"...the whole world
is under the sway of the evil one."
1 John 5:19
"Therefore submit to God. Resist
the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you."
"...be strong in the
Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you
may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not
wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against
powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against
spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up
the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and
having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with
truth...." Ephesians 6:10-14
“O full of all deceit and all
fraud, you son of the devil, you enemy of all
righteousness, will you not cease perverting the straight ways
of the Lord?" Acts 13:10-11
"Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the
wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not be
partakers with them. For you were once darkness, but now you are light
in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all
goodness, righteousness, and truth), finding out what is acceptable to the
Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but
rather expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of those things
which are done by them in secret.... See then that you walk
circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because
are evil. Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the
Lord is." Ephesians 5:6-17
"I fear, lest
somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds
may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ." 2 Corinthians 11:3
"Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will
depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and
doctrines of demons..."
1 Timothy 4:1
coming of the
lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power,
signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception
among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of
the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God
will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the
lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the
truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness."
"...such are false
apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles
of Christ. And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself
into an angel of light."
2 Corinthians 11:13-14
"...lest Satan should
take advantage of us; for we are not ignorant of his
"The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and
brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And
they twill be tormented day and night forever and ever."
"So the great dragon was cast out,
that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with
"Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to
be tempted by the devil."
Jesus "was there in the
wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan...."
"Now when the
devil had ended every temptation, he departed from Him until an
"And supper being ended, the devil having already put it
into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray Him, Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into
His hands, and that He had come from God and was going to God, rose
from supper and laid aside His garments, took a towel and girded
Himself." John 13:2-5
"I sent to
know your faith, lest by some means the tempter had tempted
you, and our labor might be in vain."
1 Thessalonians 3:5
“Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of
God. Those by the wayside are the ones who hear; then the
devil comes and takes away the word out of their hearts,
lest they should believe and be saved."
"The enemy who sowed them is the devil, the harvest is the
end of the age, and the reapers are the angels."
Used by God to test our
faith and endurance
"Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial
which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to
you; but rejoice to the extent that you partake of
Christ’s sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may
also be glad with exceeding joy. If you are reproached
for the name of Christ, blessed are you, for the Spirit of
glory and of God rests upon you. On their part He is
blasphemed, but on your part He is glorified. ...if anyone
suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him
glorify God in this matter."
"These things says the First and the Last, who was dead, and
came to life: 'I know your works, tribulation, and poverty
(but you are rich); and I know the blasphemy of those who
say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.
Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you
into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have
tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will
give you the crown of life."
Resisting his assaults
"Be sober, be vigilant; because
your adversary the devil
walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.
Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same
sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. But may the God of all grace, who called us to His
eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while,
perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. To
Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen."
1 Peter 5:8-11
“Be angry, and do not sin:
do not let the sun go down on your wrath, nor give place to the devil."
"Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the
whole armor of God, that you may be able to
stand against the wiles of the devil.... Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that
you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done
all, to stand."
Ephesians 6:10-11, 13
"Therefore submit to God.
Resist the devil and he will flee
"Yet Michael the archangel, in
contending with the devil, when
he disputed about the body of Moses, dared not bring against him
a reviling accusation, but said, 'The Lord rebuke you!'” Jude 9-10
"Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and
blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that
through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and release those who through
fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage."
"...how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and
with power, who went about doing good and healing all who
were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him."
“Get behind Me,
Satan! For you are not mindful of the things of God, but the
things of men.”
the sorcerer (for so his name is translated) withstood them,
seeking to turn the proconsul away from the faith. Then
Saul, who also is called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit,
looked intently at him and said, O full of all deceit and
all fraud, you son of the devil, you enemy of all
righteousness, will you not cease perverting the straight ways
of the Lord?"
"You are of your
father the devil, and the desires of
your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the
beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is
no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own
resources, for he is a liar and the father of it. But
because I tell the truth, you do not believe Me."
Those who yield
to his temptations
“The sower sows the word. And these are the ones by the wayside where the
word is sown. When they hear, Satan comes immediately and takes
away the word that was sown in their hearts...."
"...even if our
gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds
god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light
of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God,
should shine on them."
"He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from
the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that
He might destroy the works of the devil."
1 John 3:8-9
Stay true to His
"...all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer
persecution. But evil men and impostors will grow
worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been
assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and
that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which
are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is
in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is
profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for
instruction in righteousness..." 2 Timothy 3:12-16
"You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons
"...a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to
all, able to teach, patient, in humility
correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will
grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth, and that they may come to their senses and
escape the snare
of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will."
"I now send you to
open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light,
and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive
forgiveness of sins...."
"You are of God, little children, and have overcome them,
because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the
world. They are of the world. Therefore they speak as of
the world, and the world hears them. We are of God. He
who knows God hears us; he who is not of God does not hear us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error."
1 John 4:4-6
"My eyes are ever toward the
Lord, for He shall pluck my feet out of the net."
"Surely He shall deliver
you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous
The final battles
"But the rest of mankind, who were not killed by these
plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, that
they should not worship demons and idols of gold, silver,
brass, stone, and wood.... And they did not repent of their murders or their
sorceries or their sexual immorality or their thefts."
"And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought
with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought,
but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in
heaven any longer. So the great dragon was cast out,
that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who
deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his
angels were cast out with him.
"Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven,
salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the
power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren,
'who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast
down. 'And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and
by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their
lives to the death. Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and
you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth
and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great
wrath, because he knows that he has a short time.”
“Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a
dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and
a cage for every unclean and hated bird! For all the
nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her
fornication, the kings of the earth have committed fornication
with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich
through the abundance of her luxury.”
"He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the
Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; and he
cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a
seal on him, so that he should deceive the nations no more till
the thousand years were finished. But after these things he must
be released for a little while."
"You were the anointed cherub who covers;
I established you;
You were on the holy mountain of God;
You walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones.
You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created,
Till iniquity was found in you.
By the abundance of your trading you became filled with violence within,
And you sinned;
Therefore I cast you as a profane thing out of the mountain of God;
And I destroyed you, O covering cherub, from the midst of the fiery stones.
Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty;
You corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor;
I cast you to the ground,
I laid you before kings, that they might gaze at you.
You defiled your sanctuaries by the multitude of your iniquities,
By the iniquity of your trading;
Therefore I brought fire from your midst; it devoured you,
And I turned you to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all who saw you.
All who knew you among the peoples are astonished at you;
You have become a horror, and shall be no more forever.”
"The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of
fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet
are. And they twill be tormented day and night forever and