Strange though it may seem, Satan has to apply to God to do his wicked work (Job 1:6-12). The Evil One had already been given permission to enter into Judas (Luke 22:3) – he had Jesus’ permission but make no mistake, Judas was intent on betraying Jesus and was fully responsible for that desire and behaviour. Then, Satan wanted to invade Simon Peter's life, but Jesus intervened. A test of Peter's loyalty would still be allowed, and he failed that test (Luke 22:54-61), but Satan was denied permission to rip his faith into shreds and prevent him from repenting and being restored to fellowsh
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