The destiny of Satan is as sure as his past. God has pre-written his
end. There seems little doubt that in the closing days of this present
age of grace, the devil's pernicious activities against the cause of God
will be increased greatly (Rev. 12:12).
Not only does Satan continue to direct the vast network of anti~God
control over the world with its manifold ramifications, but his
particular animosity is expressed against the Gospel of Christ and those
who proclaim it (II Cor. 4:4).
Satan's supernatural, uncanny and penetrating knowledge should never be
underestimated. His special delight is to bring about the falling into
sin and consequent uselessness of the Christian worker.
well that within Christians there remains the old sinful Adamic nature, the
devil uses this means of leading the Lord's people into compromise and
No Christian in himself is a match for this sinister enemy.
With regard to most of the world's activities, that enormous breadth of endeavor and accomplishment, Satan's plan has been that of substitution.
He has used the great advances of science and other achievements.
Education has come under his special favor. The emphasis has been upon
man's accomplishments without regard to God's enablement.
Man's selfish pride and love of self have been encouraged to the full.
Anything and everything which contributes to man's self~praise and
self~worship have been given wide publicity and acceptance.
On the other
hand, anything which would tend to show sinful character of the human
heart, and the desperate need of the saving grace of God, has been
sidetracked, soft-pedaled, and mocked by the devil.
It is well to repeat:
Satan still has access to the very throne of God
in heaven. Frequently he goes there to accuse the saints of
unrighteousness (Job 1:6-10). Notice Revelation 12:9,10, wherein is
described the great accuser's eventual fall:
"And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the devil,
and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world; he was cast out into the
earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
"And I heard a loud voice
saying in heaven. Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom
of our God, and the power of His Christ; for the accuser of our brethren
is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night."
Satan's warfare against believers is unceasing. Were it not for the
defense of our great Advocate, the Lord Jesus Christ, the Christian's
position would be in jeopardy (Heb. 7:25).