Satan's Mission for the Church

From the beginning, Satan has been proactive and strategic at disrupting, dividing, distorting, deceiving, and even attempting to destroy both the word of God and the work of God in the world.  In short, the mission of Satan for the Church is to try to stop it or destroy it. 

The Bible describes the work of our Enemy in the following way:

John 8:44

"You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father.  He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him.  Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature; for he is a liar, and the father of lies.”

2 Cor. 4:4

“…in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving, that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.”

2 Timothy 2:24-26

“And the Lord's bond-servant must not be quarrelsome, but be kind to all, able to teach, patient when wronged, 25 with gentleness correcting those who are in opposition, if perhaps God may grant them repentance leading to the knowledge of the truth, 26 and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, having been held captive by him to do his will.”

1 Pet. 5:8

“Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls about like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. “

Eph. 6:12

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.”

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