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how much power does the Enemy have?

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Tyler22    3

This is not the whole question.  I have been undergoing attacks from the enemy for a while.  They are like arrows.  He puts a heavy, realistic, feeling over me, that seems true, telling me I'm going to hell.  

 

So how much power does he have?  And I won't be satisfied with an answer that undermines his power.  I am a normal active deep worshipping Christian.  Yet even in my closest moments with God, he will strike.  

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HAZARD    2,910

Onelight hit the nail on the head. Also;

James 4:7, Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

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OneLight    16,509

Satan doesn't have power over you, yet he will lie to you, try to discourage you, and do his best to cause you to turn from God.  That is why we read in Ephesians 6:10-20

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.  Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.  For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.  Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.  And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints— and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

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eileenhat    423
3 hours ago, Tyler22 said:

This is not the whole question.  I have been undergoing attacks from the enemy for a while.  They are like arrows.  He puts a heavy, realistic, feeling over me, that seems true, telling me I'm going to hell.  

 

So how much power does he have?  And I won't be satisfied with an answer that undermines his power.  I am a normal active deep worshipping Christian.  Yet even in my closest moments with God, he will strike.  

On the personal level he deceives.

On the biological level we are sinners, as we were born in sin due to Adam's fall.

We each must fight our own battles, calling on the Lord when we are pulled toward indulging our sinful nature.

The Gospel helps us avoid such circumstances by listing evils that lie awaiting our self indulgent nature.

How much power does Satan have?

Too much to list in any ordinary post.

He personally was an angel of light.

quote:

"The name Lucifer literally means “bearer of light.” God gave him the ability to choose between good and evil. He was a bright, shining individual, but He chose evil, and what motivated his choice was his pride.   "

link: https://www.lwf.org/daily-treasures/posts/satan-the-angel-of-light

Then add in the added level of his fallen angels, ie. demons and you can not fathom his capacity to do harm.

Thank God we have his protection and care against such an adversary.

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On 7/9/2017 at 7:07 PM, Tyler22 said:

This is not the whole question.  I have been undergoing attacks from the enemy for a while.  They are like arrows.  He puts a heavy, realistic, feeling over me, that seems true, telling me I'm going to hell.  

 

So how much power does he have?  And I won't be satisfied with an answer that undermines his power.  I am a normal active deep worshipping Christian.  Yet even in my closest moments with God, he will strike.  

To the heart of your question, how much power does Satan, the enemy, have? As much as God allows him. 

The LORD said to Satan, "Where have you come from?" Satan answered the LORD, "From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking up and down on it." The LORD said to Satan, "Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man who fears God and turns away from evil. He still persists in his integrity, although you incited me against him, to destroy him for no reason." Then Satan answered the LORD, "Skin for skin! All that people have they will give to save their lives. But stretch out your hand now and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse you to your face." The LORD said to Satan, "Very well, he is in your power" (Job 2:2-6). 

 

Don Stewart :: What Is the Extent of Satan's Power?

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Willa    8,166

I would also answer that he has as much power as we allow him.  When Jesus was tempted by satan in the wilderness, the enemy twisted and misused the Scriptures.  Jesus answered correctly with scriptures.  So it really helps to learn God's Word.   satan's power is much limited since Jesus defeated him through his resurrection.  Jesus conquered death so believers don't need to fear death, which was satan's biggest power.  His devices are to lie, accuse, deceive.   But Jesus sent to us His Holy Spirit our advocate, our lawyer, defending us.  As said, resist him and he will flee from you.  Also, God inhabits the praises of His people.  So when I am attacked I praise and worship God, thanking Him for all He has done for me and exalting His name.  No more enemy.

Remember that while he was an archangel, he is a created being like people and animals.  He is not a god.  But his desire is to be worshipped as a god.  So the less attention we pay to him the better.  He wants us to fear and obey him so he craves our attention.  We are to love and fear only our Creator, the Godhead.   We don't have to listen to him.  Jesus said "get behind me, satan! when Peter tried to dissuade Him from going to the cross.  We can say, May the Lord rebuke you!.  I usually say I don't have to listen to your lies! and go on with whatever I was doing.  The sooner we get our thoughts back on Jesus and God's love for us, the better.  

Someone said "If satan brings up your past (which God has forgiven and forgotten), you bring up his future!  (hell is reserved for the devil and his angels).  I like that.  Remember that satan is a defeated foe.  He received his death blow at the cross.  It was prophesied in Genesis that satan would bruise the heel of Jesus, but that Jesus would bruise his head.  To me that means a bruise on the brain, a deadly concussion.  

 Heb 2:14 ESV Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil,  Heb 2:15 and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery.

 

1Pe 1:3  Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 1Pe 1:4  to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, 1Pe 1:5  who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 1Pe 1:6  In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, 1Pe 1:7  so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 1Pe 1:8  Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, 1Pe 1:9  obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

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Blueyedjewel    642
18 hours ago, Anonymous Aristotle said:

To the heart of your question, how much power does Satan, the enemy, have? As much as God allows him. 

The LORD said to Satan, "Where have you come from?" Satan answered the LORD, "From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking up and down on it." The LORD said to Satan, "Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man who fears God and turns away from evil. He still persists in his integrity, although you incited me against him, to destroy him for no reason." Then Satan answered the LORD, "Skin for skin! All that people have they will give to save their lives. But stretch out your hand now and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse you to your face." The LORD said to Satan, "Very well, he is in your power" (Job 2:2-6). 

 

Don Stewart :: What Is the Extent of Satan's Power?

I really like Don Stewarts take on things. I especially like his studies on prophecy. 

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HAZARD    2,910
21 hours ago, Anonymous Aristotle said:

To the heart of your question, how much power does Satan, the enemy, have? As much as God allows him. 

The LORD said to Satan, "Where have you come from?" Satan answered the LORD, "From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking up and down on it." The LORD said to Satan, "Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man who fears God and turns away from evil. He still persists in his integrity, although you incited me against him, to destroy him for no reason." Then Satan answered the LORD, "Skin for skin! All that people have they will give to save their lives. But stretch out your hand now and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse you to your face." The LORD said to Satan, "Very well, he is in your power" (Job 2:2-6). 

 

Don Stewart :: What Is the Extent of Satan's Power?

KJV.

Job 2:2-6. v 2, And the LORD said unto Satan, From whence comest thou? And Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.
    3, And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? and still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause.
    4, And Satan answered the LORD, and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man hath will he give for his life.
    5, But put forth thine hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse thee to thy face.
    6, And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, he is in thine hand; but save his life. 

(KJV)
   

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Davida    6,591
On ‎7‎/‎9‎/‎2017 at 7:07 PM, Tyler22 said:

This is not the whole question.  I have been undergoing attacks from the enemy for a while.  They are like arrows.  He puts a heavy, realistic, feeling over me, that seems true, telling me I'm going to hell.  So how much power does he have?  And I won't be satisfied with an answer that undermines his power.  I am a normal active deep worshipping Christian.  Yet even in my closest moments with God, he will strike.  

Hello Tyler!  Know this ABOVE all Else- Satan is a Big bluffer and a  L-I-A-R. I can't stress that too much. EXPECT him to tell you the OPPOSITE of the Truth.  HE will pretend that those things are True &  that you have no say in the matter but that is All Completely False and a Big fat Bluff! That is just what he does. :)   I suggest to Read David's Psalms and how he praised the LORD when he was facing his enemies. The Psalms have some of the best praising worship prayers that will make you feel stronger &  closer to God & the most comforting prayers & affirmations of God's Promises that I have found in the Bible. 

All Christians need to have an active prayer life &  to continue to grow in the Lord with a structured Bible study. Do you attend a Church? That is very important. Being a member of a strong Bible believing Church with a God -honoring, God- fearing , prayerful Pastor , submitted to the Lord Jesus Christ at the headship of it is important.  It's great support to be in a real God fearing active Church.  Like the plants at a greenhouse - a tree needs to be planted in good soil, then watered and given good nourishment in order to grow. :)  A young tree in a pail is much more susceptible to attacks from pests , or disease ,or to not get good nourishment. Satan is given very limited power by God. The Lord JESUS CHRIST is the ULTIMATE POWER & JESUS promises HE will never Leave nor forsake you, and He is our intercessor in heaven & hears us immediately.   Keep close to the LORD God and ask Him , in Jesus name for protection and to remove any doubts about your salvation & give you renewed Faith to stand strong against any attacks of the enemy.

Listen to the good advice from Onelight to put on the full armor of God & delve into exactly what that means. The Word of God is also the Surest & Most Powerful Heavenly Weapon along with the shield of Faith that extinguishes the firey darts of the enemy. Make a Study GOD's Promises for us- They are SOLID as a Rock. We all go through testing and it is during the times of spiritual attack is when our Faith can grow tremendously  & prayerfully ask God to increase your faith, Read Psalm 91 and believe it's truth. "The weapons of our warfare are Mighty unto GOD

As a Christian, we also regularly clear our conscience , if we have any unconfessed sin, Pray to the Father in heaven in Jesus name and confess it and repent asking the Lord to wash it clean away with His perfect blood , give praise and thanks to our heavenly Father & to our Lord Jesus Christ for their blessings ask God to let you meet some good faithful Christian friends to fellowship with.  Ask you family & Christian friends to pray for you regularly and you also should pray for others. I hope this can be of use for you, if not just toss it aside. 

May the LORD GOD of heaven & earth along with our beloved Lord Jesus Christ be with you & bless you and let you know your eternal security you have in Christ Jesus.

In Christ, Davida

2 Corinthians 10:4-5 "4The weapons of our warfare are not the weapons of the world. Instead, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 5We tear down arguments, and every presumption set up against the knowledge of God; and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.…"

2 Thessalonians 3:3 "3But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen you and guard you from the evil one."

 

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JohnD    4,520
On 7/9/2017 at 6:07 PM, Tyler22 said:

This is not the whole question.  I have been undergoing attacks from the enemy for a while.  They are like arrows.  He puts a heavy, realistic, feeling over me, that seems true, telling me I'm going to hell.  

 

So how much power does he have?  And I won't be satisfied with an answer that undermines his power.  I am a normal active deep worshipping Christian.  Yet even in my closest moments with God, he will strike.  

Plenty.

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JohnD    4,520

God is undoubtedly infinitely more powerful, and more knowledgeable.

The enemy is taking advantage of the brief voids* in his sovereignty giving man limited sovereignty in order to make legitimate choices.

But God will never be overpowered or outmaneuvered by the enemy.

This ability to choose does leave us pretty vulnerable. But God is in control even then. Recall Job, how the enemy had to have God's permission to inflict harm on Job.

The greater good is served, but oh how it smarts when God allows us to endure what we are able... much as we can't believe it...

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*void for lack of a better word for minute temporal periods or venues all still under God's authority. He gives man the ability to choose. That's all I am saying. 

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