KNOW YOUR ENEMY, RESPECT AND FEAR HIM, THEN KICK THE CRAP OUT OF HIM !!!
One of the most amazing and successful satanic deceptions is that he has convinced many people that he is not as powerful as he really is and the cause of most, if not all, of the evil in the world. The Bible gives us much information concerning Satan, but he has influenced most people to look elsewhere for the cause of their problems. We have mentioned that if a person wants to find out the reason for much of their troubles to just look into the mirror, and this is very true. But, almost always, the reason that we did whatever we did that got us into trouble was because of satanic influences. It is not just random that the very first human experience of man was Satan influencing Eve and causing enough doubt to persuade her to disobey God. If we think about that for a moment it becomes clear that if God chose satanic influence to be the very first thing that he tells people about in the Bible, it must be extremely important…
It is difficult to determine how many angels followed Satan when he was cast out of heaven and put onto the earth, but we can be sure it was many. It is commonly believed that the number was one third of all of the angels, but there is no definitive statement to that number. It is possible that a third was the understanding as we read in Revelation 12:4 “And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth:…” In Revelation 12:9, we are given additional information; “And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.” So we see here that it is verified that he was put on earth and that he deceives the entire world.
There are many stories concerning the reason why Satan and his followers were expelled from heaven, but the Bible does not tell us, so we do not know. All of the stories are merely conjecture, but in reality, it does not matter. And, as we think about why God chose to have Satan causing the problems that he does to His creations, we can only wonder because there is no reason given. But, if we think about it, without Satan in the world, there would be little reason to have a heaven… Satan causes all that is wrong with man and the earth because when Satan is removed, everything that is bad is removed with him; Revelation 21:4 “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying. Neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” So, when Satan is finally defeated, all evil goes with him !!!
Many people, in fact, most people do not comprehend the extent to which Satan will go to influence us to be disobedient to God. Humans are really not what Satan is concerned with, we are just collateral damage as he continues to demonstrate his hatred of God. As a child of God, we are in greater jeopardy of satanic attacks and must not be fooled into thinking that God will protect us from this. God tells us how to fight off Satan in many ways and many times, but we must do the work. If a person believes that he or she is safe from Satan, that person is sadly mistaken. If Satan could cause doubt in Peter when he was standing on the water right next to Jesus, he can do whatever he wants with us. God does, in fact, protect His children with the Spirit in us, but we still must do the work of resisting the attack….
We have written about Satan many times before, but as the world becomes increasingly evil, it is more important that the children of God become the candle on the hill. If we demonstrate that evil can be stopped, our world may reverse the direction in which it is going. But, it is very difficult to show the world how good people should behave in alignment with biblical doctrine when many evil aspects are condoned and even incorporated into certain “claiming Christian” denominations. Satan is doing his job extremely well and we should learn from his efforts and use his methods to fight and resist him. But, it we just sit there thinking how terrible it is that bad things happen to good people without understanding why that thing happened, nothing is going to change. Satan can be beaten and we know that because we have beaten him here on this site. Satan attacks this site continuously and most people do not even see it. It takes one of us to bring it to the attention of the rest and then we fight and win. We have won the little battles here and we can win them within our own lives, but, unfortunately, too many times we want Satan in our lives for a little while because we want to do something that we now is wrong and disobedient. Well, because of this human aspect, none of us slam the door completely shut on Satan and he continues to influence us to be disobedient. So, if we were to judge humanities’ efforts in fighting Satan, we could sum it up in one word: LOUSY !!!