DPTD from Joe R. Price


Reading: Revelation 12:7-12)



The teenage Christian girl who said in Bible class,

I believe the Bible,

        and I believe in Jesus and God,

but I don't believe

        that the devil really exists.


Satan is real

Job 1:6  He tried to destroy Job  (Job 1-2)

6 Now there was a day when the sons of God

        came to present themselves before the Lord,

and Satan also came among them.

Mark 1:13  He tried to disqualify Jesus from being Savior

13 And He was in the wilderness forty days

        being tempted by Satan;

Matt 4:  Satan is real: he spoke real words of temptation to Jesus

3 ... “If You are the Son of God,

        command that these stones become bread.”

6  ... “If You are the Son of God

        throw Yourself down

                       (from the pinnacle of the temple)

9 ... the devil showed Jesus all the kingdoms of the world

        “All these things will I give You,

        if You fall down and worship me.”

Satan's purpose is clear

Job 2:3  Satan's purpose is clear

To incited God against Job,

        "to ruin him without cause."

I Pet. 5:8-9

8 ... Your adversary, the devil,

        prowls about like a roaring lion,

                       seeking someone to devour.

Rev 12:17  Satan is making war on those who

keep the commandments of God

        and hold to the testimony of Jesus.

Christ hasn't left us without ignorant of our enemy!

II Cor. 2:11  Paul urged them to forgive penitent brother

11 in order that no advantage

        be taken of us by Satan;

for we are not ignorant

        of his schemes (KJV: "devices").

I. LIES  John 8:44. The devil:

44 ...  was a murderer from the beginning,

        and does not stand in the truth,

        because there is no truth in him.

... he is a liar,

        and the father of lies.


He lies about God 

Gen. 3:1-5  To Adam & Eve

1 Now the serpent was more crafty

        than any beast of the field

        which the Lord God had made.

And he said to the woman,

        “Indeed, has God said,

                       You shall not eat

                       from any tree of the garden’?”

2 And the woman said to the serpent,

        “From the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat;

        3 but from the fruit of the tree

        which is in the middle of the garden,

God has said,

        You shall not eat from it or touch it,

                       lest you die.’”

4 And the serpent said to the woman,

        You surely shall not die!

5 “For God knows that in the day you eat from it

        your eyes will be opened,

        and you will be like God,

        knowing good and evil.”

He lies about man

Job 1:9-11 

9 Then Satan answered the Lord,

        “Does Job fear God for nothing?

10 “Hast Thou not made a hedge about him

        and his house

        and all that he has, on every side?

Thou hast blessed the work of his hands,

        and his possessions have increased in the land.

11 “But put forth Thy hand now

        and touch all that he has;

        he will surely curse Thee to Thy face.”

He lies about the Lord's church & the gospel

Acts 28:22  The Jews to Paul in Rome

22 ... this sect,

        ...  is spoken against everywhere.”


II. THE FLESH   Romans 8:6-7.

6 For the mind set on the flesh is death,

        but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace,

7 because the mind set on the flesh

        is hostile toward God;


Satan tempts us to think "I'm missing out on life!"

If I don't give in to the sins of the world.

Actually, missing out on destruction, despair, & corruption!

Gal. 6:7-8

7 Do not be deceived,

        God is not mocked;

for whatever a man sows,

        this he will also reap.

8 For the one who sows to his own flesh

        shall from the flesh reap corruption,

but the one who sows to the Spirit

        shall from the Spirit reap eternal life.

Crucify the flesh, bear fruit of the Spirit!

Gal. 5:16

16 But I say, walk by the Spirit,

        and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh.


Gal. 5:19-24

19 Now the deeds of the flesh are evident,

        which are:

                       immorality, impurity, sensuality,

                       20 idolatry,

                       sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy,

                       outbursts of anger, disputes,

                       dissensions, factions, 21 envying,

                       drunkenness, carousing,

        and things like these,

of which I forewarn you

        just as I have forewarned you

that those who practice such things

        shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

Abstain from fleshly lusts that war against soul!

I Pet. 2:11

11 Beloved,

        I urge you as aliens and strangers

to abstain from fleshly lusts,