What energy does Devil have?

What energy does Devil have?

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Should we be afraid of Satan? And what power does he have over us?

Let's start with the names of Satan that tell us a lot. Then, let's look at the key biblical truths and commands that tell us more.

Name of satan

1. The name Satan means "accuser" and appears prominently in Job 1-2, where Satan appears shortly before God in heaven to accuse both God and his righteous servant Job on earth. Satan also appears in Zechariah 3: 1-2, where he accuses the high priest of overseeing the reconstruction of the temple.

Satan is not only an accuser but also a tempter. The two go hand in hand. He tried King David (1 Chronicles 21: 1) and the Lord Jesus (Matthew 4:10; Matthew 16:23; Mark 1:13; Mark 8:33). Satan "entered" Judas Iscariot (Luke 22: 3; John 13:27) when he betrayed Jesus Christ on the night of his arrest in the garden of Gethsemane. Satan tried and deceived Ananias (Acts 5: 3) and a number of prominent churches in the late first century (Revelation 2-3).

2. Satan's more common name, the devil, does not appear in the Hebrew scriptures. On the other hand, the devil is mentioned several times in Matthew, Luke, John, Acts, Ephesians, 1 Timothy, 1 John and Revelation. The devil is also mentioned once in 2 Timothy, Hebrews, James and Judas.

The devil tries Jesus (Matthew 4: 1-11; Luke 4: 1-13). In addition, the devil prevents many from believing in Jesus, leads believers to stumble or fall away, and at the end of the story is bound for 1000 years and then thrown into the lake of fire forever.

3. Satan is also called the serpent in Genesis 3: 1-14. This particular name stuck. Long afterwards, the apostle Paul says: "But I fear that just as Eve was deceived by the snake's cunning, your spirit could somehow be misled by your sincere and pure devotion to Christ" (2 Corinthians 11: 3) .

In the last book of the Bible, the apostle John spoke of the vain opposition of the serpent against Jesus Christ (Revelation 12: 9-15) and 1000 years of imprisonment (Revelation 20: 2) before it is thrown into the lake of fire forever. The latter fulfills the prophecy of Isaiah 27: 1, which describes Satan as a great serpent that the Lord will kill.

4. Satan is called Lucifer in Isaiah 14:12 in some old English Bible translations. The name Lucifer is often translated as "morning star". In any case, it speaks of the fall of Satan from a glorious angel in God's presence to one who is thrown to earth to try people and nations. Revelation 12: 9 describes how Satan is thrown to the earth.

Confirm Biblical Truths

1. I believe Satan is evil (John 8:44; 2 Corinthians 2:11; 1 Peter 5: 8).

2. I think Satan is smart and deceitful (Genesis 3: 1; John 8:44; 2 Corinthians 11:14).

3. I believe Satan is attacking the divine (1 Chronicles 21: 1; Job 1: 6, Zechariah 3: 1; Matthew 4: 1; Luke 22:31; 1 Corinthians 7: 5; 2 Corinthians 2: 11; 2 Corinthians 12): 7; Ephesians 4:27; Ephesians 6: 10-16; 1 Thessalonians 2:18; 1 Timothy 3: 6, James 4: 7; 1 Peter 5: 8; Revelation 2:10).

4. I believe Satan is limited in what he can do, what he knows, and where he is going (Zechariah 3: 2; Luke 22:31; Ephesians 6: 10-16; James 4: 7).

5. I don't think Satan can stay in God's presence (Job 1:12; Job 2: 7; Matthew 4:10; Matthew 16:23; Mark 8:33; Luke 10:18).

6. I believe the Lord will destroy Satan and punish him forever (Romans 16:20; Revelation 20:10).

7. I believe Satan is the evil one – the originator of all evil (Matthew 6:13; John 8:44; Acts 13:10; 1 John 3: 8-12; 1 John 5:19).

8. I believe that Satan has many evil spirits under his command (Matthew 25:41; Luke 9: 1; Judas 6; Revelation 12: 7-9).

9. I believe that Satan sometimes makes believers suffer terrible suffering (Job 2: 6; Revelation 2:10).

10. I believe Satan is the prince of this world (Matthew 4: 8; 2 Corinthians 4: 4; Ephesians 2: 2; 1 John 5:19; Revelation 12: 9).

Biblical commands to follow

1. I stand for God when I suffer persecution inspired by Satan because of my faith (Psalm 119: 157; Daniel 3: 16-18; Matthew 5: 10-11; Matthew 5:44; Matthew 10: 22-39; Matthew 24: 9-13; Romans 12:14; 2 Thessalonians 1: 4-5; 2 Timothy 1: 8; 1 Peter 3: 14-17; Revelation 2:10).

2. I ask God to protect me from Satan's evil plans (Matthew 6:13; John 17:15; Ephesians 6: 16-17; 2 Thessalonians 3:13; James 4: 7-8; 1 Peter 5 : 8; 1) John 2:13; Revelation 2:10).

3. I renounce what Satan promotes and forbids God (Exodus 20: 1-17; Leviticus 18: 3; Acts 15:20; 2 Corinthians 6:17; Galatians 5: 19-21; 1 Timothy 6:11; 2) Timothy 2:22; 1 John 5:21).

I also loathe evil and love good (Psalm 5: 5; Psalm 45: 7; Psalm 97:10; Proverbs 11:27; Amos 5: 14-15; 1 Peter 3:11; 3 John 11).

4. I abhor blasphemy (Exodus 20: 7; Exodus 22:28; Leviticus 24: 10-16; Numbers 15: 30-31; Deuteronomy 5:11; Genesis 1: 1). 20).

5. I detest murder and attempt murder (Genesis 9: 5; Exodus 20:13; Exodus 21:12; Leviticus 24:17; Matthew 5:21; 1 John 3:15).

6. I detest adultery (Exodus 20:14; Matthew 5, 27-32; Matthew 19, 9; 1 Corinthians 6, 13-20).

7. I detest robbery, theft and theft (Exodus 20:15, Leviticus 19:11; Proverbs 22:28; Proverbs 29:24; Romans 13,9; Ephesians 4:28; 1 ​​Peter 4:15) ).

8. I detest greed (Exodus 20:17; Deuteronomy 5:21; Acts 20:33; Romans 7, 7; Romans 13, 9).

Also, I do not envy the wicked under the influence and control of Satan (Psalm 37: 1-4; Psalm 73: 3; 16-18; Proverbs 3:31; Proverbs 24:19; 1 Corinthians 13: 4; Galatians 5: 26; James 3: 13-16).

What does that mean?

Should you and I be afraid of Satan? No, his power is limited and will end. We never have to be fooled by the temptations of the devil or give in to them. God is always ready to offer an escape route (1 Corinthians 10:13).

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David SanfordThe book and Bible projects by Zondervan, Tyndale, Thomas Nelson, Doubleday, Barbour and Amazon have been published. His latest book is Choose Courage: 3-Minute Devotions for Men.

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