The Deciever We know satan as the deciever of the whole world . BUt how did Jesus resist the devil ? Luke 4:1-3 The Temptation of Jesus 1Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the desert, 2where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and at the end of them he was hungry. 3The devil said to him, "If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread How can you and I use that same stragegy when we are tempted ? Revelation 12:3-9 ..... 3Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on his heads. 4His tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that he might devour her child the moment it was born. 5She gave birth to a son, a male child, who will rule all the nations with an iron scepter. And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne. 6The woman fled into the desert to a place prepared for her by God, where she might be taken care of for 1,260 days. 7And there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. 8But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. 9The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him. Every false religion and twisted system is from satan . He is the author of every deception in this world and behind every lie because of sin . Sin is the result of our fallen world we live in today . Satan controls the flesh : our tendancy to sin . I think a lot of Christians underestimate the impact satan has on this earth and try to brush things under the carpet . But there is a great battle raging for people's souls . Just remember , satan is not declaring war on the Non- believer . He already has them . He is attacking Spirit- filled Christians - the ones doing the work for the Lord , the ones making a difference . Those are the ones satan is going after and trying to pull down So remember we don't wrestle against flesh and blood but against principalities and powers in high places . Again this is the reason we need to band together with other believers , pray for one another , support one another to defeat the wiles of the devil . We cannot be an island unto ourselves .