The creator has always been smarter than the created. Satan’s brilliance has never been underestimated. Even Michael the Arch Angel, when contending with the devil he disputed with the about the body of Moses, dared not bring against him a railing accusation but said, ”Thus, the Lord rebuke thee.”
It is safe to say that Satan’s cohorts aren’t any smarter than their leader. Our verse in I Corinthians 2:8 reads that if the princes of this world had known the out outcome, they would not have crucified the Lord of Glory! The limited morons went up against an all-knowing God who knowing what things would be before they were.
Satan, alias, tempter, accuser, morning star and deceiver. He is older than your oldest man, wiser than you are, a better deceiver than you are and constantly accuses you. Satan has a trinity just as God has a trinity.
They are known as the devil (Satan), beast (anti-Christ) and false prophet. Submit yourself therefore, to God, resist the devil and he will flee from you.
If you do not first submit yourself to God, Satan will flee at you instead of from you! (James 4-7) His blunder to set himself over God, demise by Pride (Isaiah 14 and 28) was the beginning of his downfall. But, God had promised and prophesized that Jesus would one day bruise Satan’s head, leading to Satan’s ultimate end being cast into the lake of fire where the beast and false prophet are and will be forever.
We, who know Jesus, have read the book, and we know who wins! Praise unto our wonderful God
Mac Walls is pastor at Eddyville Second Baptist Church. His opinions are his own and not necessarily those of this newspaper.