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
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
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.
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 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
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
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
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
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
Satan is literally hell-bent on perverting and preventing
God's plan. He wants to keep us conflicted and ignorant of
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
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.