Who Is Satan?
The Bible tells us about Satan and he is very real. At the very beginning, he is identified as a serpent in the Garden of Eden, tempting Adam and Eve to do the one thing God commanded them not to do. The result brought sin, separation from God and death into the world.
Each time the devil is present in the Bible, so is wickedness, evil and deception.
It wasn’t always that way.
Satan used to be an angel named Lucifer, but rebelled against God and was cast out of heaven, along with other angels who followed him. Jesus described the event in Luke 10:18, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.” Since then, Satan and his followers have been on a mission to destroy God’s greatest creation—humanity.
Jesus said Satan comes only to “steal, kill and destroy.” He’s even known as “the accuser.” There is nothing cool or laughable about Satan. The havoc he wreaks on the world is serious.
But no matter how much evil and chaos Satan causes, there’s no hope for him. As this spiritual war wages, we already know the outcome. The Bible says Satan is destined for hell, and he wants to draw people as far from God as possible so they can follow him there.
Hell is real and it’s not a place anyone would want to go.
Jesus called hell a place of “outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth” (Matthew 25:30). In one of His parables, Jesus told of a man who was in hell, begging for someone to come and “cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire” (Luke 16:24).
Jesus, however, doesn’t want anyone to end up in hell with Satan. In fact, He made a way for us to spend eternity with Him in heaven—a place of beauty and perfection where there is no crying or death or pain.
But to be with Jesus, we must ask Him to forgive our sins and be part of our lives. Only He provides the bridge from us—imperfect sinners—to a holy God because only He paid the price for our sins when He died on a cross—then overcame death by rising again.
Today is the perfect time to learn about God’s plan for your life, as opposed to Satan’s plan.
Step 1 – God loves you and has a plan for you!
Step 2 – People are sinful and separated from God.
Step 3 – God sent His Son to die for your sins!
Step 4 – Would you like to receive God’s forgiveness?
"Dear God, I know I’m a sinner, and I ask for your forgiveness. I believe Jesus Christ is Your Son. I believe that He died for my sin and that you raised Him to life. I want to trust Him as my Savior and follow Him as Lord, from this day forward. Guide my life and help me to do your will. I pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen."
Did you pray this prayer?