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7 And the LORD [Yahovah] said ['amar] unto Satan [satan], Whence ['aiyn] comest [bow'] thou? Then
Satan [satan] answered [`anah] the LORD [Yahovah], and
said ['amar], From going to and fro [shuwt] in the earth ['erets], and
from walking up and down [halak] in it. KJV-Interlinear
7 And the LORD said to Satan, 'From where do you come?' Then
Satan answered the LORD and said, 'From roaming about on the earth and walking
around on it.' NASB
already know that Satan and the angels who followed him in rebellion, are
doomed to the Lake of Fire.
'Then He will also say to those on His left, 'Depart from Me, accursed ones,
into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels; NASB
And behold, they cried out, saying, 'What do we have to do with You, Son of
God? Have You come here to torment us before the time?' NASB
who are condemned are well aware of their sentence. They, some demons, have even accused Jesus of
tormenting them in advance of their scheduled day of execution to the Lake of
here we have Satan, who is a condemned creature, walking freely between heaven
and earth, and even all across the planet.
makes a statement, in response to Gods question. God does not need to ask what Satan has been
doing. God already knows. But for our benefit, this conversation is recorded,
in order to show us Satan's attitude.
is a condemned creature. He is moving
about to and fro, quickly across the planet.
The word 'shuwt' means to move about quickly as with purpose. Satan is not out for a casual walk, just to
get some fresh air. He has an agenda. And that agenda is to promote havoc among
Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls about
like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. NASB
is an angel. He has tremendous mental
capacities. He has tremendous
powers. He can travel throughout the
universe. Yet he rejected Gods
redemption offer in the past, whatever that offer was, and continually rejects
Gods authority, and he prefers to harass humanity on this lonely single planet,
of all of the planets and galaxies in this universe.
again, maybe there is really nowhere else for Satan to hang out.
placing humanity on this planet, God has control over the stage of
history. God has raised a question. God initiates all action. Satan merely reacts negatively, rather than
responding in some positive fashion. God
called together all of the angels. Satan
came too. God did not go to any meeting
that Satan has called.
does not and never will, call the shots of life. All people who reject truth, will never
initiate a solution for anything. They
will only try to criticize and complain their way into positions of power,
which they do not deserve. And, if they
achieve them, everyone suffers as a result.
has power over the world, and misery, pain, and suffering are the result.
answer is boastful and filled with purpose and confidence. Satan is the leading liar in all of creation,
and he believes his own lies.
who rejects truth, embraces lies. Anyone
who rejects truth, does not recognize that, that which they love, is a lie.
the way, this is why you will see many successful people, including
politicians, celebrities, and generally popular folks, pursuing many liberal
agendas. Agendas, which are
philosophically antithetical to their lifestyle.
hate the United States, yet they prefer our money over their own currencies,
and our products over their own. Of
course they don't have any products to speak of.
if you are ultra conservative, then don't get your nose too high in the
air. Many folks who won't chew bubble gum,
won't dance on Sunday, won't wear any color but black, and similar attitudes,
are guilty of the same flawed pattern of thinking.
who rejects truth, and this can include anyone on the planet, will do that
which is absurd. Anyone who rejects truth,
will sooner or later, go out of their way to destroy truth and the very thing
that keeps them alive.
is a condemned person, and yet he carries with him, an air of purpose and self-defined
have you been doing, Satan?'
have been doing my job. I have places to
go, people to see, and things to do.'
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