Who is Satan?

Questions to ask about Satan.

Is Satan the same person every-time he turns up?

For example:

Here.

1 Chronicles 21:1

Satan rose up against Israel and incited David to take a census of Israel.

If so why did David obeyed Satan?

Job 1:6

One day the angels came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came with them.

Why is Satan in heaven when Jesus saw him cast down like lightning and the book of Revelation says he caused 1/3 of the angels to become demons?

And also Isaiah said he was cast down from heaven just like Ezekiel. Why is that?

Is Satan a figure of speech?

Matthew 12:26-27

If Satan drives out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then can his kingdom stand? And if I drive out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your people drive them out? So then, they will be your judges.

Satan seems to be Beelzebul here but here he seems to be Peter.

Matthew 16:23

Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.”

Yet here he seems to be out of Peter but had gone into Judas.

Luke 22:31

“Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat.

John 13:27

As soon as Judas took the bread, Satan entered into him.

So Jesus told him, “What you are about to do, do quickly.”

In John 8, it seems that he gave birth to the Pharisees and the Pharisees are devils. Little devils that is.

John 8:44

You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

Here he jumps into Ananais

Acts 5:3

Then Peter said, “Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land?

Why then are there so much of inconsistencies?

Or is it an expression Jewish people use which is foreign to our culture?

Why would Paul hand a man to Satan when Jesus saved us from him on the cross?

1 Corinthians 5:5

hand this man over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh,, so that his spirit may be saved on the day of the Lord.

1 Corinthians 7:5

Do not deprive each other except perhaps by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.

Can a married couple be tempted to lose self-control because of no sex for a time, or the married couple themselves lose self-control. Who is the Satan here?

Does he come to your bedside like a bright cherub to tempt the couple to loose self control?

2 Corinthians 11:14

And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.

Or is Paul talking about the hypocrisy of the Pharisees here?

1 Timothy 1:20

Among them are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have handed over to Satan to be taught not to blaspheme.

Again you see Paul hands over 2 guys to Satan to be taught not to blaspheme. I thought Satan would teach them to blaspheme!

So what the hell is going on? Is this the same Satan who blaspheme God when seeking after Moses body?

Jude 1:8-10

In the very same way, on the strength of their dreams these ungodly people pollute their own bodies, reject authority and heap abuse on celestial beings. But even the archangel Michael, when he was disputing with the devil about the body of Moses, did not himself dare to condemn him for slander but said, “The Lord rebuke you!” Yet these people slander whatever they do not understand, and the very things they do understand by instinct—as irrational animals do—will destroy them.

Here we see women turning to Satan in the early church just because there was not enough money to go around the church to support them.

1 Timothy 5:15-16

Some have in fact already turned away to follow Satan.

If any woman who is a believer has widows in her care, she should continue to help them and not let the church be burdened with them, so that the church can help those widows who are really in need.

Really are the early Christians so easily swayed?

Here we see a gathering of people who disguised themselves as Jews being called a gathering of Satan.

By the way do you know he lives in Pergamum?

Revelation 2:13

I know where you live—where Satan has his throne. Yet you remain true to my name. You did not renounce your faith in me, not even in the days of Antipas, my faithful witness, who was put to death in your city—where Satan lives.

Finally.

Why would God free Satan after capturing him for a 1000 years?

Would you?

Now after all these things I have told you about Satan (after going through the whole array of verses), let me ask you this simple question.

Is he a figure of speech or is he really the same person who people claim is the current god of this earth we are living in?

Simon Yap

5 Comments

  1. Thanks Simon. I’ve wondered for some time now whether satan was ever an actual person. This post is a real help. Thank you. John.

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  2. Hope you are feeling better Simeon.

    I took a few notes while watch Malcolm on you tube. Take care. Tommy

    THE SATAN Malcolm Smith Youtube Webinar 270 PURE HEART “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God” (Matthew 5:8). He is talking here of a goal or an end in view. The “reward” of the pure in heart is to see God. Seeing God is purity fulfilled to the point for the pure in heart are blessed. Counter: 3:00 BLESSED: An extreme joy, contentment of heart, the meaning or satisfaction of life. PURITY: Is organically connected to VISION. If we reverse that . . .

    Counter 25:00 “The serpent said to the woman, “You surely will not die! 5 For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” 6 When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, she took from its fruit and ate; and she gave also to her husband with her, and he ate” (Genesis 3:4-6).

    BREAK DOWN GENESIS. 3:4-6 So, what is going on here? She has listened to what the great accuser: Satan. He was accusing God of being a liar. ME: He tried to give God one of the titles that he carries: “THE LIAR.” So, what she has listened to, has already affected her seeing. The serpent said to the woman, “You surely will not die! 5 For God knows that in the day you eat from it (the tree of knowledge of good and evil). You mean this beautiful, (to the eye tree) is the doorway to death), your eyes will be opened. So, the original temptation to the human race was about what they saw. “and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” Counter 27:24

    Vs 6 “your eyes will be opened.”

    Vs 6 “the tree was desirable to make one wise” Counter 29:45

    “You surely will not die!”

    The Satan. I think we’d be better off to drop the word Satan and Devil. They are not names, they are words of other languages. If we could just simply translate them, we would get a better idea? Satan means the accuser, the slanderer. Let’s put it this way, every time you gossip about someone, you are Satanizing. Satan accuses. So, he is called the accuser, the Satan. And devil, which describes the same thing. Devil describes the same quasi (cruel, wicked, brutish savagery, etc.) person, means divider and separator.

    THE SATAN Satan: ‘accuser-slanderer’ In Genesis chapter 3, he was “accusing” God of being a liar. Devil: ‘divider’ or ‘separator’ Every time we gossip about someone, we are Satanizing. I think we would have a lot more clarity, when talking about Satan or the Devil. If we use the word of accuser and divider, separator confuser. Traditionally, every time we say the Devil or Satan, you have all those mid-evil pictures of the devil dress in a red skin-tight suit, horns and a pitchfork . . . just flush that down your spiritual toilet.

    DOUBT = double-Minded Counter 48:00 DOUBLE MINDED: Holding two contradictor opinions; judging between two. DOUBLE: is the essence of Doubt PURITY: is organically connected to VISION.

    JAMES: Cleanse your hearts you sinners . . . you Jewish lawbreakers.

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