Who is Satan?
Satan, The Devil (Part 3)
Pleases see parts 1 and 2 of this Question.
The Wicked Are Possessed By Him:
Matthew 4.24: And His fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto Him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatic, and those that had the palsy; and He healed them.
Matthew 8.16: When the evening had come, they brought to Him many that were possessed with devils: and He cast out the spirits with His word, and healed all that were sick:
Matthew 8.28: And when He had come to the other side, into the country of the Gergesenes, there met Him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way.
29 And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with You, YAHUSHUA, You Son of YAHWEH? Have You come here to torment us before the time?
30 And there was, a good way off from them, a herd of many swine feeding.
31 So the devils besought Him, saying, If You cast us out, permit us to go away into the herd of swine.
32 And He said to them, Go. And when they had come out, they went into the herd of swine. And, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters.
33 And they that kept them fled, and went their ways into the city, and told every thing, and what was befallen to the possessed of the devils.
Matthew 9.32: As they went out, behold, they brought to Him a dumb man possessed with a devil. 33 And when the devil was cast out, the dumb man spoke: and the multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel. 34 But the Pharisees said, He casts out devils through the prince of the devils.
Matthew 12.19: Then was brought to Him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and He healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw.
Luke 22.3 - Then Satan entered into Judas, surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve. 4 And he went his way, and communed with the chief priests and captains, how he might betray Him unto them.
5 And they were glad, and covenanted to give him money.
6 And he promised, and sought opportunity to betray Him unto them in the absence of the multitude.
Acts 5.3: But Peter said, Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to The Holy Spirit, and to keep back part of the price of the land?
4 While it remained, was it not your own? And after it was sold, was it not in your own power? Why have you conceived this thing in your heart? You have not lied unto men, but unto YAHWEH.
5 And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost. And great fear came on all them that heard these things.
Acts 8.7: For unclean spirits, crying with loud voice, came out of many that were possessed with them: and many taken with palsies, and that were lame, were healed.
8 And there was great joy in that city.
Ephesians 2.2: Wherein in time past you walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now works in the children of disobedience:
The Wicked Are Deceived By Him:
1 Samuel 16.14: But The Spirit of YAHWEH departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from YAHWEH troubled him.
1 Kings 22.21: And there came forth a spirit, and stood before YAHWEH, and said, I will persuade him.
22 And YAHWEH said unto him, How? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And He said, You shall persuade him, and prevail also: go forth, and do so.
2 Timothy 2.24: And the servant of YAHWEH must not strive; but be gentle to all men, apt to teach, patient,
25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if Yahweh perhaps will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;
26 and that they may recover themselves out of the snare of The Devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.
Revelation 20.7: And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
8 and shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
His Character Revealed:
Job 1.6: Now there was a day when the sons of YAHWEH came to present themselves before YAHWEH, and Satan came also among them.
7 And YAHWEH said unto Satan, From where do you come? Then Satan answered YAHWEH, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.
8 And YAHWEH said unto Satan, Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that fears YAHWEH, and hates evil?
9 Then Satan answered YAHWEH and said, Does Job fear YAHWEH for nothing?
10 Have You not made a hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he has on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.
11 But put forth Your hand now, and touch all that he has, and he will curse You to Your face.
12 And YAHWEH said unto Satan, Behold, all that he has is in your power; only upon himself put not forth your hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of YAHWEH.
Job 2.1: Again there was a day when the sons of YAHWEH came to present themselves before YAHWEH, and Satan came also among them to present himself before YAHWEH.
2 And YAHWEH said to Satan, From where have you come? And Satan answered YAHWEH and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.
3 And YAHWEH said unto Satan, Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that fears YAHWEH, and hates evil, and still he holds fast his integrity, although you moved Me against him to destroy him without cause.
4 And Satan answered YAHWEH, and said, Skin for skin, indeed all that a man has will he give for his life.
5 But put forth Your hand now,and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse You to Your face.
6 And Yahweh said to Satan, Behold, he is in your hand, but save his life.
7 So Satan went forth from the presence of Yahweh and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto his crown.
Luke 8.29: (For He had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For often it had caught him, and he was kept bound with chains and in fetters. And he broke the bands, and was driven by The Devil into the wilderness.)
30 And YAHUSHUA asked him, saying, What is your name? And he said, "Legion.", because many devils had entered into him.
Luke 9.39: And, behold, a spirit takes him, and he suddenly cries out. And it tears him that he foams again, and bruising him it hardly departs from him.
40 And I begged Your disciples to cast him out, and they could not.
41 And YAHUSHUA, answering said, Oh faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you and suffer you? Bring your son here.
42 And as he was yet coming, the devil threw him down, and tore him. And YAHUSHUA rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the child, and delivered him again to his father.
2 Corinthians 11.3: But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in The Messiah.
Ephesians 2.1: And you He has quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins,
2 wherein in times past you walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now works in the children of disobedience:
3 among whom also we all had our way of life in times past, in the lusts of our flesh fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
Ephesians 6.11: Put on the whole armor of YAHWEH, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of The Devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Therefore take unto you the whole armor of Yahweh, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
James 4.7: Submit yourselves therefore to YAHWEH. Resist The Devil, and he will flee from you.
1 Timothy 3.6: Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he falls into the condemnation of The Devil.
1 Peter 5.8: Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary The Devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour:
9 whom resist steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.
He Is Defeated By The Messiah:
Genesis 3.15: And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; it shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel. (The Messiah is "the seed of woman" spoken of here.)
Matthew 4.10: Then YAHUSHUA said to him, Get away, Satan, for it is written, You shall worship YAHWEH, your Elohim (God), and Him only shall you serve.
11 Then The Devil left Him. And, behold, angels came and ministered unto Him.
Matthew 10.1: And when He had called unto Him His twelve disciples, He gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.
Mark 16.17: And these signs shall follow them that believe; In My name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
18 they shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
Luke 11.20: But if I with the finger of YAHWEH cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of YAHWEH has come upon you.
Luke 13.32: And He said unto them, Go you, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures to day and to morrow, and the third day I shall be perfected.
Colossians 2.15: And having spoiled principalities and powers, He made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
Hebrews 2.14: Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also Himself likewise took part of the same, that through death He might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, The Devil,
15 and deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
16 For truly He took not upon Him the nature of angels, but He took upon Him the seed of Abraham.
17 Therefore in all things it behooved Him to be made like His brothers, that He might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to YAHWEH, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.
18 For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to succour them that are tempted.
Other References (Not Categorized):
Only the Scripture references are given here. You'll need to look them up for yourself to learn more about this formidable, but already defeated, enemy.
1 Chronicles 21.1
Matthew 4.10, 12.26, 13.38, 25.41
John 12.1, 14.30, 16.11
Acts 5.3, 13.10
Ephesians 4.26-27, 6.11-12
1 Corinthians 10.13, 21.1
2 Corinthians 2.11
1Thessalonians 2.18, 3.5
1 Timothy 1.20, 6.9
1 Peter 5.8-9
2 Peter 2.18
1 John 3.10, 5.4
Revelation 3.9, 12.9, 12.12, 13.5, 15.2, 20.2-3, 20.7-8.
NOTE: If you don't know YAHUSHUA (Jesus), The Messiah of YAHWEH, as your personal Sovereign and Savior - that is, if you have never asked Him to forgive you of your sin, and surrendered all of your life to Him - then you are living under the power and control of Satan, The Devil. You are subject to all his ways, and to his same fate - punishment that lasts forever, amidst the absence of everything that is considered to be "good".
You can be set free from Satan's dominion over you - by the simple, yet profound, act of choosing to believe in YAHUSHUA, and His Father, YAHWEH, and what Scripture teaches He has done for you, You can be granted the gifts of forgiveness, for all your rebellion against YAHWEH and rejection of His proper authority over your life. You can receive the gift of eternal life (immortality) in His presence. There, you will experience love, joy, peace, and a future that is available nowhere else. If you're truly serious about doing this all you need to do is tell YAHWEH, in whatever manner seems appropriate, that you are very serious about this, and then show it by changing the way you live.
Please do not be deceived. Satan is very real. YAHWEH's Word tells us this truth plainly. If you'll take the time to review the passages cited above you will come to a better understanding of just how real he is. Satan's whole purpose is to draw you away from YAHWEH and His Son, YAHUSHUA, The Messiah. If you have not completely surrendered your life to YAHWEH, through His Son YAHUSHUA, then you are living under the influence of Satan, The Devil. You may not believe this, but you don't have to believe it for it to be absolutely true. Denial, lying, deception - they are all his favorite tactics. Scripture says, "And you shall know The Truth, and
The Truth shall make you free." John 8.32. YAHUSHUA is The Truth!
John 14:6 YAHUSHUA (Jesus) said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father, except through me. He is the ONLY ONE who can really set you free from the dominion of Satan. Ask Him to do that for you right now.
John 14:6 YAHUSHUA (Jesus) said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father, except through me.
He is the ONLY ONE who can really set you free from the dominion of Satan. Ask Him to do that for you right now.