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Post  Waqar Daniel on Wed 17 Oct 2007, 8:36 pm

INTRODUCTION

"We believe that Satan was once holy, and enjoyed heavenly honors; but through pride and ambition to be as the Almighty, fell and drew after him a host of angels; that he is now the malignant prince of the power of the air, and the unholy god of this world. We hold him to be man's great tempter, the enemy of God and His Christ, the accuser of the saints, the author of all false religions, the chief power behind the present apostasy; the Lord of the Anti-Christ, and the author of all the powers of darkness - destined however to final defeat at the hands of GOD's Son, and to the judgment of an eternal justice in hell, a place prepared for him and his angels."

(1 Peter 5:8) The Bible tells us very little about the origin of the devil. However, most Bible scholars believe that (Isa. 14:12-15) and (Ezek. 28:12-19) is a description of his origin and fall.

One thing is sure, that is, he has left a slimy and terrible trail across the pages of human history.

HIS PERSONALITY

Bible proveS the personality of the Devil. He is called "that old serpent, the Devil." "Satan, your adversary." Anybody that would deny the reality of the devil must be blind, deaf and dumb. He is real to the Lord Jesus Christ; to Paul and Peter; he is real to every Christian who has ever experienced the fight against the forces of evil.

HIS CHARACTER

He is described by the Word of God as:
Most Subtle:(Gen. 3:1-7) As cunning as a serpent. He appears as an angel of light (2 Cor. 11:14).

A Tempter: (Matt. 4:1) He tempts by presenting desirable objects before our eyes; seeks to pamper our pride that we might forget or deny God. He succeeded with Eve; he failed with Christ.

An Adversary: (1 Pet. 5:8) He is opposed to every holy desire and every good work.

A Deceiver: (1 Jn. 5:19) He deceives with the pleasures of sin.

A Murderer: (Jn. 8:44) Remember this, the devil deceives, destroys and curses.

PERSONALITY

The devil does have a purpose, and knowing that, he has a short time, is in desperation to carry it out.

He Steals: (Lk. 8:14) He snatches away the Word OFF the heart, not from the heart.

He Pollutes: (Matt. 13:38) He wants to get some bad in with the good.

He Provokes: (1 Chronicles 21:1-14)

He Sifts:(Lk. 22:31)

He Devours: (1 Pet. 5:8) What an awful thought - to be swallowed by the Devil, food for a fiend.

He Resists: (Zech. 3:1)

HIS DEFEAT

To the believer, the Christian, the Devil is a defeated foe. We overcome him by the BLOOD OF THE LAMB; the "Armor of God" (Eph. 6:11); the "Word of Truth" (Matt. 4:4); The indwelling Spirit (1 Jn. 4:4) LOVING NOT OUR LIVES UNTO DEATH.

HIS DOOM

The way of a sinner is downward. Satan fell from Heaven to the air, from the air to the earth, and soon from the earth to the Bottomless Pit, and then into the Lake of Fire (Rev. 20:1-10).

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Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the LORD Jesus Christ. (Philemon 1:3)


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Re: SATAN

Post  lisa1880 on Sat 27 Oct 2007, 8:09 pm

It is a nice article, however, I would add something here to your article - I would like to add a small question: Do we have any of the characteristics of satan as listed in article in our personlaities?

If YES then we need to remove satan with the holy characteristics of Jesus Christ.

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Post  saved on Sat 27 Oct 2007, 8:13 pm

I would agree with you Lisa. Sometimes, we never considered negative things in our lives to be off satan and we carry on our lives acting as Followers of Jesus Christ.

Jesus said that He is light so we must walk in light. Therefore, I totally agree that we should remove satan or parts of satan from our lives and take on characteristics of Jesus Christ.

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Post  AngelicSmile on Sat 27 Oct 2007, 8:23 pm

Although I can see many people around me in th Church who act as Christians yet if you look into their lives that is full of satan's qualities.

Anyhow, as speaking of myself, I have left a lot as when I recognized them after when I started eading the Bible on regular basis. Reading Bible is very important to understand who satan is and how he can destroy our lives permanently.

God bless you all

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Post  4given on Sat 27 Oct 2007, 8:30 pm

I agree with you all and after reading the article I believe that I have to throw somethings of satan from my life. May God help me to overcome the bad qualities of satan from my personality. I should and must walk in the LIGHT.

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Post  blessed4ever on Sat 27 Oct 2007, 8:33 pm

I pray that God may bless everyone to walk in the Light and let satan bow down in front of the mighty name of Jesus Christ.

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Post  ilovejesus on Mon 29 Oct 2007, 7:29 am

I would agree with everyone that this is a great message and we must understand what makes us connected to satan. We must work ourselves out of that. Normally we do not pay attention to our wicked ways and feel justified in a certain action. But if we read Bible, it surely makes us aware of evil and good.

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Post  jari on Mon 29 Oct 2007, 7:32 am

Loved this great message.

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Post  goldentree on Mon 29 Oct 2007, 7:36 am

I am new to Forums but I found great articles and some great poetry.

God bless all who have shared their knowledge and understanding.

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