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Satan In The News

February 21, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

Satan has hit the news recently in a speech Presidential candidate Rick Santorum made in 2008 at Ave Maria University.  Santorum said Satan was attacking the United States on several different fronts, asking, “If you were Satan, who would you attack in this day and age?”  News commentators have labeled his remarks as controversial, weird and even provocative.  Read the CBS account of Santorum’s speech here.

Students of God’s Word find these remarks anything but controversial.  Jesus spoke often of Satan (Matthew 13, Luke 10), and the letters of Paul, James and Peter all give warnings about his plans and desires for believers and unbelievers alike.  John in Revelation gives a graphic portrait of his ultimate end.  When Jesus was tempted by Satan (Matthew 4, Luke 4, Mark 1), He didn’t disagree that Satan could offer Him the kingdoms of the world and all of their splendor.  Satan is an incredibly evil being who seeks to destroy God’s people.

Not only does Satan attack nations, he also attacks the followers of Christ as individuals.  If you belong to Christ, here are 20 ways Satan will attack you this week.

Jesus’ work on the cross redeemed us from Satan (Colossians 2:15).  As Satan and the fallen angels he controls (demons) seek to manifest authority over believers, the Bible says to “submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”  (James 4:7). As individuals submit to God and resist Satan, so does a nation.

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