We have an enemy and he does not want us to
fulfill God’s calling in our lives.
He does everything he can to deter us from hearing
God’s voice and sharing God's Word with others.
Many in our society deny the obvious.
They have strong, confused, and conflicting ideas about Satan.
How sad it is that our society
could or would characterize Satan as some fictitious person.
Many people don't believe that the devil really exists.
In order to recognize Satan and his work;
before we can launch
a victorious offensive attack against Satan,
we must know our enemy.
We must know satan's characteristics,
tactics, and strategies
so that we can take our position
of full power and authority over him.
Satan is described as an opponent,
an adversary, a false accuser,
slanderer, the arch deceiver... a master
Satan conceals truth and targets the mind.
Satan uses lies and accusations as his
He wants to keep us ignorant
of God's will.
A deceiver is someone who persuades people to believe in
something that is not true.
Throughout the Scriptures there is one character mentioned
who is said to be the enemy of God and God's people. He
is known as Satan, Lucifer, the devil, the adversary,
the god of the world.
Jesus recognized that Satan has a kingdom.
His kingdom is this world.
1 John 5:19
The Scriptures indicate that Satan was once
the fairest of God's creatures.
Satan was the anointed cherub.
He became puffed up with conceit
and fell through pride.
Satan pulled down a multitude
of rebellious spirits
How you have fallen from Heaven,
O morning star, son of the dawn?
You have been cast down to the earth,
you who once laid low the nations!
After Satan's fall, he began his long and stubborn
warfare against God.
During our anger, Satan tells us,
"Go ahead get revenge."
Today, Satan seems successful, as never before, in raising
up adversaries to persecute and destroy God's people.
Satan is at the very core of the relentless evil in the world
today. Satan does not personally perform every evil deed,
but he orchestrates them all.
Satan is the ruler of the demons. They are his agents.
They work together 24-7 and are good at what they do
and never miss opportunities to attack.
Another lie Satan attempts to tell his subjects...
God will never save a person like you.
To our youth, Satan plants these thoughts:
It's all right to drink, get drunk and do drugs; just try it...
everyone else is doing it. It won't harm you.
It will help you to make cool friends.
Go ahead and have sex before marriage;
God doesn’t care.
He wants you to have fun.
Satan doesn't want to see God's children
move in power and victory.
He and his troops are out to mislead;
and to persuade the willing soul
to believe in something that is not true.
He hurls all kinds of misleading thoughts
into the mind.
Satan is a liar... the author and the father of lies.
He is the dragon, a tempter. He
is crafty, subtle, rude, controlling, cunning, malicious, and
sly. He comes in many different disguises and only needs a
pinhole to penetrate our lives.
We should never underestimate
the influence that Satan and his demons have.
They are powerful
and have brought many good people down.
His ultimate aim is to make people ungrateful to God.
Satan's mission is to kill, steal, enslave,
bind, confuse, harden hearts, sow lies, slander,
deter, cause fear, doubt, unbelief and worry.
He takes pleasure in dividing, distracting, and destroying.
He uses our circumstances to have us be disobedient
so that he can defeat us.
His job is to weaken,
divert and gain control over our will...
Satan's job is to blind the minds of unbelievers,
that they might not see the light of God.
Satan endeavors to scrutinize, tempt, and discourage.
We know that Satan caused a war in Heaven
and was thrown down with a third of the angels to the earth.
He roams the earth seeking out the unrighteous.
"He prowls about like a roaring lion,
seeking someone to devour.”
He roams around the earth looking for individuals to attack.
Satan does not have the same qualities as God.
He is a created being; a fallen angel.
Since Satan is a created being, he is not omnipresent.
He cannot be everywhere at the same time. He is finite.
Every being is created with a purpose that only it can fulfill.
Therefore even the work of evil is turned into good
by the all knowing wisdom of God.
God is wise and efficient in using resources.
That which the enemy placed before us, for our detriment,
has become a blessing...
fertilizer for our soul.
May we become stronger each time we see through the
enemy’s deceptions and rise above them all.
Satan can go back to hell...
where he belongs.
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear;
but of power, and of love,
and of a sound mind.
2 Timothy 1:7