Who is Satan? He’s known as the devil and Lucifer. “Satan” is actually a title, a position. When you hear something called “satanic”, it means whatever it is grounded in evil and darkness. “Lucifer” — which means “light-bringer” — was one of God’s highest angels. Learn how He fell and what he’s still up to. Let’s dig in…
What are Angels?
In Scripture, “angel” means messenger of God. Once God created humans and then they disobeyed a simple order, God used angels to protect, guard, guide, and relay messages from Him. Furthermore, He still uses them and will use them in the future (Revelation 12). In the Book of Hebrews, we read…
13 And God never said to any of the angels,
“Sit in the place of honor at my right hand
until I humble your enemies,
making them a footstool under your feet.” (Psalm 110:1)
14 Therefore, angels are only servants—spirits sent to care for people who will inherit salvation.Hebrews 1:13-14 NLT
However, Lucifer wanted that position. His lust for power and greatness led to his fall from God’s Grace. He was a guardian cherub. Ezekiel wrote…
14 I ordained and anointed you
as the mighty angelic guardian.
You had access to the holy mountain of God
and walked among the stones of fire.
15 “You were blameless in all you didEzekile 28:14-15 NLT
from the day you were created
until the day evil was found in you.
We also read in Isaiah…
12 “How you are fallen from heaven,Isaiah 14:12-15 NLT
O shining star, son of the morning!
You have been thrown down to the earth,
you who destroyed the nations of the world.
13 For you said to yourself,
‘I will ascend to heaven and set my throne above God’s stars.
I will preside on the mountain of the gods
far away in the north.
14 I will climb to the highest heavens
and be like the Most High.’
15 Instead, you will be brought down to the place of the dead,
down to its lowest depths.
Satan, Demons, and Unclean Spirits
While Satan doesn’t have a physical form, he has a mind, emotions, and is very intelligent. His wickedness has been and still is the devious power behind evil kings, dictators, and world leaders. He’s cunning and always strategizing how to inflict his darkness upon the world. He hates Jesus and everything that is good.
One of the devil’s greatest accomplishments was convincing people that he and hell don’t exist. His sly ways desensitize us so that we think that sinning is not so bad. For instance, look at adultery and fornication. It’s one of the 10 commandments, yet it’s culturally acceptable and has been for years! I bet you anything that it was some Roman businessman who came up with “sex sells”!
Satan’s cronies are demons and unclean spirits.
During His ministry on earth, Jesus drove out demons and unclean spirits from people. We find this in Mark 1, Matthew 8, and Mark 5, as well as many other instances. Notice that the demons knew exactly WHO Jesus was and respected Him.
“A demon/unclean spirit can influence or even inhabit people who are not born-again believers in Christ. When someone accepts Christ as Savior, they are indewlt (and sealed) by the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 6:19-20; Ephesians 1:13-14). A demon cannot occupy the person who is sealed and protected by the presence of the Spirit…
…”Demons are given access to humans (even inadvertently) through various occult practices.”Todd Hampson, “The Non-Prophet’s Guide to Spiritual Warfare”
Pop culture keeps desensitizing us to the satanic realms with these occult practices…
- Tarot cards
- Ouija boards
- Drug and alcohol use
- Familiar spirits
- Celebrating Halloween
- Celebrating the Day of the Dead
- Even churches doing “trunk or treat” events
You may think you’re just playing with this stuff — that it’s only fun — but it’s not — it’s very dangerous.
Paul warned us about false teachers…
13 These people are false apostles. They are deceitful workers who disguise themselves as apostles of Christ. 14 But I am not surprised! Even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. 15 So it is no wonder that his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. In the end they will get the punishment their wicked deeds deserve.2 Corinthians 11:13-15 NLT
James, the Brother of Jesus sums it up very nicely…
What is causing the quarrels and fights among you? Don’t they come from the evil desires at war within you? 2 You want what you don’t have, so you scheme and kill to get it. You are jealous of what others have, but you can’t get it, so you fight and wage war to take it away from them. Yet you don’t have what you want because you don’t ask God for it. 3 And even when you ask, you don’t get it because your motives are all wrong—you want only what will give you pleasure.
4 You adulterers! Don’t you realize that friendship with the world makes you an enemy of God? I say it again: If you want to be a friend of the world, you make yourself an enemy of God. 5 Do you think the Scriptures have no meaning? They say that God is passionate that the spirit he has placed within us should be faithful to him. 6 And he gives grace generously. As the Scriptures say,
“God opposes the proud
but gives grace to the humble.” (Proverbs 3:34)
7 So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world.James 4:1-8 NLT
If you’re not sure if you’re saved or not, if you truly want to be born again and have the assurance of salvation, receive the Holy Spirit, feel His Shalom — a peace that surpasses all understanding, and get a 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven after you die, or that you won’t be left behind at the Rapture, which can happen at any moment, this is what you have to do…
Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit.
- Believe — have Faith — that Jesus is the Christ and He died taking your sins away forever and that He rose from the dead 3 days later.
- Repent of your sins — stop sinning! Do a complete 180-degree turn in your life and surrender your life to Him. When you ask Jesus to forgive you He will. ALL your sins will be wiped clean — past, present, and future! And All means ALL!
- Be Baptized by water baptism — show the world and yourself that you have died to your old life and are born again in Christ.
- Receive the gift of Holy Spirit in your heart.
Invite Jesus into Your Heart and Receive the Gift of Grace, Joy, Peace, and the Confident Hope of Eternal Life…
Check out the videos below — Satan, his cronies, and his power are very real and treacherous.
Interview with a Former Warlock & Occultist…
Billy Hallowell: Misconceptions Christians Have About Demons and Ghosts | Kirk Cameron on TBN
Satan’s Influence in Our Lives
Ex-Satanic Witch shares her testimony and warns of the dangers of Halloween – Christian Coffee Time
The Point We All Miss About Evil in Our World