Who is Satan?

Satan (otherwise known as the devil) is the original enemy of God who rebelled at the foundation of the earth. He is the one ultimately responsible for all the deception that exists in this world. He has deceived many to disbelieve in his existence, though both serious Christians and well-informed devil worshippers both know he exists. He is a personal being, and has been both seen and heard by many people. He can use many forms – including that of an “angel of light”.

It is not surprising therefore that Satan has lately tried to convince many he is not all that bad – another deception. Actually, Satan is the most powerful fallen angel and the master of all evil. He exercises a massive influence in the affairs of the earth. He is only a created being however, and his power just doesn’t compare with God’s. When the right time comes God will command some angels to tie up the devil and throw him into the lake of fire. One day people will wonder how the devil ever managed to deceive and destroy so much.

Some ask how Satan ever came into existence. Here is the Bible answer.

God created multitudes of angels, including at least three archangels: Lucifer, Michael and Gabriel. Angels are spirit beings which may or may not manifest themselves in a visible form (usually not). All angels were created good and holy but Lucifer, the chief worship angel decided to exalt himself and led a rebellion in heaven against God (Ezek. 28:13-15; Is 14:12-14). Lucifer and his angels were cast out of heaven and became Satan and his evil spirits (2 Peter 2:4). Satan is active today in the air (Eph 2:2), in the earth (Job 1:7) and also under the earth, in hell. Not being everywhere at once, as God is, he works through his forces, including fallen angels and demons. These spirits seek to live in and work through people, usually in a hidden way – usually not openly. The results of Satan’s work are still evident in our world today. Jesus came to destroy these works. (1 John 3:8).

Satan is therefore the author of evil. His chief desire is to receive the worship that belongs only to God the Creator (Matt. 4:8-10; Rev. 13:4). He also works in his hatred against mankind to destroy them as much as he can for time and eternity.

Why does God permit Satan to exist and have so much power? Is God unable to destroy Satan? No, God could do it, but Satan is permitted to operate for certain reasons. Firstly, so there could be a choice – people must choose to worship God now – there is an alternative. Secondly, Satan and his kingdom exists to ensure that people reap what they sow. Thirdly, Satan is permitted to operate while God gives mankind time to repent. For God could not forcibly remove evil from the Universe justly unless He also destroyed sinners at the same time. God instead is holding back his wrath, giving men time to turn to Him.

Like his evil spirits, Satan has a mind, emotions, and a will which is in rebellion against God. They are persons, not forces. See Luke 11:24 for proof of this. No matter what people may say, these spirits still exist and work in different ways around the world. Many (but not all) pagans know this fact better than ignorant preachers and ministers who in their pride no longer trust the account of the Bible.

What do YOU think?


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  1. Jesus_Iz_Lord says:

    Thank you God that by faith, I am delivered. I still feel afraid of them kiling me, but God you said that no weapons formed against me shall prosper and im stepping out in faith. I trust you father. I pray father that you would rebuke bind and destroy the plans of the enemy against my life. I believe it and I recieve it in Jesus name. Im free.

  2. his servant says:

    Those who diligently seek me shall find me. Everyone who calls upon the name of the LORD (Jesus) shall be saved. My husband has struggled because he didn’t feel like God listened when he prayed, that God didn’t speak to him when he read the Bible, that God wasn’t communicating with him. Jesus is the one and only way for us to come to the Father. He is the mediator to Father on our behalf. Each one of us can have a “personal relationship with the Lord Jesus” that through that we find God. I and my Father are one, no one can come to the Father except through me. (I will give you the scripture references if you would like) Anyway, the personal relationship you have with Jesus is not going to be like mine. But the same LORD for you will be the same LORD for me-the one and only Jesus. I can’t make him be this type of LORD-one who lets me live in sin, and just forgives me when I confess my sin,(No one who is born “born again believer” of God continues to sin; lets me get away with things that I shouldn’t do- (“Do not be deceived, a man shall reap what he soweth”)not that grace an mercy don’t have their part, but God chastens those whom he loves because he wants them to reap the rewards of obediance, and not those of disobediance; Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. The Bible teaches us so much about who our Lord is-John 1:1-15. If you are serious about knowing the Lord, be prepared for what things have to come to help you learn to be more like him. He was merciful and forgiving towards people who had hurt him. He made a clear commandment for us about how often to forgive 70X7 when a brother sins against us we are to forgive-every time no matter how many times they sin against us-to reinforce this commandment Jesus said- Anyone who does not forgive, will not be forgiven by the Father Matt 18:21-35. My point being, situations (good or bad) will come to help you become more like the LORD Jesus. They are all worth going through so we can become an overcomer of the flesh, the things of this world, and give all the glory to the one who made it possible!!!. My husband ask God “where have I offended you?” in prayer a few months ago. His oldest daughter left our house unexpectantly, without saying anything to him. This broke his heart in a way that is indescrible. Then God communicated with my husband on the question he had asked months before. God revealed to my husband the pain he was feeling towards his daughter leaving was the same God feels when we don’t choose him, or when we choose to go back to the world and it’s ways. The Lord communicates with us all differently, some people the same way. Be careful to test what you may hear, see, or learn-2Tim2:15 He is a personal LORD who is faithful to reveal His word-through the Holy Spirit John 16:13. Hopefully this will encourage you. 2Tim3:16

  3. Bless you for your post Kevin. The bible says that we can only know God through Jesus Christ.

    This passage is from the book of Hebrews, Chapter 10, verse 19 to 23

    “Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful”.

    The bible can only be truly understood when it is read with the guidence of the Holy Spirit.

    Stay connected to this site Kevin there is a lot of valuable teaching and encouragement here.

    God bless,

  4. kevin milton says:

    for years ive tried to find god but seem to be looking for sumone i no nothing about ive tried to read and understand the bible with no sucess i get lost in trying to understand what the lord wants from me i have no idea about how to worship god were to start theres so much evil in the world today you carnt help feeling sad when all around us today is sadness people in pain i hope and pray that one day ill find my way into gods life so that i may be saved

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