God encountered opposition to his plan early on in the beginning of the world. We do not know when the devil made his choice against the Lord and began his work to derail humanity, but we see him in the Garden of Eden. Today, the father of lies continues his efforts. He uses people to speak against the divine will and to persecute his people. God knows this and will bring all to justice. Glory to God for his work that uses even evil to bring forth good for his children!
J. Randal Matheny