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WHO IS THE DEVIL???

What is the devil really like? Is he really like the ugly, red suited, pitchfork-holding cartoon character seated on a throne in Hell? Or . . . does he roam through the earth disguised as an angel of light? Sad to say, far too many people do not have an accurate view of who the devil really is. Many underestimate him and his superior ability, and some even doubt his very existence. Someone once asked the great evangelist Charles Finney, “Mr. Finney, do you believe in a literal devil?” Finney replied, “You try opposing him for a while, and you’ll see if he’s literal or not.” You will find just out how literal (real) the devil is the moment you make a commitment to Jesus Christ. The Bible clearly shows us just how active and conniving the devil really is. At the same time, the Bible also tells about the devil’s limitations and ultimate demise. The more we understand the tactics of this intelligent spirit being, the better equipped we will be to ward off his attacks. Below are some of the most commonly asked questions about the devil (Satan).

  • 1. Where Did Satan Come From? Satan was created an angel, and probably the most beautiful creature God ever created, but pride led to his fall from Heaven (Ezekiel 28:12-19).
  • 2. What Are Satan’s Abilities? Satan does have the power and access to do certain things in this world (2 Cor. 4:3-4).
  • 3. What Are Satan’s Limitations? While we should not underestimate Satan’s power, we should realize that it is limited (Job 1:1-2:10).
  • 4. Can Satan be in more than one place at a time? NO! Satan is NOT omnipresent as is our Creator God. The devil can only be in one place at a time, BUT, he has many demons under his control, also all who are not God’s children are children of the devil (Mat. 13:38; John 8:44; Eph. 2:2; 1 John 3:10), and are under his control.
  • 5. Who Can Thwart Satan’s Agenda? Only those who lay down their lives for Christ will defeat this evil foe (Rev. 12:10-12). If believers “submit to God and resist the devil” he will flee from us (James 4:7).
  • 6. How Does Satan Attack People? Satan masterfully uses manipulation and distortion to deceive people (Genesis 3:1-7).
  • 7. What are some ways Satan will work in our lives?

There are many ways the devil will try to get us to turn away from God:

  • #1 Seduce by pleasure (1 Tim. 5:11-15)
  • #2 Quote Scriptures to lead astray (Mat.4:6).
  • #3 Afflict the body (2 Cor. 12:7)
  • #4 Tempt by pride (1 Tim. 3:6)
  • #5 Pluck away the seed of the Word (Mark 4:15)
  • #6 Tempt by impure thoughts ( 1 Cor. 7:5)
  • #7 Hinder through circumstances (1 Thes.2:18)

#8 Severely buffet in a crises (Luke 22:31)

  • #9 Tempt to hypocrisy and lying ( Acts 5:3)
  • #10 Tries to make us deny Christ’s virgin birth, or His death and resurrection, or His ascension to Heaven, or His power, or His love for us, or His forgiveness of our sins, or His Second Coming.

THE DEVIL:

Sinned against God. 2 Peter 2:4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; [KJV] 1 John 3:8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. [KJV]
Was cast out of Heaven. Luke 10:18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. [KJV]
Was cast down to Hell. 2 Peter 2:4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; [KJV] Jude 1:6 And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. [KJV]
Was the author of the fall. Genesis 3:1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? [KJV] Genesis 3:6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. [KJV] Genesis 3:14 And the Lord God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: [KJV] Genesis 3:24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubim, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life. [KJV]
Tempted Christ. Matthew 4:3-10 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. [4] But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. [5] Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple, [6] And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. [7] Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. [8] Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; [9] And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. [10] Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. [KJV]
Perverts the Scripture.
Matthew 4:6 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. [KJV] Psalm 91:11-12 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. [12] They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. [KJV]
Opposes God’s work. Zech. 3:1 And he shewed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him. [KJV] 1 Thes. 2:18 Wherefore we would have come unto you, even I Paul, once and again; but Satan hindered us. [KJV]
Hinders the Gospel. Matthew 13:19 When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side. [KJV] 2 Cor. 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. [KJV]
Works lying wonders. 2 Thes. 2:9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, [KJV] Rev. 16:14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. [KJV]
Assumes the form of an angel of light. 2 Cor. 11:14-15 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. [15] Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works. [KJV]

THE WICKED (lost souls):

Are the children of the devil. Matthew 13:38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; [KJV] Acts 13:10 And said, O full of all subtilty and all mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord? [KJV] 1 John 3:10 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother. [KJV]
Turn and follow the devil. 1 Tim. 5:15 For some are already turned aside after Satan. [KJV]
Do the lusts of the devil. John 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. [KJV]
Possessed by the devil. Luke 22:3 Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve. [KJV] Acts 5:3 But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land? [KJV] Ephes. 2:2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: [KJV]
Blinded by. 2 Cor. 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. [KJV]
Deceived by. 1 Kings 22:21-22 And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the Lord, and said, I will persuade him. [22] And the Lord said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail also: go forth, and do so. [KJV] Rev. 20:7-8 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, [8] And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. [KJV]
Troubled by. 1 Samuel 16:14 But the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the Lord troubled him. [KJV]
Punished, together with Satan. Matthew 25:41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: [KJV]

SAINTS (believers in Jesus):
Are afflicted by the devil, but only as God allows. 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. [KJV] Job 2:4-7 And Satan answered the Lord, and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man hath will he give for his life. [5] But put forth thine hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse thee to thy face. [6] And the Lord said unto Satan, Behold, he is in thine hand; but save his life. [7] So went Satan forth from the presence of the Lord, and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto his crown. [KJV]
Are tempted by the devil. 1 Chron. 21:1 And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel. [KJV] 1 Thes. 3:5 For this cause, when I could no longer forbear, I sent to know your faith, lest by some means the tempter have tempted you, and our labour be in vain. [KJV]
Are sifted (tested) by the devil. Luke 22:31 And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: [KJV]
Should resist the devil. James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. [KJV] 1 Peter 5:9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. [KJV]
Should be armed against the devil. Ephes. 6:11-16 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. [12] For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. [13] Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. [14] Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; [15] And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; [16] Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. [KJV]
Should be watchful against the devil. 2 Cor. 2:11 Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices. [KJV]
Overcome the devil. 1 John 2:13 I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, little children, because ye have known the Father. [KJV] Rev. 12:10-11 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. [11] And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. [KJV]
Shall finally triumph over the devil. Romans 16:20 And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen. [KJV]

CHRIST WILL ABSOLUTELY BE VICTORIOUS OVER THE DEVIL:

Predicted. Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. [KJV] “It shall bruise thy head” foretells Satan’s defeat when Christ rose from the dead.

In resisting the devil’s temptations. Matthew 4:11 Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him. [KJV]

In casting out the spirits of the devil. Luke 11:20 But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you. [KJV] Luke 13:32 And he said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures to day and to morrow, and the third day I shall be perfected. [KJV]

Victory in destroying the works of the devil. 1 John 3:8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. [KJV]

Victory completed by Jesus’ death. Col. 2:15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it. [KJV]
Hebrews 2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; [KJV]

Illustrated. Luke 11:21-22 When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace: [22] But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils. [KJV]

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE DEVIL:

• Presumptuous. Job 1:6 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them. [KJV]
• Proud. 1 Tim. 3:6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil. [KJV]

• Powerful. Ephes. 2:2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: [KJV] Ephes. 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. [KJV]
• Wicked. 1 John 2:13 I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, little children, because ye have known the Father. [KJV]

• Spiteful. Job 1:9 Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought? [KJV] Job 2:4 And Satan answered the Lord, and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man hath will he give for his life. [KJV]
• Subtle. Genesis 3:1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? [KJV] 2 Cor. 11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. [KJV]

• Deceitful. 2 Cor. 11:14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. [KJV] Ephes. 6:11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. [KJV]
• Fierce and cruel. Luke 8:29 (For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For oftentimes it had caught him: and he was kept bound with chains and in fetters; and he brake the bands, and was driven of the devil into the wilderness.) [KJV] Luke 9:39 And, lo, a spirit taketh him, and he suddenly crieth out; and it teareth him that he foameth again, and bruising him hardly departeth from him. [KJV] Luke 9:42 And as he was yet a coming, the devil threw him down, and tare him. And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the child, and delivered him again to his father. [KJV] 1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: [KJV]
• Cowardly. James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. [KJV]

Please consider that all the characteristics of Satan are completely opposite of our awesome God.

All Apostasy is of the devil.

2 Thes. 2:9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, [KJV] 2 Tim. 4:1 I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; [KJV]

The devil shall be condemned at the judgment.

Jude 1:6 And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. [KJV] Rev. 20:10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. [KJV]

Everlasting fire (Hell) is prepared for the devil.

Matthew 25:41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: [KJV]

SATAN COMPARED TO:

• A fowler. Psalm 91:3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. [KJV]

• Fowls. Matthew 13:4 And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up: [KJV]

• A sower of tares. Matthew 13:25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. [KJV] Matthew 13:28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? [KJV]

• A wolf. John 10:12 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. [KJV]

• A roaring lion. 1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: [KJV]

• A serpent. Rev. 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. [KJV] Rev. 20:2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, [KJV]

The devil is very real. Satan was an angel of God, but through enormous pride, he became corrupt. The devil is God’s enemy and ours! He constantly tries to hinder God’s work, but is limited by what he can do. Satan pursues believers who are weak in their faith, who are spiritually immature, or who are isolated from other believers. Jesus has complete power over Satan; He defeated Satan when He died and rose again from the dead. One day Satan will be bound forever, never again to do his evil work.

SATAN WORKING IN THE WORLD

Satan is the devil. He hates Christ Jesus. Rev. 12:13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child. [KJV]

Satan hates God’s people. Rev. 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. [KJV]

Satan has much power and authority. Rev. 13:2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. [KJV]

He is very popular among unbelievers. Rev. 13:4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? [KJV]

Satan blasphems God. Rev. 13:6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. [KJV]

Satan is at constant war with believers. Rev. 13:7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. [KJV]

Satan has great ability to deceive. Rev. 13:14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. [KJV]

SATAN’S PLAN OF ATTACK

  1. Doubt. He makes you question God’s Word and God’s love, mercy and goodness.
  2. Discouragement. He makes you see your problems rather than seeing God.
  3. Diversion. He makes wrong things seem right and attractive to you.
  4. Defeat. He makes you feel like a failure so that you don’t even want to try.
  5. Delay. He makes you put off doing things so that it never gets done.

SATAN HARD AT WORK

He seduces by pleasure. 1 Tim. 5:11-15 But the younger widows refuse: for when they have begun to wax wanton against Christ, they will marry; [12] Having damnation, because they have cast off their first faith. [13] And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not. [14] I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully. [15] For some are already turned aside after Satan. [KJV] Satan is indeed our worst enemy.

He quotes Scripture to lead astray. Matthew 4:6 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. [KJV] Quoting Psalm 91:11-12.

He can afflict our bodies. 2 Cor. 12:7 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. [KJV]

He tempts by pride. 1 Tim. 3:6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil. [KJV]

He’ll pluck away the seed (Word of God). Mark 4:15 And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts. [KJV]

He’ll tempt by impure thoughts. 1 Cor. 7:5 Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency. [KLV]

He’ll hinder through circumstances. 1 Thes. 2:18 Wherefore we would have come unto you, even I Paul, once and again; but Satan hindered us. [KJV]

He’ll severely strike in a crisis. Luke 22:31 And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: [KJV]

He will tempt to hypocrisy and lies. Acts 5:3 But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land? [KJV]

He will continually try to get you to deny Christ. Our answer! James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. [KJV]

He really tries to get us to disobey God.

Occultists get their power from him. Exodus 7:11 Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments. [KJV] Satan has power, but God has much more! God leads to eternal life, Satan leads to eternal death. Which do you want?

He can imitate parts of God’s work to deceive. Exodus 7:12 For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods. [KJV] God performed a miracle by turning Aaron’s staff into a snake, and Pharaoh’s magicians did the same through sorcery. Satan can imitate some parts of God’s work and lead people astray.

Does Satan speak with God? Job 1:7 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. [KJV]

God knows all that he does. 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. [KJV]

How he tempted Jesus. Matthew 4:1-10 Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. [2] And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred. [3] And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. [4] But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. [5] Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple, [6] And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. [7] Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. [8] Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; [9] And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. [10] Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. [KJV] Could he really give Jesus the kingdoms of the world? The devil does indeed have great power, and could have given temporary control and free rein over the Earth because of humanity’s sinfulness. But Jesus declined.

Facts about Satan:

  • Satan is aided by demons. Matthew 8:28
  • Satan defeated by Jesus’ death and resurrection. Matthew 12:29; Mark 14:27; Rev. 12:11
  • God controls Satan. Mark 3:27; Luke 13:16
  • Satan's goals contrasted with Jesus’. Mark 5:10
  • Our ongoing battle with Satan. Mark 9:18
  • Satan hoped to divert Jesus from His mission. Luke 4:6-7
  • Satan misinterpreted Scripture. Luke 4:9-11
  • Satan underestimated significance of Jesus’ death. Luke 22:3
  • Satan's role in Judas’s betrayal of Jesus. John 13:27
  • Our obeying God neutralizes Satan. John 14:30-31
  • Satan's overthrow inevitable, but future. Acts 5:3
  • Satan rules the evil spiritual world. Ephes. 2:2
  • How to withstand Satan's attacks. Eph. 6:10-17; 2 Thes. 3:1-3
  • Why we need not fear him. Col. 1:13
  • Satan hindered Paul’s work. 1 Thes. 2:18
  • What it means to give someone over to Satan. 1 Tim. 1:20
  • How Satan is depicted in Revelation. Rev. 12:3-4
  • Satan's work is becoming more intense. Rev. 12:12
  • Satan will have two evil accomplices in end times. Rev. 13:1
  • Satan bound, then released by God. Rev. 20:3
  • Satan meets his doom in Lake of Fire. Rev. 20:10

SATAN

• Called Abaddon. Rev. 9:11
• Called accuser of our brethren. Rev. 12:10
• Called adversary. 1 Peter 5:8
• Called angel of the bottomless pit. Rev. 9:11
• Called Apollyon. Rev. 9:11
• Called Beelzebub. Matthew 12:24; Mark 3:22; Luke 11:15
• Called Belial. 2 Cor. 6:15
• Called the devil. Matthew 4:1; Luke 4:2; Luke 4:6; Rev. 20:2
• Called enemy. Matthew 13:39
• Called evil spirit. 1 Samuel 16:14
• Called father of lies. John 8:44
• Called gates of hell. Matthew 16:18
• Called great red dragon. Rev. 12:3
• Called liar. John 8:44
• Called lying spirit. 1 Kings 22:22
• Called murderer. John 8:44
• Called old serpent. Rev. 12:9; Rev. 20:2
• Called power of darkness. Col. 1:13
• Called prince of this world. John 12:31; John 14:30; John 16:11
• Called of devils. Matthew 12:24
• Called of the power of the air. Ephes. 2:2
• Called ruler of the darkness of this world. Ephes. 6:12
• Called Satan. 1 Chron. 21:1; Job 1:6; John 13:27; Acts 5:3; Acts 26:18; Rom.16:20
• Called serpent. Genesis 3:4; Genesis 3:14; 2 Cor. 11:3
• Called spirit that worketh in the children of disobedience. Ephes. 2:2
• Called tempter. Matthew 4:3; 1 Thes. 3:5
• Called the god of this world. 2 Cor. 4:4
• Called unclean spirit. Matthew 12:43
• Called wicked one. Matthew 13:19; Matthew 13:38
• Kingdom of, to be destroyed. 2 Samuel 23:6-7; Matthew 12:29; Matthew 13:30; Luke 11:21-22; 1 John 3:8
• Synagogue of. Rev. 2:9; Rev. 3:9

Scripture relating to Satan. Genesis 3:1; Genesis 3:4-5; Genesis 3:14-15; 1 Chron. 21:1; Job 1:6-7; Job 1:9-12; Job 2:3-7; Job 9:24; Psalm 109:6; Zech. 3:1-2; Matthew 4:1-11; Matthew 9:34; Matthew 13:19; Matthew 13:38-39; Matthew 25:41; Mark 1:13; Mark 3:22-26; Mark 4:15; Luke 4:1-13; Luke 8:12; Luke 10:18; Luke 11:15; Luke 11:18; Luke 13:16; Luke 22:31; Luke 22:53; John 8:38; John 8:41; John 8:44; John 12:31; John 13:2; John 13:27; John 14:30; John 16:11; Acts 5:3; Acts 13:10; Acts 26:18; Romans 16:20; 1 Cor. 7:5; 2 Cor. 2:11; 2 Cor. 4:4; 2 Cor. 11:3; 2 Cor. 11:14-15; 2 Cor. 12:7; Ephes. 2:2; Ephes. 4:27; Ephes. 6:11-16; Col. 1:13; Col. 2:15; 1 Thes. 2:18; 1 Thes. 3:5; 2 Thes. 2:9; 1 Tim. 1:20; 1 Tim. 3:6-7; 1 Tim. 5:15; 2 Tim. 2:26; Hebrews 2:14; James 4:7; 1 Peter 5:8-9; 2 Peter 2:4; 1 John 2:13; 1 John 3:8; 1 John 3:10; 1 John 3:12; 1 John 5:18; Jude 1:6; Jude 1:9; Rev. 2:9-10; Rev. 2:13; Rev. 2:24; Rev. 3:9; Rev. 9:11; Rev. 12:9-12; Rev. 20:1-3; Rev. 20:7-8; Rev. 20:10

Satan is a fallen angel who lost his former position as a high-ranking angel in heaven because of his pride.

Isaiah 14:12-15 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! [13] For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: [14] I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. [15] Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. (KJV)

Rev. 20:10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. (KJV)

Satan does have power in this world. His main weapon is lying . . . he wants you to believe what is false so you won’t follow God’s Word. Satan really is a liar and always up to no good. STAY AWAY FROM HIM! Anything connected with the occult is connected to Satan: things like Ouija boards, tarrot cards, fortune telling, horoscopes, divining, etc.
What kind of power does Satan have? Can Satan hurt you? Is Satan real? Satan is real! YES! he can hurt you more than you know! If you continue to listen to him, and let him be your master, he will take you with him to an everlasting Hell.

Satan does NOT want you on Jesus’ side. He will do anything he can to make you turn away from Jesus! He hates Jesus and wants you to forget you ever heard about Him. You can win out over the devil with God’s help; for “greater is He who is in you (the Holy Spirit) than he who is in the world (the devil).” 1 John 4:4. You do NOT want to listen to the devil! BEWARE! He’s out to get you.

People today are very interested in the occult. Interest in witchcraft, magic, seances, and fortune telling has soared. Even highly respected magazines publish articles on the spirit world. People who claim to be able to reveal the future are in great demand. Recently I read or was told that Europe has more people practicing the occult than there were ministers and priests. People want to know about future events. Believers are not surprised by all this interest in the occult. We know that our war is not fought with what can be seen, but with that which cannot be seen.

Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. [KJV] Our enemies are the unseen spiritual world; those who oppose God. They hate God and Christ, and will do everything in their power to keep Christians from standing firm with Christ. They hate the Gospel of Christ and are in total opposition to it.

This multitude of invisible, wicked, spiritual beings are under complete control of Satan. The devil was not alone in his revolt against God. He took a third of the angels with him (Rev.12:4). Peter also spoke of the angels who sinned (2 Pet.2:4); as did Jude (Jude 6). These fallen angels are what I consider demons or evil spirits.

Some believe that demons are not these fallen angels, but instead disembodied spirits of a race of people who lived on Earth before Adam was created by God. I cannot and will not go along with this. No where in God’s Word does it tell us of this pre-Adamic people.

Others believe that demons are not fallen angels but spirits of a race of giants produced by angelic “sons of God” who came to Earth and married human “daughters of men” (Gen.6:1-4). I cannot go along with this one either for angels do not marry or reproduce (Matthew 22:30; Mark 12:25). According to what I can gather, angels are not male and/or female, and they are void of sexual lust.

One thing is certain, and that is Satan has a multitude of evil spirits under his control. These beings are spiritual (nonmaterial). They do not possess bodies like humans do. These evil beings of the unseen world are morally corrupt. Because of their filthy nature, they delight in leading men and women (and children) into immoral filth. They are evil through and through and they will never repent so they can never be forgiven by God. They will never be holy nor ever pray to be holy. And even though they recognize Jesus as the Christ (James 2:19), they will never love and worship Him.

As believers, we are up against “spiritual hosts of wickedness” and if we rely on our own strength, we are doomed. We have lost the battle and the war. Our enemies are far too powerful and numerous. But God knows what we are up against, and He has given us the means to overcome our enemies. We don’t have to fail. We can win. We have God’s Word to guide us, the indwelling Holy Spirit of God within us, a living Saviour and last but not least, the power of prayer. James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. [KJV] The KEY to our victory: “submit to God.” We have wonderful comforting and encouraging words from God’s Word:

1 John 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. [KJV] Believers in Jesus are in a never ending battle against spiritual enemies.

Ephes. 2:2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: [KJV]

1 John 5:19 We know that we are children of God and that the world around us is under the power and control of the evil one. [KJV]

1 John 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. [KJV] What is this “world” that is the enemy of God and of believers? It is not the Earth --- it is the evil system and the unseen spiritual realm under control of Satan. It’s a system that tries to persuade people they do NOT need Jesus. It’s a system that tries to persuade people that wrong principles, selfish desires, improper motives, immoral conduct and inadequate standards are A-OK.

Satan has great influence on the world system. He and his demon agents focus their attacks on areas that have strategic importance, where it will reach the largest amount of people. For instance, someone who writes a book on the occult or witchcraft will have success, for it will reach millions of gullible people. He also operates quietly and invisibly in the minds and wills of those who rule the country. The devil is cunning and masterful in his trying to manipulate these people, and most often very successful.
In the Old Testament, in the Book of Daniel, there is a good example of Satan’s mastery.

Daniel 10:12-13 Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words. [13] But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia. [KJV] An angel had been sent to help Daniel. Here, he told Daniel that he had been delayed for 21 days by the “prince of the kingdom of Persia.” It seems that this “prince” was an evil spirit, sent on an assignment by Satan. It was only when Michael the arch angel came to the angel’s rescue that he was able to reach Daniel and fulfill his mission. This 21 day standoff was clearly between spirit beings; the good and the bad.

People in high political office are always top targets for Satan and his emissaries. More great candidates for Satan’s attacks are those who lust for power, wealth and fame. Some of these people will do anything to satisfy their insatiable lusts, and Satan gives them the chance to do so.

In our day, we have seen or heard about the utter brutality of the Nazis and Communists. Even animals are not that vicious. We have seen them lie, enslave, oppress and commit mass murder and not even show any sign whatsoever of remorse or shame for what they had done. This was Satan hard at work in the lives of those rulers, and those who carried out those injustices. When men reject God and His love and goodness, they are wide open to Satan and his hatred and wickedness. The truth is that it is not the human officials who do these deeds, but the “rulers of the darkness of this age” (Satan and his horde of evil spirits). When people disobey God, they obey the devil, thus their hearts and minds are dominated by Satan’s influence.

We face many enemies, and they are indeed very powerful. But we do NOT have to give in to them. IF we “submit to God” we can face these enemies with boldness, for God has told us that he will “flee.” God has promised He will never leave or forsake us. We can count on that! God does NOT break any Promises He makes, ever!

We need to remember: (1) God is in absolute control of everything; the social and political domains of this entire world. Satan and his demons can go only as far as God permits. (2) The power of Satan and his demons is absolutely limited, by the presence of believers in the world. Believers in Christ have been redeemed from the power of this wicked world. The Holy Spirit who indwells all believers restrains satanic evil from us.
(3) Satan’s absolute destruction is guaranteed. The death and resurrection of Christ Jesus has “disarmed principalities and powers.”

Col. 2:15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it. [KJV] It was through Jesus’ death that he destroyed the devil’s power over death.

Hebrews 2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; [KJV] But even with all this, Satan will continue to plague us as long as we are on Earth.

1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: [KJV] Satan will continue trying to deceive us, for he is our enemy, but, he is an already condemned enemy!

Rev. 20:10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. [KJV] The devil’s fate is sealed. His destiny is sure! Praise God, that we who know the Lord are on the right side, the winning side!
Let’s face it! We are in a battle. Those who are unbelievers should realize that Satan is after their soul. Those who are believers should realize that Satan’s powerful influence on you can make a difference when you stand before the judgment seat of Christ. Don’t let him demoralize and corrupt you. Don’t let him coax and beguile you into backsliding from God. A true Christian can never be demon possessed, but --- a true Christian can be demon oppressed. You can be burdened by evil spirits, they can
overload your heart with pain and sorrow, encumber and perplex your mind, and they can tax your strength. They can cause you to doubt your salvation which will weaken your faith. No one is exempt from evil spirits controlled by their master, Satan, especially true believers. They will come at you from every angle! Beware! Humble yourself and submit to God!
Even though we are in a spiritual war, we do have assistance from God.
Ephesians 6:13-18 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. [14] Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; [15] And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; [16] Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. [17] And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: [18] Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; [KJV]

IF we faithfully use this equipment provided by God, we will be able to win the battle!
The Belt of Truth. NO one can ever resist evil influences if they are hypocrites or dishonest. We must truly desire victory over sin, we must long for it. We must hate sin as God hates it and reveal that we hate it.

The Breastplate of Righteousness. NO one can ever resist evil influences if they disobey God. We must choose to live a life of obedience to God, being upright, holy and just. Unless we live a right life, we cannot be effective or successful in winning lost souls to Christ. Satan trembles at the sight of a godly person because he knows Christ is in us.

The Shoes of the Gospel. NO one can ever resist evil influences if they are not willing to tell the Good News to others. Most people think this job is only for pastors and teachers. Wrong! If you are a true Christian, it is your job! It was your job from the very first day you turned to Christ. We should always be ready to share with others what Christ has done in our lives: the love, peace, joy and forgiveness we have now that we didn’t have before. When we do not witness for Christ, we are much more vulnerable to evil spirits attacking us.

The Shield of Faith. NO one can ever resist evil influences if they do not carry the shield of faith before them. 1 John 5:4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. [KJV] We must do all we can to strengthen and increase our faith by Bible study, prayer and fellowship with other believers.

The Helmet of Salvation. NO one can ever resist evil influences if they have the slightest doubt they are not saved. We should remind ourselves that we have been redeemed by the precious Blood of Jesus, and that we have passed from death to life
and we are no longer under condemnation. Study of God’s Word gives us assurance of our salvation, and makes us confident and joyful Christians. Satan’s influence over us when we have this confidence, is minor to say the least.

The Sword of the Spirit. NO one can ever resist evil influences without the Word of God. Reading and obeying it in faith will always send evil spirits fleeing. We can never experience victory without God’s gracious help. When Jesus was tempted by the devil in the wilderness, Jesus responded to each of Satan’s attacks by: “It is written.” We have no greater or better means for overcoming our unseen enemy than the Sword of the Spirit (God’s Word). Let us put on the WHOLE armor of God so that we are able to withstand the assaults of our dreaded enemy.
Remember, we as believers cannot be demon possessed, nor can the completely dominate our personality. Born again believers take on a new divine nature (2 Pet.1:4).
We are new creations (2 Cor.5:17). Our bodies are temples of God (1 Cor.6:19). Let us always remember that “greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world” (1 John 4:4). Because the Holy Spirit is within us forever (John 4:16), we can never be demon possessed. Satan cannot live where God lives.

THE OCCULT

The occult must be considered when speaking of the unseen world. The occult is of pagan origin. Wearing of figures, images, medals, amulets, or any good luck charms belongs to the realm of the occult.
There are many practices within the occult by which it is believed a person can see into the future. Livers of animals are used for omens for the future. Ripples caused by dropping a coin or stone into water were considered important. Reading tea leaves to predict the future. Witching for water. Horoscopes too are of the occult. Fortune tellers claim to have the gift of divination. Voodoo is the occult. Necromancy is widely used; the so-called ability to reach and speak with the dead (spirit world). And many more.
What does God have to say?

Deut. 18:9-14 When thou art come into the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. [10] There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, [11] Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. [12] For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord: and because of these abominations the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee. [13] Thou shalt be perfect with the Lord thy God. [14] For these nations, which thou shalt possess, hearkened unto observers of times, and unto diviners: but as for thee, the Lord thy God hath not suffered thee so to do. [KJV] Israel was NOT to participate in the occult, and neither are we! ALL magical or occult practices, including horoscopes and fortune telling must be shunned, no matter how insignificant it may seem to you! It ALL is an abomination to Almighty God.

Witchcraft, Sorcery

Witchcraft (1 Sam.15:23; 2 Kings 9:22; 2 Chron. 33:6; Micah 5:12; Nah.3:4; Gal. 5:20). The “witch of En-dor” (1 Sam. 28) was a necromancer (one who faked) to hold conversations with the dead. The damsel with “a spirit of divination” (Acts 16:16) was possessed by an evil spirit.

Witchcraft can take on many different names: sorcery, necromancers, wizardry, voodoo, divination, magic, black magic, demonology, enchantment, occultism, alchemy, hocus pocus, trickery, fortune telling, horoscopes, deception, etc. ALL of these are wrong in God’s eyes!

A demon is an evil spirit. Daemon was used to refer to idols and pagan gods in general, as well as to spirits that might take possession of human beings. Such spirits were thought to be responsible for sickness, and could be expelled by means of exorcism. Demon is often synonymous with devil, which comes from the Greek diabolos or deceiver. Diabolos also refers to Satan, the prince of demons. Belief in evil spirits is very widespread in traditional cultures all over the world.

In the world today, witchcraft is a form of nature religion that stresses the healing arts. This term is also used in different kinds of magic practiced in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Witchcraft in Europe is believed to be a harmful sorcery connected with the worship of Satan (the devil).

God has nothing good to say about any form of witchcraft!

Lev.19:31 Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the Lord your God. [KJV]

Lev. 20:6 And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people. [KJV]

Lev.20:27 A man also or woman that hath a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones: their blood shall be upon them. [KJV]

Witchcraft (sorcery) forbidden by God!

Deut. 18:9-14 When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. [10] There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, [11] Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
[12] For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee. [13] Thou shalt be perfect with the LORD thy God. [14] For these nations, which thou shalt possess, hearkened unto observers of times, and unto diviners: but as for thee, the LORD thy God hath not suffered thee so to do.
(KJV)


Lev.19:26-28 Ye shall not eat any thing with the blood: neither shall ye use enchantment, nor observe times. [27] Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard. [28] Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD. (KJV)

Witchcraft (sorcery) denounced by God!

Isaiah 8:19 And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead? (KJV)

Malachi 3:5 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts. (KJV)

Messages of those who practice witchcraft are false!

Zech. 10:2 For the idols have spoken vanity, and the diviners have seen a lie, and have told false dreams; they comfort in vain: therefore they went their way as a flock, they were troubled, because there was no shepherd. (KJV)

2 Thes. 2:9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, (KJV) This verse is speaking of the Antichrist. The world today is readying itself for this man and his lies and false miracles.

2 Thes. 2:10-12 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. [11] And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: [12] That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. (KJV) This prophecy shall be fulfilled! Guaranteed!

Witchcraft belongs to the works of the flesh!

Gal. 5:20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, [KJV] Any form of, or participation in demonic activities is NEVER right in God’s eyes! He condemns it. It is an abomination to Him (Deut.13:14).

Divining by familiar spirits is SIN. Lev.20:27; 1 Chron. 10:13; 2 Chron. 33:6; Isaiah 8:19; 19:3; 29:4
Divining by entrails is SIN. Eze.21:21.
Divining by images is SIN. 2 Kings 23:24; Eze.21:21.
Divining by rods or branches is SIN. Hosea 4:12.

Divination associated with idolatrous worship and demonic powers is witchcraft! Ex. 22:18; Lev.19:31; 20:6,27; Deut.18:10; 1Sam.15:23; 28:3,7; 2Kings 9:22; 21:6; 23:24; 1Chron.10:13; 2Chron.33:6; Isa.8:19; 19:3; 29:4; Mic.5:12; Nah.3:4; Gal.5:20.

Satanism is the worship of Satan, (devil worship). It involves black magic, sorcery, and the calling upon demons and the forces of darkness, who are appeased by blood sacrifices. Satanists believe that Satan is the power behind the processes of nature. Sin to them is only what is unpleasant. They consider the God of the Bible to be stern and moralistic, who restrains them from free expression with difficult and unnatural commandments under threat of punishment. They see Satan as the leader of a liberated people who are free and indeed encouraged to indulge in the good things of life, including unrestrained sexual activity. Satanism is identified with witchcraft.

Facts About Satan

Rev. 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. [KJV] The devil is very real. Originally Satan was an angel of God, but through his own pride, he became corrupt.

Isaiah 14:13-14 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: [14] I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. [KJV] Satan’s pride overpowered him. He wanted to be like Almighty God, he wanted to be god!

Satan is God’s enemy. He constantly tries to hinder God’s work, but he is absolutely limited by God’s power and can do only what God allows him to do (Job 1:6-2:8). The name Satan means “accuser” (Rev. 12:10). He vigorously looks for people that he can attack (1 Peter 5:8-9). He goes after believers who are vulnerable in their faith, who are spiritually weak, or those who are isolated from other believers. Even though God allows Satan to do his evil work in this world, God is still in control. And Jesus has complete power over Satan! Our Lord Jesus defeated Satan when He died and rose again for the sins of mankind. One day Satan will be bound forever, never again to do his evil work.

Rev. 20:10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. [KJV] Satan’s power is not eternal as is the God of the Bible. His power will one day come to a swift end, and he will meet his doom, along with every one who chooses to follow him and listen to his lies.

Satan began his evil work in mankind at the very beginning (Genesis 3:1-6). He is still at it! But he will be sentenced one day to the lake of burning sulfur (Hell), where he will never be released. He will never be a threat to anyone again.

Matthew 25:41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: [KJV] Matthew 25:46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal. [KJV]

BEWARE! Anyone who chooses to follow Satan and listen to his lies will receive the same punishment as Satan. Please do not attempt any form of witchcraft or participate in it in any way. Satan is behind any and all of it! Please believe this! And whatever you do, do NOT worship the devil! Do NOT go over to his side in any way. Almighty God will not permit you to enter Heaven, but Hell instead!

If you want to go to Heaven, you must go through Jesus. He is the only Way to the Father who is in Heaven.
John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him,
I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. [KJV]
Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. [KJV]
1 John 5:10-12 He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. [11] And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. [12] He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. [KJV]
John 3:18
He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. [KJV]
John 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. [KJV]

Heaven? Obey God. Hell? Obey Satan.

Your decision!

The Bible has the Answer!

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How Can I Stop Worrying?

??In Christ??

Is God Not Listening?

Must I Tithe?

Once Saved, Always Saved? OSAS

Past, What To Do With It?

??Pictures Of Christ??

Ten Commandments?

What Are Some Prophecies Being Fulfilled in Our Time?

What Is Discipleship?

What Is Light?

Who Is Satan?

Why Baptism?

Why Do Bad Things Happen?

Why Do Marriages Fail?

Why Does God Seem So Far Away?

Why Does God Send People To Hell?

What Is The Worst Sin To God?

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Why is wckedness so bad?

Moral Decay Rampant  

Worst Sin

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The BIBLE has the answer