I have noticed a trend in the world today. People don't talk about Satan. They have pretty much deleted him from the scene. People don't talk about hell anymore. These new religious "movements" taking place, yeah they don't really mention him. All part of his plan. If we don't believe him we have no need to believe in Jesus.
When talking about Satan there is a fine line. We need to realize he is real. We need to realize he is the god of this world. We need to never give him more power than what he has. He has been defeated. We do have the victory. That is one of the many things Jesus did for us. We have authority over him, but you have to open your mouth and use it in Jesus name.
1 Peter 5:8 ESV
Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
Job 1:7 ESV
The Lord said to Satan, “From where have you come?” Satan answered the Lord and said, “From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking up and down on it.”
John 10:10 ESV
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
Ephesians 6:12 ESV
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
The bible is very clear that Satan is here. Roaming the world to seek and devour. Life is hard. There is a reason. Satan. He is the ruler of this world. He is a theif with the only motive of kill, steal, destroy. We don't fight against flesh and blood. We fight against demonic authorities, against darkness, against evil in heavenly places.
Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace.
We have to be prepared. We have to put on the whole armour of God. We have to realize that Satan is real. We have to stand against the schemes of the devil daily. Don't be fooled into thinking he is not real. He is and so is hell.
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