Satan’s Power is Permitted
Lest we be “terrified by our adversaries,” it is well to remember that Satans power is not inherent but permitted (Rom. 13:1). It is not unlimited, but controlled (Job 1:12; 2:6). It is not invincible, but broken (Luke 11:21-11). It is not assured of success, but is surely doomed (Rev. 20:2-3). Satan knows well that there is no ultimate victory for him. The pronounced sentence has only been postponed. But he works to hinder and postpone Christs final triumph. We can rejoice in the certainty of Johns assurance: “Greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world” (I John 4:4).