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 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 to 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 one 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.

Who Is The Serpent?

Now the serpent was the most cunning of all the wild animals that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You can’t eat from any tree in the garden’?” -Genesis 3:1

The serpent is the one who caused mankind to fall into sin by deception and brought about their death, physical and spiritual—separation from God.

So the great dragon was thrown out—the ancient serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, the one who deceives the whole world. He was thrown to earth, and his angels with him. -Revelation 12:9

The serpent of Genesis is none other than Satan himself. The phrase “the ancient serpent” reveals that Satan’s fall happened before the first humans were created.

You are of your father the Devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning and has not stood in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he tells a lie, he speaks from his own nature, because he is a liar and the father of liars. -John 8:44

Jesus was speaking to the Jews who wanted Him dead—giving a comparison of their desires to that of Satan’s because he was the first murderer, referring to the serpent’s deception that ended up destroying Adam and Eve’s relationship with the LORD—bringing upon their death. And was now behind these men—stirring them to murder Jesus.

The gospel of Jesus Christ is where you will find the Truth.

Any other source that reveals the nature of God other than the Scriptures, you will find the teachings of Satan which will bring you false doctrine, and is also known as doctrines of demons (1 Timothy 4:1-2).

Who is the serpent? Satan. The first murderer and the father of lies.

Satan Is Like A Roaring Lion

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8 Be serious! Be alert! Your adversary the Devil is prowling around like a roaring lion, looking for anyone he can devour.

-1 Peter 5:8 HCSB

How dangerous is the devil? He is looking for your total destruction, as you can see with the word “devour.”

Keyword: Devour

The word devour in Greek means to drown, swallow whole, and to be destroyed.

Satan’s purpose for Christians is to make them useless for God’s kingdom. He wants to drown your faith with hopelessness and discouragement. If you knew how much of an impact you truly are for Christ Jesus in this world, you wouldn’t be easily discouraged. The world through atheism, satanism, occultism, which all three are the same, are in full steam ahead in its attack against the truth, the Word of God.

Apostates like Bruce Gerencser, John Arthur, and Bart Ehrman, to name a few, have committed themselves to attack the person of the Lord Jesus Christ who they claim is not real and His followers, thus fulfilling God’s Word as found in…

18 “If the world hates you, understand that it hated Me before it hated you. 19 If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own. However, because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of it, the world hates you. 20 Remember the word I spoke to you: ‘A slave is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will also keep yours. 21 But they will do all these things to you on account of My name, because they don’t know the One who sent Me.

-John 15:18-21 HCSB

The Word of God tells us that we must be “serious!” and “alert!” We must be composed and our mind’s free of anything that would take our focus away from God’s Word and in prayer, which is an essential element of being ready so that we won’t be taken by surprise.

Our strength is not found in our body or spirit, but the One who lives within us, the Holy Spirit. We fight the demonic forces in the strength of the Lord by putting on the Full Armor of God.

10 Finally, be strengthened by the Lord and by His vast strength. 11 Put on the full armor of God so that you can stand against the tactics of the Devil. 12 For our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world powers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens.

-Ephesians 6:10-12 HCSB

Christian, you will always be a target. Anything that you do for God’s glory will always be met with hostility. The devil will send his followers like atheists, liberals, cults, who teach a different Jesus, and with other groups, [activist organizations] who are attacking Christianity. Stay strong because in 1 John 4:4 it says, “You are from God, little children, and you have conquered them, because the One who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.”

Satan is trying to divide white and black people through liberals who are socialists. For a white and black Christian, race does not exist, for we are much more of a brother than our kindred. We are one in Christ which supersedes race and we must support each other and stay away from BLM and cling to Jesus Christ who died for ALL lives.

Live for Christ, live for God’s Word, live for His will, and support your brothers in Christ Jesus, staying away from the world’s influence which goes against the Lord Jesus Christ.