The Bible's Devil
Do you believe in Satan?
Do you believe there is a Devil?
The Devil is described as beautiful, and he was one of God's chosen Angels called Cherubs. In the pictures that we see of The Devil, he is often described as having horns and a tail and so forth. In reality, the Old Testament describes Cherub Angels as being eighteen (18) feet tall and they are neither male or female in looks. Lucifer or the Devil gathered a third of the angels in Heaven and fought for control of heaven from God. Satan and his Angels were thrown from Heaven. The name Lucifer actually means Light Bringing and Morning Star. When the War in Heaven is spoke about in Revelation, the Lucifer is called Dragon, Satan and the Devil. As stated in Luke 10:18 "I saw Satan fall like lightning from Heaven". The name Satan means accuser and that is what the Devil is. The devil or Satan as he is named, gets blamed for a lot of different things. Especially when something goes wrong. We have that old saying "The devil made me do it". We joke about it but, there may be some truth to that statement in that we are tempted everyday all day long with different temptations. Each day is a challenge for us. Satan is mentioned in the Bible in the Old and New Testament. Lucifer worked in the throne room of God before he was thrown out of heaven.
In Ezekiel, it says, that Lucifer sat his heart against God with jealousy. That is crazy to us to know that he had everything but, still was jealous. It is a sad situation because, this is how we all are today in some ways.
I was always taught that the devil comes in many shapes and forms. To always beware of my surroundings because, you never know when evil can appear. He can appear in sheep's clothing, meaning that he can take on the look of something innocent but, in fact be something very dangerous.
Also in Isaiah, it speaks of how Lucifer fell from heaven because he tried to be like the most high. In the book of Revelation. The Devil is described as a dragon, with seven heads and ten horns. The devil is always trying to take souls from people but, in the end he will have to bow before the Lord.
Any power that Lucifer may have is only what is allowed by God. In the end, the Devil will burn in the eternal lake of fire for all of his pure evil. The devil tried to rebel and become the King but, instead he looked like foolish and was tossed from Heaven by God.
Reading about Satan sheds much light on who he really was before he tried to make himself equal to God. Of course, he is not close to The Lord and now he never will even be in God's presence any longer.
In Spanish, the devil means el diablo.
Quotes from the Bible:
Matthew 25:41 "Then he [Jesus] will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devils and his angels."
Luke 22:31 "Simon, Simon,": Satan has asked to sift you as wheat."
James 4: Resist the Devil, and he will flee from you."
Jude 9: But even the archangel Michael, when he was disputing with the Devil about the body of Moses, did not dare to bring a slanderous accusation against him, but said, "The Lord rebuke you!"
1 John 3:8 He who does what is sinful is of the Devil, because the Devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the Devil's work.
In the Apocrypha, the Devil is mentioned throughout especially the book of Enoch. Besides the Christian Bible, the Devil is also found to be located in other religions as well. Islam and Judaism both believe the Devil was a fallen angel. In the end, Lucifer will burn in the eternal lake of fire. Just remember to say your prayers and you too will be safe from the evil which is the Devil. Their have been many movies, documentaries, books and other literature made about the Devil. He is a big part of religion no matter what your beliefs are. In order to avoid Satan all you have to do is believe in God, follow the Ten Commandments and pray everyday.
I was always taught as a child, that if I got mad, I should close my eyes and count to ten and tell the devil to get behind me.
* Please share your thoughts on this topic by leaving comments in the box located at the bottom of this page. The Devil is a tough subject to cover but, including the Holy Bible there is a great deal of information on this fallen Angel.
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Names For Satan
There are other names for him as well but these are some of the more commonly used ones especially in popular culture and movies. The Bible has several titles for the Devil but, these stand out as the most common ones that everyone is well aware of.
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