Does the Devil Have Access to God in Heaven?
Jesse M. Hendley
Job 1:6-20, Luke 22:31-32
I received a letter from a friend who wrote; ''I hear from time to time that some people (preachers included) say that the devil has access to Heaven? I am asked about this. Can you please give me the right answer to tell people?''
The Study of God's Word
Before I begin this study, let me say that when you study any theme in the Bible, you must study it all the way through in order to interpret it correctly. Let me also say that, from my studies of the Word of God, that God has always been God, will always be God and no one can dethrone Him. The devil cannot manipulate God at all, yet God allows him to live and to test and tempt people- -to actually put us to the test.
Next to God, the devil is the most powerful being in the Universe. He is testing and tempting us now as he has in the past and will continue to do in the future until at the very end he shall be destroyed and cast into the Lake of Fire. There will be no devil in eternity, nor any of his fallen angels. They will be in the Lake of Fire.
A Conversation Between Satan and God
With the above as our forethought, let us look at the original question about the devil having access to Heaven and to God. We know that it was so in the days of Job, for Job 1:6 says, ''Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them.'' We have a picture of Heaven, with God sitting on His Throne and the sons of God, which are angels, coming to God for a conference and Satan was among them. Verse 7, ''And the Lord said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? (Where did you come from?) Then Satan answered the Lord and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.'' Verse 8, ''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, an ...
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