Is Satan really after me?

Posted on February 24, 2010

The other day a friend of mine stated that he believed Satan is to busy to mess with us individually. He believes that because Satan is not omnipresent, like God, and as a result is unable to show individual personal interest. After contemplating the comment for several weeks I have to say, I agree with his supporting fact but I disagree with his overall premis and heres why.

First, my friend is correct in saying that Satan is not omnipresent however, he is still the head over a vast army of underlings or fallen angels (Jude 6; Matthew 25:41; 2 Peter 2:4; Ephesians 6:12).  These minions, are at the beck and call of the enemy and who’s mission it is to wreak havoc and destroy all that is good.  Though my friends premise is partially true, “Satan is not omnipresent.”  I believe my friend is mistaken to assume that because Satan is not present like the father, he is unable to or concerned about affecting change . He is present by proxy, in the form of the underlings who do his bidding. He oversees the largest sales force in the world and he expects and gets results! His force is comprised of a host of demonic miscreants who take multi-tasking to a whole new level. Disrupting the lives of multiple humans at the same time.

Which brings us to the second reason, Satan’s products are the top of the line and they sell themselves. They are well thought out and well conceived and they have universal appeal. They are designed to fit into any society, any culture in any era. They don’t rely on age, race, gender or nationality. They work with Christians, Muslims, atheists, agnostics, Buddhists and any other faith or non-faith in existence.  They are, in a since, universal in their appeal and their results are usually guaranteed. His delivery system is flawless and faster than DSL. And the variety of products is incredible, lust, hate, rage, malice, anger, fear, greed, and the list goes on and on.  He owns the second oldest organization in the history of mankind and his track record is, well, incredible. His personal signature can be found on every act of evil ever perpetrated throughout time.

So, I think he’s aware. I think he’s very aware when he losses a customer. When, through Jesus, we break addiction or overcome temptation. I don’t think much slips by him. And while he may not personally attack you, make no mistake, you will be attacked. Jesus said we would have trouble in this world (John 16:33). I also believe he never gives up on recapturing a former client. So, be aware he’s out there and he’s alway looking for a good meal.

By the way, his products and presence are easy to spot (Galatians 5:19-21, 1 Corinthians 6:9-10; Romans 13:13; Ephesians 5:5).  He may have a devoted, if not deceived, following and his skill at deception, trapping, leading, lying and cheating may be second to none but never forget . . . HE IS DEFEATED! Jesus took him on for us and kicked the living crap out of him! (Yes Virginia, I wrote that!) He dealt Him a death blow.  The victory is won, so claim it in Christ (Romans 6:4-11; 1 Corinthians 15:56; 2 Corinthians 2: 14-16) And don’t forget the second part of John 16:33, Jesus over came the world. We may have troubles in this world and the lion (1 Peter 5:8) and his forces may still be on this earth but we are in Christ now (Galatians 2:20) and have nothing to fear. Our momentary light afflictions (2 Corinthians 4:17) are just that monetary and light because in Christ we have learned to be content in whatever situation we find ourselves(Philippians 4:11-13).  We know that this world is not our home. (John 15:19;17:14).  It’s just temporary and soon we will be with our Father in heaven.

So, back to my friends position. First, we should know our enemy and His tactics. Second, we should never underestimate his power or desire for destruction. Third, we should be confident in our victory through Jesus Christ.

As always your thoughts are welcome. They may not be posted but they are welcome.

Just a thought.

Pastor Mike

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