Is God More Powerful Than The Devil?

When was the last time you and your friends sat around talking about the devil? Let’s be real; it’s not a topic that we casually bring up over coffee at a café or sitting in the backyard around the fire pit. We might see depictions of the devil on TV shows or in movies. Sometimes they’re intended to be humorous and other times, they are designed to be demonic and fearsome, but the devil is not a fictional, invented character from a comic book.


Who is the Devil?

As you might have heard him called, the devil, or Satan, is a real spiritual being with real power and a really devastating agenda. He is the enemy of God and, therefore, the enemy of all God’s people. He is mentioned in 7 different books of the Bible’s Old Testament. And all nine writers of the New Testament mention him. He is a real adversary that we should be aware of; in fact, 1 Peter 5:8 says, “the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” And he is more powerful than we often give him credit for being.

In Ephesians 2, the Apostle Paul refers to him as the “prince of the power of the air.” He has power and authority over our current world system and significant influence over people in the world. And everything he does, along with his demonic army of fallen angels, is intended to undermine God’s good and perfect plan for humanity.


Jesus has ultimate authority

But note that Paul calls him a prince, not a king. Because there is only one King, and that is Jesus Christ, by whom and in whom all things were created. Jesus has ultimate authority and power over all creation, including the devil and all his minions. When we choose to believe in Jesus, Luke 10 shares that we receive power over all the enemy’s power.


We do need to be aware of the devil's influence and plans in this world; however, we can rest in the promise we have that Jesus is ultimately more powerful than the devil and will secure a final victory over him for all God's people. Now, you may have more questions about this topic. If you'd like to speak with someone who can help you explore this at a deeper level, go ahead and click to get connected.

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