In our modern world of scientific studies, our vast amount of new technology moving at a rate that is unbelievable for most, and I expect you to believe there is a Satan in this world that is causing havoc all through the world? That is exactly what is going on my friends, and the ONLY source we have to understand this is God’s written word for His creation, Mankind!.
First and foremost, let’s go to the Bible (KJV) and using Strong’s concordance to interpret the meaning of Satan in the Hebrew Language, (Old Testament), and the Greek Language (New Testament). It is the only way that I am aware of to understand the true meaning of the words written so long ago.
Let’s now go to the Bible to see what God has to say about this subject of Satan. Please always read the scriptures pertaining to the subject given in this and all our articles so you will know that I am NOT twisting the scriptures.
In (Genesis 3: 4) This is the first lie told in the world by Satan. “And the serpent (another name for Satan) said unto the woman, you shall not surely die: Satan lied to Eve about what God said to Adam. In (John 8:44) Jesus talking with the Jews, states about Satan “he is the father of all lies”. In (Ezekiel 28:13-15) “You have been in Eden the Garden of God; …verse 14, you are the anointed cherub that covers; and I have set you so: you were upon the Holy mountain of God; you have walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. You were perfect in your ways from the day that you were created, till iniquity was found in you.” Satan’s name before iniquity was found in him was Lucifer, meaning light bringer, He then wanted to take over God’s thrown and of course failed, now he is Satan, meaning adversary of God.
In (1 Chronicles 21:1) it states, “And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel.” Israel was God’s chosen people in the Old Testament and Satan tempted David to do the wrong thing. The 2nd place he is mentioned is in (Job 1:6), and if you will go on to read about Job (and I encourage you too) you will find out that God allowed Satan to do whatever he wanted to get to Job (other than take his life) to denounce God, and no He didn’t. Job’s 1st family was killed in a tornado that Satan stirred up. No, I am not saying all tornadoes are God’s wrath on people, could it be Satan’s? Interesting thought, he hates all things that God is involved with. In (Revelation 2:24) This is Jesus talking to the Church at Thyatira, which is one of God’s true church, and it states, “But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have NOT KNOWN the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put none other burden.”) God’s church at Thyatira did not know the depths of Satan! What a statement. How is that possible, doesn’t God’s true church know and have all the answers? Let’s see what it says in (Revelation 12:9) this is talking about a war in Heaven, (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.”) Do you see how powerful Satan truly is, he is deceiving the whole world. Is that Possible? Yes it is, know this one thing, look at the world around you, there is a lot of good and wonderful things out there, but yet oh so much evil, and as the scripture states, the people don’t even know it, they are deceived. How sad… for sure.
Let’s look at another scripture about Satan, (2 Corinthian’s 11:13) it is talking about false teachers of God, “For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. Verse 14, And no marvel, for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. V15, Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers (Satan’s) also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.” Satan an angel of light, how scary is that? The next question you might ask is how many Ministers are his and NOT God’s? Let’s go back to (Revelation 2:13) writing to God’s Church in Pergamos, “I know thy works, and where you dwell, even where Satan’s seat is: and you hold fast my name, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you. Where Satan dwells.” This states clearly where Satan’s throne is, here on Earth. In Ephesians (2:2) talking to the converted people of the Gentiles, “Wherein in time past you walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now works in the children of disobedience;” Satan is transmitting disobedience all around us, (like the power of our cell phones for example) and we think most things in our minds are of our own thinking. Are you Disobedient to God’s ways, what the Bible teaches? If your answer is “Yes” You are following the prince of the power of the air, SATAN, not yourself, not your own thoughts. And sadly, even dedicated Christians slip up too at times. Satan is a powerful source, but don’t think God didn’t give us a helper, He did, and it’s the Holy Spirit.
But be of good cheer, for Satan and his angels are soon to be gone, and how you may ask?
We will now turn to (Revelation 19: 1-21) this is speaking of the 2nd coming of Jesus Christ coming in power to take control of the world away from Satan. When Christ returns in glory, (Revelation 20:1-3) state’s “And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a 1,000 years, And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the 1,000 years be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.” Isn’t this exactly what (Revelation 12:9) stated earlier in this article, Satan is deceiving the nations.
Brother’s and Sister’s in Christ, to all people on Earth, past, present, and future, Satan is REAL, his negative attributes are always around us and we must fight them. How you may ask? By following the Bibles teachings, and yes, you must study and pray consistently. Christ is coming; he will win the battle for us, for we are NO match against Satan by ourselves. Why a Satan? Simply put, we are on this Earth and we are here to learn and grow to be like Jesus. Let’s read (2 Peter 3:18) “But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen.”
For God to work out His purpose for all of mankind there had to be a Satan. But through Jesus Christ our Savior, we will win the battle and after Satan is gone will come the wonderful Kingdom of God on this Earth. In (Isaiah 9:7) speaking of the Kingdom of God, “Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom to order it , and to establish it with judgment and with justice from now even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.” Jesus is coming, Satan will be gone, and how wonderful will be that day, no more deception by “the prince of the power of the air”, (Ephesians 2:2), Satan! Please study the other articles on our website to learn more about God’s plan of salvation for all of mankind through the Savior of the World, “Jesus Christ”, Please see (1 John 4:14). God Bless each and every one of you for searching for the truth about God and His plan, and Oh Yes, God is real as is Satan. God Bless Pastor Mark