Satan is the source of your troubles. In Webster’s 1828 Dictionary it gives a great definition of who he is.

SA’TAN, n. [Heb. an adversary.] The grand adversary of man; the devil or prince of darkness; the chief of the fallen angels.

In Strong’s it says: he is a slanderer and a false accuser.

In Matthew 4: 1-3 and v. 10- He shows himself as a tempter.

In Matthew 13: 38 He shows himself as the evil one and that he plants his people in the kingdom. (Also v. 39)

In Luke 8: 10-13 He takes away God’s word from the heart.

John 13: 2 He influences men to do great evil.

Acts 10:38 He oppresses people to the point that they need healing.

Ephesians 4: 25-28 Shows how you can give him an opportunity to come in your life by holding on to anger.

Revelations 12 Shows how he can deceive.

He also:

schemes, ensnares, sift people like wheat, disguises himself and hinders us.

The Bible says he roams around as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour.

The Bible also says that despite all of this, he’s under OUR feet!

WHAT CAN STOP HIM?

*BELIEVERS WHO KNOW THEIR AUTHORITY IN CHRIST
* GOD’S SOLDIER’S (ARE YOU ONE?)
* GOD
* THE BLOOD OF JESUS
* BELIEVERS WHO HOLD FAST TO THEIR PROFESSION OF FAITH
*THE WORD OF GOD
*THE FERVENT EFFECTUAL PRAYER OF A RIGHTEOUS MAN (OR WOMAN)
*THE POWER OF GOD
*ANGELS
*SPEAKING FAITH STOPS SATAN IN HIS TRACKS
*BINDING & LOOSING: YOU HAVE THE KEYS TO THE KINGDOM
*STAYING PRAYED UP
*PRAYING IN THE SPIRIT; THE PERFECT WILL OF GOD
* A BAND OF PEOPLE PRAYING GOD’S WILL CAN PUT THOUSANDS OF ANGELS IN FLIGHT, QUENCHING “EVERY” FIERY DART OF THE ENEMY.
*OPERATE IN LOVE
*KEEPING THE COMMANDMENTS
*NEVER QUIT BELIEVING
*BEING PATIENT
*STANDING ON THE WORD

There’s more.

My point is to tell you that the devil’s job is to distract you so that you’ll be so “caught up” on your problems that you won’t realize it’s a smokescreen to get you
off the plan of God.

Make up your mind, strengthen yourself, stay encouraged, grow yourself up and others, increase your confidence, take the offensive and WIN!

Remember Psalms 34: 19

Many are the afflictions of the righteous, BUT the Lord delivereth him out of them all.

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Comments on: "WHO IS THE DEVIL AND WHAT DOES HE DO? By Elaine Davenport" (1)

  1. Shalom Elaine,

    You concluded your shared study with the scripture: ‘Many are the afflictions of the righteous, BUT the Lord delivereth him out of them all.’ Psalm 34:19.
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    That was a most excellent and appropriate passage to share. Good eye Elaine! I would like to share additional passages which are ‘sure’ in principle theme…

    ‘And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope: And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us’…Romans 5:3-5 (Note Key idea – Love!)

    ‘And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth.’ Romans 8:28-33

    ‘That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see [him] not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.’ 1 Peter:7-9

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