Beyond a doubt, the greatest misjudgment we
can make regarding Satan is to underestimate his
power, duplicity, craftiness, under-handedness
and influence. Satan's influence has blinded many
unsuspecting unbelievers into darkness, chaos, and
rebellion against God. They have become prisoners
to their sin, yet, lured, seduced, brainwashed,
converted, and convinced that they are really free.
Satan's very name means
“one who opposes.”
He is an adversary of God.
Satan, also known as the devil,
which means "slanderer"
is God's opponent.
He is not
He is active, dishonest, and
deceptive, but he is not
Omnipresent, he cannot be
present everywhere at the
Satan, also known as Lucifer,
is not imaginary, he is the god
of this world. He is a tempter,
a thief, and an accusing evil
spirit who is always working
in an attempt to blind and dumb-
down minds and take hold over
He is a lying, evil, manipulator
who does not want people to know
or understand the truth. He goes
over and above to wage war and
lead people into darkness and
rebellion against God.
Even though Satan was cast out of heaven,
he still seeks to elevate his throne above God.
He is an imposter. He tries to copy all that God
does, hoping to gain the worship of the world
and encourage opposition to God’s kingdom.
Satan will do anything and everything in his
power to thwart God's purposes and oppose
those who follow God.
We are in an invisible spiritual battle with a cruel enemy
who is crafty, cunning, rude, controlling, sly, subtle,
malicious, and dangerous. This is a real enemy who
prowls around seeking someone to devour.
1 Peter 5:8
He is evil and will stop at nothing to gain new ground so
that he can profoundly influence the human sphere by
leading God's people astray.
These conflicts between the world, the flesh, and
Satan hold eternal implications... in which our souls are at
We all have a race to run and a work to do, so let us put
our full armor on and prepare ourselves.
The enemy wants to access our minds and hearts and get
a foothold in our affairs, and he only needs a pinhole
to slip through.
*He comes in many different disguises and has an arsenal
of evil schemes and strategies.
Satan's goal is to cause our downfall by unleashing doubt,
division, destruction, and doom in our lives, to name a
Satan may come to us in sheep's
clothing, but inwardly he is a ferocious
wolf. Sometimes he will even disguise
himself as a servant of righteousness,
twisting and trying to manipulate
When we know the real...
we will know what and who
After Satan's fall, he began his horribly long
and repulsively stubborn warfare against God.
The Scriptures indicate that Satan was once
the fairest of God's creatures. Satan was the
He became puffed up with conceit and
fell through pride.
We know that Satan caused a war in Heaven and
was thrown down and pulled down a multitude
of rebellious spirits with him.
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
Satan, our greatest foe, is the ruler of the demons.
They are his agents. They work together 24-7
and are pros at what they do and never miss
opportunities to attack.
He is on a reckless mission
to destroy God's people and
the cause of Christ.
Satan’s art of war is to use all
means necessary to confuse us,
suppress us, weaken us, tear us
down, condemn us, accuse us,
crush our spirit, lay heavy
burdens and strongholds on us,
plant seeds of negativity, steal
our joy, destroy our testimony
and or ministry, kill the
consciousness ofGod’s people
and eradicate, dismantle, crush,
wreck, shatter, sabotage, wipe
out, and/or ruin any evidence
that glorifies and honors Christ.
Satan doesn't want to see God's
people move in power and victory.
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.
We should never underestimate the influence
that Satan and his demons have. They are evil
and have brought many good people down.
Many unsuspecting individuals are blindsided
by Satan's Spiritual attacks. Many in our society
deny the obvious. They have strong, confused,
and conflicting ideas about Satan.
How sad it is that some could or would
characterize Satan as some fictitious person
in a red suit with a pitchfork. Many people
don't believe that the devil really exists, and
Satan has a field day when people become
willfully ignorant about him.
Satan loves for people to be blind, distracted,
flattered, and gullible to his deceptions.
Satan 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 varies his methods considerably, but
his goal always remains the same, and that
is to gain the greatest possible degree of
control over the mind.
Our mind is very important to us because
it is our decision-making mechanism. If we
lose our mind, with it we lose also the
ability to select our options.
Satan's goal is to: confuse the mind deceive
the mind, and if possible, control the mind.
He endeavors to scrutinize, tear people
down, tempt, confuse, and discourage
Believers in an effort to cause misery,
vexation, sorrow, doubt and faithlessness.
Satan wants nothing more than to enter
certain areas of our lives and render us
ineffective for the Kingdom of God. Satan
wants us to feel unworthy to lift our hands
to praise God or even lift up God's Word!
He works on the mind in such a way as to
induce a state of mental passivity.
Satan is so envious and malicious that he
will leave no stone unturned in his attempts
to tear us down and rob us of our peace in God.
The enemy does not want us
to fulfill God's calling
in our lives.
He wants to gain a stronghold to throw
us off center, distract us from our focus,
persuade Believers to doubt God and pridefully
question and distort God's authority, doctrine,
direction, and love, not for greater understanding
of God, but to have man so tied up in sin that
they cannot reason and understand the Gospel.
Another lie Satan attempts to tell his
subjects is...God will never save a person
Satan uses lies and accusations
as his weapons.
Lies, deception, divisiveness, and evil doings
are all consistent with Satan's character. Satan
is the author and father of lies.
Satan is a cunning, manipulative, and a deceptive
liar who tries to plant ugly lies and seeds of
doubt about the goodness of God.
He tries to silence the voice
of God within our hearts.
Satan does not want us to experience
a blessed life.
Satan goes over and beyond
to deter us from hearing God's
voice and sharing God's Word
with others. His ultimate aim
is to make people ungrateful to
He will try to do whatever he
can to steer us from glorifying
God with our time, treasures,
He loves to harden hearts, belittle, scrutinize,
discourage, weigh us down with fear, anxiety,
temptation, and confusion. He is notorious
for getting an unnoticeable foothold in our
lives and then triggering all kinds of relational
conflicts, especially in our families.
Satan is a manipulator, a deceiver, and a
master in sowing discord and hate.
Satan is on a reckless mission
to corrupt, seduce, and destroy
our faith in God and our sincere
devotion to Christ.
He is targeting our families,
and our physical, mental, and
spiritual stability. He wants to
darken our understanding. He
does not want us talking about
the things that are true, honest,
just, pure, and lovely.
Satan is dead-set on destroying
God's people and the cause
He loves to get people caught up in his snare
so that his devilish intentions can still be carried
out. Satan is both a lion that devour and a serpent
Satan is literally hell-bent on perverting
and preventing God's plan. He wants to keep
us conflicted and ignorant of God's Will.
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...
through disobedience. Satan's job is to blind the
minds of unbelievers, that they might not see the
light of God.
Satan hates God, and therefore is out to
destroy all humanity, especially God’s children.
Satan seems to go after those who have God's
favor. He attempts to make believers as
confused,fearful and ignorant as possible.
Satan wants to misguide people from God's way.
He entices his subjects to do things that are
contrary to the will of God. During our anger,
Satan tells us,
"Go ahead get revenge."
Satan wants to gain any kind of stronghold to
throw us off
center, distract us from our focus, persuade
Believers to doubt God and pridefully question
and distort God's authority, doctrine, direction,
and love, not for greater understanding of God,
but to have man so tied up in sin that they cannot
reason and understand the Gospel.
May we always remember
and never forget:
All warfare is deception, and Satan’s art of
war is to use all means necessary to confuse,
weaken, and destroy the consciousness of
The Scriptures tell us all we need to know
about Satan and his cunning ways.
God neither wishes to flatter Satan with too
much publicity nor desires that we become
preoccupied with him.
God is completely good and completely sovereign.
God is supreme in power and authority over Satan.
Trust, the devil can do no more than God permits.
The earth is still God's, and Satan has very limited
options in what he can do in this world.
According to Romans 11:33, God knows everything
completely before it even happens, and God's
timing is perfect. There is absolutely nothing that
happens in the universe that is outside of God's
influence, authority, and/or control. God has no
limitations. God is above and before all of the
past, present, and future. Although we need to
become acutely aware of Satan's schemes and
methods of attack... for our own good, it would
behoove us to always remember and never forget...
Whose we are.
The ongoing role of Satan plays an essential
role for God's purposes in refining our character.
To an extraordinary and humbling extent, who
we are as Believers can be determined by events
that happened to us and how we respond to them.
God’s Word is clear, it says they’ll be known
by their fruits. Not by how much money they have.
Not by how many followers they have. Not by
how many books they have written or the great
things they have done. They’ll be known by
what fruit exists in their lives.
Sometimes, God will allow us
to have a breakdown in order
to have a breakthrough.
God desires the best for us and knows how
important it is for us to live aware. He freely
gives us his strength and protection to stand
strong each day. God will never leave us
defenseless on our own.
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.