44 "You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies." John 8:44 (NIV)
14 "And it is no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light." 2 Corinthians 11:14 (AMP)
Satan is the father of lies and the master of disguise.
God Himself has put limitation on Satan.
Satan was originally an angel - an anointed cherub . He is a creature and not a creator. He was Lucifer meaning star of the morning but when iniquity was found in him, he was kicked out of heaven and brought the fall of a third of the angels and he became Satan, the prince of darkness. God created Lucifer as one of the highest angel in God’s angelic kingdom. (Scripture reference: Ezekiel 28:12-19; Isaiah 14:12-14: Luke 10:19: )
The lies that Satan wants you to believe such as is:
He is omnipresent
He is omniscient
He is omnipotent
He is none of the above!
He was a created being and has limitations.
He cannot be present everywhere - Rev. 2: 12-13
7 dwelling places of Satan recorded in the bible:
1. Third heaven - Isa. 14: 12-14
2. Garden of Eden - Gen. 3: 1-6
3. Walking the earth - Job 1:7, 2:2
4. 2nd heaven - Eph. 2 :2
5. Cast to the earth - Rev. 12:9
6. Bottomless pit - Rev. 20:1
7. Lake of fire - Rev. 20:10
Footnote: There are three heavens (2 Cor. 12:1-7 and God dwells in the third heaven)
He is not omniscient - all knowing.
If that was the case then why did he tell Herod where baby Jesus was? (Matt. 2:16)
He is not omnipotent - We have been given power and authority over him (Luke 10: 19)
God created Lucifer with limitations.
One of his duty was to lead choir, praise and worship, in the presence of God.
He was created with tambourines, flute and harps.
However, an orchestra is a sizable instrumental ensemble that contains sections of string, brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments. Lucifer had the string section (harps), he had the percussion (tambourines) and the woodwind (flutes) but he didn't have the brass (trumpets).
(Scripture references: Ezek. 28:13 and Isa. 14:11)
The sound of the trumpet broke the walls of Jericho - Joshua 6:1-7
Its by the sound of the trumpet that the church will be raptured - 1 Cor. 15: 52
You and I as believer need to blow the trumpet of prayer and praise in order to defeat him.
Paul and Silas defeated Python when they begun to praise God and the foundation of the prison was shaken.
Acts 16: 16-34...
"And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying: The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation. And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.
And when her masters saw that the hope of their gains was gone, they caught Paul and Silas, and drew them into the marketplace unto the rulers, And brought them to the magistrates, saying, These men, being Jews, do exceedingly trouble our city, And teach customs, which are not lawful for us to receive, neither to observe, being Romans.
And the multitude rose up together against them: and the magistrates rent off their clothes, and commanded to beat them. And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely: Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks.
And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one's bands were loosed. And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled. But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm: for we are all here. Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas, And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?
And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house. And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway. And when he had brought them into his house, he set meat before them, and rejoiced, believing in God with all his house."
to be continued