The Mind of Satan

Several years ago, someone asked “Why does Satan do the things he does, knowing that in the end he utterly fails?”

To cover up that NO answer was readily available at the time, a few jokes were made of an answer.

“Maybe the devil is just not that smart?”

“Maybe misery loves company?”

“Maybe no one has explained to Satan that he is a LOSER?”

“Maybe the devil is the shortest of short term thinkers?”

In the intervening months, a little more thought (at odd times) has gone into providing a REAL answer to that question.

Has the reader EVER known anyone who was so full of himself that he thought he was IT?

Maybe that is Satan?

After all, he does think he is better than his creator.

“Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee. How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?”
–Isaiah 14:11-17

Someone who believes they are as SMART and ultimately, as POWERFUL as God is hopelessly deluded.

Perhaps Satan–like all of his followers–is deceived?

One empire of men, built on deception and teetering whenever the winds of truth blow into town.

Satan made his play for ultimate power in the universe and failed miserably.  Perhaps this failure not only DRIVES him to commit great EVIL, but also blinds his mind to the truth of the One he sought to overthrow?

Satan’s workers not only DECEIVE other men, they are DECEIVED themselves.

“But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.”

Although God calls Satan a “man” in the Isaiah passage, MOST men do NOT think of Satan as being a “man.”

HOWEVER, IF Satan IS a man, then believers are COMMANDED to pray for him.

“I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men”

Perhaps Satan is so eaten up by ‘What if’s,’ he cannot think straight himself?

Satan is USUALLY thought of as a POWERFUL force of evil–and that is correct.  Satan is powerful, however, because he is so deceptive and so good at substituting whatever it is he is selling for the truth. The MIND of Satan–after one strips away all of the baggage–is what is powerful.

One mind: committed to doing GREAT evil, but commanded by God to do so as well.

Apparently, Satan is NOT a powerful creature bent on destroying folks due to his great strength or spiritual power.

During the end times, Satan turns to the spirits of devils to gather the kings of men to battle God and His armies at Armageddon.

“And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon [Satan], and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.”
–Revelation 16:13-14

HOWEVER, the reader would do well to remember NOT to engage in ANY conversations with Satan.

In addition, the reader would do well to remember NOT to bandy words with Satan.

A person could get lost wandering around in the mind of Satan.

Satan may be limited in his physical abilities, BUT his mind is his biggest weapon!

DO NOT RAIL at the devil.

“Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord.”
–2PETER 2:11

Stay away from Satan and perhaps he will overlook you.

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

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation


“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

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: May 3, 2023.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

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