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The Devil is a Joke! Pt 1

Updated on October 8, 2009

Who the devil is

When I was a boy I watched a movie called the exorcist. I don’t think Christians should watch those types of movies but I wasn’t saved at the time and neither was my family. But anyway it was years ago so I don’t remember all the details. But I do remember that a preacher came to cast the devil himself out of a little girl and in the end when the preacher failed. He finally made a deal that if the devil would leave her he could then enter the preacher. Something like that my memory could be a little off like I said I was a boy.

Now if that were a true story I would call that a draw or a tie between the Devil and the Christian.

Probably 99% of every movie I’ve ever seen where a Christian came up against the Devil the fight ended in either a tie or the Devil just stomped all over that Christian and it took a non Christian to defeat him. Like another movie I watched called the “Dragon Slayer.” That movie wasn’t outright about the devil but biblically a dragon always represents the devil so I think the example applies. In that movie a priest tried to take on the dragon first and was just burnt to a crisp. In the end it took a pagan sorcerer to defeat the dragon.

How the world sees the devil and Christians

Now, Christians see those types of movies and get offended because they think that Hollywood is trying to attack them. But Hollywood is not trying to attack anyone they are simply trying to be real. In other words they are writing their movies according to what they have been lead to believe is reality. They see the Devil as this powerful supernatural god to be weary of and afraid of. He is someone to beware of but not someone to be afraid of. I’ll talk more about that later. They don’t think he can be defeated by a mere human but if by chance he can be, it would never be done by a Christian. They see us as deceived victims of a man made and man organized religion. We’re the last ones they would rely on to defeat the devil.

How the Church sees the devil and Christians

The world’s view of the devil and us isn’t that far from some of our own misguided views of the Devil.

The church knows that the devil is not an all powerful god to be weary of but rather a wannabe god, fallen angel. But you wouldn’t know that by the actions of some Christians or even their words. I’ve met all kinds of Christians that blame every little thing that goes wrong in their life on the devil. One in particular I’m thinking of used to always talk about a demon he had identified as the spirit of Jezebel. Jezebel was always messing with him. He couldn’t catch a break because of Jezebel. His ministry would be nationally known and successful if it wasn’t for Jezebel. Jezebel, Jezebel, Jezebel. I used to ask him why he put up with it. Why not just rebuke the little wannabe pipsqueak and move on? He would look at me like I was crazy. He didn’t understand the true power that a Christian has over any demon. Any demon or even the Devil himself is no competition for a Christian!

It’s time to know the enemy.

The reason that both the world and most of the Church have this distorted view of the Devil is for a lack of an education. What the church needs to know is three very important things about the devil.

  • Who the devil is
  • What the devil does (or what he’s capable of)
  • How to stop the devil and how to defeat him

This is a very important topic and too complicated to try to put it all into just one hub. I don’t want to dumb it down to the point of irrelevance just to keep it short enough for people to want to take the time to read it. So I’m going to publish it in a three part series subtitling each by the three listed above.

Who the devil is

In order to tell you who he is I’ve got to take you through just a few places in scripture. The Bible does not have a specific place that tells us the story of the devil and who he is. Rather it mentions him from time to time and from putting together the statements about him found throughout the Bible we get a pretty good idea of his biography.

Example: my testimony is scattered throughout my writings and messages in stories to illustrate certain points. So if you had never heard my testimony but had access to all of writings and recorded messages you could piece together a pretty good idea of my life. That’s how we get Luciferian theology. The Bible doesn’t think he’s important enough to just lay it all out for us, but it does mention him enough here and there for us to get a pretty good idea.

So here’s what we know about him from the Bible.

1. He was created perfect.

In Ezekiel 28:13-19 we know that he was created perfect. His title was “the anointed cherub that covers.” He was beautiful until sin was found in him.

Ezekiel 28:15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee

He was created perfect. I’ve been asked if he was created perfect how then could he sin. He could sin because he was created perfect. The inability to sin is an imperfection. If he were created without the ability to disobey God, that would be an imperfection. God did not want an imperfect being that had no choice but to love and obey him. He wanted a perfect being that could choose. If I created an android woman and then programmed her to wake up every morning and tell me that she loved me. Even after ten years of hearing that every morning, I would still not feel loved. She would have no choice.

2. He lost his perfection.

The bible says that he was perfect till iniquity was found in him. Like I just said in order to be perfect he must have the ability to obey or to disobey. But there is a catch 22 to perfection. Whenever you exercise the ability to disobey you lose your ability to obey, that is your ability to choose to be in the perfect will of God. In order to be in the perfect will of God you can never have sinned. That is why we as human beings needed a savior because we have all sinned and lost our ability to obey as well. Thus the Bible says he was perfect “till iniquity was found in him.”

What was that iniquity? His sin was that of pride. He wanted to exalt his throne above God’s. He thought he could be better than God.

Isaiah 14:13-20,13 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 north: 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.

Ezekiel 28:17 Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness:

C.S. Lewis taught that Pride is the cause of every sin not just the original sin. I believe him because I see it in God’s word.

Proverbs 16:18 Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

3. When he fell.

We also know that his fall was sometime after the creation and before the fall of man according to

Job 38:4&7, 4 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding. 7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

In that verse and many others in the Bible stars mean angels. In fact the word Lucifer actually means “morning star.” So we know from that verse that when God created the world not only was the devil still on God’s side he was very much excited about what God was doing. Because all of the morning stars (angels) or sons of God (also angels) sang together and shouted for joy. Not just some of them, not two thirds of them, but all of them. That is until he came into Eden.

Ezekiel 28:13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God;

He was there causing the fall of man.

Genesis 3:2-4, 2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: 3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. 4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:

4. He fell from Heaven.

We know that when he sinned he fell from heaven.

Isaiah 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!

Luke 10:18 And he (Jesus) said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.

5. He fell to the Earth and he didn’t fall alone.

Revelation 12:4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth:

So we know from that verse that he fell to the Earth and that he took down 1/3 of the stars of heaven with him. As I pointed out earlier, in the Bible stars usually means angels. So then he took one third of the angels with him.

Hebrews 12:22 says that the angels are “innumerable” in other words the Devil has 1/3 of a countless number of angels on his side. Are you good at math? If so figure this one out. What is a countless number divided by three? I’ll tell you, a countless number divided by three is still a countless number.

I’m trying to say he’s got a lot of back! That’s just one of the things you need to beware of. It gets much more serious and much more dangerous than that. So you don’t want to miss the next part of this series about what the devil does and what he’s capable of. That he has nothing to lose, why he’s a homicidal psychopath and why he wants to destroy you.


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    • ladyjojo profile image


      10 years ago

      I do agree with you i find no one should watch those movies not even non christians those things can demon posses you. They are evil and devilish.

      It puts fear upon you. I use to watch horror movies when i was small and then i'd be afraid to open my eyes at nights while in bed, or to even get up and urinate i'd hold it in. Fear that the boogie man from the movie will come for me.

      Many people just enter a church and call themselves preachers, prophets, evangelist etc without being divinely led of GOD. Therefore they "THE PREACHER" must prove himself and cast out devils, heal etc.

      If you are not called of God and you are just after greed and ambition don't you go casting out any demons, there are certain people for those things or else that same demon will come upon you.

      some of these preachers take GOD AND HIS WORD for a joke i pity them......

    • afro's mistake profile image

      afro's mistake 

      11 years ago from dorothys kansas

      lol where do you think i get it from mister high and mighty

      lol. btw read some of my new blogs also i commented the comment you sent me on an inquerery into the beleifs of racist fools such as the.....

    • Jack West profile imageAUTHOR

      Jack West 

      11 years ago

      lol I know this son. Because you're hard headed.

    • afro's mistake profile image

      afro's mistake 

      11 years ago from dorothys kansas

      lol ya i guess .

      sorry though if it seems as if i was judging her

      its probably because everythings in caps (but just so u know i didnt know it was in caps untill it was too late)

      and i like to debate to its just that (although i dont know if this is true or not) it seems as though she was ready to disagree with you no matter wat you said.

      but just incase sv is reading this i want her to know that she's good at defending wat she believes and in the future keep on doing it. just remember to keep yourself openen and realize that you can be wrong sometime(lol but i understand you fighting until you no for sure-i do it myself)

    • Jack West profile imageAUTHOR

      Jack West 

      11 years ago

      Give her a break son whethor Christians like to admit it or not debating can be a lot of fun. :) That's my son Elijah by the way everyone. He's only 13 and already writing pretty decent hubs! Check him out.

    • afro's mistake profile image

      afro's mistake 

      11 years ago from dorothys kansas






    • shannonwest profile image


      11 years ago from Wichita, KS

      Very good debate!!! Jack I pray you are seeing what God is doing with you!!! I will keep it in my heart for now but it is plain as day little brother!! LOVE YA!!!!

    • Jack West profile imageAUTHOR

      Jack West 

      11 years ago

      I want to add a little more to that.

      To what Santus said about Satan using deceptive miracles, kindness, and love to further his goal.

      That is so so true. The devil will "bless" people from time to time. Use psychics to give good advice that type of stuff. But he will do so for the same reason a childmolester will give candy to kids.

    • Jack West profile imageAUTHOR

      Jack West 

      11 years ago

      "Bear in mind that Satan is the arch-deceiver. Although his goal is ultimately evil, he can and will use deceptive miracles, deceptive kindness, and deceptive love to further his goal."

      Now that's something we can agree on SV! But as far as the implication that it might in fact be vital. Nah. The only vital issues are concerning who is Christ, what He did for us and what we do with that basically. It's obviously a little more detailed than that but you catch my drift. God bless SV, I love you sister.

    • Sanctus Vesania profile image

      Sanctus Vesania 

      11 years ago

      Very well, or maybe not. I find it strikingly odd that in Ezekiel we have at the least, two rulers of two heathen lands that are 1.) Described as something great (Guardian Cherubim, and tree in the Garden of Eden.) 2.) They are both struck down for their pride.

      Previously, Isaiah chapter 14 mentions Lucifer who at the time was the king of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar.

      If ever these rulers were a foreshadow of anything/anyone it would be the Anti-Christ aka the 8th horn of the first Beast.

      You are right, this isn't vital to salvation, or is it? Bear in mind that Satan is the arch-deceiver. Although his goal is ultimately evil, he can and will use deceptive miracles, deceptive kindness, and deceptive love to further his goal.

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      Mary Martinez 

      11 years ago

      Good Job. You know your bible.Love mom

    • Jack West profile imageAUTHOR

      Jack West 

      11 years ago

      Sanctus Vesania,

      no Satan is not the king of Tyre or Egypt. I do realize that both of those scriptures refer to them as well. There are many foreshadows and double applications in the Bible. Like for example both Moses and Joseph were foreshadows of Jesus Christ and so forth. All scripture has one interpretation but many applications. Another good example is Isaiah's prophesy of the virgian birth which was also the prophesy of a young maiden giving birth. I have studied all the arguments against my particular beliefs concerning Satan and perhaps one day I'll write another hub documenting them and why I disagree. Anyway for now we'll have to agree to disagree.

      I want you to know that I am greatful that you took the time to try to persuade me that I might be in error. That is a loving and Christian thing to do. I don't agree with you, but I respect your opinion.

      I encourage all reading this hub to examine Santus argument and then study the subject for yourself to come to your own conclusion. This is a minor issue that although very interesting is not relevent to salvation.


      thankyou very much for your encouraging comment.

      God bless you both.

    • point2make profile image


      11 years ago

      Very interesting Hub. It was thoughtful,concise and you presented your points very well. I especially enjoyed the excellent defense of your thesis. Well done Jack, well done indeed.

    • Sanctus Vesania profile image

      Sanctus Vesania 

      11 years ago

      You say that Satan was created perfect, and Ezekiel chapter 28 is proof of this. This is error; for the figure mentioned in Ezekiel 28 is just that, the king of Tyre. The king of Tyre who was defeated by none other than the king of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar (Lucifer.)

      I would suggest you read all of chapter 28, and it's surrounding chapters. All that is stated about Tyre, and it's king have been fulfilled.

      Do also keep in mind that the book of Ezekiel mentions a Pharoah of Egypt who was described as a tree. A tree in the garden of Eden, who shot himself up above all the other trees.

      Ezekiel 31 1-11

      1And it came to pass in the eleventh year, in the third month, in the first day of the month, that the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

      2Son of man, speak unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, and to his multitude; Whom art thou like in thy greatness?

      3Behold, the Assyrian was a cedar in Lebanon with fair branches, and with a shadowing shroud, and of an high stature; and his top was among the thick boughs.

      4The waters made him great, the deep set him up on high with her rivers running round about his plants, and sent her little rivers unto all the trees of the field.

      5Therefore his height was exalted above all the trees of the field, and his boughs were multiplied, and his branches became long because of the multitude of waters, when he shot forth.

      6All the fowls of heaven made their nests in his boughs, and under his branches did all the beasts of the field bring forth their young, and under his shadow dwelt all great nations.

      7Thus was he fair in his greatness, in the length of his branches: for his root was by great waters.

      8The cedars in the garden of God could not hide him: the fir trees were not like his boughs, and the chestnut trees were not like his branches; nor any tree in the garden of God was like unto him in his beauty.

      9I have made him fair by the multitude of his branches: so that all the trees of Eden, that were in the garden of God, envied him.

      10Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast lifted up thyself in height, and he hath shot up his top among the thick boughs, and his heart is lifted up in his height;

      11I have therefore delivered him into the hand of the mighty one of the heathen; he shall surely deal with him: I have driven him out for his wickedness.

      Will you tell me with a straight face that Satan is the king of Tyre, and the king of Egypt? Will you tell me that Satan is an angel (fallen) and a tree?

      You also neglect Job 26, and Isaiah, which state.

      Job 26:13 13By his spirit he hath garnished the heavens; his hand hath formed the crooked serpent

      Isaiah 54:15-17 (King James Version)

      15Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake.

      16Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy.

      17No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.

      God formed Satan as the crooked serpent; and he created the waster to destroy.

      Jesus Christ says that the Devil was a liar and murderer from the beginning.

      The Devil/Satan was created as the serpent.

      Genesis 3:1a - 1Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made.

      Note how it doesn't say, "And then Satan possessed the serpent."

    • Jack West profile imageAUTHOR

      Jack West 

      11 years ago

      Good point brother but there comes a point when you’re entering into foolish disputation.

      Like for example take the whole thing about the devil being Cain’s father that she was talking about. The Bible is an amazing Book. You can read it two different ways.

      A. You can read between all the lines and try to find all the so-called hidden truths. And then delve deep into the language and all the possible meanings of each word until you find a way to get it to agree with your theory. You can even look all throughout the history and culture and find any and every snidbit of information that might back up your theory as well.

      B. Or you can just read the lines themselves and accept the fact that God made His word simple enough for a child to understand. Example: Read Genesis 4:1 to any 10 year old child and ask him who Cain’s daddy was. If he takes more than 10 seconds to answer you it’s because he’s trying to figure out the trick to your question or he’s just confused as to why you can’t tell for yourself who Cain’s daddy is.

      Anyway I’ve been taught all about that doctrine of Cain and his supposedly suspicious lineage and every time I hear it I keep remembering the scripture about avoiding foolish disputations.

      I just refuse to entertain it with more than a line or two. I’m only spending this much time on it now because I’m talking to you. God bless big bro. I love ya.

    • shannonwest profile image


      11 years ago from Wichita, KS

      Sometimes it is the debates themselves that God will use you to bring new light into a dark mind?!?!? Your writings are going to pierce people and maybe even offend the lost, but that is why you write heh? The annointing on the writings is what will stir people, so always be ready to give account and lead people to the true light!!!

    • Jack West profile imageAUTHOR

      Jack West 

      11 years ago

      In fact I won't approve any anti-Semitic comments or racist comments of any nature from anyone anymore. Keep that trash on your own hubs.

    • Jack West profile imageAUTHOR

      Jack West 

      11 years ago

      Romans 3:1-2, What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision? 2 Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God.

      Not written by Jews huh?

      Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

      Not to the Jews huh?

      Genesis 4:1 And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD.

      Child of the devil huh?

      I will agree that not all isrealites are Jews cause not all Irealites are of the tribe of Judah. But Jesus himself was the Lion of the tribe of "Judah" Can't get more Jewish than that!

      Yes2truth you might as well not even post any more comments. I'm not approving anymore of them. But I will be praying for you.

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      11 years ago from England

      No the Holy Scriptures were not written by Jews for the Jews are Canaanites descended from Ham, not Shem.

      Moses was a Levite not a Judahite and certainly not a Jew. Jacob/Israel had twelve sons who were each Patriarchs in their own right.

      Judah, one of Jacobs sons, and the father of the Jews had a relationship with a Canaanitess (Genesis 38) and from this union we get the Canaanite Jews. Judah also had twins through the union with Taymar - Royal Judahites from whom The Lord was descended. This means too that The Lord was not a Jew, He was a Royal Judahite.

      In turn we get Him saying this to the Jews:

      John 8:43-45 (KJV) Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. 44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. 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. 45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.

      Here we can see The Lord telling them or reminding them who their forefather was - The Devil.

      They can trace their ancestry right back to Cain who was the forefather of Canaan via Naamah, Noah's wife who had sex with her son Ham.

      Cain was the child of Eve through having sex with the Devil.

    • Jack West profile imageAUTHOR

      Jack West 

      11 years ago

      Yeah saved from the demon possesion that's kind of what I meant.

      Of course the preacher wasn't a real preacher he was a Hollywood fictional character.

      As far as Hollywood being controlled by Jews. Wow! You know the bible was written by Jews right? All of the apostles were Jews, Jesus himself so on and so forth. Hollywood is controlled by evil people of all races unfortunately. But God loves them all anyway, even the jewish ones. Even the Canaanite Jewish ones. Is that cool or what!

    • yes2truth profile image


      11 years ago from England

      Casting out demons does not mean people are saved, other than being saved from the demon possession. The Lord cast out demons from many people whilst He walked this earth but they were not all saved. Some were called, yes, e.g. Mary Magdalene, but not all. In fact only a few were called.

      Furthermore, if the Holy Spirit resides in a human being there is no way a demon can take possession of that human being. This preacher was, therefore, not a real preacher or in this example the film portrayed him as such.

      We must understand that Hollywood hates The Lord Jesus Christ, for it is controlled by Canaanite Jews and they are the same today as they were in the first century.

    • Jack West profile imageAUTHOR

      Jack West 

      11 years ago

      Amen yes to truth I agree wholeheartedly. Hollywood needs writers like you. People that actually understand the Bible and know about Satan. :) I called it a tie sort of tongue in cheek sarcastically. The little girl got saved 1 pt for the Christian but the Christian got possessed 1 pt for the devil. Notice I went on to say in the next paragraph or so "Any demon or even the Devil himself is no competition for a Christian!" Thank you so much for your comment.

    • yes2truth profile image


      11 years ago from England

      "Now if that were a true story I would call that a draw or a tie between the Devil and the Christian."

      No way was it a tie, the preacher lost and had he fasted and prayed before hand the devil would have been cast out. The Devil must obey The Lord, if we have The Lord within us through The Holy Spirit.

      As Born Again sons of God we are more powerful than The Devil's demons.


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