Why God does not eliminate temptation

   We have to live with Christ during the millennium and later on with God also for all eternity, After the millennium, Satan will be free to roam for a short time, tempting humanity, The actual temptation will immunize us from future temptation; temptation serves as education in order to strengthen our spirit, Temptations and tribulations will serve as an education for eternity, Temptations also serve, as with Satan and the demons, to shorten the period in which everyone can do all the harm he wants if he desires to do so, it is to say the period during which tribulation exists in creation,

   Once again this confirms my thesis that God has everything under control and nothing occurs without his permit,

   Satan would not be able to (nor can he) address the apostles directly to tempt them outside of the usual, or cause them unusual tribulations, In this specific case which we will see below, we become aware of an occurrence in the celestial realm, In many other cases, we do not have the same luck and because of that we believe that Satan can do as he wills when it comes to Christians, the Church, with humans or the planet, however, this is not so.

   And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat       (Luke 22:31)

   As we can clearly see, Satan had to ask God for permission to sift the Apostles, as he did so later on,

   We see this again in the case of Job; Satan could not simply shake him and his children, because he wanted to, There had to be a petition on the part of Satan and permission (with limits) on the part of God, as we see in Job 1:9-12 and 2:4-6, Although he had God's permission in his hands, he had parameters within which he could act,


   9 Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought? 10 Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land, 11 But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face, 12 And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand, So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD,”           (Job 1:9-12)


    4 And Satan answered the LORD, and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man hath will he give for his life, 5 But put forth thine hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse thee to thy face, 6 And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, he is in thine hand; but save his life,”                      (Job 2:4-6)

   This is all in concordance with I Cor 10:12-13, where we come to know that God does not permit us to be tempted more than we can endure, Even in the case of the personal temptation of each Christian, Satan and his accomplices have a parameter beyond which they cannot go,

   It is logical for this to be this way, due to the fact that by creation an angelic being is much more powerful than a human and if God allowed them to use all of their power, it is safe to say that there would not be one human who could resist the pressure, That is why God set limits, because his purpose is training humans to reject wrong, even when it is shown in beautiful colors, The purpose of God is not to cause a fragile and weak creature to fight against another who is potent and cruel, in order to contemplate how in the fight, the weaker of the two is destroyed,

   In this way, a human being, that can point out in himself the strength of evil and of the tempter, will learn, on his own, to turn to God for help in such an uneven battle, This assures his future and eternal existence, because he learned from his own experience to appeal to He who can do it all, when he is inclined to do his own will or wants to do that which God hates,

   Now again we verify that God make use of the bad actions of his creatures to benefit creation, And so we confirm that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose as we see in Romans 8:28.

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