Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Is Evil Real?

 


You are correct, if you think evil is real.

Scripture will confirm it for you.

It is now time to know who and what evil really is.


1. He is the author of confusion.

3 Now the serpent was more subtil 

than any beast of the field 

which the Lord God had made. 

And he said unto the woman, 

Yea, hath God said, 

Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

2 And the woman said unto the serpent, 

We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:

3 But of the fruit of the tree 

which is in the midst of the garden, 

God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, 

neither shall ye touch it, 

lest ye die.

4 And the serpent said unto the woman, 

Ye shall not surely die:

5 For God doth know 

that in the day ye eat thereof, 

then your eyes shall be opened, 

and ye shall be as gods, 

knowing good and evil.

Genesis 3:1-5 King James Version (KJV)


2. He had the sin of pride.

12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, 

son of the morning! 

how art thou cut down to the ground, 

which didst weaken the nations!

Isaiah 14:12 King James Version (KJV)


3. He is full of sin, and violence.

16 By the multitude of thy merchandise 

they have filled the midst of thee with violence, 

and thou hast sinned: 

therefore I will cast thee as profane 

out of the mountain of God: 

and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, 

from the midst of the stones of fire.

Ezekiel 28:16 King James Version (KJV)


4. He deceives the whole world.

7 And there was war in heaven: 

Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; 

and the dragon fought and his angels,

8 And prevailed not; 

neither was their place found any more in heaven.

9 And the great dragon was cast out, 

that old serpent, 

called the Devil, 

and Satan, 

which deceiveth the whole world: 

he was cast out into the earth, 

and his angels were cast out with him.

Revelation 12:7-9 King James Version (KJV)


5. He is allowed to test God's faithful.

6 Now there was a day 

when the sons of God came 

to present themselves before the Lord, 

and Satan came also among them.

7 And the Lord said unto Satan, 

Whence comest thou? 

Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, 

From going to and fro in the earth, 

and from walking up and down in it.

8 And the Lord said unto Satan, 

Hast thou considered my servant Job, 

that there is none like him in the earth, 

a perfect and an upright man, 

one that feareth God, 

and escheweth evil?

9 Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, 

Doth Job fear God for nought?

10 Hast not thou made an hedge about him, 

and about his house, 

and about all that he hath on every side? 

thou hast blessed the work of his hands, 

and his substance is increased in the land.

11 But put forth thine hand now, 

and touch all that he hath, 

and he will curse thee to thy face.

12 And the Lord said unto Satan, 

Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; 

only upon himself put not forth thine hand. 

So Satan went forth from the presence of the Lord.

Job 1:6-12 King James Version (KJV)


6. He tried to stop God's plan of salvation, through Peter.

23 But he turned, and said unto Peter, 

Get thee behind me, Satan: 

thou art an offence unto me: 

for thou savourest not the things that be of God, 

but those that be of men.

Matthew 16:23 King James Version (KJV)



7. He is the father of lies.

44 Ye are of your father the devil, 

and the lusts of your father ye will do. 

He was a murderer from the beginning, 

and abode not in the truth, 

because there is no truth in him. 

When he speaketh a lie, 

he speaketh of his own: 

for he is a liar, 

and the father of it.

John 8:44 King James Version (KJV)


8. He waits in ambush, ready to devour souls.

8 Be sober, 

be vigilant; 

because your adversary the devil, 

as a roaring lion, 

walketh about, 

seeking whom he may devour:

9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, 

knowing that the same afflictions 

are accomplished in your brethren 

that are in the world.

1 Peter 5:8-9 King James Version (KJV)


9. He is a wicked spirit.

11 Put on the whole armour of God, 

that ye may be able to stand 

against the wiles of the devil.

12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, 

but against principalities, 

against powers, 

against the rulers of the darkness of this world, 

against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Ephesians 6:11-12 King James Version (KJV)


10. He is "that old serpent".

20 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, 

having the key of the bottomless pit 

and a great chain in his hand.

2 And he laid hold on the dragon, 

that old serpent, 

which is the Devil, 

and Satan, 

and bound him a thousand years,

3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, 

and shut him up, 

and set a seal upon him, 

that he should deceive the nations no more, 

till the thousand years should be fulfilled: 

and after that he must be loosed 

a little season.

Revelation 20:1-3 King James Version (KJV)



11. He possesses souls, destroying the heart.

22 Now the feast of unleavened bread drew nigh, 

which is called the Passover.

2 And the chief priests and scribes sought 

how they might kill him; 

for they feared the people.

3 Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, 

being of the number of the twelve.

4 And he went his way, 

and communed with the chief priests and captains, 

how he might betray him unto them.

5 And they were glad, 

and covenanted to give him money.

6 And he promised, 

and sought opportunity to betray him 

unto them in the absence of the multitude.

Luke 22:1-6 King James Version (KJV)


12. He is the crafty one.

10 To whom ye forgive any thing, 

I forgive also: 

for if I forgave any thing, 

to whom I forgave it, 

for your sakes forgave I it 

in the person of Christ;

11 Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: 

for we are not ignorant of his devices.

2 Corinthians 2:10-11 King James Version (KJV)


13. He tests our character, and our conceit.

7 And lest I should be exalted above measure 

through the abundance of the revelations, 

there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, 

the messenger of Satan to buffet me, 

lest I should be exalted above measure.

8 For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, 

that it might depart from me.

9 And he said unto me, 

My grace is sufficient for thee: 

for my strength is made perfect in weakness. 

Most gladly therefore 

will I rather glory in my infirmities, 

that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, 

in reproaches, 

in necessities, 

in persecutions, 

in distresses for Christ's sake: 

for when I am weak, 

then am I strong.

2 Corinthians 12:7-10 King James Version (KJV)



14. He is out to destroy the churches.

8 And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; 

These things saith the first and the last, 

which was dead, and is alive;

9 I know thy works, 

and tribulation, 

and poverty, 

(but thou art rich) 

and I know the blasphemy of them 

which say they are Jews, 

and are not, 

but are the synagogue of Satan.

10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: 

behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, 

that ye may be tried; 

and ye shall have tribulation ten days: 

be thou faithful unto death, 

and I will give thee a crown of life.

11 He that hath an ear, 

let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; 

He that overcometh 

shall not be hurt of the second death.

12 And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; 

These things saith he 

which hath the sharp sword with two edges;

13 I know thy works, 

and where thou dwellest, 

even where Satan's seat is: 

and thou holdest fast my name, 

and hast not denied my faith, 

even in those days 

wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr,

who was slain among you, 

where Satan dwelleth.

14 But I have a few things against thee, 

because thou hast there 

them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, 

who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock 

before the children of Israel, 

to eat things sacrificed unto idols, 

and to commit fornication.

15 So hast thou also them 

that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes, 

which thing I hate.

16 Repent; 

or else I will come unto thee quickly, 

and will fight against them 

with the sword of my mouth.

Revelation 2:8-16 King James Version (KJV)


15. He tried to tempt JESUS.

4 Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness 

to be tempted of the devil.

2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, 

he was afterward an hungred.

3 And when the tempter came to him, he said, 

If thou be the Son of God, 

command that these stones be made bread.

4 But he answered and said, 

It is written, 

Man shall not live by bread alone, 

but by every word that proceedeth 

out of the mouth of God.

5 Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, 

and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple,

6 And saith unto him, 

If thou be the Son of God, 

cast thyself down: 

for it is written, 

He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: 

and in their hands they shall bear thee up, 

lest at any time thou dash thy foot 

against a stone.

7 Jesus said unto him, 

It is written again, 

Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

8 Again, the devil taketh him up 

into an exceeding high mountain, 

and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, 

and the glory of them;

9 And saith unto him, 

All these things will I give thee, 

if thou wilt fall down 

and worship me.

10 Then saith Jesus unto him, 

Get thee hence, Satan: 

for it is written, 

Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, 

and him only shalt thou serve.

11 Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, 

angels came and ministered unto him.

Matthew 4:1-11 King James Version (KJV)


It will be a source of great comfort for you to know what JESUS came here for (read "Why Did Jesus Have to Die?"):


8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; 

for the devil sinneth from the beginning. 

For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, 

that he might destroy the works of the devil.

1 John 3:8 (King James Version)


14 Forasmuch then as the children 

are partakers of flesh and blood, 

he also himself likewise took part of the same; 

that through death he might destroy him 

that had the power of death, 

that is, the devil;

Hebrews 2:14 (King James Version)


Evil never stood a chance with JESUS.

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