world means we no longer conform to the pattern of the world, and we have the power to obey God rather than obey anything the world wants us to do that is against God’s will. We stand for Christ is all situations, even to our physical death.
For Scripture says to Pharaoh: “I raised you up for this very purpose, that I might display my power in you and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.” (Romans 9:17) Satan tried to use Pharoah to keep the Israelites as slaves in Egypt, but the Lord destroyed his plan. God sent ten plaques into Egypt, and Pharoah finally let God’s people leave. They were led by a pillar of fire at night and a pillar of clouds in the day. Pharoah changed his mind and took all the chariots in Egypt and pursued the Jewish people. God opened the Red Sea for the Jews who went across on dry ground, but when the chariots of Egypt followed, the waters closed and they all drowned. All the surrounding nations heard about the power of the Jewish God, and how God blessed his people. Once again God destroyed Satan’s plan and worked all things for good for the Jews and for His glory.
Then David sent messengers to get her. She came to him, and he slept with her. (2 Samuel 11:4) David sinned by sleeping with the wife or Uriah, one of his top soldiers. Bathsheba got pregnant and he eventually had Uriah killed in battle, and he took Bathsheba as his wife. This act by David was sinful; the baby died and David had trouble the rest of his life as king. But God forgave David, but the incident made David humble. For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me. (Psalm 51:3) This was David statement, and Psalm 51 is David’s repentance. David spent the rest of his life with a humble repenting heart that brought him closer to God.
Today live serving the Lord and God will use everything for your good. It can be as small as a traffic jam or as big and not denying Christ when facing death. God will give you his strength to endure the extremes and everything in between.
Lord, kill Satan’s plans, and make all things will work for good as I live serving Christ. In Jesus name, Amen