There is a lesson here that we could apply directly to the End Time Church. She is about to be afflicted by the Hordes of Hell as the Gates of Hell are opened and the enemy comes in like a flood. She will realize her sin, repent and be restored in a Glorious Revival. All things will be restored to her equipping her to bring in the great harvest of souls that God desires.
But then what?
Then we suppose there might be another meeting in heaven, and another conversation that would go something like this.
Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.
And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.
And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my End Time Apostolic Church that there is none like her in the earth, nor has there ever been any like her in all history, being conformed to the very image of my own son Jesus.
That she is a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that she is become holy and without blemish.
A perfect and an upright Church, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? One that has obeyed my every command
That has gone forth and preached my gospel, making disciples of all nations
Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth this so called church of yours fear God for nought?
Hast not thou redeemed her from all her sin, purifying her in the fire of your judgment
And made an hedge about her, and about her house, and about all that she hath on every side?
thou hast blessed the work of her hands, and baptized her with the Holy Ghost and Fire,
Anointed her with rivers of oil, signs, wonders and miracles and poured out your Spirit upon her without measure so that the harvest is increased in the land. Hast thou not raised up the standard of holiness to frustrate my entire army But I still have a stronghold left in your so called perfection of beauty!
And the Lord answered "Say on"
You know that I have "the power of death" and trough fear of death I hold all your precious saints in bondage. [See Hebrews 2:14-15]
But put forth thine hand now, and touch this church of yours with persecution unto death, and she will deny thee and curse thee to thy face.
And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, she is in thine hand to do whatsoever thou wish. So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD.
And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. Rev 13:7
But we have one advantage over Job. We have read the book to the end and we know that Satan's Final Challenge is doomed to fail just like all the rest.
And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. Revelation 12:11
And though Satan is given power to overcome us, we know that we will overcome him the same way Jesus did when He defeated him at the cross.
Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. 1 John 3:16
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