[PC-USA] 1998-01-04 - Satan

Yes, you read that correctly -- Satan! Not a popular or oft-mentioned topic today, is it! (Although ironically, the day after I decided on this topic, there was an article in our newspaper, about his portrayal in movies!) He is very real and very powerful, and we need to remember that. However, we also need to remember that our Lord is always more powerful than Satan, and that God will have the last word. Today we will look at some of what the Bible has to say about him.

(Isa 14:12-14 NNAS) "How you have fallen from heaven, O star of the morning, son of the dawn! You have been cut down to the earth, You who have weakened the nations! 13 "But you said in your heart, 'I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God, And I will sit on the mount of assembly In the recesses of the north. 14 'I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.'"

(2 Cor 11:14 NNAS) "No wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light."

(Job 1:7 NNAS) "The LORD said to Satan, "From where do you come?" Then Satan answered the LORD and said, "From roaming about on the earth and walking around on it.""

(Job 2:6 NNAS) "So the LORD said to Satan, "Behold, he is in your power, only spare his life.""

(Mat 4:1 NNAS) "Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil."

(Mark 4:15 NNAS) "These are the ones who are beside the road where the word is sown; and when they hear, immediately Satan comes and takes away the word which has been sown in them."

(Luke 13:16 NNAS) "And this woman, a daughter of Abraham as she is, whom Satan has bound for eighteen long years, should she not have been released from this bond on the Sabbath day?"

(Acts 5:3 NNAS) "But Peter said, "Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back some of the price of the land?"

(Acts 26:18 NNAS) "to open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the dominion of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in Me.'"

(Rom 16:20 NNAS) "The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you."

(2 Cor 12:7 NNAS) "Because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, for this reason, to keep me from exalting myself, there was given me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment me--to keep me from exalting myself!"

(2 Th 2:9-10 NNAS) "that is, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders, 10 and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved."

(1 John 4:4 NNAS) "You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world."

(Rev 20:10 NNAS) "And the devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are also; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever."

Jan