Has the devil got you?

In the last article in the series “Key to the Bible” we present again some thought which can surprise several Christians.
Like you could see from previous articles and Bible texts you might have seen how many Church doctrines are not in accord with Bible doctrines.


Jesus taught that all evil comes from within, out of the heart of man (Mark 7:20-23).
Temptation does not come from the devil; it comes from a person submitting to his own lust, his own desires (James 1:14,15).

“It is not in man that walks to direct his steps” (Jeremiah10:23).

We need to be shown the way.
We have to deal with the problem of sin within ourselves, but our Saviour can help us.
Don’t fear a supernatural devil, a fallen angel!
Angels can’t fall. They are immortal and cannot die.
They do not marry – so it was not the angels that married the daughters in Genesis chapter 6.

Jesus says so (Luke 20:35-36).

Satan means ‘adversary, opponent’.

Jesus uses the terms of devil and satan to apply to ordinary people with wrong desires.
He calls Peter “satan” (Matthew 16:23), because on this occasion, Peter contradicted his Lord. He was “an adversary” to Jesus.
The word “devil” was saved for Judas, who betrayed him. (John 6:70).

The word ‘devil’ is from the Greek word “diabolos”; it means ‘slanderer, false accuser’.
Don’t fear. Jesus possessed our nature, but he never succumbed to it, for he never sinned. By overcoming the desires of his own nature, Jesus never allowed temptation to lead to sin. In his death as a sacrifice he destroyed the power of sin, the Biblical devil, as far as he was concerned. Not long after his burial, his Father raised him to immortal life. So he became the living Saviour and Mediator for all who turn to God for the forgiveness of their sins. When he returns from heaven, he will change their bodies to immortal bodies like his own glorious body (Philippians 3:20-21). In this way the triumph of Christ over sin and death will be complete.

The power of death is called sin (Romans 8:3), or the devil. Christians share the flesh with Christ Jesus, having the same physical nature. Partaking of the same nature, Jesus by going through death and spending time in sheol (or the hell) he could bring an end to the stings of death. All the work Jesus has done has the effect breaking the power of him who holds the power of death — that is, the devil — (Hebrews 2:14).

Let us therefore look in the Word of God, the Bible what is said about what brings forth death and who or what has power of death. (James 1:15; Heb 2:14) Look also at whom has the power at the moment (Ephesians 2:2-3; 2 Timothy 4:10, 2 Corinthians 4:4)

The following references shows how the term “devil” is equated with “sin”.

The bible reminds us that though we always may be surrounded by adversaries of God (satans) we have to put off the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts. Therefore we as followers of Christ  have to stand against the wiles of
the satan or devil (the ones who against God) (Ephesians 4:22; Ephesians 6:11).

We must know that even when the god of this world keeps blinding many their minds (2 Corinthians 4:4). We always shall find people who shall not believe Jesus is the son of God and who would prefer either to say Jesus did not exist or that Jesus is God, not believing the words of the heavenly Father Himself Who claimed Jesus to be His only begotten beloved son. (John 1:18; 3:16; 1 John 4:9)

17 and behold, a voice out of the heavens said, “This is [a]My beloved Son, in whom I am well-pleased.” (Matthew 3:17 NASB))

It was that son of God, the son of man, Jesus Christ, who taught people, the children of this world, to pray for deliverance from evil and to make sure we would not befall a prey of the satan or evil one, and not to become children of the satan or devil, the wicked one. (Luke 20:34; Galatians 1:4; Matthew 6:13; 13:38)

Every follower of Christ has to work on himself, trying to become one with Christ, attaining oneness in faith and adhering to, trusting in the accurate knowledge of the Christ, son of God, that way becoming able to become victorious over the satan or devil, wicked one.  (Ephesians 4:13-15; 1 John 5:51 John 2:14)

30 But it is from Him that you have your life in Christ Jesus, Whom God made our Wisdom from God, [revealed to us a knowledge of the divine plan of salvation previously hidden, manifesting itself as] our Righteousness [thus making us upright and putting us in right standing with God], and our Consecration [making us pure and holy], and our Redemption [providing our ransom from eternal penalty for sin]. (1 Corinthians 1:30 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition – AMPC)


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Preceding

God’s Self-Revelation

The Greatness of the eternal God

The real God

God as Father

Born of the Father

The Love of God

The Wrath of God

The New Testament and Judgement

To be prepared for the Day of Judgment

Living as a believer in Christ

A participation in the body of Christ

Do you believe what Christ’s Apostles taught?

Different wineskins

Bible Reading: is it worthwhile?

The importance of Reading the Scriptures

The Bible: is it contradictory?

One Bible, many Churches

The Development of Differences

Bible Teaching and Vital Doctrines to Discover

Examples of Living Faith

Avoiding friction and distraction in the body of Christ

A participation in the body of Christ

Brothers and sisters in Christ for you

The Christadelphians or “Brethren in Christ”

Video: Introducing the Christadelphian Community

Unlocking Bible Prophecy

Who has the power of prophecy?

Prophecy concerning Babylon and Israel

Prophecies over coming days

The revival of Israel

Why is the nation of Israel being restored?

The Jews have fulfilled Bible Prophecy

The Return of Israel

Looking into the Future

Will There Ever be Peace on Earth?

Wilderness Transformed

What is the Kingdom of God?

Sign of the Times and the Last Days #1 The Son of man revealing

Sign of the Times and the Last Days #2 Wars, natural disasters, famine and false Messiahs

Sign of the Times and the Last Days #3 Coming events revealed in the prophetic writings

Realities concerning Human Life and Death

Where do we go when we die?

Is there life beyond the grave?

Is Hell-fire something to fear

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Bad things no punishment from God

The 1st Adam in the Hebrew Scriptures #4 The Fall

The 1st Adam in the Hebrew Scriptures #5 Temptation, assault and curse

The 1st Adam in the Hebrew Scriptures #6 Curse and solution

The 1st Adam in the Hebrew Scriptures #7 Promise and solution

The 1st Adam in the Hebrew Scriptures #8 Looking for the 2nd Adam

Wednesday 5 April – Sunday 9 April 30 CE Pesach or Passover versus Easter

The Soul confronted with Death

Fragments from the Book of Job #5: chapters 32-37

Fragments from the Book of Job #6: chapters 38-42

Fragments from the Book of Job #7 Epilogue

Another way looking at a language #3 Abraham

New publications: Resisting the Devil

Messenger of Satan

Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God

Listening and Praying to the Father

Next: Concluding thought for the article series “Key to the Bible”

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Additional reading

  1. Philosophy hand in hand with spirituality
  2. Being Religious and Spiritual 5 Gnostic influences
  3. People Seeking for God 2 Human interpretations
  4. Words Have Meaning: Devil, Diábolos, Slanderers, and False Accusers
  5. The Existence of Evil
  6. Epicurus’ Problem of Evil
  7. Evil in the Bible
  8. Because men choose to go their own way
  9. Join the debate about the position of fallen angels
  10. Jesus and the fallen angels in hell
  11. Fallen Angels
  12. Death and after
  13. Satan or the devil
  14. Where does Satan lives?
  15. Sheol or the grave
  16. Soul
  17. A Book to trust #1 Background book for debate
  18. A Book to trust #10 Archaeology confirming or denying claims of the Bible #1 Old Testament
  19. Literalist and non-literalist views
  20. The figure of Adam
  21. The figure of Eve
  22. A birthday passed nearly unnoticed
  23. A convinced voice to debunk false allegations
  24. Autumn traditions for 2014 – 2 Summersend and mansend
  25. Autumn traditions for 2014 – 3 Black Mass, Horror spectacles and pure puritans
  26. Autumn traditions for 2014 – 4 Blasphemy and ridiculing faith in God
  27. Marriage of Jesus 8 Wife of Yahweh
  28. Lord in place of the divine name
  29. It continues to be a never ending, exhausting battle for survival.
  30. Hotbed of Satanism or the Satanic capital of Britain
  31. Christians at War? Christians using violence?
  32. To will being present in us but to do it not always evident
  33. A New Year and a New Person
  34. Christendom Astray The Devil Not A Personal Super-Natural Being
  35. Satan the evil within
  36. Songs in the night Worship God only
  37. Man enticed to long for more
  38. Nazarene Commentary Matthew 4:1-4 A Wilderness Temptation
  39. Nazarene Commentary Matthew 4:5-7 – A Temptation to Test God
  40. Matthew 12:22-30 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: the Charge of Demonism
  41. Matthew 16:21-23 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Think God’s Thoughts
  42. Witnessing because we love

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Related

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  2. Seeing evil, hearing evil, feeling evil
  3. Fallen Angel
  4. Fallen angels (Races in Perennial Centuries)
  5. Who or What is Lucifer…??
  6. Fallen Angels – Abezethibou – King Solomon
  7. How to answer questions about the devil
  8. Job 2: Satan
  9. How To Warn Church-goers About the Birds!
  10. An Angel With a God-Complex
  11. Photos: Real life Fallen Angel of ‘God’ falls from the sky to earth
  12. Fallen angel
  13. The evil one [660]
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  15. Devils Feed on Blood and Slander

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