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WHY DO CHRISTIANS TERRORIZE DEMONS?
 
PART 9 
 
DEMONS, EVIL SPIRITS, AND EVEN THE DEVIL ARE STUPID
 


Why are demons and devils, why is satan himself given credit for being smart and cunning?   Satan, and demons have some wisdom, but it is perverted.  Satan and devils have some ability, but it is limited.  They are deceivers, but God enlightens His own so they need not be deceived.  In reality, the demonic enemy we face is a stupid enemy.

Too many give too much credit to Satan.  He doesn't know everything. He is no mind reader.  He may be powerful, but we, as Christians, have a greater One in us.  Satan may tempt, but God always makes a way of escape.

1 Corinthians 10:13 (KJV)
 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

The Bible instructs us to be joyful, even in trials, because God will use even what Satan uses to try to hurt us to give us good things.

James 1:2-4  Amplified Bible
"CONSIDER IT WHOLLY JOYFUL, MY BRETHREN, WHENEVER YOU ARE ENVELOPED IN, OR ENCOUNTER TRIALS OF ANY SORT, OR FALL INTO VARIOUS TEMPTATIONS.  BE ASSURED AND UNDERSTAND THAT THE TRIAL AND PROVING OF YOUR FAITH BRING OUT ENDURANCE AND STEADFASTNESS, AND PATIENCE. BUT LET ENDURANCE AND STEADFASTNESS AND PATIENCE HAVE FULL PLAY AND DO A THOROUGH WORK, SO THAT YOU MAY BE PERFECTLY AND FULLY DEVELOPED (WITH NO DEFECTS, LACKING IN NOTHING)."

James 1:12 KJV
"BLESSED IS THE MAN THAT ENDURETH TEMPTATION; FOR WHEN HE IS TRIED, HE SHALL RECEIVE THE CROWN OF LIFE, WHICH THE LORD HATH PROMISED TO THEM THAT LOVE HIM."

If we resist the devil, he has to flee, and we win.  All the trials and temptations that the devil throws our ways, God not only overcomes, but brings out many good things from them. Overcoming a trial develops endurance, steadfastness, patience, and maturity in each of us.  Satan tries to defeat us, but instead, we are matured and strengthened through the trials.  The dummy (Satan) keeps giving us trials, and we keep maturing more and more. As we get stronger and stronger in the Lord, the devil keeps getting smaller and smaller.  We are the winners, he is the loser.  He is the dummy, and he always has been.

God's first prophecy scared Satan:
Genesis 3:15
"AND I WILL PUT ENMITY BETWEEN THEE AND THE WOMAN, AND BETWEEN THY SEED AND HER SEED. HE SHALL BRUISE THY HEAD, AND THOU SHALT BRUISE HIS HEEL."

Satan learned about a "SEED" of the woman who would defeat him. This scared the devil.
James 2:19
"...THE DEVILS BELIEVE AND TREMBLE."

Satan had thought the he's won the war when he had gotten Adam and Eve to sin.  Then God tells him that there is a plan for the devil to be defeated. None of the angels, or demons knew what the plan was.  God kept it secret until after the crucifixion of the Lord Jesus.
I Corinthians 2:8
"...WHICH NONE OF THE PRINCES OF THIS WORLD KNEW, FOR HAD THEY KNOWN, THEY WOULD NOT HAVE CRUCIFIED THE LORD OF GLORY."
With all the revelations from God to the prophets, even calculating the time of Jesus’ coming, the works that He would do, etc, still they had not figured out that the crucifixion was a bad idea. 

The demons and the devil himself were frustrated.  Someone would come and reduce their power to zero, and strip them of their power.  Satan was stupid, he didn't know who this "SEED" was. Satan wanted to destroy him down through the ages. 

Cain and Abel were both seed of Eve.  When they offered their sacrifices, the devil saw that the Lord had respect unto Abel's, but not Cain's. Satan thought "Aha! Abel must be the 'Seed'." So the devil inspired Cain to kill Abel.  The devil thought that if Abel was killed, God's plan would fail.  But God's plan did not fail.
Genesis 4:25
"SHE BARE A SON, AND CALLED HIS NAME SETH; FOR GOD, SAID SHE, HATH APPOINTED ME ANOTHER SEED, INSTEAD OF ABEL, WHOM CAIN SLEW."

Satan then decided to try to corrupt the seed of woman, so a promised Seed could not come as a direct descendant of Adam and Eve.  He sent evil angels to take wives of the daughters of men.  The children born to them were giants.  Noah was "perfect" in his lineage from Adam and Eve.  Noah and his family were saved from the worldwide flood.  God destroyed all the defiled seed.  The devil had tried but stupidly failed again.

Male after male came on the scene.  Satan and the demons kept thinking -"This may be the One."  The devil tried to kill Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, etc.  Moses finally came on the scene.  The devil tried to destroy him at birth.  Hidden in a small boat, the daughter of Pharaoh saved, and raised Moses. When the devil had Moses fail by killing an Egyptian, the Egyptian government would have taken his life, but Moses fled to the desert for 40 years.  Moses returned to free  the Israelites from Egypt, but he was not the promised Seed.

The devil kept trying to kill, or defile, all who might be the promised Seed.  David, Solomon, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Daniel all had to encounter the devil's attacks.

The Messiah (Sent One) finally came.  When the time was near, Satan inspired Herod to try to kill all the male children under 2 years old.  That failed, for Jesus escaped that slaughter. Finally, as John the Baptist preached, he announced: "BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD, WHO TAKETH AWAY THE SIN OF THE WORLD." (Matthew 2:16) 

Then when Jesus was baptized, God announced:
Matthew 3:16-17
"THIS IS MY BELOVED SON, IN WHOM I AM WELL PLEASED."

Satan finally knew who the promised Seed was.  Jesus went to the wilderness, and the devil followed Him. There Satan tempted Jesus to try to defile Him.  The devil even tried to get Jesus to commit suicide.  That failed.  Jesus stayed sinless.

Satan started to build a conspiracy against Jesus.  Despite the loving way of Jesus, and the fact that He healed the sick, raised the dead, fed the multitudes with a few loaves and fishes, the devil still inspired many to want Jesus dead. Finally, at a Passover time, the devil thought he'd finally succeeded.  The crowd was shouting "Crucify Him!"  The devil finally thought -"See, I'm not so stupid!"  But this turned out to be the ULTIMATE STUPIDITY.
I Corinthians 2:7-8
"...EVEN THE HIDDEN WISDOM, WHICH GOD ORDAINED BEFORE THE WORLD UNTO OUR GLORY;  WHICH NONE OF THE PRINCES OF THIS WORLD KNEW, FOR HAD THEY KNOWN IT, THEY WOULD NOT HAVE CRUCIFIED THE LORD OF GLORY."
 
Satan would not have had Jesus crucified, if he had been smart.  Satan thought that if Jesus were killed, God's plan would be defeated.  But God had a hidden plan. The devil did not know this plan, and Jesus died and conquered  sin and death.  The death of Jesus planted a victory for us.  Let's look into the Bible and see the brilliant plan of God.

John 12:24
"EXCEPT A CORN OF WHEAT FALL INTO THE GROUND AND DIE, IT ABIDETH ALONE: BUT IF IT DIE, IT BRINGETH FORTH MUCH FRUIT."

For seed to produce, it must be planted.  When Jesus, the promised Seed, was planted in His grave, He began a process of reproducing.  A seed that is planted, produces and multiplies. Because of Jesus' death for us, we can become Christians.  We can have our failures wiped from our slate and be as sinless as Jesus Christ. 

Mark 4:28
"FOR THE EARTH BRINGETH FORTH FRUIT OF HERSELF, FIRST THE BLADE, THEN THE EAR, AFTER THAT THE FULL CORN IN THE EAR."

Before the crucifixion, Satan had only one Seed to worry about.  Now, since that crucifixion, the planted Seed has been bringing forth a harvest of more seed, called the church.  That is why Jesus told us to do the works that He did.  We all are the same threat to the devil that he worried about the Seed (Jesus) to be.  The devil now has a whole church to battle.

Galatians 3:29
"IF YE BE CHRIST'S, THEN ARE YE ABRAHAM'S SEED, AND HEIRS ACCORDING TO THE PROMISE."
 
We cannot be conquered by death, for now, "TO DIE IS GAIN."

We cannot be defiled, unless we choose to be, for if we "RESIST THE DEVIL AND HE WILL FLEE FROM YOU." 

We now have the promised Seed dwelling within us.  That means "GREATER IS HE THAT IS IN YOU, THAN HE THAT IS IN THE WORLD." 

Jesus also promised that during the tribulation, when the devil makes one desperate attack on us while we are in heaven, he will be defeated and cast down to earth.  We will get to help kick out the "ACCUSER OF THE BRETHREN."

At the end of the tribulation, we will see  stupid Satan put into an abyss for 1000 years.  After that he is let free to deceive people who were born during the millennium.  Those who follow that stupid Satan are destroyed by fire, and Satan is put into the lake of fire for the rest of eternity. The ultimate punishment for the ultimately stupid one.

Satan has spent 1000's of years being stupid.  Practice has made him perfectly stupid.

How can stupid Satan give people so much trouble?  This has concerned many people down through the ages.  There is an answer, and it is not a pretty answer.

Isaiah 56:10
"HIS WATCHMEN ARE BLIND; THEY ARE ALL IGNORANT, THEY ARE ALL DUMB DOGS, THEY CANNOT BARK, SLEEPING, LYING DOWN, LOVING TO SLUMBER."

Some people are MORE STUPID than even the devil.  They think that they can be strong without Bible study, without prayer, without Christian fellowship, etc.  The average Christian prays a little more than a minute a day.  Only one of twenty Christians ever win a soul to Christ. The study of the Word of God is so neglected that many Christians don't know the 4 gospels, let alone the deeper meat of the Word. Some think that church attendance is enough. Many think that real commitment to Christ is optional.  Some think the devil is not out to get them.  Some even think that if they leave the devil alone, he will leave them alone.  Others think the devil is so strong, that at the first sign of trouble, they give up. Stupid thinking like this allows stupid Satan to take advantage of some people. We need to wise up for the battle.  then we can easily defeat our stupid foe.  If we prepare ourselves with the gospel of peace, and take up the full armor of God as we are commanded - then it will be one victorious battle after another.

THE DEVILS AND EVEN SATAN HIMSELF IS TERRIFIED OF CHRISTIANS LEARNING THAT WE ARE PROTECTED BY A HEDGE OF ANGELIC GUARDIANS, WE ARE FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT, ANOINTED WITH THE BLESSING OF THE LORD, AND SENT WITH A MISSION TO TOTALLY DISRUPT THE PLANS OF demons.  THEY ARE TERRIFIED OF SUCH SAINTS WHO KNOW HOW TO SAY ‘IN THE NAME OF JESUS.’

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