'I'M SCARED OF DEVILS AND EVIL SPIRITS!"
IS SATAN REAL?
Yes, there really is a being called 'Satan'. This name means enemy or adversary. He was not always an adversary, he was once the most beautiful and wise angel in heaven! Then he was called Lucifer; son of the Morning Star.
Satan is stronger and smarter than any of us. BUT any body who has given all their hearts and lives to Jesus and has chosen to become one of His children, does not have to be afraid of Satan or all his nasty fallen angels.
Every time Satan has tried to fight against Jesus—he has lost!
Revelation 12:7 "And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, 8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. 9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him."
That is the story! And it also tells us what he is doing down here; he is deceiving; that means he is telling lies to everybody!
You see, if people really get to know about God's truth and about how kind and loving God is, and how very much power Jesus has to help anyone who trusts in Him, old Satan knows more people would follow Jesus than him.
In fact if everybody really knew the truth about Satan and believed it, nobody would follow him. He is a LOOSER!!
When Jesus came to earth, Satan tried to kill Him when he was a tiny baby, by sending wicked king Herod's soldiers to kill all the boy babies in Bethlehem. What a cowardly thing to do!
When Jesus started His ministry, Satan tried to tempt Him to obey and worship Satan instead of the Heavenly Father. Jesus ordered him to go away and used the mighty words of the Bible to beat him. (Satan can not stand against the Word of God. That's why he hates the true Bible and tries every way to get rid of it, either by destroying it, or getting people to make new, false Bibles with parts left out and added in.)
Satan tried to beat Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane and on the cross. He wanted to get Jesus to give up and go back to heaven, and leave people to Satan and his devils to kill and destroy. But again, Jesus beat him. He obeyed His Father in Heaven completely!
When Jesus was dead in the tomb, Satan thought he could keep Jesus from rising again, so he sent soldiers to guard it and put all his nastiest devil-angels there to keep Jesus in that tomb.
But God sent ONE mighty angel from beside His throne, and all those nasty devils fled for their miserable lives! And the soldiers fell like dead men on their faces. Notice that was only ONE angel, and God has millions of them!
No matter who it is, any time a real angel from God appears, people fall on their faces helpless and evil angels run away terrified. Always remember what Jesus told us in His Word:
"And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth." Matthew 28:18
ALL POWER ! How much is ALL? If JESUS has all POWER—how much does Satan have?
How much do all those witches and and foolish folk who work for Satan have?
LESS THAN NONE !
How much do all those nasty fallen angels who work for Satan and pretend to be ghosts and dead people and monsters, so they can scare and fool us?
NONE AT ALL !
"But," you say, "I know that these things do hurt people and do nasty deeds. And they force people to have bad habits and do terrible deeds. Why is that?"
It is because, if they don't choose to belong to Jesus, and obey Him, then Satan has power over them. Some of them are stupid enough to really believe that Satan has power, they give all their lives to Satan and he does tricks for them, making them think he has power.
People stay slaves to Satan mostly because they want to do sinful things, they enjoy doing wrong and they don't want to give it up. So Satan has power over them.
BUT the minute anybody; big or little, strong or weak; cries out to Jesus to save them, and set them free from sin and Satan, the devils have to run! Jesus hears the weakest prayers of the tiniest child and He sends Mighty Angels to break off Satan's chains and set us free!!
Jesus give us His power to overcome sin and Satan, we always must remember that we cannot belong to Jesus and still do bad things. We must obey God's law but Jesus is the One who gives us the power to do it, remember He has ALL POWER; we don't have any. So we depend on His Power and then all the sins and bad deeds in our lives can be out of there!
We can live Jesus' life here in this world, in Jesus' strength, and Satan can't stop us!