Here are 5 interesting facts about the devil
“in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes.” 2 Corinthians 2:11
That means we should think about how the devil is ticking to beat him to it. A little spoiler first, we don’t have to be afraid of the devil at all, God is God.
Fact about the devil 1. Satan appears only 3 times in the Bible
Matthew 4/ Luke 4 – When he wanted to seduce Jesus in the wilderness
Fact about the devil 2. Satan has limits
Limit 1: Satan is not almighty. We see this in “Good,” said the Lord, “The Lord said to Satan, “Very well, then, everything he has is in your power, but on the man himself do not lay a finger.” Then Satan went out from the presence of the Lord. ” Job 1.12
God gives the devil permission to do something, so he needs God’s approval. So everything the devil wants to do Jesus knows and has to say so, first through his filter. God has a perfect will and a far greater plan than we can imagine. We clever people always ask ourselves in this situation, “Why does God allow suffering”, but that is another topic now.
Limit 2: He is not omniscient. This means that he does not know what we think or he can read our thoughts.
Fact about the devil 3. Satan was thrown out of heaven because of his pride
Many know that the devil is evil, but why and how the devil became evil. Not many people know the background story of Satan because it is not so easy to find. To some extent it stands in Ezekiel. I’ll tell you briefly.
The devil was an angel when he was created. Not just any angel, he was in some kind of special unit, the Archangels, of which there are only a few. His name was Lucifer. But he became more and more proud and at some point thought he was a better God than God himself. When Lucifer overdid it at some point, he was thrown out of heaven, from then on he was the devil.
The devil said these 5 Is:
“You said in your heart, “I will ascend to the heavens; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of Mount Zaphon. I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.”. Isaiah 14:13-14
Then he got kicked out.
Fact about the devil 4. Satan has taken one-third of the angels with him
One third of the angels followed him from heaven to hell.
“But one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, who was later to betray him, objected” John 12:4 continues: “The great dragon is none other than the devil or Satan, the cunning serpent who has always deceived the whole world. He was thrown down from heaven to earth with all his angels.” John 12.9)
These angels are demons today.
Fact about the devil 5. The devil has at least 13 different names associated with him in the Bible.
Father of lies
And many more…