Satan's Job

Beyond a doubt, the greatest misjudgment we 


can make regarding Satan is to underestimate hi


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 


“adversary” or


 “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


God's equal.



He is active, dishonest, and


 deceptive, but he is not 


Omnipresent, he cannot be 


present everywhere at the 


same time.



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


 our lives. 



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 


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 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 raisinup 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 oGod'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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