Satan’s Batting Average

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One has to acknowledge the tenacity of the devil.

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour”
–1PETER 5:8

Satan is ALWAYS on the prowl for the souls of the unwary–which is the GREAT majority of men.

“Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them. 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.”
–Job 1:6-7

Satan is a Walker

It should be pointed out that it is a necessity for Satan to be tenacious.

IF Satan belonged to a baseball team and they kept batting averages in his league, Satan’s batting average against MAN would be nearly 1.000.

That’s ALMOST a perfect batting average.

Against man, Satan is nearly unstoppable–though MAN does have a way of beating Satan.

TWO, if one counts Revelation 12:11’s advice for end times man.

“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.”

BUT, MAN can resist Satan anytime, anywhere.

“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”
–James 4:7

The only trouble with James’ advice is that 1) man–especially MODERN MAN–believes “submit” to be fighting words; and, 2) resisting the devil is a LOT harder in practice than it may first appear.

OBEY and SUBMIT vs REBELLION

Satan is not only an accomplished liar–Jesus called him the “father of lies“–he is also tricky and deceptive as, well…the devil.

“Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.”
–John 8:44

So, against MAN, Satan bats nearly 1.000–which he has to do because against GOD, Satan is batting an 0-fer (as in 0 for thousands of times they have met).

Satan also is batting a perfect .000 against Jesus Christ.

There was the famous time that Satan tried to tempt Jesus (Matthew 4:1-11).  That didn’t turn out well for Satan.

Then there was the time that Satan tempted Judas, believing that having Jesus crucified would put an end to Him–not realizing that God’s plans depended upon the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

“And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.”
–Collosians 2:15

So, Satan’s results vary GREATLY depending upon his opponent.

When he faces MAN, Satan usually–not always, but usually–comes out on top.

When he faces GOD or His Son, JESUS CHRIST, Satan is a confirmed loser.

Just a little something for the easily-impressed to keep in mind.

 

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

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THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: April 27, 2020.]

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