Many of today's theologians refuse to talk about Satan. They would rather blame all evil on people and sin. Today I wish to enlighten the world and the great historians and teachers of the Bible about how Satan uses evil spirits to manipulate people into doing his will.
In order to understand our world we must realize that evil doesn't just come to life through ideas spurred on by human desires. Take the temptation of Adam and Eve. Satan took on the form of a snake to get them to eat the apple.God speaks to their first born child, Cain and tells Cain that he needs to master sin and he must not allow it to control him. Cain had to line up his free will with God's will. God wanted him to walk through this world free from the temptations of Satan.
Genesis 4: 6&7, "Then the Lord said to Cain, 'Why are you angry? Why that scowl on your face? If you had done the right thing, you would be smiling; but because you have done evil, sin is crouching at your door. It wants to rule you, but you must overcome it."
This story reveals the unseen world of the game of life. An unseen world where forces rise up and want to persuade a person to choose to sin. A battle that takes on any worldly form or a still small voice inside a person's head to give a person a choice of which path he or she wishes to follow.
This is the very reason why it is so important to understand that we are in a life game. To win we must understand how our enemy, Satan, intends to fight against us.
Let me begin this story at the beginning. First our world was once perfect, but when Eve chose to give into temptation everything changed. Evil was released into the world in order to fulfill God's words. And a new world emerged presenting people with the ability to choose evil.
Genesis 2:16&17 "He told him, 'You may eat the fruit of any tree in the garden, except the tree that gives knowledge of what is good and what is bad. You must not eat the fruit of that tree; if you do, you will die the same day.'"
When freewill came into play our world changed. People began to take the perfect world that God created and change it into a world where people became the creators.
Now God was no longer King. Satan was thrown down from heaven with a third of all angels to wage a battle with the sons of God. Satan became the king of the earth. He was given the power to release evil into the world in order to present all people with a choice.
A complete illustration of how temptation works is revealed when Jesus receives the Holy Spirit after being baptized by John the Baptist. Satan tempts Jesus and preys on the weaknesses that all human beings are given in this world.
This also shows how easy it is to persuade man to live in this world for themselves and not for God. You see fear is the biggest enemy of people. This happens when we think of the 'what if' of life that we can't control.
When we let go of our faith in God, we give into the world and how it can protect us through the things of this world. Things like power, wealth and manmade securities.
For instance we can't produce bread out of thin air, we must work for it. Sometimes we fear not having enough work, so we work in excess to achieve the freedom that wealth provides. This is the very weapon Satan will use to get God's children to deny their faith and give into sin.
Another corrupting force used by Satan is power. Because he is the ruler of this world he can put people in powerful places. As a result he is the god of earth and when we follow him we become subject to his will. This is the reason why people have been persuaded to follow gods that are not gods.
The Last thing that Satan tempted Jesus with was his human life. Satan tried to trick him into committing suicide. If He could get Jesus to leave this world then God would never be able to win.
No longer would the children of God have the easy access to the Holy Spirit and the power the Spirit gives to help people to win their game for Christ. The Holy Spirit is our quick access to revealing which path God wants us to take and the supernatural powers we need to fight off the attacks of Satan.
John 14:16&17, "I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, who will stay with you forever. He is the Spirit, who reveals the truth about God. The world cannot receive him, because it cannot see him or know him. But you know him, because he remains with you and is in you."
Because our world is imperfect, Satan has the power to corrupt people from the inside of their heads. He has the power to lead them astray by making them serve the world and the things of the world.
This is the reason why all forms of evil are found in this world. Evil that leads to murder, sexual sins, greed and anything that leads a person astray. To do it the world's way is to lose our purpose and the knowledge of which side we are to take in our battle to win the game of life.
Just in case you are reading this article apart from my earlier articles let me begin by stating that God used the typewriter to talk to me. He always ended every typed message with these words. "My Ways Are Not Human Ways, Trust In Me. Pray for protection from Satan! God Has Spoken."
From the temptation of Satan to my very own life, God showed me how the game of life is fought. In order to win I needed to ask for protection to aid me in my quest to win this world for God.
In order to follow God we must allow Him to influence our lives by how we think inside our brain. We must read our Bible. We must learn to pray so we will be able to conquer the tests of life that tempt us into doing evil to each other.
When you are in a life game you must choose a side. You cannot do this world all on your own separated from God's purpose for your being. Understanding that we will be tested by Satan helps us to not give into temptation. It ultimately gives us the power to win our life game for God and good.