Satan's Job

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 Pet. 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 


stake.

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 


few.

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 


God's Word.

Before we can launch a victorious offensive attack against 

Satan, we must recognize 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.

When we know the real... 


we will know what and who 


is false.

Satan is described as an opponent and 

adversary who rebelled against God 

and became the catalyst for the fall of 

humankind. 

He is the prince of evil spirits, and the 

father of lies, there is no truth in him.


 He is a misleading flatterer, thief,


 tempter, the adversary, false accuser,


 slanderer, and master deceiver who


 works hard at blinding minds and 


triggering Believers to relapse into sin. 


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 anointed cherub.


Ezekiel 28:14 


He became puffed up with conceit and fell through pride.


1Timothy 3:6


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!


Isaiah 14:12


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. 

He roams the earth seeking 

out someone to attack.


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 of


 God’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 conceals truth and 

targets the mind.

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 like you.

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 God. He will try to do 


whatever he can to steer us from 


glorifying God with our time,


 treasures, and talents.

 

 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 of Christ. 



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 that 


deceives.

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 God’s people.


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.

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