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Satan Not An Equal

Updated: Sep 8, 2021

Dr. David Jeremiah

The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. Revelation 20:10

It’s hard to think of something in our world that doesn’t have an opposite, or at least an equal. Night and day, light and darkness, up and down, big and small, good and evil, fast and slow. Those pairs are considered to be on equal footing with one another.


Too often, people make the mistake of thinking that God’s opposite is Satan. After all, God is good, righteous, and true, and Satan is evil, unrighteous, and a liar. But here’s the difference: God is eternal and infinite while Satan is a created being. (Actually, as a created angel, Satan’s opposite is Michael, God’s archangel.) The Bible’s story is clear that God will be the ultimate victor in the story of redemption, unchallenged by Satan. Satan is cast into the lake of fire for eternal punishment; God rules in eternal righteousness and glory.

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that Satan can thwart God’s plan and provision for your life. God has no equal, no opposite. He rules over all.

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As in the case of Job, Satan cannot bring attacks upon God's children without permission. It's sobering, I know. Sovereignty covers good & perceived bad. -Dr. Stephen Phinney