HOW TO OVERCOME SATAN

By Jean Love - 2006
By Jean Love - 2006


Satan can only be overcome by the blood of Jesus Christ. Unless we are children of God and we rely on the power of Jesus, we will not be able to conquer the craftiness of the devil. God will cast out evil in the name of Jesus if we believe and have faith in Christ. A Christian must be submissive to God and the devil will flee from us. When Jesus was tempted in the wilderness, Satan departed from Him when He submitted to the will of God. Jesus has shown us the way to escape from evil and we should do likewise.


A. Overcome By the Blood of Jesus Christ

1. Colossians 1:13,14

  • Delivered by the Blood Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son. In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:

2a. Matthew 12:28

  • Cast out by the Spirit of God
  • But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.

b. Romans 8:13

  • ... but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.

3a. James 4:7

  • Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

b. Mt 4:7-11

Jesus' submission to God

  • ... Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. ... Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.


B. Must be Perfect and Sanctified


We must be pure and sanctified, otherwise God will not grant our wishes.. Why would God listen to you if you do not obey Him,

1. Mt 5:27,28 - Inward Purity Enjoined

  • Thou shalt not commit adultery. But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committeth adultery with her already in his heart.

2. 1 John 2:15,16

  • Do not love the world
  • Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world... For all that is in the world, ... is not of the Father, but is of the world.

3. 1 Cor 6:9,10

  • Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God?

b. 2 Tim 2:19

  • And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.



C. Must be Truthful and Faithful


Speak the Truth

Christians must be truthful and faithful to Christ in all matters in the world. We cannot vacilliate.

1a. Zech 8:16

  • These are the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and place in your gates.

b. Ephesians 4:15

  • But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ.

2. Be Faithful and blameless


D. Humble Ourselves


Must be humble like a child and place all our trust in God that He will thrust the devil from us. A humble child will completely trust his parents and not question his parents for he believes his parents' decision is right.

1. Philippians 2:3

  • Let nothing be done through strife and vainglory: but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.

2. 1 Peter 5:5,6

  • Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time.

a. Daniel 6:4

  • ... forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.

b. Philippians 2:15

  • That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God ...

3. Retain no guile

John 1:47

  • Behold, an Israelite indeed in whom is no guile.


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E. Love God and Your Neighbour As Yourself


Love is one of two most important principles in our lives. We must love God and Man. If we do this, we are obeying the Lord and keeping His commandments.

1a. Romans 13:10

  • Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law

b. 1 Cor 13:5

  • ... is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil.

2a. 1 Cor 13:4

  • Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not.

b. 1 John 3:12

  • Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous.

3a. 1 John 3:16

  • Be willing to sacrifice for the brethren

b. Romans 15:1,2

  • We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and no to please ourselves. Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification.


F. Be Faithful to the End


Be faithful to the end and the love of God would sustain us and protect us from the evil one. If we turn away from God in the end, we would end up like unfaithful Judas Iscariot.

Faithful Children

1. Romans 8: 35-39

  • Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

2. Remain faithful

2a. 1 Cor 11:2-4

  • Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you.

b. Rev 2:10

  • Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

3. Not fearful of death

1. Rev 12:11

  • They loved not their lives unto the death

2. Acts 20:22-24

  • And now, behold, I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befall me there:


If we are faithful to Jesus and obey His commandments completely, we can overcome Satan without fail. As children of the light, we are guided by the Holy Spirit of God and Jesus and can do no wrong as we keep our focus on Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour.


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Comments 15 comments

HattieMattieMae profile image

HattieMattieMae 4 years ago from Limburg, Netherlands

I have learned this most of my life, the only question I have at this point in time, is why we focus on satan at all. What we focus on we manifest, and what we believe creates some kind of story in our thinking. For example, had someone ask me, why am i seeing demons on drugs. In his mind he believed he was being attacked by satan. So of course I told him to stop focusing on it in his mind, and gave him other spiritual things to think about. The worry I have in this world is we use satan to put fear in christians, but at the same time giving him the platform when we speak of him, and frighten people to believe any kind of mistake they make is satan coming to get them whether they are sober or not. People get caught up in the guilt and shame, worrying about it through the years, never letting it go, and always beating themselves up when they have missed the mark.


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einron 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

HattieMattieMae

Forwarned is forarmed. People must know how to ward off evil and that is only through Jesus Christ.

The same applies to warning about smoking and why it is bad for you. If you do not know anything about the evils of smoking, you may be tempted to try it. Why would authorities try to pass this to the schools?

Why do we debate on pros and cons? What are the advantages of pros and cons? At least we are prepared for the outcome.

We are not living in a fairy land where everything is beautiful and bright and evil does not lurk behind the bushes.

Dont your parents warn you about eating too many sweet things and that is bad for you? Parents who do not teach their children about right and wrong are not good parents and they fail to prepare them for the worst.

Educating the public about bad things does not mean you are focusing on the evil and that implies you have a guilty conscience.

Satan will go for the weak. It is inevitable. Every one cannot escape from the snares of evil, but if we are forearmed with the knowledge of how to defeat him, we can escape victorious. Praise God for the victory!


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ib radmasters 4 years ago from Southern California

It seems like Satan is more powerful than God, as more people listen to him.

We should we fight the fictional war that God has against Satan? If God can't beat Satan on his own then the survival of the fittest exists.


hattiemattiemae 4 years ago

I have studied just about every spiritual warfare book on the market, I'm sure I've missed some, and studied christianity most of my life. I am also a social worker, and humanitarian. I do not live in a fairytale land, I understand quite well the problems the human race faces. I even had a friend killed by a serial killer. I just realise at this point in my life there are evil things in the world that man alone creates, some times using Satan as an excuse saying he made me do it. Fortunately humanity at some point in time as to stand up and take the responsibility of their own actions,behaviors, and quit blaming God and Satan for all the awful things we choose to create and do on our own!


His daughter 4 years ago

And we can use Jesus' example of using God's Word (our sword). Blessings to you.


einron 4 years ago

ib radmasters

Satan was a fallen angel who created angels before the world. The created cannot be equal to the creator.

More people fall because of pride, and greed, etc. God alows us free choice and they pick the evil choices.

Either you believe in God or Satan. The choice is yours to make.

War between God and Satan is not fictional and has been since the world began with Adam and Eve.


einron 4 years ago

HattieMattieMae

God does not tempt man but Satan lures him to fall. Satan is a deceiver and will always attack the weak. Adam did not acknowledge his own fault and blamed Eve for his fall. No fallen man will acknowledge his own weakness but blame someone else.


einron 4 years ago

His daughter

Blessings to you.

We can always use the armour of God to ward off evil. Cast out Satan in the name of the Lord and he will fleefrom you.


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ib radmasters 4 years ago from Southern California

Satan was a fallen angel who created angels before the world. The created cannot be equal to the creator.

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ib: There is no information on who created the Angels, nor whether the Biblical God was or was not created, and therefore he could also be an Angel.

There is no information at all in the bible to support your assertions.

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More people fall because of pride, and greed, etc. God alows us free choice and they pick the evil choices.

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ib: This free choice is not given or even allowed and what is Evil? Evil is the opposite of Good. Who determines Good, we do.

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Either you believe in God or Satan. The choice is yours to make.

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ib: I don't believe that either exists, as they are fictions like Aesop and Santa Claus.

I was just pointing out the fiction of the bible.

It cannot even answer simple questions like

How many Angels exist?

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War between God and Satan is not fictional and has been since the world began with Adam and Eve.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 4 years ago

Einron, Powerful & Marvelous! This is a must read! This has some most helpful information that will help anyone to deal properly with spiritual warfare! You have marvelously outlined it by topics! It is important that we stay in the Word and apply it to our lives and as situations or issues arise! It is our Spiritual Sword in dealing with sin and satan.

As you well stated:” As children of God and we rely on the power of Jesus, we will not be able to conquer the craftiness of the devil. God will cast out evil in the name of Jesus if we believe and have faith in Christ.” Amen! “

Another excellent point that you have made:”Satan can only be overcome by the blood of Jesus Christ. Unless we are If we are faithful to Jesus and obey His commandments completely, we can overcome Satan without fail. As children of the light, we are guided by the Holy Spirit of God and Jesus and can do no wrong as we keep our focus on Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour.” AMEN! & AMEN!! & PRAISE GOD! Thank you for sharing your wonderful insight! May our heavenly Father continue to use you to tear down strongholds… In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings! Thank GOD for JESUS CHRIST & HIS precious HOLY SPIRIT! IN HIM we have the VICTORY! GOD BLESS YOU!


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cristina327 4 years ago from Manila

Great hub, great spiritual advice. Maintaining purity in everything is the key. We can only have the power of Jesus alive in our lives this way. Thank you for sharing this timely reminder. Blessings be upon you and your loved ones always. Best regards.


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einron 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

DeBorrah

The Holy Spirit is our Sword when dealing with sin and Satan and we can rely on the blood of Jesus to do that.

The Blood of Jesus can cleanse our sins.

Satan is very crafty and can blind our thoughts if we are not csreful.

We must be faithful and obey His Commandments and then only will God act on our behalf.

Only in Jesus do we have the victory! Praise Him always.

God bless you in pointing out the truth. May you continue to show people their sins and how to overcome them. Praise the Lord always.


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einron 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Cristina327

Thank you for visiting again. Purity is an important asset to fight sins. God be praised for your comments. May He continue to guide you.


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James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago

Thank you for publishing this marvelous missive. I am edified by it and I am sure others are too. Well done!


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einron 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Thanks James for visiting. I always appreciate your comments and hope other see it too.

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