In the book of Job, Satan challenged God concerning Job, claiming Job only feared God because God blessed him, and saying "But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face." God answered; Job 1:12 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. What is interesting here IMO, is that God did not give SPECIFIC commands concerning what Satan could do, only he could not touch Job himself. That is important to note. Now we see some very interesting things happen. We see the Sabeans stealing Job's oxes and asses and killing his servants (vs. 14-15). So, we see Satan with power over men. In vs. 16 we see fire falling from heaven, burning up Job's sheep and servants. So, we see Satan having power over nature, or perhaps some sort of miracle. In vs. 17 we see the Chaldeans stealing Job's camels and killing his servants. Again, Satan has power over the actions of men. In vs. 18-19 we see a great wind from the wilderness that caused Job's eldest son's house to collapse killing all of Job's children. Satan had power over weather here. OK, now the point of all this. We tend to call incidents like this "acts of God" implying God is responsible for such disasters, but is this so in every case? We have seen the devastating tornadoes in the South recently, and now we are seeing record floods. Did God necessarily cause these disasters, or could it be possible Satan caused them? Was this temporary, or does Satan have these powers at all times? How much freedom does Satan have? as noted, God did not specify (that we know) what Satan was allowed to do. What do you think?