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    I will be like the Most High

Job 2:1-3 reads, “1) Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the LORD. 2 And the LORD said unto Satan, From whence comest thou? And Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it. 3 And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? and still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause.” ‘Sons’, in verse one is ben (bane), in Hebrew, meaning: ‘a child whose job is to build the family or home’. ‘Satan’ in Hebrew is śaṭan (saw-tawn’): {Origin: from śaṭan (saw-tan’) ‘to attack, (figuratively) accuse’} Strong’s Definition: ‘an opponent; especially (with the article prefixed) Satan, the arch enemy of good’. His stand before God is that of an adversary. He was no longer running errands for God again. He had become, as his itinerancy (…going to and fro in the earth…) evokes, a vagabond like Cain (Genesis 4:12), his first, true human disciple.

The word ‘considered’, leb (labe): ‘the heart; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect’. Obviously, this degenerate Lucifer is so swallowed up in antipathy to be disposed to any capability of considering, in his heart, the pious stance of another creature. Satan is so morally bankrupt that his intelligence is perpetually headed towards paths of cruelty. This fallen angel is so incorrigibly antipathetic that he would not see what His Omniscience saw in Job! Let no religious indoctrination fool you into believing the reasonableness of a certain rapport between God and the Devil such that Satan can be or is still an angel (messenger) of the LORD God. That is an improbable possibility. The Devil did not and will never agree with God; he told God to His Omnipotence face, “…is it not because You have……that Job is…. (Job 1:9-11); and this is why he is called devil which, in Hebrew can be tsar, tsarar or śaṭan. The Greek calls it diabolos. Tsar (tsar) BDB Definition: ‘1. narrow, tight 2. straits, distress 3. adversary, foe, enemy, oppressor 4. hard pebble, flint’. Strong’s Definition: (as an adjective) narrow; (as a noun) a tight place (usually figuratively, that is, trouble); also a pebble (transitively) an opponent (as crowding)’.Tsarar (tsaw-rar’): ‘to cramp, literally or figuratively, transitively or intransitively’; and śaṭan (saw-tawn’): ‘an opponent; especially (with the article prefixed) Satan, the arch enemy of good’. Diabolos (dee-ab’-ol-os): ‘a traducer; specifically Satan’. The Devil’s preoccupation is to bastardize God’s prime workmanship: man. Be wise and tread not his path; keep your hands clean like that of Job.




                                                                       Lucifer is a sadist

Unlike Satan, God addressed Job as His servant because these qualities: ‘perfect, upright, feareth God, and escheweth evil’ are Job’s credentials, all of which Lucifer had become absolutely deficient. ‘Perfect’, tam (tawm) means: ‘complete; usually (morally) pious; specifically gentle, dear’. Lucifer’s piety received question marks when he vomited the infamy, “I will…”. ‘Upright’ is yashar (yaw-shawr’): ‘straight (literally or figuratively)’.Yashar comes from a root word: yashar (yaw-shar’): ‘to be straight or even; figuratively to be (causatively to make) right, pleasant, prosperous’. Is Satan fit, in any conceivable way, according to these definitions, to be in the holy God’s employment? ‘Feareth’ comes as yare’ (yaw-ray’): ‘fearing; morally reverent’. ‘Eschew’, Śur (soor): ‘to turn off (literally or figuratively)’. Satan is different, he is an avowed sadist.                    (…to be concluded…)

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My name is H.O. Ojewale. I was born in 17th March, 1955, in the then Gold Coast, now Ghana, Greater Accra. My parents are Nigerians. I am married with three wonderful children.


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