Can Satan Read Your Mind?


Can Satan read your mind? The answer is no. He can put thoughts into your mind, like he gave David the thought to take a census (1 Chronicles 21:1). He can snatch thoughts out of your mind, like in the parable of the sower and the seed (Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23). But does he have access to every thought in our innermost being? I don’t think so. Only our sovereign God knows that.

Satan is a very good judge of human character. He has thousands of years of watching and learning. He is highly intelligent. He has demons assigned to each one of us that watch us and get to know us very well. Therefore they can make very good guesses and assumptions about what we’re thinking and what will be doing. But our mind is still our own. We still have a free will. Even the man in the Gadarenes with 2,000 demons still had a free will that allowed him to come and yield before Jesus (Mark 5:6).

We can allow Satan’s forces to influence our thoughts, just like we can allow the holy Spirit to do the same. However we are ultimately responsible for our thoughts and the actions that come from them.

When we pray silently inside, God hears. When we rebuke Satan or his demons silently, God hears and enforces that rebuke. Even if the demons do not hear it, God does and carries it out.  It’s not in our words where the power resides, it’s in God enforcing what we say.  Everything goes through Him.

We cannot blame our evil thoughts on Satan or demons. They can put those thoughts in our minds, but it is up to us if we allow them to stay or reject them. We can’t give Satan and his demons more credit than they deserve. Our own flesh, our sin nature, is fully capable of sin without any influence from Satan or demons.  We can, and do, sin very well on our own without any help from Satan. He may be responsible for feeding you a sinful thought, but what you do with it is up to you.

If you struggle with controlling your thoughts, quote Scripture.  When Jesus was tempted, He quoted Scripture to have victory over Satan’s temptations.  Paul says our only offensive weapon is the sword of the Spirit, the Word of God (Ephesians 6:17).  Psalm 119:9,11 tell us that it’s through God’s Word that we have victory.  When you have these thoughts and attacks use Scripture to have victory.  Ask God to give you some verses that will help against these things, write them down and memorize them.  Say them over and over when these thoughts attack you.  That is the only way to victory, and God guarantees it will work!  (July 4, 2022  Doylestown, PA)

Romans 12:1-2  Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

How are you doing with controlling sinful thoughts in your mind? Which give you the most difficulty?  What can you do to have greater victory over them?


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