THE NATURE OF SATAN

Originally Satan was an angel but he was expelled from heaven because of his various sins. His great sin was pride in his beauty and his heart wanted to excel his throne above the stars of God and be like the Almighty God.

Pride is the great sin that Satan possesses in his heart for his pride overshadows the truth that it was God who created him and no created creature can excel the creator. The pot created cannot say to the potter, "I am as powerful as you." We are only clay in the potter's hands. Beauty is but skin deep and only in the eyes of the beholder. One person may see the rose as the most beautiful flower, but another may prefer the lily or the orchid.

A. PRIDE

1. Isaiah 64:8

  • But now, O Lord, thou art our father: we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.

2. Corruption of Pride

Ezekiel 28:17

  • Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou has corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness. I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.

3. Exalt himself to be like God

Isaiah 14:13,14

  • For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the earth. I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.

4. The proud are ensnared by Satan

1 Timothy 3:6

  • Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.

1 John 2:16

  • For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.


The golden calf
The golden calf

B. UNCLEANESS

Saturn has been classified as an unclean spirit for he is full of sins like adultery, fornication, hatred, and strife, etc.

UNCLEAN SPIRIT

Rev 16:13, Luke 4:33, Mark 5:2

  • The demon is called an unclean spirit.

Galatians 5:19-21, Eph 2:2,3

  • Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
    Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife.
    seditions, heresies,
    Envyings, murders, drunkness, revelling, and such like:
    These evil acts come from the devil


C. CRUELTY

Satan was a murderer from the very beginning and killed without compunction. A murderer does not care whom he kills. He gets satisfaction and thrills from his deeds and he rejoices when the victim feels pain or discomfit.

John 8:44

  • 1. He as a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth in
    him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a
    liar, and the father of it .

1 Peter 5:8

  • 2. He devours the children of God. "Be sober, be vigilant, because your
    adversary the devil, as a roaring lion walketh about, seeking whom he
    may devour.

Revelation 12:4

  • Satan was ready to devour the Christ as soon as it was born.


Revelation 16:13-14

  • Masquerading as workers of miracles, the evil spirits instigate people to battle.

D. DECEPTION

Satan is a deceiver and master of deception. There is no truth in him, and he is the father of lies, wickedness and evil beyond description. He can deceive the very elect of God, may appear as an angel and also performs miracles.

John 8:44

  • 1. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

Genesis 3:4-5

  • 2. The devil was very cunning when he twisted the words of God in his conversation with Eve in the garden of Eden. Eve was deceived by his distortion of the truth (Genesis 3:4-5).

2 Cor 11:3

  • 3. The serpent beguiled Eve through his subtility by twisting the words of God.

Acts 5:1-3

  • 4 Satan used Ananias and Sapphira to lie to the Holy Ghost (Acts 5:1-3).

Mat 5:37

  • 5 All dishonesty stems from the devil.
    But let you communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsover is more than these cometh of evil.


E. SOURCE OF ALL SINS


Satan is without doubt the source of all sins and evil through deception, lies, pride and envy to deceive the people of God.

1. Acts 13:9-10

  • Then Saul, (who also is called Paul,) filled with the Holy Ghost, set his eyes on him,
  • And said, O full of all subtility and all mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord

2. James 3:14-16

  • But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.
  • This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.
  • For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.

3. 1 John 3:8

He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.


Hallelujah! Praise and thank God who sent His son Jesus Christ down to earth to show us the way to righteousness in order to defeat Satan, the son of darkness. Jesus is the way, the truth and the life.

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