Is Satan real ? How can we fight him if he is real ?

Philippines
September 13, 2007 9:29pm CST
If Satan is real then we should fight him isn't it ? How ?How do you fight an enemy that you don't see ?
4 responses
@Netsbridge (3242)
• United States
14 Sep 07
Yes, satan is real, but we do not need or have to fight him, seeing Jesus conquered satan and gave us the victory on the cross! We simply have to always remember that we are more than conquerors in Christ Jesus - Romans chapter 8 and John 16:33! So, how do we do all these? We do these by remembering to always put on the armor of God - Ephesians 6:8-10; remembering that we wrestle not against flesh and blood - 2 Corinthians 10:4; resisting the devil always - James 4:7 and never forgetting that even though we may be down, we are never destroyed - 2 Corinthians 4:9! Alleluia!!!
• United States
15 Sep 07
Praise God!!
• United States
15 Sep 07
Alleluia!!!
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@Springlady (3986)
• United States
14 Sep 07
Satan is very real. The Bible speaks of him very clearly and he is our enemy and an enemy of God. The only way we can truly fight Satan is by Jesus Christ. Satan will one day be destroyed along with those who do his bidding. The Lord will save all of those who know and love Him as Lord and Savior of their lives. Trust the Lord. Satan will try and do everything he can to separate you from God, but don't let Him! Read the Bible, God's Holy Word and let God speak to you thru it. We can say "no" to Satan and "yes" to God! God bless!
@tantal25 (839)
• United States
14 Sep 07
Amen
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• United States
15 Sep 07
And amen!
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• United States
14 Sep 07
I know that Satan is real, and the only way I know to fight him is to invoke the name of the Lord Jesus. He will run. There is a spiritual battle that rages and it is all in in the realm of what we do not see, but we DO see the results of the battle. We fight the unseen enemy of evil by invoking the unseen power of good.
• United States
14 Sep 07
Satan is definitely real, we know that from the Bible. Should we fight him? No, not necessarily. We are told in James 4 that we must "resist the devil and he will flee from you." We are not told to "fight" him or his demons. We do not have the power as human beings to fight a demon, much less Satan. However, if we have confessed to God that we are sinners and repented (turned away from) those sins and trust in what Jesus Christ did in our place on the cross, shedding His own blood for our sins, then we are told in the Bible we are saved. If we are saved by God's grace through faith in Jesus Christ, then we have been given permission to speak in His authority (not ours) and demons will "flee" at the mention of the powerful Name of Jesus Christ. However, we are not to look for a fight, nor are we to do what many false teachers and false prophets are saying--to shout nasty accusations at Satan or demons. No, we are told never to do that in the Bible (2 Peter and in Jude). But if demons get in our way (and usually we know if that is happening--nightmares, horrible ungodly thoughts that are whispered to us, etc.) then we must follow what the Bible says. Jesus was tempted by the devil in the wilderness when he had been fasting for 40 days. Even though Jesus was fully God and fully man at the same time, He used God's Word to shut down the devil's temptations. So we can do the same thing. God's Word, the Bible, is "living and powerful and sharper than any double-edged sword." One must be careful, though. If you have not trusted in Jesus Christ for salvation and you are not his disciple, if you try to use His Holy Word, you could be badly hurt by Satan and demons. It happened to some men in the Bible, "the sons of Sceva." They would cast demons out of people by saying, "Leave, in the name of Jesus Christ whom Paul preaches." Once when they did this, the demon said, "Jesus I know, and Paul I know, but who are you?!" and the demon possessed man badly beat them up while they were trying to get away. My point is, this is not a topic for someone who does not know Jesus Christ personally, and even for someone who has entrusted their lives to Jesus Christ and been forgiven, we must be careful and biblical in the way we approach Satan and demons. A word to the wise.