Satan Is Like A Shark

8 Be serious! Be alert! Your adversary the Devil is prowling around like a roaring lion, looking for anyone he can devour. 9 Resist him and be firm in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are being experienced by your fellow believers throughout the world.

1 Peter 5:8-9 HCSB

Sharks are always on the lookout for any sign of blood—smelling it from miles and miles away, which will take the shark to its victim. In Job 1:6-7, God asked Satan his whereabouts on the earth and Satan replied “From roaming through the earth,” Satan answered Him, “and walking around on it.” Just like a shark, he travels looking for a victim to devour. Satan wants to kill people—for a Christian, he wants to kill his faith in Christ and for an unbeliever to make sure he doesn’t believe in Jesus Christ and get saved.

The unbeliever has no chance to fight against the devil unless he surrenders his life to Jesus. But for a believer, he has to think twice about how to go about in his attacks against him. Christians have weapons to fight off the devil, which is called: The Full Armor of God. With it, we can protect ourselves and strike back.

Imagine a boat out at sea and a great white shark starts ramming itself into that boat. The people in the boat will be very scared because they know the moment they fall into the water, they are dead meat. Now, imagine a different boat this time, equipped with harpoons. Not only does the boat carry harpoons, but each person on board has a long stick with a sharp end that carries electricity to stab the shark when it gets too close. Any shark that comes against that boat armed with weapons won’t last too long. I guarantee you, the shark will either be killed or it will flee.

The devil will cause pain in our lives. We have to realize that we are not the only ones going through tribulation. Many other believers are under attack by the enemy. Jesus commands us to persevere, trusting in the Lord to carry us through it. Never give in to despair.

11 thoughts on “Satan Is Like A Shark

  1. My son once asked me why did God create Satan, afterall God is the Supreme Creator of all that exists, and Christ was his son (although in Islam he is recognised as a Prophet and His Messenger, but I digress) –
    I replied that Satan was at one time an angel but he decided to rebel against God, he believed he was above the Supreme Creator himself. So, in fact God didn’t decide to create the Devil and demons, these entities originally had free will which is something we all are given, freedom of thought, freedom to express, if you remove these freedoms, you lose the power to create, invent, express, teach etc…
    Instead you you have the power to destroy, negate, empty etc… The freewill we were given should be used rightfully.
    We have the power to procreate, the Devil hates this, he chooses war, abortions, greed, deception, famine, hunger and conflict over love, support, truth, harvesting, contentedness and unity.
    We can become Christ conscious by teaching the young in this dark age when dark forces are against us.

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  2. Thanks for your comment.

    I agree with what you said about the angels except for this statement at the end of your comment “We can become Christ conscious” Are you aware that, that is a New Age teaching? Many people claiming to be Christians peddle the “Christ consciousness” but that phrase is far from Scripture, it is actually “Eastern Mysticism”

    Be careful using those terms because you can steer some into it. Through curiosity, they might look up the phrase and fall into the devil’s trap.

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  3. “they might look up the phrase and fall into the devil’s trap”

    Thanks Spaniard.
    My intention wasn’t to lure people into the devil’s trap, far from it, the core of my post was precisely the opposite ie lure people away from that which is negative, destructive, hurtful and evil. When I use the word ‘consciousness’ , I understand its a word used a lot by New Agers etc but its a word that was used before they adopted it, they don’t have a monopoly on vocabulary and it’s a word I think Christians (if they want to) reclaim back – I could have used Christ like or Christ’s way but the meaning and intent is the same. Its a state of thought ie to always be aware of Christ’s teachings. The focus of thought, word and deed to fulfil our Soul’s purpose. I hope my meaning is clearer?

    You know more about this than I do but if I offended anyone by not using the correct terms, I apologise profusely.
    Thank you.

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  4. Thanks for the comment.

    You’re fine, the problem becomes if others are not aware of the term and the moment they google the phrase, it will take them to New Age sites. It seems very clear that you didn’t intend for that and I was not saying that you did. I knew that you probably meant something else.

    Sometimes I say things I’m not aware of and my wife corrects me. It happens to the best of us. It’s just good to be more cautious.

    For me, the safest way when speaking spiritual things is to use Biblical language. It does two things. You bring to mind the Scriptures and you encourage them to look it up in the Bible. Win-win.

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  5. You have have a great way of explaining things Spaniard.

    Personally, when it comes to scripture, I refer to the New Testament. In the UK, we don’t use the word ‘scripture’, in fact we hardly use the word ‘Bible’ anymore – our mainstream media tends to frown upon anything related to Christianity, even during Christmas, you won’t find cards depicting Christ or Mother Mary, or even a stable, you’ll find cards with a snowman or stars or giftwrap presents. Instead people say ‘Happy holidays’ instead of ‘Merry Christmas’ when it comes to other faiths, they’ll say happy Diwali, or Eid Mubarak or Happy Rosh Hosanna. As a child I enjoyed watching great Christian epic films on TV during Easter, at school many years ago we had RE, religious education as part of the syllabus but it’s all gone.
    Political Correctness (cultural Marxism), Atheism and diverse extremism have replaced morality and today kids are encouraged to celebrate Halloween more than Easter.
    It’s an upside-clown world now but who’s pushing it towards neo-Satanism?
    Well that’s a topic for another post.

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  6. I appreciate your comment, londoninvestigates

    “Personally, when it comes to scripture, I refer to the New Testament. In the UK, we don’t use the word ‘scripture’, in fact we hardly use the word ‘Bible’ anymore”

    It’s sad to hear that about the people in England. You can start the trend of always using the words Scripture, the Bible or Merry Christmas. It’s always good to remind folks that they can find true happiness in God’s Word. Hopefully by mentioning the word “Scripture”, it would push them to actually read it.

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  7. The devil is no less God’s servant than Abraham, Job, Moses, etc, “according to the purpose of him who works all things after the counsel of his own will.’ We are tempted of our own lust- a lust sired by the devil himself. God is sovereign.

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  8. Thank you for your comment.

    I would differ a bit in what you said that Satan is like a servant as Abraham, Job , and Moses. These men are willing to be used by God to bring Him glory. Satan is not. The word servant would have two meanings. A godly “servant” is someone who has put his whole trust in Jesus Christ and desires to do His will. The other “servant” would mean that Satan, with everyone else, is under God’s authority and he, the devil, cannot pass God’s boundaries that He has set in place.

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