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Satan’s goal is to keep us from knowing God. At one time Satan was an angel who rebelled against God and was cast out of Heaven. As a created being, Satan has limitation. Although he is trying to tempt everyone away from God, he will not be the “final” victor.
Satan is our enemy and he will do anything he can to get us to follow his deadly path. In the Bible scripture, the phrase “you will strike his heel’ refers to Satan’s repeated attempts to defeat Christ during his life on earth. “He will crush your head” shows Satan’s defeat when Christ rose from the dead. God was revealing his plan to defeat Satan and offer salvation to the world through his Son, Jesus Christ. (Matthew 4:1-11).
Make no mistake about it. Satan is real and he is constantly fighting against those who follow and obey God. He is always trying to get us to live his way or our way rather than God’s way. But one day Jesus will reign over all creation. Just think if Jesus had given into Satan’s attack and getting him to declare his “kingship” prematurely. His mission on earth to die for our sins and give us the opportunity to have eternal life would have been lost. A final thought, when temptation seems especially strong, or when you think you can “rationalize” giving in to sin, consider whether Satan may be trying to block God’s “purpose” for your life or for “someone” else’s life.
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