The Bible is very clear about the mission of Satan, who is the faultfinder and accuser. In modern terms, Satan can be compared to an aggressive criminal attorney, district Attorney or prosecutor, one who is in God’s court and therefore under His complete sovereignty.
We do not like prosecuting attorneys; we may even hate them when they stick their noses in our private business.
The soul (nephesh) dislikes it. But, now, since I have given you little education, and rationality (ratzon), which approach would you choose—the rational or the emotional? We attain to a sober and intelligent mind.
Jewish dispersions deal with God’s seed being sown abroad and with being the light not only to themselves, but above all to the nations of the world; as it is right now. God could not wait to manifest His sovereignty over all of His own creation. He turned King Nebuchadnezzar into an ox and then restored him.
The flames killed seven Babylonians, but not the three Jews Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego who walked in the midst of the same fire that killed others. Lions would not touch Daniel. Etc. These were the witnesses to God’s absolute sovereignty over all of His creation without our help and yet through us. As a result the King of Babylon made a proclamation that there is no other (pagan) God but the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel.
God raised up Cyrus the king of Persia to whom He proclaimed His absolute sovereignty. He anointed Cyrus to rescue the stolen by Nebuchadnezzar temple treasures and returned them to the rightful owners in Jerusalem. Through Cyrus Persia heard of God’s sovereignty. That’s indeed mass evangelism of those days. To love our enemy means to heal not only us of the enemy-mentality and become the standard of God’s love on earth, but also those we meet. Anyone that comes to us can be healed of any enmity. That’s how powerful is God’s love in us.
But we have embraced the second idea rather than the first, which explains to us God’s anger because of unrighteousness (*2Samuel 24:1).
(*1Chronicles 21:1) Then Satan stood up against Israel and moved David to number Israel.
Now, which is true the earlier book or the latter?
Of course, God was angry with David so He vented His wrath through Satan. It is all so logical. But to think this way one’s vindictive soul must be healed; only then one can see the glory of our Creator.
Embrace God’s bright light and not the dead doctrines of our predecessors, which are warped, unclean and useless. But in order to understand it all one must be trained in God’s oneness, which to a pagan is a foreign thing.