There are certain self-proclaimed prophets who are actively promoting messages that suggest we should fear Satan above God. They are claiming the elect should fear Satan when God commands us to fear no one but him.
They are creating a mindset among the ignorant that in many respects is developing a hostility against God and his true servants which could motivate the foolish and ignorant to act foolishly against God and his elect. By suggesting in so many words that God is powerless to defend and avenge his servants. Which would end catastrophically, and cataclysmically, for the instigators, the perpetrators, and the deceivers. And is something the deceivers will be held accountable for in the judgment as well.
This may be intentionally done subtly and in many respects, because some of God’s true servants are speaking the truth and debunking the unbiblical teaching that all men will be saved. A message that is also contributing to this present atmosphere of abominable rebellion against God. This self-proclaimed prophet sits at the helm of one of God’s churches that teach God’s true doctrines.
The truth of the matter is God is much much more powerful than Satan and there is no comparison at all and stands at the ready to fight for and avenge his servants. Satan’s power is limited. God’s power is unlimited.
We are to respect Satan in terms of being aware of the enemy we contend with and what he is capable of and to always be on guard against his schemes and tactics but to never fear him or exalt him or any man.
Exalting him and promoting him as someone to be feared above God is absolutely foolish and puts the focus on him as the one we should base our decisions around. In other words, that can create an environment and atmosphere and a way of thinking that results in us making decisions that will appease Satan as opposed to God.
Which can result in massive abominable rebellion against God which in turn results in catastrophic, cataclysmic, punishment from God. When the Bible says “Revelation 12:12–Therefore Rejoice, Ye Heavens, And Ye That Dwell In Them. Woe To The Inhabiters Of The Earth And Of The Sea! For The Devil Is Come Down Unto You, Having Great Wrath, Because He Knoweth That He Hath But A Short Time.”
That message is primarily in regards to his ability to promote and encourage abominable rebellion and sin. In the form of social upheaval, civil unrest, race wars, sexual immorality, war, mass murder, lying, slandering, widespread deceit, abominable sexual behavior, etc. Which in turn incurs the full unbridled wrath of God. Something Satan has done throughout history that has been instrumental in the fall of nations. But if you obey God and turn from your abominable sins he can make all the problems that Satan promotes and instigates like civil unrest, abominable sinful behavior, etc, gradually disappear.
When you defy God in the abominable ways like this nation is doing God moves out of the way and lets Satan have his way with you. Satan is considered the God of this world only because the world as a whole follows him in varying degrees. Not because he is the supreme all-powerful authority.
Because ignorant individuals promote a way of thinking that exalts Satan to a level he shouldn’t be exalted. One such individual just aired a program that essentially praised and exalted Satan. No wise, knowledgeable, servant of God would engage in foolish unbiblical behavior like that.
And only an ignorant and foolish individual would promote that. That may really suggest that this individual in reality has a more dubious hidden motive in mind. Satan can corrupt the leaders of his churches if they are not careful and are motivated by envy, ego, greed, arrogance, and lust for power. If you are obeying/fearing God you have no need to fear Satan.
You fear Satan to your physical and spiritual destruction. You fear God to your physical and spiritual salvation. Don’t give an ear to foolish self-proclaimed prophets who promote an atmosphere of fearing Satan when the focus should always be on fearing God!!! AND THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A POWERLESS PROPHET.
14 For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.
5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
King James Version
39 See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.
40 For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live for ever.
41 If I whet my glittering sword, and mine hand take hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to mine enemies, and will reward them that hate me.
42 I will make mine arrows drunk with blood, and my sword shall devour flesh; and that with the blood of the slain and of the captives, from the beginning of revenges upon the enemy.
43 Rejoice, O ye nations, with his people: for he will avenge the blood of his servants, and will render vengeance to his adversaries, and will be merciful unto his land, and to his people.
King James Version
6 Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house.
7 And he said unto them, Defile the house, and fill the courts with the slain: go ye forth. And they went forth, and slew in the city.
8 And it came to pass, while they were slaying them, and I was left, that I fell upon my face, and cried, and said, Ah Lord God! wilt thou destroy all the residue of Israel in thy pouring out of thy fury upon Jerusalem?
9 Then said he unto me, The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah is exceeding great, and the land is full of blood, and the city full of perverseness: for they say, The Lord hath forsaken the earth, and the Lord seeth not.
10 And as for me also, mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity, but I will recompense their way upon their head.
11 And, behold, the man clothed with linen, which had the inkhorn by his side, reported the matter, saying, I have done as thou hast commanded me.
10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
11 Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with thee shall perish.
12 Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them, even them that contended with thee: they that war against thee shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nought.
13 For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.
11 God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.
12 If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready.
13 He hath also prepared for him the instruments of death; he ordaineth his arrows against the persecutors.
14 Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood.
15 He made a pit, and digged it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made.
16 His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate.
17 I will praise the Lord according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the Lord most high.
19 To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.
7 The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.
37 Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.
2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.
3 Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.
4 Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
5 Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
6 And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.
7 Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.
8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.
9 For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the earth.
10 For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be.
11 But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
12 The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth.
13 The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming.
14 The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as be of upright conversation.
15 Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be broken.
16 A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.
17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the Lord upholdeth the righteous.
18 The Lord knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever.
19 They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.
20 But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the Lord shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume; into smoke shall they consume away.
21 The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous sheweth mercy, and giveth.
22 For such as be blessed of him shall inherit the earth; and they that be cursed of him shall be cut off.
23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.
24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.
25 I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.
26 He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed.
27 Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore.
28 For the Lord loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.
29 The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever.
30 The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment.
31 The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.
32 The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him.
33 The Lord will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn him when he is judged.
34 Wait on the Lord, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.
35 I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree.
36 Yet he passed away, and, lo, he was not: yea, I sought him, but he could not be found.
37 Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.
38 But the transgressors shall be destroyed together: the end of the wicked shall be cut off.
39 But the salvation of the righteous is of the Lord: he is their strength in the time of trouble.
40 And the Lord shall help them, and deliver them: he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him.
15 That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness,
16 A day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities, and against the high towers.
17 And I will bring distress upon men, that they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the Lord: and their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as the dung.
18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the Lord‘s wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.
7 I said, Surely thou wilt fear me, thou wilt receive instruction; so their dwelling should not be cut off, howsoever I punished them: but they rose early, and corrupted all their doings.
8 Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the Lord, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, even all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.