Have you ever wonder why Satan exist? To further understand why Satan is allowed to exist we must first go to Revelation 12:7-12… 7 And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, 8 but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them[a] in heaven any longer. 9 So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
10 Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. 11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death. 12 Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time.”
In this passage of scripture Michael was a high angel in heaven, and one of his responsibilities was to guard God’s community of believers. When Michael and his angels or demons as we would call them rebelled against they were thrown out of heaven. One of the reasons God allows Satan to work his evil and bring temptation is so that those who pretend to be Christ followers will be weeded out from Christ’s true believers. I am not going to get into all the signs of the last days you will have to read the book of Revelation for that. Everybody always will get all worked up and fearful about the last day, but really it only God loves his children in warning them about what will take place. Ultimately Satan will be defeated but Satan wants to take as many with him as possible. But hold on for those unbelievers you will always be on God’s layaway plan. You know when to purchase something on layaway you have to purchase something but you can’t get it until you have all your money. Well, salvation for the unbelievers is the same way, your salvation was already purchased on through Jesus blood on the cross at Calvary. To the unbelievers, you are on God’s layaway Amen!
Another reason why Satan is to allow to exist is for our joy and God’s glory. Jesus came to bring liberty to the captives of sin and death when Jesus did on the cross he defeated sin and death because He rose on the third day. What a joyous victory we should be shouting hallelujah. We don’t have worry about our damnation to sin and death the battle is already won. Satan very existence only magnifies the glory of Christ. Let me express what I mean by that one truth is Satan and his demons obey God in Matthew 4:10-11… 10 Then Jesus said to him, “Away with you,[a] Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.’”[b] 11 Then the devil left Him, and behold, angels came and ministered to Him. Jesus was tempted by Satan for 40m days in the wilderness and Satan fails to defeat Christ. In Luke 11:20… 20 But if I cast out demons with the finger of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you. Jesus was talking to the unbelievers when he cast out the demon mute because some believed it was the work of the devil or Satan. The fact that Satan and his demons obey God is the result of God’s glory and our profound joy.
Another truth is the hour that changed everything in Luke 22:53… 53 When I was with you daily in the temple, you did not try to seize Me. But this is your hour and the power of darkness. Jesus knew that His hour of darkness was coming but instead asking God to save Him he states in John 12:27-31… 27 “Now My soul is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save Me from this hour’? But for this purpose I came to this hour. 28 Father, glorify Your name.” Then a voice came from heaven, saying, “I have both glorified it and will glorify it again.” 29 Therefore the people who stood by and heard it said that it had thundered. Others said, “An angel has spoken to Him.” 30 Jesus answered and said, “This voice did not come because of Me, but for your sake. 31 Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out. In this hour Jesus receives glory and we receive joy.
We’ll do one more truth and is no Cliffhanger because God’s word reveals the ultimate victory over Satan. In 1 Corinthians 15:24-25… 24 Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power. 25 For He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet. When we look at our trials and tribulations we have overcome we must glorify our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ because in the moment of rejoicing we have defeated Satan as well.
Finally is the spiritual warfare we all have with Satan. All of us whether we believe in Christ or not I believe are spiritual beings. I believe Satan exist so we can have a spiritual warfare. In the word of God from Genesis to Revelations Satan has tempted mankind but ultimately failed. Spiritual warfare is not so much about believers dressed in armor of faith, or about Satan and demons. Instead, spiritual warfare is first and foremost a story about Christ and his all-surpassing glory over and above the kingdom of darkness.
So when you are hurting with pain Look to the Cross!
So when to need a friend and you are lonely, look to the Cross!
So when you lose your job and need money, look to the Cross!
So when everything going wrong in your life, Look to the Cross!
WE Have Already Won Our Ultimate Victory Over Satan Let Us All Glorify Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I submitted a gospel video related to this article. Enjoy this video. Always remember to Keep the Faith and God Loves You and So Do I!!!
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Written by Kofi Baruti
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