Many tales have been told about the devil and these have left many men trembling in fear, unable to know what to do about him. Many stories we hear may be so confusing that it is hard to know the facts from untruth. Is all that is said about the devil true? Is there something about him that we do not know? Outlined here are 10 ultimate facts about the devil that we should know. ‘Should’ here implies that it is a must we know. There is no shortcut about it.
10. The Devil used to be the angel of God
This is a fact. He worked with God and happened to know all the ways of God. Like most of us, he wanted to share the glory of God. He wanted the power that God had too. He wanted to command just like God. He was not comfortable with being a mere choir master, he wanted to be God. There are also people who like to behave this way too. Give them a small favor and they want to go the whole way.
9. The devil knows the scriptures
The devil is versed in all scriptures. He is versed in the Bible, Quran and any other holy book you know. It is very hard to defeat the devil unless you are versed in the scriptures too. If the devil can quote then be able to quote a counteracting verse. It is only that way that you can defeat the devil.
8. The devil does not read the minds of people.
Many people do not know this third ultimate fact about the devil. He cannot ever read your mind. He waits till you utter words or write them down and then he rises up to the occasion. Otherwise, if you keep quiet then the devil will not know what you are thinking.
7. The devil is a liar and a creator of doubts in people
The fourth ultimate fact about the devil is that he enjoys lying to people. As you are convinced he continues to create doubt till you succumb to the temptation and fall prey to sin. You have to stick with what you know and never allow the devil to cheat you.
6. The devil came to destroy, lead many astray, and kill
Always be aware that the devil does not desire good for you. He is not there to make you a better person but to destroy you. Beware then of the devil with his machinations.
5. The devil has an army of demons who assist him in his work
The devil does not work alone but has a horde of demons who assist him in his work. So never think he is alone. Since he is not like God to be everywhere at the same time, he has helpers.
4. The devil works down here on earth.
When the devil failed and God rejected him, he was thrown down to earth to try to win those who will perish with him. He knows his fate but despite all these, he wants to fall with you.
3. His enmity with Jesus dates way back in the book of Genesis
In Genesis, God said that He shall put enmity between the offspring of the woman Eve and the devil. He said the offspring of the woman will hit the devil on the head. The offspring is Jesus Christ.
2. The devil knows that his end is near
Following what ensues in the world, it is clear that the devil knows that his time is near. He is hastening things up to deceive as many as possible. Will you fall prey? Will you escape?
1. The devil has no future
The devil is doomed and his final destination is in the lake of fire. As many follow him; it is clear they are destined to perish.
I have tried to outline here 10 ultimate facts about the devil that we should know.
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