How do we know this? We use the Word as our guide. I will now provide you the Scriptural proof that Satan is real. The belief that he is not real, is one of Satan’s many tactics to deceive and as we near Armageddon, the truth must be told.
Matthew 4:1-11 reveals that Jesus was tempted by Satan. If that was Jesus tempting himself, and not an outside source doing it, that would mean Jesus had evil within himself to tempt himself. But, we know Jesus Christ was free of defilement, born as a perfect human.
Matthew 4:1-11 The Temptation of Jesus "Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the Devil. After He had fasted 40 days and 40 nights, He was hungry. Then the tempter approached Him and said, "If You are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread."
But He answered, "It is written: Man must not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of God."
Then the Devil took Him to the holy city, had Him stand on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, "If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down. For it is written:
He will give His angels orders concerning you and, they will support you with their hands so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. "
Jesus told him, "It is also written: Do not test the Lord your God."
Again, the Devil took Him to a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. And he said to Him, "I will give You all these things if You will fall down and worship me."
Then Jesus told him, "Go away, Satan! For it is written: Worship the Lord your God, and serve only Him. "
Then the Devil left Him, and immediately angels came and began to serve Him."
More proof to follow from the Word, that Satan is a real personage, and that his beginning was one of a holy angel that went sour.
When Father permitted Job to be tested, if Satan had not been a real angelic person, then the tester would have been Father. That would mean that Father was two personages that defied each other; or more plainly - Father was at conflict within Himself. We know that is a blatant lie, because Father is the Perfect Rock.
Deuteronomy 32:4" The Rock—His work is perfect; all His ways are entirely just. A faithful God, without prejudice, He is righteous and true."
So, Job was tested by a real person - Dawn Lucifer Satan the Devil.
Satan's First test of Job
One day the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came with them. The LORD asked Satan, "Where have you come from?" "From roaming through the earth," Satan answered Him, "and walking around on it."
There is a popular (false) teaching out there that says that Satan does not exist and that he is really only merely the evil that lurks within all of us. To further the point of how real Satan and his demons are, Father would not have given the Holy Angels a charge to watch over His Only Begotten Son ("He will give His angels orders concerning you,") if Satan and his demons were merely evil that lurks within all of us:
Luke 4 - The Temptation of Jesus
Then Jesus returned from the Jordan, full of the Holy Spirit, and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness 2 for 40 days to be tempted by the Devil. He ate nothing during those days, and when they were over, He was hungry. The Devil said to Him, "If You are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread."
But Jesus answered him, "It is written: Man must not live on bread alone. "
So he took Him up and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. The Devil said to Him, "I will give You their splendor and all this authority, because it has been given over to me, and I can give it to anyone I want. If You, then, will worship me, all will be Yours."
And Jesus answered him, "It is written:
Worship the Lord your God, and serve Him only. "
So he took Him to Jerusalem, had Him stand on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, "If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down from here. 10 For it is written:
He will give His angels orders concerning you, to protect you, and they will support you with their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone."
And Jesus answered him, "It is said: Do not test the Lord your God.”
After the Devil had finished every temptation, he departed from Him for a time."
Jude 9:1 "Yet Michael the archangel, when he was disputing with the Devil in a debate about Moses ' body, did not dare bring an abusive condemnation against him, but said, "The Lord rebuke you!"
Note that says "THE archangel" and NOT "an archangel." Arch signifies one single Holy Angel that arches out over the entire Holy Family of angelic hosts. This Scripture also reveals that Michael debated with the REAL Devil, and NOT his Father playing both parts. We know this because Michael asked that his Father (whom is his Lord of Hosts) rebuke Satan over the debate for Satan to take Moses body and use it to fool the Israelites; why was Satan halted on this proposed action? Because it would have been unfair in Father's eyes for him to pretend to be Moses.
Ephesians 6:12 was written as a guide for the flock and not just the Holy Angel forces that are actively fighting the demons and are to storm this planet for domination, ultimately destroying all evil negative energy. It reveals that there is a ruling government of demons in the spirit realm on the detention plane of Magog and that they exist in the heavenly places reveals they are in the air around this planet as well as on it.
Ephesians 6:12 "For our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world powers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens."
The flock is required to resist the spirits of evil negative energy. The Holy Angels will deal with both, including the coming battle that involves flesh and blood. Here, the Scripture makes it plain that not only do the demons exist, but that a line is drawn on who will combat them for Father's Sovereignty by carnal warfare.
2 Timothy 2:25, 26 "instructing his opponents with gentleness. Perhaps God will grant them repentance to know the truth. Then they may come to their senses and escape the Devil's trap, having been captured by him to do his will."
Those that are opponents of the Truth, they can be our own, because they might resist the total Truth as it truly is. When this happens, Satan has driven a wedge between them to split them off and separate them from Father by quibbling over a Scriptural point and in essence they have become trapped by Satan. This is because by disputing the real Truth and replacing it with their own thinking or that of a nonbeliever, they have come to believe a lie. At that point, if they do not accept the Truth, they are doing Satan's will just the same as if they served with him. But because Father noted they are in a trap, and caught alive, this signifies they are unaware of the trap they are in and by instructing with gentleness and reasoning out the Truth with them, Father will read their true heart condition, and possibly open their eyes to the real Truth that leads to repentance and escape from Satan's clever trap.
How do we know Satan wasn't always an evil entity? Because Father enlightens us at Ezekiel 28:12-19. Father explains Satan's creation of beauty, his fall from perfection, as well as why he fell. Since we know Father is the Perfect Rock, we know He would not have intentionally created evil spirits. It all goes back to Father giving the gift of free will and how we choose to use it.
Ezekiel 28:12-19 "Son of man, lament for the king of Tyre and say to him: This is what the Lord GOD says: You were the seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.
You were in Eden, the garden of God. Every kind of precious stone covered you: carnelian, topaz, and diamond, beryl, onyx, and jasper, sapphire, turquoise and emerald. Your mountings and settings were crafted in gold; they were prepared on the day you were created.
You were an anointed guardian cherub, for I had appointed you. You were on the holy mountain of God; you walked among the fiery stones.
From the day you were created you were blameless in your ways until wickedness was found in you." Through the abundance of your trade, you were filled with violence, and you sinned. So I expelled you in disgrace from the mountain of God, and banished you, guardian cherub, from among the fiery stones.
Your heart became proud because of your beauty; For the sake of your splendor you corrupted your wisdom. So I threw you down to the earth; I made a spectacle of you before kings.
You profaned your sanctuaries by the magnitude of your iniquities in your dishonest trade. So I sent out fire from within you, and it consumed you. I reduced you to ashes on the ground in the sight of everyone watching you. All those who know you among the nations are appalled at you. You have become an object of horror and will never exist again."
At the same time Satan decided to tempt Eve, he was himself succumbing to temptation on his own, and this would result his fall from perfection. And, he wanted others to follow suit, starting with Eve; hoping that like a virus, his rebellion against Father would grow in numbers by using Eve to get to Adam and then later, luring the first Holy Angels to break protocol and leave Heaven to live on the Earth and spawn children in union with mankind. But the Scripture also does its job in identifying Satan as the one that materialized as a serpent in the Sacred Garden of Eden, who then mislead Eve away from Father's Rule.
The Temptation and the Fall
"Now the serpent was the most cunning of all the wild animals that the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, "Did God really say, 'You can't eat from any tree in the garden '?"
The woman said to the serpent, "We may eat the fruit from the trees in the garden. But about the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden, God said, 'You must not eat it or touch it, or you will die.”
"No! You will not die," the serpent said to the woman. In fact, God knows that when you eat it your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."
Revelation reveals Satan as the "great dragon" which means he was the original serpent that Father spoke of in Ezekiel. He's given sole credit for misleading everyone. Because Satan started the rebellion, he is the head of his confederates. He is Father's chief adversary because he rebelled first by slandering Father's great name and since Father's name was profaned in His sanctuary of creation, Father must make the greatness of His name known - the power associated with His name - and the Vindication of His name.
Revelation 12:9 "So the great dragon was thrown out—the ancient serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, the one who deceives the whole world. He was thrown to earth, and his angels with him."
After Satan's rebellion began, and prior to his fall in 1908, he still continued to have access to Heaven because at that time the Azmon Barrier was not yet in place. By reasoning this Scripture you know he was not confined to a literal fiery hell as taught by old time religions that missed the mark of the Truth.
Job 1:6 Satan's First Test of Job
"One day the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came with them."
Job 2:1 "One day the sons of God came again to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came with them to present himself before the LORD."
Those Scriptures clearly reveal that Satan still had access to Father's Heavenly Court and was still communicating with Father. It boiled down to Satan and the other fallen angels believing Heaven was their home and later fighting to keep from being ousted in 1908. But even since then Satan is still permitted access to Father via the High Council by petition.
Satan appears as an angel of light; but we all know he's the father of lies.
2 Corinthians 11:3 "But I fear that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your minds may be corrupted from a complete and pure devotion to Christ."
See, we must be in complete and PURE devotion of Christ.
2 Corinthians 11:14 "And no wonder! For Satan himself is disguised as an angel of light. "
Here, you see that Satan knows how to play the chess game; he knows that with all of his different deceptions, that one of them must be to play his old part (an Holy Angel) to be well rounded out, and pretend to be a good angel of Christ. He does so by misleading people into thinking they have the Truth, but in reality, more lies. Satan SELF WILLED himself to sin! He had no tempter but himself! And after the final test, the only way a person will sin, is if they do it by self-will. It will have then come full circle. There will be no doubts after this issue of free will is settled as to what will happen if someone goes against Father in the future; swift execution to any offenders.
Those that will not accept the truth, or turn away from it:
John 8:44 "You are of your father the Devil, and you want to carry out your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning and has not stood in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he tells a lie, he speaks from his own nature, because he is a liar and the father of liars. "
You see, Satan created his own nature - which is embedded in sin.
2 Thessalonians 2:9. 10 "The coming [of the lawless one] is based on Satan's working, with all kinds of false miracles, signs, and wonders, and with every unrighteous deception among those who are perishing. [They perish] because they did not accept the love of the truth in order to be saved. "
If Satan was not real, the lawless one (which is someone out of Yahweh's Will - not doing as Father wants), then it would be based on their workings; but Father says it’s based on Satan's and, they perish because they make the choice to do Satan's Will over that of Father's Truth.
Satan is credited with personifying sin at our beginning; the Word (Michael) who became Jesus Christ, was revealed to the fleshly world for the purpose Father stated and in lieu of destroying Satan's works, Father promised him a Kingdom that his flock could live in for eternity.
1 John 3:8 "The one who commits sin is of the Devil, for the Devil has sinned from the beginning. The Son of God was revealed for this purpose: to destroy the Devil's works."
Revelation tells of a REAL Devil's fall from Heaven to this planet; and we know that since Satan and his angels fought Father's Son Michael and his angels to remain in Heaven, he (they) did not get cast down here willingly. This is why Father tells us Satan has great anger because 1) He lost the battle in Heaven and 2) he was cast down with his confederates, and then walled in by the Azmon Barrier to keep them down here - spread out - testing, and trying to thwart prophecy.
Revelation 12:12 "Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the earth and the sea, for the Devil has come down to you with great fury, because he knows he has a short time."
Father said woe to the Earth, because of the devastation Satan would eventually cause to it, and would be caused to rid evil off the face of it. He said woe to the sea because the sea represents the people. Father knew that a cancer brings no good to a living organism, and Satan and his minions are a spreading cancer. In addition, Satan knew his time to prove he has a right to live has grown short and all of these things have made Satan angry because he knows in his heart that he cannot win.. though he keeps trying. Father told the Heaven's to rejoice, because Satan and his confederates were finally swept clean of the heavenly court.
If the Devil does not exist, then neither does Father nor the Holy Angels because Father's Word is based on that as fact and that there is another realm that cannot be seen unless you have the gift to see through visions like Peter did. So, is being psychic a sin? Or is to which side of the issue you owe your psychic ability that's the sin? If it comes from Father, as it did to Peter and Christ as examples, then it is of the Holy side and is not a sin.
Acts 10:10 "Then he became hungry and wanted to eat, but while they were preparing something he went into a visionary state.
Satan is considered a tyrant; even to his own confederates he shows little mercy. He is the instigator of sin and the cause of not only mankind's woes, but all intelligent creations that are involved in this sovereignty issue Satan raised just a little over six-thousand years ago.
Acts 10:37, 38 "You know the events that took place throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee after the baptism that John preached: how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, and how He went about doing good and curing all who were under the tyranny of the Devil, because God was with Him."
Even in Christ's time, Father helped those that came in contact with His Spirit to break away from Satan's sinful clutches because that was the foreshadow of what was to come… to cure and put an end to a growing cancer that lived off the minds and bodies of the unsuspecting intelligent creations.
As Michael the Archangel and spokesman of Father as the Word, he had been fully tested by Satan as a spirit, and had held to his integrity to Father. But later, he agreed to again be tested as a human, and thereby have a common bond with those he sought to help save, namely Mankind from the clutches of Satan. As a human, he felt hunger, being exhausted, and all of the other things we all feel; happiness; anxiety; loneliness, etc. But at that time Jesus knew Satan was then holding the keys to eternal death; so, he accepted Father’s plan to go on the mission to save as many as he could, even though he knew he would be severely tested himself.
Hebrews 2:14 "Now since the children have flesh and blood in common, He also shared in these, so that through His death He might destroy the one holding the power of death—that is, the Devil"
Why we know Satan holds great influence over people in general, and over rulers of this world:
John 14:30 "I will not talk with you much longer, because the ruler of the world is coming. He has no power over Me."
The above shows that Satan is considered the ruler of this wicked world of Mankind, and that is WHY Father says we must not be a part of this world, and not desire the things of it except that which it takes for sustenance to survive in our vessels.
Satan exercises his control over this world by all of his deceptive devices; he sways people away from the Truth, even some that believe they worship with spirit and Truth. But in the end, Father Judges their hearts as to the accuracy of whether or not they are indeed worshiping Her correctly or not.
1 John 5:19 "We know that we are of God, and the whole world is under the sway of the evil one."
Being blinded by Satan is to be spiritually blind. It is actually one of Satan's greatest deceptions. If you believe only in science and evolution, it seems ridiculous to those blinded people that Father would balance the Scales of Justice by sacrificing Her Only Begotten Son for us sinners; yet, that is indeed the Truth that shines though in the glorious gospel of Christ Jesus, for he is the image of Father.
2 Corinthians 4:4 "Regarding them: the god of this age has blinded the minds of the unbelievers so they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God."
In the Image of Father:
John 5:19 "Then Jesus replied, "I assure you: The Son is not able to do anything on His own, but only what He sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, the Son also does these things in the same way."
In the Great Jigsaw Puzzle (The Holy Scriptures), Father progressively reveals the truths to us in pieces of the puzzle. Here He explains that Satan did not fall alone to the Earth, but has confederates; more turncoats that joined those of the Noahian Order of fallen angels along with Satan. Father also tells us what demons really are – angels which were once perfect but are now fallen from perfection and who have now fallen to our neighborhood. This in itself reveals that evil truly exists, for Father would not throw unintelligent evil out of Heaven because it would not have existed there in the first place. There had to be a force behind that evil presence for it to get a foothold in Heaven and therefore, evil did not exist in Heaven at one time because it had to be born from corruption of an intelligence. We know how, who it happened to first, and why it happened, and now we're all saddled with it, but we are not alone. Father put a name on evil because it was personified with a father all its own; but Father has rules set up to govern how evil operates until its final extinction. So that we are not overcome by it; we need only let the Light shine through to our hearts,
Revelation 12:9 "So the great dragon was thrown out—the ancient serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, the one who deceives the whole world. He was thrown to earth, and his angels with him."
Satan has authority, but only if we permit it. Christ was sent to turn people away from Satan and his demons evil workings and the only way to escape Satan, is down the PATH OF TRUTH.
Acts 26:17, 18 "I will rescue you from the people and from the Gentiles, to whom I now send you, to open their eyes that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a share among those who are sanctified by faith in Me. '"
Father knows that the mass majority of people will not respond favorably to the healthful Kingdom Message of Salvation, nor to the Judgment Warning but myself and the other ministers of our Light of Life Ministry try to open your spiritual eyes to let the Light in so you too will have the chance to receive the promised Salvation, and to share in the work being performed here now, and to share in the joy of the Kingdom.
Father has promised to deliver all that seek the Truth and maintain faith in. Those that reject the message cannot say Father did not give them fair warning of the dire consequences that await all of evil Mankind.