KEY SCRIPTURE: John 7:30 KJV: “Then they sought to take him: but no man laid hands on him, because his hour was not yet come.”
David, Father Jesse’s last son was anointed King during the reign of King Saul, yet he did not ascend the throne, because his hour was not up. He had to wait for a couple of years before it was time to become king of Israel.
There is always a specific timing when God’s program may be fully executed. It is your set time or your hour for God’s special program for you to be established. Can Satan interfere with God’s schedule for any of God’s children? The answer to this question is no and yes. It is no if that child of God lives under divine instructions. If he or she lives to obey the voice of the Spirit then Satan or his angels cannot interfere with his life in any way. Such a one lives in God’s perfect will and the devil has no place in his life.
On the other hand, it is a big yes, if that individual should live to please Himself. In such times God is compelled to break his word allowing the enemy to go ahead and do what He intends to do. Such a person is living in the permissive will of God.
The Lord said to Joshua in Joshua 1:5″ There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.” Although God gave such a solemn promise to Israel, they were defeated in their second battle, by a rather small town called Ai. Joshua 7:1-7. God’s program was an absolute victory in every battle yet, they were miserably disgraced. Why did God’s word fail? Achan had defiled the camp of Israel by stealing an accursed thing. Satan had the access to interfere with God’s will and bring them defeat. There are some Christians who may even lose their lives through demonic attacks. This is not in any way God’s hour for them. The Lord counseled his disciples and every one of us to watch and pray, so we would not enter into temptations. A temptation may be a condition that your strength may not be ready to face. The condition may overwhelm and destroy you. You must heed the master’s advice and watch and pray always.
Our key scripture said they could not lay their hands on Jesus because His hour was not up. The Lord walked in step with the Holy Spirit. He said my father is always with me, because I always do that which pleases Him. The Lord was never lazy to pray. Heb 5:7 KJV ” Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared”; He did not live His life as one on a fun fare, but one in a real warfare. Just consider the way He prayed. He did not give place to laziness.
THOUGHT: SATAN CAN GO AS FAR AS YOU ALLOW HIM
Rom 12:2 KJV” And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
1Sa 2:30 KJV” Wherefore the LORD God of Israel saith, I said indeed that thy house, and the house of thy father, should walk before me for ever: but now the LORD saith, Be it far from me; for them that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed.”