“Be sober, be vigilant; bacause your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour” 1 Peter 5:8.
“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you”. James 4:7
“Be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might” Ephesians 6:10
“Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil” Ephesians 6:11
Who is the devil?
To answer the question: “Who is the devil?”, The devil is the accuser of the brethren, the great tempter, and the father of lies who would like nothing more than to devour our faith and lead us astray. In a world that is fallen in sin and rebellion against God, the devil has a level of authority. However, the devil is not truth, “He was a murderer from the begining, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies” (John 8:44). The devil is not good, and the devil is certainly not God. I have read the Holy book, and…Spoiler alert: “The devil loses, Jesus wins”. Rejoice!! We win folks!! The battle has been won by our beloved Saviour and Lord.
“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world” John 16:33
May we take heart in that, and may we seek to follow Jesus. When the devil seeks to tempt us, lead us astray, or bend our hearts with lies may we, wearing the full armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-18), stand our ground and resist him.
May we fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, (Hebrews 12:2), may we follow Him, and may we stand strongly as disciples of Christ and children of the one true God. Amen!! and Amen !!