Job 1 verses 7-10 7: And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it. 8: And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? 9: Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought? 10: Hast not thou made an 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.
Yes, Satan walked by Job's house, but God had a hedge of protection around him. He could not penetrate it without God's permission. Does the devil walk about the earth today? Does he look for ones to attack? Yes, he does. 1 Peter 5 verse 8, "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour."
During my 18 years of serving Jesus, I have experienced many vicious attacks from the devil...from being assaulted, shot at, oppressed, attacks on my health, finances, family, and ministry. Yet, through these many dangers, toils and snares, I have already come. My experience has been, that right before the LORD moves mightily in your behalf, the enemy comes in like a flood.
One night I was talking on the phone with a friend of mine when suddenly, my dog started fiercely barking. The hair of my flesh stood up (Job 4, verses 14-16 14: Fear came upon me, and trembling, which made all my bones to shake. 15: Then a spirit passed before my face; the hair of my flesh stood up: 16: It stood still, but I could not discern the form thereof: an image was before mine eyes, there was silence, and I heard a voice, saying, ). My friend asked me what was wrong, and I replied "The devil just walked by". Immediately the Holy Spirit came on him and he began to pray for protection for me. I saw in a vision the enemy strolling by and the hedge of protection that he could not get through.
Yes, the devil is real but greater is he that is in me than he that is in the world.