A classic example of monitoring spirits is recorded about the life of Job and how the whole story unfolded to prove God’s protection over His own. For a while I was worried about our position as believers in the environment of monitoring spirits. I however have good news to share about the guaranteed protection from God.
Defining monitoring spirits
These are spirits on Satan’s side (demons) that record information on a believer’s life with the purpose of strategizing on how to do bad things to him or her. If possible, the monitoring spirit’s desire is to take the life of the believer once s/he has fallen from grace. Thus they are deemed very dangerous to be around a believer.
God’s position about believers
God gave us the Bible, which is one of the greatest tools of our faith, to unveil the spiritual world that is not visible to our natural eyes. Without the Bible, it is easy to get lost in the many philosophies that are shared all over about the spiritual world.
The Bible has made it clear that everything we do is in full view of God’s angels but ‘limited time’ to devils. God goes further to even read out thoughts and intentions, which I’m confident that the devil is not cable of doing.
God’s full time surveillance on believers
God has committed through the writer of the book of Hebrews in chapter 15 verse 5 to 6 never to leave or forsake those who trust in Him. In Deuteronomy 31:6-8 God makes a similar promise to Moses when sending him to face Pharaoh.
Satan’s part time surveillance on believers
I believe that devils or demons do not have the ability to be fully present or omnipresent in a believer’s life. I believe that there are interruptions to Satan’s monitoring spirits sometimes. This could be when the believer prays or when God hides the believer from Satan’s harm. Jesus Christ in the Gospel of Matthew 12:44-45 reveal that demons sometimes leave a believer alone and go to strategize or to enforce for a more effective attack when they return.
Job’s example of God’s surveillance over His own
In the book of Job 1, the Bible teaches that Satan confessed to God that the protection Job enjoyed from God was exceptional. It is God who started the conversation about the pure life of Job and said, “Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil.” (Job 1:8). This proves to me that God has total surveillance over His own when the devil must notice to know how we behave or please God.
In verse 9 and 10 Satan’s monitoring efforts approve that God has Job and his possessions hedged, thus whatever data Satan has on Job’s life could only be reserved possible future use. It is not until God allows for it that Satan gains access to Job’s life.
There are many other examples in the Bible that can be quoted to prove the protection of God to believers. Indeed Satan will send his demons (monitoring spirits) to monitor and record our bad deeds for the purpose of accusing us before God, yet God has provided a solution to nullify Satan’s accusations. It is simply to repent and forsake our wrong doing.
I do want to give comfort to the believer that as long as they stay in God’s will, nothing beyond that which they can handle could ever befall them. This is a promise found in 1 Corinthians 10:13.
The spiritual realm has God in full control yet it is guided by our behavior in the physical world. Satan has agents in human bodies on earth who work to compliment the monitoring spirits, which is a subject to address in other articles to come.