satan’s Schemes and our Retaliation
Before you start reading satan’s schemes and our retaliation be assured that once you finish reading it your faith in GOD will be deepened.
You will have a clear picture of who the deceiver is and how to withstand his flaming arrows. I encourage you to read this and be strengthened in your faith and resist him by standing firm in JESUS.
May our LORD GOD JESUS be with you and HOLY SPIRIT GOD be your guide in your journey.
WHO IS satan AND WHAT ARE his SCHEMES?
The Bible does not clearly talk everything about satan, but it is clearly revealed to us that he is a fallen angel. He is exalted in rank and power above all other fallen angels.
In JESUS’ own words in Luke 10:18 it is revealed to us that “HE witnessed satan fall like lightning from heaven.” He indeed is a fallen angel.
CONFIRMATION OF DEVIL AND HIS FOLLOWERS BY JUDE AND PETER
In Jude 1:4, Jude alerts us about Godless Men. They have secretly slipped among us, who change the grace of our GOD into a license for immorality and perversion and even takes us to a point where we deny JESUS CHRIST our only SOVEREIGN and LORD himself.
These dreamers pollute their own bodies, reject authority and slander celestial beings. Jude also mentions that archangel Michael when he was disputing with the devil over Moses’ body did not say a slanderous accusation against him, but just said, “The LORD rebuke you!”
They are like unreasoning animals, they speak abusively. These men are grumblers and fault finders, they follow their own evil desires, they boast about themselves and flatter others for their own advantage.
Peter in 2Peter 2:4 says that “Just like archangel Michael even angels although they are stronger and more powerful do not bring slanderous accusation against such beings in the presence of the LORD. THEY SEDUCE THE UNSTABLE.
DESCRIPTION OF devil BY EZEKIEL 28:11-19
Before devil was thrown out of GOD’s presence, he was a:
Model of Perfection,
Perfect in Beauty,
Was in Eden, garden of GOD,
Every precious stone adored him,
His Settings and Mountings were made of gold,
They were prepared for him on the day he was made,
He was anointed and ordained as the guardian cherub,
He was on the Holy Mount of GOD,
Walked among the fiery stones,
Was blameless in his ways from the day he was created until wickedness was found in him,
Through his widespread trade he was filled with violence and he SINNED,
Driven out in disgrace from the Mount of GOD,
Expelled as guardian cherub and among the fiery stones,
His heart became proud on account of his beauty,
He corrupted his wisdom because of his splendour,
He was thrown out to earth,
At first, he was a spectacle before kings but by his sins and dishonest trade he desecrated his sanctuaries,
GOD made fire come out of him and it consumed him,
He was reduced to ashes in sight of all who were watching,
All the nations who knew him were greatly horrified and have come to a horrible end and WILL BE NO MORE.
Bible makes it clear to us that he is a fallen angel – Luke 10:18 but we don’t know more about him because as in Deuteronomy 29:29 says that “secret things belong only to him.”
satan’s SCHEMES FOR UNBELIEVERS
According to Revelation 12:9 “he is the deceiver of the world” and 2Corinthians 11:15 says “he masquerades as an angel of light.” He also blinds the minds of unbelievers to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel – 2Corinthians 4:4.
satan’s SCHEMES FOR BELIEVERS
Revelation 12:10 says that “he is a relentless accuser who will stop at nothing to condemn us.
John 8:44 says that “he is a murderer from the beginning and he is father of lies.”
John 10:10 says that “the thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy.
“WE MUST NEVER UNDERESTIMATE HIM.”
The devils and his demons operate their schemes via discord, anger, deception, bitterness, falsehood and all manner of sinful malediction.
Peter in chapter 5:8 calls us believers to be self-controlled and alert. He continues to say that “our enemy, the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Peter strongly asks us to “Resist him and to stand firm in faith.”
JESUS’ GREATEST DEMONSTRATION OF HIS LOVE AND PROTECTION ON THE CROSS
Colossians 2:13-15 says that “when we were dead in our own sins and in our sinful nature GOD made us alive with CHRIST. HE forgave us all our sins by cancelling the written code with its regulations that against us and opposed us. HE took it away by nailing it to the cross. HE disarmed powers and authorities – Ephesians 6:9. HE made a public spectacle of them by triumphing over them by the cross.
GOD’S PROMISE TO US:
In John 5:18 scripture says that “anyone who was born of GOD does not continue to sin and GOD keeps him safe and the evil one CANNOT HARM HIM.”
2Thessalonians 3:3 says “The LORD is faithful.” HE will establish you and guard you against the evil one.”
OUR STAND AS A BELIEVER AND FOLLOWER OF CHRIST THE LORD
-Do not let the sun go down on your anger and give no opportunity to the devil – Ephesians 4:26-27
-Resist the devil and he will flee from you – James 4:7
-Resist him, firm in faith – 1Peter 5:9
-In addition to all this – take up the shield of faith with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one – Ephesians 6:16
satan’s FINAL FATE/satan’s DOOM
According to Revelation 20:7-10
-The devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of burning sulphur.
-He along with the beast and the false prophet will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
BELIEVE EVERYTHING THAT IS IN THE BIBLE AND IF IT IS NOT IN THE BIBLE THE IT IS NOT FOR ME.