Why Satan Still Has His Power And Abilities

God can destroy Satan’s power and abilities today, but His gifts and calling are without repentance (Romans 11:29). He cannot go against His Word. God does not give and take back what He gives. The devil knows that.

To repent has to do with ‘to turn away from something.’ And repentance in the bible is to turn from evil, and to turn to the good. Let us, for example, look at Jeremiah 23:21: “I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran: I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied.” Here, God acknowledged that they are prophets, they have the gift. But they chose not to work with God. And He did not even think of disabling their prophetic abilities. The same applies to some people in their spiritual offices today; they use their God given gifts to dupe men.

The Lord Jesus, in Matthew 7:21-23, said this about all those who abuse their God given gifts: “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’”

God has magnified His Word above His name (Psalm 138:2); the Lord Jesus Christ is the Word of God (John 1:1), and there is no other name in Heaven and on earth greater than His. He is first in everything. God cannot go against His Word because He is Just. But He has abundant ways of working around His Word for us. A typical example is the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ for the salvation of man.

The gifts we receive from God cannot be taken away from us again. We can choose to be inconsistent with what makes us able to operate in the gifts. Yes, Satan’s power and abilities were given to him by God. But everything, including the gifts of God, shall pass away. 1 John 2:17 says, “The world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God lives forever.” Meaning Satan has an end. He is conquered already. And thanks be to God for making us, Christians, powerful than Satan and his demons. A Christian lives forever, too. Hallelujah!

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