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WHO IS THE DEVIL AND WHAT DOES HE DO? By Elaine Davenport

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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