Satan is sensationalized by media to be some dominating, formidable, powerful force to be reckoned with by any believer who stands in his way. He is portrayed as this terrifying force that most people would rather avoid, and who puts fear into them. Another misconception that is being wielded is that he is simply, “misunderstood”. While Satan does operate in fear, it’s really only effective to those who don’t fully understand that he is a defeated foe. He really has no power at all.
Scripture describes Satan as a roaring lion seeking all whom he may devour, a thief, liar, and a counterfeit. He’s not scary, just a really plausible liar to those who don’t know fully know the truth.
Our October issue delves into the history behind Satan. It discusses how he ended up as a fallen angel, how he received the designation of ruler over the earth, and the fullness of his defeat. Additionally, we will go over the reason why Jesus was sent as the sacrificial lamb, and what ramifications his crucifixion had on all believers and the victory that we now walk in.
Our goal in this issue is to convey Satan as he truly is: defeated, and to remove the common fear element from his presence. In reality, if you want to strip Satan of all of his influence over your life, all you need to know is this:
Know your scripture, because in it, you will know the truth about what God says over your life. This prevents Satan from telling you lies that you may believe.
Internalize the scriptures.
Learn that Satan was defeated and has no power over your life. Cast him out- you have the authority to do so!
Learn not to fear something that has no power what so ever. Fear is the opposite of faith, and if you aren’t afraid, then the victory goes to you!
Michelle Danko is the Editor-In-Chief for Faith Filled Family Magazine.
Satan's greatest assault has been on families as he tries to destroy God's original design for it. Our children are reaping the negative consequences of an errant belief system resulting in confusion and disillusionment. Michelle believes that we need to have a strong relationship with God, our first ministry is to our family, and that everything else flows from that.
Michelle has a passion for seeing families live victoriously in Christ, and she doesn't just write about a life with God, but she lives it as well.