Satan’s Grief = The Children Of God

Satan’s Grief = The Children Of God
Tommy Robbins
“The more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And 
they were grieved because of the children of Israel.” Exodus 1:12
As Satan and the world is no match for God, neither is sin and Satan a 
victor over the children of God – “Nay, in all these things we are more 
than conquerors through him that loved us” Romans 8:37. The more the 
child of God is afflicted the more we grow in grace and knowledge of 
Him. This is because of Christ, not ourselves – “Ye are of God, little 
children, and have overcome them: because greater is He that is in you, 
than he that is in the world.” 1John 4:4. Our Lord knows nothing of 
defeat. He has won every battle and defeated every enemy that comes 
against us – “What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, 
who can be against us?” Romans 8:31. We but need to stand on the bank of 
the river and watch the final destruction of Pharaoh and his army to 
calm our fears. The deliverance of the children of Israel is but a 
picture of a greater deliverance. It was by the affliction of our Lord 
Jesus Christ that grace was multiplied for His sheep.

The grief of Satan is the growth of God’s kingdom through Christ’s 
suffering and death. Shall those whom Christ purchased with His Own 
blood suffer loss? Emphatically, NO! “This is the Father’s will which 
hath sent Me, that of all which He hath given Me I should lose nothing, 
but should raise it up again at the last day” John 6:39. As the children 
of Israel were an uncontrollable burden and grief to the Egyptians, so 
is Christ and His church to the world.

Adversity is sent from the loving hand of God to graciously force us to 
Himself. “These things I have spoken unto you, that in Me ye might have 
peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I 
have overcome the world” John 16:33. What Satan means for evil, God uses 
for His people’s good. “We know that all things work together for good 
to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His 
purpose” Romans 8:28.

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