The Devil’s Mission

The Lord said to Satan, ‘Where have you come from?’ Satan answered the Lord, ‘From roaming through the earth and going to and fro from it’

(Job 1:7)

Satan, a liar, did not say what he was roaming the earth for, but God knew. Peter (5:8) writes, ‘Your enemy the devil walks around like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.’ The devil is on a mission, a mission to devour mankind. Cast out from heaven, the prince of the world roams the earth seeking whom to devour. The devil and his fallen angels are not selective in their mission; they try their luck with anyone. Jesus bluntly says, ‘the thief comes only to steal, to kill and to destroy’ (John 10:10). On his mission, the devil crouches at the door and when he notices a loose hinge, he invades and is not satisfied until destruction and death has taken its course. God warns Cain, ‘Sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must master it’ (Genesis 4:7).

The devil and sin are synonymous. John writes, ’the devil has been sinning from the beginning’ (1 John 3:8). And because of his sin, God says of the devil; ‘you corrupted your wisdom because of your splendour. So I threw you to the earth’ (Ezekiel 28:17). John, seeing a vision of how Satan was ousted writes, ‘And there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. The great dragon was hurled down- that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him’ (Revelation 12:7-9).

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The devil roaming among mankind on earth used his corrupt wisdom to introduce his sin to them. It all started with a question, ‘Did God really say?’ (Genesis 3:1). And we all know how the story ends. Sin entered the human race and we were cut from God. The devil, using the same old technique and corrupted wisdom roams about the earth planting doubts, deceptions, falsities and accusations on people so that they cannot take hold of the salvation God gave them. Jesus warns, ‘He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding the truth, for there was no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies’ (John 8:44).

On a tight schedule because his time is almost up, the devil restlessly roams the earth trying to keep people away from a chance of salvation. With no new tricks in his sleeve, he uses the one of old, lies. Like to Eve, he asks, how sure are you Jesus really died and rose up? Even if He did, how can He save you? Your sins are too many. You really believe in heaven and eternal life? Jesus can’t possibly be the only way, there are many other ways. You don’t need Jesus, just be good. You can give Him your life later, have fun and don’t restrict your freedom. How can you worship a white God? And his infinite lies go along those lines. He keeps people from this single truth, ‘For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man’ (1 Corinthians 15:21).

Satan even tries to plant doubts in Jesus by asking ‘If you are the Son of God’ then do this and that (Matthew 4). Unlike the first man, Jesus overcomes the devil, the same Jesus who says ‘I saw Satan fall like a lightning from heaven’ (Luke 10:18). Having failed to yield doubts in His mind, the devil uses another trick by disguising as an angel of light. Using a trusted friend, the devil tries to prevent Jesus from his mission of dying for the sin of mankind to set us free. Through Peter, the devil carries out his devious devices and speaks as if concerned, ’Never, Lord! This shall never happen to you’ (Matthew 16:22). Jesus recognizing that it is no longer Peter speaking but the father of lies, rebukes him, ‘Get behind me, Satan!’ (v23).

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Jesus, whom everything is under his feet bestows authority upon his children, ‘I have given you authority…to overcome all the power of the enemy’ (Luke 10:19). This power and authority given to us calls for us to be alert and sober minded, ‘in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes’ (2 Corinthians 2:11). When thoughts of doubt, feelings of lust, suggestions of rebellion, notions of self-righteousness or self-destruction, and anything contrary to God’s Word come upon us, we can know it is Satan’s schemes and rebuke him immediately with the authority in the Name of Jesus Christ- before he can posses our body, mind and ultimately our soul.

‘As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of the world and the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of the sinful nature and following its desires and thought…but because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ’ (Ephesians 2:1-5).

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