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Greg Laurie daily devotion - May 19, 2014

No Equal to God

And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. - (Revelation 12:7)

In Revelation 12, we find a battle in heaven where Michael the archangel and the devil are fighting it out. These two powerful angels are warring against each other, which is ironic because they once served on the same side.

It is not unlike the Civil War, when General Grant led the Union forces, and General Lee led the Confederate forces. Prior to that, they both attended the United States Military Academy at West Point. They both served their nation in the Mexican-American War. But then they found themselves on opposite sides during the Civil War. And ultimately General Grant prevailed over General Lee.

In the same way, we find the archangel Michael prevailing over Lucifer. And here is the thing we need to know: Satan is nowhere to being the equal of God.

Here is what we know about God: He is omnipotent, which means that He has unlimited power. He is omniscient, which means that He has unlimited knowledge. And He is omnipresent, which means that He is present everywhere.

The devil is not equal to that. The devil certainly is not omnipotent. He has a lot of power, but nowhere to being equal with the power of God. He is not omniscient. Satan knows quite a few things, but he doesn’t know all things like God. He is not omnipresent. He can only be in one place at one time. So when we say the devil was tempting us, the fact is, it probably was one of the demons doing his dirty work. He has a well-organized network of fallen angels, also known as demons, that do his bidding.

Satan is nowhere near to being the equal of God. Satan is mighty, but God is almighty. Satan is a destroyer, but God ultimately will destroy the destroyer.

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