1. Study Job 1:6-12, 2:6 and
Jude 1:6. What do these passages reveal to you about the limitation of Satan and
While Satan attempts to hamper God's work, he is limited by God.
While he may wish to be God, Satan has limited power. He remains answerable to God and cannot do anything without
While he can tempt man, Satan has limited knowledge. He cannot know what is on one's mind or foretell the future.
While Satan is powerful, his power is limited. Satan is not equal to God, and he can only be in one place at one time.
2. Is Satan limited to afflicting only non-Christians? See Luke 13:16 and
1 Thessalonians 2:18.
There are a number of passages where the New Testament records demonic influences in the lives of Christians. They
included physical afflictions, worship practices, and false doctrine. So while Satan and his demons may afflict Christians, there may
be varying degrees of that demonic attack or influence.
3. Examine the following Bible passages to understand what attitudes a Christian should have towards Satan and his demons.
A. See Jude 1:8-9.
Christians should not treat the demonic realm with contempt. Open distain or scorn are attitudes that makes
one susceptible to sin. It was by Christ's atonement that defeated Satan and his demons; not by any effort by mankind.
B. See Job 1:12 and 2:6.
Christians should know that Satan is limited in power, knowledge, and location. Satan and his demons are not
everywhere and may not always be the cause of one's afflictions.
C. See John 17:15,
Hebrews 2:14-15, and 1 John 2:14.
Christians should not forget that they are protected by Jesus Christ's atonement and Word. There is great
comfort in knowing that God protects His own.
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