The adversary of our soul has a bag of tricks that cause many to fall prey to from hate,greed,addiction,lying,temptation and the list goes on. The greatest deception satan has going for him is that many do not believe he even exists. As long as he has people blinded to the fact that he is real in the earth he can carry out his cunning ways.
He did not go away after tempting Adam and Eve in the garden of eden,we see him alive and well in the book of Chronicles provoking David to number Israel which God did not want (1 Chronicles 21:1).
Let’s not forget how he was right there trying to tempt God to allow Job to suffer so that he would curse God to His face. He has been around a very long time as we see in the following passages (Job 1:6-12) 6 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them. 7 And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it. 8 And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?:9 Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?10 Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land. 11 But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face. 12 And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD.
Remember satan swoops in at our most vulnerable and lowest moments of our life. When Jesus did not eat for forty days and forty nights we find satan right there tempting Jesus by saying “If thou be the Son of God,command that these stones be made bread”(Matthew 4:1-11).
The enemy of us all wants nothing more than to remove the word of God from the heart’s of all who believe on the name of Christ!(Mark 4:14,15).
The hope of every believer is to remember that when we are weak we are kept strong in Christ,the one who has overcome the world!(1 Peter 5:8-11).