Does satan fear you? It’s actually a good question to ask ourselves. We are living in a day and age when he has many of God’s people living in fear of him, and fear what those that are controlled by him will do if they do as God would have them do. So I ask the question again, “Does satan fear you?”
What does God’s Word tell us about the character of the devil? In John 8:44 Jesus is very forthright about the enemy’s character and those that follow after him. He says, “You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.” What’s the one thing a liar fears the most? The truth. To put it plain and simple, the devil is a liar. And if you are a bearer of truth he will fear you. Ephesians 4:25 confirms that we are to speak truth, “Therefore, laying aside falsehood, speak truth each one of you with his neighbor, for we are members of one another.”
The Bible also tells us that the devil is the accuser of the brethren in Revelation 12:10. We all know this to be true. How many times has the enemy tried to stop you from believing and obeying our Lord by whispering condemnation against us as to why we can not do this or that? And what does this Scripture from Revelation 12:10 actually say about this? “Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down.” I’m telling you this is a truth that the enemy fears and does not like to be reminded about–use this verse liberally against him. He does not like to hear the end result of his rebellion against God and us.
And in John 10:10 Jesus does not meander around the bush when he says, “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” Will you willfully allow a known thief to come into your house to steal, to kill and to destroy your family? Or will you fight him off and tell him to take a hike? This is exactly as we should do when the devil comes to near us to cause us harm. After all, Jesus empowered us with all of His authority over satan and all of his wicked works, “Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you”, Luke 10:19. If you are passive and unwilling to fight off the enemy he will walk all over you. But if he knows you will aggressively fight him, and you are determined and known to fight through to the victory he will fear coming against you.
And for those that are known to fight the good fight of faith until we reach the land of our manifested promise here is a word of caution. The enemy is sly old devil, and he will use twist the truth just enough to get you to believe him. That’s what happened in the Garden of Eden when he spoke to Eve and said that if she would take of the forbidden fruit she would be like God. The truth is that she and Adam were already created in the mirror image of God, but he twisted the truth a little bit to make it sound like the Gospel truth to her. (See Genesis 3.) Let’s look to a few of these divine warnings found in the Scriptures.
But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ, 2 Corinthians 11:13.
No wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light, 2 Corinthians 11:14.
Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil, Ephesians 6:11.
I am going to ask the question one more time, “Does satan fear you?” He should, and you need to be in the position that he does. We are created in the mirror image of God, (see Genesis 1:26-28). We have been given all the authority in Christ to overcome satan and all of his wicked works, (see Luke 10:19). Activate your identity in Christ and all of His authority over these wicked attacks and make the devil fear you.
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