What Satan is not and who Jesus is
Like it or not as believers, we are in a spiritual war. We really can´t escape it. Once we accepted Christ into our hearts we changed kingdoms. We converted from the kingdom of darkness to the kingdom of light.
Many believers believe the lie that satan cannot touch them once they have accepted Jesus. This is simply not true. While we do have the victory, satan still fights. He does not respect his defeat on the cross, and tries everything he can to hinder and oppose us.
1 Peter 5:8–9 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.
Satan still seeks us. He is on the hunt, on the prowl and never gives up.
But we have some good news.
While satan does have some power, he is not all powerful like King Jesus. Here is a list of what satan is NOT.
- Satan is not omniscient (knowledgeable of all things). He has tremendous knowledge, but he does not know everything like God does.
- Satan cannot read our mind.
- Satan is strong only to those over whom he is master. His power is limited by the power of God (see Job 1:10–12)
- Satan is not omnipresent (present everywhere at the same time). He is in only one place at one time.
- Satan is not omnipotent (all powerful). The power of God within us is more powerful than the power of Satan.
1 John 4:4 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
When people say that satan is after them they are referring to demons and not Lucifer himself. Satan has a great host of demon spirits that he dispatches throughout the earth to do his will and accomplish his purposes. Fact: there are more angels than demons. Angels outnumber demons 3 to 1. I think that is great news!
Let´s see what Jesus did for us.
He died on the cross so that we may have eternal life and live a life of abundance
Jesus overcame the enemy. We too can overcome satan’s host. He has given us the authority to do so Luke 9:1
Jesus intercedes for us as we are engaged in spiritual warfare. This means He is talking to the Father on our behalf as we battle: Romans 8:34
Here are some of Jesus´ titles:
- He is the Captain of the Lord’s Host
- Faithful and True
- Head over all things
- Savior of the World
If you are feeling defeated in battle, remind yourself of these truths. I have had to do this and call on others for prayer when weary. Being in the battle can be tiring, but once we praise God for what he has done for us, the battle becomes easier.
Remember, we are on the winning side!