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Discover the Book - Jan. 25, 2010

  • 2010 Jan 25

What is Satan Up to Right Now?


What is Satan up to right now? Do you know? We can't see him, hear him, track him—but we do know exactly what he is up to with his vast army, because God's Word has told us!


God has Given Satan's Resume


  • Satan is the author of sin.


He introduced sin into the universe: Ezekiel 28:15  "You [were] perfect in your ways from the day you were created, Till iniquity was found in you." (NKJV) 


  • Satan is the author of suffering.


The New Testament ties suffering and many cases of sickness and disease directly to the Devil: Luke 13:16 "So ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has bound -- think of it -- for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath?" (NKJV)


  • Satan is the author of temptation.


I Thessalonians 3:5 "For this reason, when I could no longer endure it, I sent to know your faith, lest by some means the tempter had tempted you, and our labor might be in vain." (NKJV)


  • Satan tries to get people trapped in sin.


 II Timothy 2:26 "and [that] they may come to their senses [and escape] the    snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to [do] his will." (NKJV)


  • Satan is the author of death.


Hebrews 2:14  "Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil." (NKJV)


God Says Satan is Dangerous


  • Satan steals God's Word from hearts and minds.


Mark 4:15 "And these are the ones by the wayside where the word is sown. When they hear, Satan comes immediately and takes away the word that was sown in their hearts." (NKJV)


  • Satan can invade minds.


Of the lost in John 13:2 "And supper being ended, the devil having already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's [son,] to betray Him." (NKJV)


Of the disobedient in Acts 5:3 "But Peter said, "Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back [part] of the price of the land for yourself?" (NKJV).


And of the unguarded in Ephesians 4:27  "nor give place to the devil." (NKJV).


  • Satan (as well as demons) can enter the body of the unsaved.


John 13:27  "Now after the piece of bread, Satan entered him. Then Jesus said to him, "What you do, do quickly." (NKJV);


  • Satan blinds unbelieving minds.


2 Corinthians 4:4 "whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them." (NKJV).  


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