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Who is the Devil?

“There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them. They themselves are equally pleased by both errors, and hail a materialist or . . . Read more ›
Where did the devil come from? To put it another way, how could a God of love create someone as horrible as the devil? This question is based upon flawed reasoning, since it assumes that we are in a position to critique God. Many who refuse to look into what the Bible says on the subject simply . . . Read more ›
Satan starts with the mind. When Satan wanted to lead the first man and woman into sin, he started by attacking the mind. Scripture says, “I am afraid, lest as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds should be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to . . . Read more ›
When the devil tempted Eve in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:1–7), he stirred up the sinful nature in her. He did this through a clever line of reasoning. He questioned God’s Word (verse 1). He did not deny that God had spoken. He simply questioned whether God had really said what Eve thought . . . Read more ›
Just as surely as there is a God who loves you and has a plan for your life, there is a devil who hates you and wants to destroy your life. Adam and Eve failed to use the weapon God has given us during times of temptation: the Word of God (also called “the sword of the Spirit”). Jesus . . . Read more ›
The moment you became a Christian, a spiritual war began. This battle is not between flesh and blood. It is a spiritual battle with a very real devil. “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age . . . Read more ›
We should never underestimate the devil. He is a sly and skillful foe, with many years of experience in dealing with humankind. Yet, he does have some serious limitations—especially in the life of the believer. In the Old Testament book of Job, we get some clear insights into Satan’s power and . . . Read more ›
In the section, “Who Is God,” we noted that God had several divine attributes: He is omnipotent (all-powerful); He is omniscient (all-knowing); and He is omnipresent (present everywhere). Satan possesses none of these attributes. Satan is not omnipotent. He has great power—more than any . . . Read more ›
Though Satan is limited in power, he does have a well-organized network of demon powers doing his bidding. Remember, when Satan lost his position in Heaven, he took one-third of the angels with him (Revelation 12:4). Numerous Scripture passages refer to Satan and his minions: “Beelzebub, the . . . Read more ›
Be strong in the Lord. “Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might” (Ephesians 6:10).This literally means, “Strengthen yourselves in the Lord.” The first thing we must realize is that in our own strength, we are no match for the devil. He is a powerful spiritual . . . Read more ›
Do you ever get sick and tired of being attacked by the devil? In your Christian walk, does it ever seem like you take one step forward and two steps back? Have you ever felt condemned in your sin and wanted to just give up the fight? If you said “yes” to any of the above, then I have . . . Read more ›
Our access to God’s throne has nothing to do with what we’ve done, but everything to do with what Christ has done and is doing. Look again at the courtroom scene in Zechariah 3:1–2. Joshua stands condemned. Satan goes in for the kill and is suddenly stopped in his tracks. Why? God says . . . Read more ›