People may wonder why the Lord does not destroy Satan in a moment’s time.
The Lord could, but He has not done so.
Because He wants man to Cooperate with Him in Dealing with Satan.
God Seeks to have man’s will Joined with His.
He will not destroy Satan all by Himself.
We do not know entirely why God has Chosen This Way, but we do know He Delights in Doing It This Way – namely, that He will not act independently; He Looks for the Cooperation of man.
And this is the Responsibility of the Church on earth.