GOD PROMISES HE IS GREATER THAN SATAN
You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 1 John 4:4
Have you ever looked for a Bible verse that clearly and specifically ay God is greater than Satan and his demons? There is – 1 John 4:4. This is a favorite verse of mine and I return to this promise often. It’s a tool that has many uses and applications, one you need to be very familiar with. It’s most effective when used in our warfare.
The promise is clear: Satan can’t and won’t win because God is greater than Satan. He cast Satan out of heaven in the beginning, and He’ll send Satan to hell for all eternity (Revelation 20:1-10). Satan can’t win. He is a defeated foe! Therefor we don’t have to fear him. Fear is one of his strongest and most effective weapons, but when we believe this promise we need never fear Satan or demons. We are not helpless against him. Satan cannot do anything he wants; only what God allows. We see that clearly in the case of Job (Job 1-2).
We don’t have to fear Satan’s power. Nor do we have to be deceived by his deceptions. Since God is greater, we can have victory, no matter what lies Satan tells us. Satan is all bluff and bragging but can’t back up his claims. Jesus gave power and authority to His disciples to cast out demons (Luke 9:1-2; 10:17-20). Paul had victory over Satan’s demons (Acts 16:16-40). We have that same victory over Satan (Romans 16:20).
This promise should bring us encouragement and confidence. We need to share this truth with others who are struggling. We should quote this verse so demons are reminded of it as well. It’s a great promise to claim and use. Demons are never too great, Satan is never too strong, there is always victory in Jesus!
Memorizing this verse is a must. Knowing it is basic equipment for spiritual warfare. This promise along will get you a long way toward winning your battles!
cto Rev. Dr. JERRY SCHMOYER
Christian Training Organization
(India Outreach, Spiritual Warfare, Family Ministries, Counseling, World View)
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