PROOF GOD IS GREATER THAN SATAN
We know in our heads that God is greater than Satan, but it doesn’t always seem that way in life, especially when we are going through difficult battles. We may not always feel like God is greater. It is during those times we need to let our minds explain reality to our emotions. Use the arguments below to reassure yourself that God is indeed greater!
PROOF FROM THE BIBLE The Bible repeatedly and clearly affirms that God is greater than Satan (1 John 4:4; James 2:19). Jesus defeated Satan on the cross (1 John 3:8; Colossians 2:13-15) and has power over him (Colossians 1:15-17; Luke 4:41). Satan and his demons cannot separate us from God (Romans 8:37-39). We can have victory over them through Jesus (James 4:7; Luke 10:17-19; Acts 19:13-16). They can only do what God allows (Job 1:6-12), and God only allows what is for our good and His glory (1 Corinthians 10:13; Romans 8:28; James 1:2-4). One day Satan and all demons will be sent to hell forever (Revelation 20:1-10).
PROOF FROM EXPERIENCE Christians everywhere will testify to the victory God has given them over Satan and his forces when they live in obedience to Him and follow His Word. I have seen that happen time and time again in my own life and in my family, as well as with those to whom I minister. Satan and demons must yield to God’s command and the name of Jesus (Philippians 2:9-11; Luke 10:17; Acts 16:18).
PROOF FROM REASON Since the God of the Bible is the only God and is sovereign over everything, it stands to reason He is sovereign over Satan and demons. He created Satan, and the creator is always greater than the creation. If Satan were the more powerful, he would have overcome God and taken over control long ago; clearly, he hasn’t done that. There can only be one supreme power in the universe, and that is God! (August 14, 2023 Doylestown, PA)
1 John 4:1 Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2 This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 3 but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world. 4 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.
When does Satan’s power seem the strongest to you?
What do you do when you doubt God’s power?
Satan doesn’t have as much power as he wants us to think he has, so he uses fear to control us. What fears defeat you? What must you do to have victory over them?
cto Rev. Dr. JERRY SCHMOYER
Christian Training Organization
(India Outreach, Spiritual Warfare, Family Ministries, Counseling, World View)
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