Satan and God are not in the same class. Many people have the view that there is a battle of some sort or a competition between Satan and God almighty. Let me remind you Satan is a creature. He was an angel. He got kicked out of heaven and striped of all angelic ability. So don’t make the mistake of ranking God almighty with Satan. It’s an error
Satan is powerless. If he had any power, right at the beginning in Eden he would have used it. But in Eden we find him using the only thing he got: tricks, deceit and lies. Jesus said in John 8:44 that …there is no truth in him (Satan). When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a LIAR, and the father of it.
Eph 6:11 admonishe us to put on the amour of God in order to be able to withstand the *wiles* of the devil
The Greek word for Wiles is methodeia. It has to do with methods and tricks. The devil is nothing. He’s like a modern day con man. He’s been able to con people into believing he’s something that he’s not. He really doesn’t matter at all.
Many talk about the ranks in the kingdom of darkness. They say there are principalities, powers, spiritual wickedness and all that. That shouldn’t be your worry. They are names that have been given to ranks in trickery. I’m telling you my dear, that’s all they got.
So we cannot put Jesus and Satan side by side. All the while, you’ve been comparing a trickster to God and even fearing the trickster than God. So sad. Meanwhile the Scriptures make us understand that all his devices are known. His tricks are not new. Oooo I laugh. Today is somebody’s day to walk out of bondage. 2 Corinthians 2:11 KJV says …for we are not ignorant of his devices.
Satan was paralysed by Jesus when he went to he’ll for us. *Col 2:15 amp* [God] disarmed the principalities and powers that were ranged against us and made a bold display and public example of them, in triumphing over them in Him and in it [the cross]. His arms and ammunition have been taken away.
The prophet Isaiah had this to write concerning Satan. *Isa 14:15-16 amp* Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol (Hades), to the innermost recesses of the pit (the region of the dead). Those who see you will gaze at you and consider you, saying, Is this the man who made the earth tremble, who shook kingdoms?
If your eyes were open to see Satan, this will be your remark. You will marvel how we have allowed a toothless powerless creature to so toy with our minds; How we have allowed him to rule nations and cause such destruction to our world.