Satan Wants To Secure The Unbelievers’ Demise

The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers so they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. -2 Corinthians 4:4 BSB

The word “god” in this passage is about Satan.

The reason why the unbelievers are targets is that they have the potential of receiving Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. The devil and his demons will try to permanently keep them from believing in Christ by making their hearts harden so that no matter how much they hear the truth, they no longer have the opportunity to receive eternal life.

They are darkened in their understanding and alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardness of their hearts. -Ephesians 4:18 BSB


Here is a verse that shows how it looks like when Satan accomplishes such deception in a person’s heart that even having Jesus in front of them, they still will deny the way of salvation that Jesus offers.

35 When Jesus heard that they had thrown him out, He found the man and said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?” 36 “Who is He, Sir?” he replied. “Tell me so that I may believe in Him.” 37 “You have already seen Him,” Jesus answered. “He is the One speaking with you.” 38 “Lord, I believe,” he said. And he worshiped Jesus. 39 Then Jesus declared, “For judgment I have come into this world, so that the blind may see and those who see may become blind.” 40 Some of the Pharisees who were with Him heard this, and they asked Him, “Are we blind too?” 41 “If you were blind,” Jesus replied, “you would not be guilty of sin. But since you claim you can see, your guilt remains.” -John 9:35-41 BSB

The phrase “If you were blind,” Jesus replied, “you would not be guilty of sin” doesn’t suggest that being blind makes a person guiltless, but what it shows is that they haven’t come to the full knowledge of the gospel, which is the death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, allowing them the opportunity to accept the truth for their salvation. However, those who have come across the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and know the truth but still reject it are condemned to hell (see Hebrews 6:4-6). Some outright reject to follow Jesus, while others like the religious leaders of Jesus’ time, claim to follow God, but in actuality, they have rejected God by rejecting His plan through His Son. These are the ones who are called self-righteous by thinking that they see.

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.

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.