1. Study Job 1:6-12,
Jude 1:6. What do these passages reveal to you about the
limitation of Satan and his demons?
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 God’s permission.
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
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
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
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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