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Strategies of Satan

Some of the strategies of Satan are suggested by his many names.

    a. The devil (James 4:7). He slanders God to people. He slanders people to God. He slanders people to one another and to themselves.

b. The wicked one (Eph. 6:16). He is out to harm people and create havoc in the natural, political, and social world.

c. The tempter (1 Thess. 3:5). He presents a false but appealing set of plausible reasons and advantages for sinning.

d. The god of this age (2 Cor. 4:4). He is the supernatural motivation for the secular and religious systems of thought that oppose biblical truth.

e. The ruler of this world (John 12:31). Satan has great influence over unrighteous political systems. Totalitarian power, injustice, oppression, and greed are among his trademarks.

f. The prince of the power of the air (Eph. 2:2). He directs the activity of his army of fallen angels who conspire to tempt, deceive, and corrupt in a seemingly endless variety of ways.

At a personal level, Satan appeals to men and women 1) by urging that there is a better way than God’s way in the immediate situation, 2) by reminding how often they have failed in the past at this point, 3) by insinuating how pleasant sin will be, 4) by promoting the merits of hatred, bitterness, and revenge, 5) by advocating power over love, and 6) by urging them to destroy their enemies.

That no advantage may be gained over us by Satan: for we are not ignorant of his devices.(2 COR 2:11)ASV

One of Satan’s “devices” is to accuse believers who have sinned so that they feel their case is hopeless. I have had people write me or phone me to ask for help because they have been under satanic oppression and accusation. The Holy Spirit convicts us of sin so that we will confess it and turn to Christ for cleansing; but Satan accuses us of sin so that we will despair and give up.

Remember The Destiny of Satan

Matt. 25:41: Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into the eternal fire which is prepared for the devil and his angels(ASV)

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