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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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brakelite    326

Luke 10:19 
 ‭Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.‭ 

Satan is a defeated foe. While he does have power, he can only exercise that power upon those who allow him to. 

However, he can certainly incite others to hurt you. But whatever pain or suffering you may have to endure in this life, know that your eternity is assured so long as you remain clinging to Jesus. The devil can never take that away from you.

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Zoltan777    70
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On 10/07/2017 at 0:07 AM, 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.  

Luke 22:44-45. An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him. And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.

A spiritual attack can be very intense and scary. But you can overcome it just stay strong and don't lose faith.

1 Corinthians 10:13. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

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Davida    6,622

You seem hyper/overly focused on the enemy which gives power to your fears and all the negative thoughts. If you need to seek professional help - do so to get some support with your emotions & mental state.  In your day to day, you need to focus on the positive. I know it is easier said then done but stop allowing those negative thoughts, you are the one that is giving them power not the enemy. Look to the Light instead of the darkness...Research instead what is the Truth that is in the Scripture and look to the LORD GOD in heaven  and upon the Lord Jesus Christ.  Jesus OVERCAME the enemy & gained the victory for us.

1 Corinthians 15:57

"But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."

Philippians 4:8

"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things."

Ephesians 6:11

"Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. "

1John 4:1-21

"Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already. Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world, and the world listens to them. "...

 
 

 

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missmuffet    27,854

Question: "How much power does Satan possess?"

Answer:
Satan was an angel created by God who turned against God’s authority (Isaiah 14:13) and became the head of a kingdom of evil spirits called demons, his “angels” (Matthew 25:41). His power both in the heavenly realm and on earth is great and should not be underestimated. However, while Satan and his forces are formidable enemies, Jesus Christ crushed Satan’s power, fulfilling the prophecy of Genesis 3:15. The cross of Christ won the victory (John 12:31). “The prince of this world now stands condemned” (John 16:11), and Jesus will one day destroy Satan’s power completely and purify creation (2 Peter 3:10).

Satan’s power in the heavenly realm / spirit world:
Satan’s power has repute in the spiritual realm (Jude 1:9), where he has limited access to the presence of God (Job 1:6). The book of Job provides insight into the relationship between God and Satan. In Job 1:6-12, Satan stands before God and reports that he has been “walking up and down” on the earth (v. 7). God asks Satan if he has considered godly Job, and Satan immediately accuses Job of insincerity—he only loves God for the blessings God gives. “Stretch out your hand,” Satan says, “and strike everything he has, and he will surely curse you to your face” (v. 11). God grants Satan permission to affect Job’s possessions and family, but not his person, and Satan leaves. In Job 2, Satan comes again into God's presence and is, this time, permitted to affect Job's personal health. (The rest of the book is from Job’s perspective, providing an example of how to deal with suffering.)

This is an important passage because it shows Satan’s place in the spiritual realm. He is able to accuse God’s people in His very presence, and Jude 1:9 shows that even Michael the archangel needs the Lord’s help in overcoming him. However, Satan is obviously restrained from enacting his full fury; he is still a created being under God, and his power is limited.

Satan’s power on the earth:
Job 1 also reveals that Satan does enact evil and cause direct harm on the earth. The most well-known and important of his actions on earth occurred in the garden of Eden. Genesis 3 tells of Satan’s temptation of Eve, the “mother of all the living” (v. 20), and her subsequent first sin. It was this act, and that of Eve’s husband Adam, that brought sin into the world, and it is the reason all humankind must be redeemed from sin in order to be with God.

One day, Jesus met a woman who had been “crippled by a spirit for eighteen years” (Luke 13:11). Jesus attributes the infirmity to Satan, who had kept her “bound” (verse 16). Satan’s power was real, but it was easily overcome by our Lord: “He put his hands on her, and immediately she straightened up and praised God” (v. 13). Jesus’ miracle was a clear demonstration of His authority over Satan.

Since his instigation of evil on earth, Satan has been named as the “prince,” “god,” or “ruler” of this world (John 14:30; cf. John 12:31; 16:11; 2 Corinthians 4:3-4; Ephesians 2:2; Colossians 1:13). He is the enemy of God and truth (Matthew 13:24-30; 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12), and he does everything he can to tempt individuals (Genesis 3; Luke 22:31; 1 Timothy 3:7) and larger groups of people (1 Thessalonians 3:5; Revelation 2:10). He “leads the whole world astray” (Revelation 12:9). Satan accomplishes this by various means, including appealing to man’s pride (1 Timothy 3:6; 1 Corinthians 4:6), interfering with the transmission of truth (Matthew 13:18-22, 38-39), and placing false believers within the church (1 Timothy 4:1-2; 2 Timothy 3:1-9; Revelation 2:9; 3:9). In John 8:44, Jesus says that Satan “is a liar and the father of it.”

God still grants Satan some authority in this world, which means that his power is not yet completely broken—except in one area: his power of death. Hebrews 2:14-15 says that Jesus came as a man to die in order to “destroy him who holds the power of death – that is, the devil,” a power Satan had held “from the beginning” (John 8:44). The salvation Jesus provides has released us from Satan’s stranglehold. Death has lost its sting (1 Corinthians 15:55).

Satan’s power – the conclusion:
The Bible says that “the whole world is under the control of the evil one” (1 John 5:19), and we must “be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8). Yet Christians have a great hope, for Jesus Christ (John 16:33) and our faith in Him (1 John 5:4) have overcome Satan’s evil. “The one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world” (1 John 4:4).

https://www.gotquestions.org/Satan-power.html

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Reinitin    1,436
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.  

only as much as you give him.

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