Wu Siu Yan
Look at a bird that flies. Ask an aeronautical engineer, could he design an aeroplane that is so stream-lined as a bird ? that can fly so well as a bird ?
Look at a dolphin that swims in the sea. Ask a shipbuilding engineer, could he design a ship that is so stream-lined as a dolphin ? that can swim so well as a dolphin ?
Look at yourself, your body. It has many "systems" --
Do all these "systems" need design ?
So you know that all things in the universe are by design. They are all designed by GOD, who is GOD of TRUTH, and also GOD of JUSTICE.
Look at a robot in a car factory. Its movement is fixed. Its has no freedom to act otherwise.
Not so with angels and human, we have freedom to act. (GOD created the angels before He created humans).
Angel/human can choose to be good, or to be bad, to be obedient to GOD's teachings, or disobey/disregard GOD's teachings.
(In the Laws and Commandments of GOD, GOD stipulates how we should act towards parents, neighbours, animals, plants, land -- duties of a human being, what we should do, and should not do, to fellow human beings/animals/plant.)
If we keep the laws/commandments of GOD, we will be blessed.(Click to know what blessedness and curse meant.) It is all by design. Designed before GOD created the world. (Just like throwing a stone into a pond, it will generate ripples automatically.)
If we break the laws/commandments of GOD, we will be cursed. Our road will be hard, our mental load will be heavy, our life will be dangerous -- sickness/harm/death. It is all by design. Designed before GOD created the world.(Just like throwing a stone into a pond, it will generate ripples automatically.)
How hard/heavy/dangerous will depend on our departure from the laws/commandments, the more we depart, the more it will be, the less we depart, the less it will be, all according to the justice in GOD's laws.
Do not listen to theologians who put forward "theories of salvation, theories of righteousness" that make people forget ALL THE TEACHINGS OF GOD, ALL THE TEACHINGS OF JESUS, in the Bible.
The truth is : WORK COUNT. Read [Deuteronomy], and [James] in the Bible. Also read [Luke 18:13-14]. We will be judged according to our deeds.
[Isaiah 3:10-11] Tell the righteous that it shall be well with them, for they shall eat the fruit of their deeds. Woe to the wicked! It shall be ill with him, for what his hands have done shall be done to him.
[Jeremiah 17:10] Jehovah : "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately corrupt; who can understand it? I, Jehovah, search the mind and try the heart, to give to every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings."
Angels/human are free to choose/act, so you would expect many would choose evil.
Satan/fallen angels/evil spirits/sirens are invisible to us, and they are powerful. They can put evil spirits into us (temptations), and if we do not reject such evil spirits/temptations, we make them our own spirits. That is, we are led by Satan/fallen angels/evil spirits/sirens, without knowing.
Temptations would appear to be very pleasurable, very pleasing. But it is like a bait with a hidden hook and a long line behind held by Satan. For a brief moment you have pleasure, but the rest of the time will be torment. So resist/shun evil resolutely.
But as many would not shun evil, the world is full of dangers. Therefore GOD said in [Ps 50:15] : "call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.", i.e. our Heavenly Father would not leave us orphan in the world, but will help us. Our Heavenly Father loves to protect us as eagle flying over her nest to protect her young, or as a hen gathers her chickens under her wings, if only we would return to Him.
Satan, who is the king and master mind of the evil world, could not harm us WITHOUT GOD'S APPROVAL. Read [Job 1:6-19].
Now it came to pass on the day when the sons of God came to present themselves before Jehovah, that Satan also came among them.
And Jehovah said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered Jehovah, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it. And Jehovah said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job? for there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and turneth away from evil. Then Satan answered Jehovah, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought? Hast not thou made a 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. But put forth thy hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will renounce thee to thy face. And Jehovah said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thy hand.
So Satan went forth from the presence of Jehovah. And it fell on a day when his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house, that there came a messenger unto Job, and said, The oxen were plowing, and the asses feeding beside them; and the Sabeans fell [upon them], and took them away: yea, they have slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee. While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The fire of God is fallen from heaven, and hath burned up the sheep and the servants, and consumed them; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee. While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The Chaldeans made three bands, and fell upon the camels, and have taken them away, yea, and slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee. While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, Thy sons and thy daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house; and, behold, there came a great wind from the wilderness, and smote the four corners of the house, and it fell upon the young men, and they are dead; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.
GOD allowed Satan to afflict Job, GOD had his reasons, but it is hard for us to understand. It is true also with afflictions that fall onto us, GOD must have his reasons, and we should trust in the heart/mind of GOD, who is the DESIGNER AND CREATOR of all things, and is our Heavenly Father. Submit to GOD's will in all things, for they are blessings in disguise, unless you break GOD's laws/commandments.
We should focus on GOD's promise in [Lev 26] [Exodus 20:5-6] ,
Keep the laws/commandments => Blessing,
Break the laws/commandments => Curse.
and walk the road of Jesus (i.e. "eat the flesh of Jesus, drink the blood of Jesus" -- imitate Jesus in his dealing with people, in his attitudes, and in his firm keeping of the commandments of Jehovah to remain in Jehovah's love [John 15:10]).
[Exodus 20:5-6] Jehovah : " ... you shall not bow down to them or serve them; for I Jehovah your GOD am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing mercy to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments."
Wicked people always think they are powerful, but they are not. One single angel killed 185000 people in one night (read [Isaiah 37:36]). Jehovah singled out, and killed, all the first born of Egypt in one night.
Satan/fallen angels/evil spirits/sirens and the wicked is NOTHING before GOD, the DESIGNER AND CREATOR OF ALL THINGS. Fear them not but fear GOD. Lift your eyes off from Satan/wicked and have your eyes only on GOD and His promises [Exodus 20:6].
Lastly, I would say that the present way of most Christians -- they simply say, "Jesus, live in my heart and be my lord", then learn not, walk not the teachings of Jehovah, of Jesus, but follow their "heart" to conduct their daily lives -- will not work.
Because Jesus will never live in an unclean heart, but Satan/fallen angels/evil spirits/siren will. (Read [John 14:23]).
Walk the teachings of Jehovah, of Jesus, then Jesus/Jehovah will live in your heart, not the other way round.