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Does satan have an influence on people?

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  1. Marc

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    Is satan somewhere close where we can't see him? Can he influence us? Cause us pain?
     
  2. HammerStone

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    Excellent Question.The answer to your question is covered fairly well in Job. I hate to just say go to an entire book, but it provides insight into how Satan works and the laws that limit him (being the very Word, God himself). He's bound to the will of God and can only do what God allows him to do. If you have any specific questions, shoot them my way.As to where Satan is, it's my firm belief that he's in heaven. For my reference, I go to both the book of Job where he appears before God and then to a "more obscure" reference in the book of Jude. In Jude, Michael (the Archangel) contends with him (Satan).Jude 1:9Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.He'll be back on this earth in the final days, though. That's another topic for another day, however.Satan has influence through his workers (known as demons) which work against you. Documentation can be found in Revelation 9 KJV (see the locusts) This is often reffered to as "spiritual warfare" which is a truly fascinating study. Satan and his crew don't work to cause pain and suffering; that's just a tool among quite a few for him. His overall purpose is to pervert and convert away from our Father. As you can see from Job, he can indeed cause pain, but never forget what Christ told us:Luke 10:19Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
     
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    Hi Marc,I as also believe that Satan is not here on earth YET only his spirt can influence those on earth that allow him to and you have power to orderhim out of life by the power of Christ.
     
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    Agreed kriss. Satan is referred to as the "prince of this world" amongst other titles because he will be here himself in the final days. However, he currently only has influence in spirit and those that work for him.
     
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    Is satan somewhere close where we can't see him? Can he influence us? Cause us pain?
    I have many posts on this topic to numerous for this one thread. They will get posted eventually but I focus on the good first and above all. Thank you for asking. This is an important issue.[​IMG]
     
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    Now Satan is a limited being but he has thrones of power............Rom. 8:38-39 - powers and principalities...Ephesians 1: 20-22 - heavenly places...Ephesians 3:10 – principalities powers in heavenly places.Ephesians 6:12- - against spiritual wickedness in high places. Colossians 1:16 - visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or Colossians 2:10 - principality and power:Colossians 2:15 having spoiled he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it. Titus 3 :1 - powers, to obey magistrates I CUT THESE SHORT....... PLEASE look them up... study them.SATAN HAS TO HAVE ...ORDER WITH SO MANY MILLIONS UNDER HIM.........Ephesians 6:12 Breaks down to (this from the Greek)-Principalities..........5 star generals.... lead Lucifers forces.-Powers ... Lesser General, Captains down to corporals.-Rulers.....of darkness of this world....millions upon millions of Buck Privates.They control the system.. Good Angels Control Good rulers and officials on earth likewise evil controls evil.LOOK AT- DANIEL 10:20- REMEMBER THIS STORY?DANIEL HAD FASTED AND PRAYED FOR 21 DAYS AND NOTHING HAPPENEDGABRIEL SAID MICHAEL CAME TO MY AID MICHAEL IS BATTLING THE PRINCE OF PERSIA.. THE BATTLE IS GOING ON IN THE HEAVENLIES.. {Persia modern day name for Iran and Iraq}Battle in the Heavenlies........Ephesians 2:2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:SO DEMONS HAVE CONTROLLED GOVERNMENTS DOWN THROUGH HISTORY..........AND STILL TODAY.FOR EXAMPLE: THEY CONTROLLED ADOLPH HITLER AND BENITO MASSALINI. MILLIONS OF PEOPLE ARE ENGULFED IN INIQUITIES.IT HAS BEEN DEDUCTED THAT THERE ARE APPROX. 250 MILLION FALLEN ANGELS......{leaving the means of deduction out to reduce martial read)I Tim 4-1... Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;Rev. 9:20 And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:Rev.12-7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, 8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. 9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. 10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. 11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.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............................ Rev.12-7 Revelation 12:12 because he knoweth that he hath but a short time 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
     
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    __________________________________SATAN TODAY...........TODAY THE OCCULT OFFERS COURSES OF DEGREE IN WITCHCRAFT.RENAMING THE OLD: .....TO MODERNIZE.DEMONIC POSSESSION ........................................CHANNELINGFORTUNE TELLING...................................................FUTURISTCRYSTAL BALLS......................................................CRYSTAL CHARMS~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~GOD IS STILL THE SAME. Revelation 1:8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.DEUT. 18:10 – 12 NO FORTUNE TELLING.....NO HOROSCOPES......NO MAGIC OR SLIDE OF HAND....NO CONSULTING WITH THE DEAD LEV.19:26 NO CLAIRVOYANT OR PHYSICDEMON INFLUENCE GREW WITH THE CHILDISH, WEE GEE BOARD.II COR.4 :4 HE (SATAN) CAN OFFER LIGHT, GOOD FEELINGS AND GOOSE PIMPLES OF AWE!I TIM.4:1 LATER TIMES.................{WE ARE IN THEM.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~THROUGH IT ALL ROM.8: 38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.LEV19:31............... I am the LORD your GodICOR.6:3~~~~~~ NO YE NOT THAT.............. WE SHALL JUDGE ANGLES?
     
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    SATAN POSSESSES A PERSON...........THE DEMONIAC MARK OF POSSESSION. MARK5:1-20.... STRENGTH, CRYING, CUTTING HIMSELF, RAVING LUNATIC,PULLING OFF HIS CLOTHES.NUDITY............. OFTEN GOES ALONG WITH DEMON POSSESSION.SKITSOPHRENICS........ DUAL PERSONALITY... FIRST WORSHIPING AND THEN, I RENOUNCE THEE.PHYSIC ABILITY...... I KNOW YOU! YOU’RE JESUS!A DEMON CONTROLLED HIS VOICE IT SPOKE THROUGH HIM:MY NAME IS LEGION. {IN THE ROMAN ARMY A LEGION IS 6000)JESUS TOUCHED HIM......JESUS HEALED HIM 15. HE IS NOW SITTING WITH HIS CLOTHES ON....WHEN YOU MEET JESUS YOU GET YOUR CLOTHES ON.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~SPIRIT FILLED CANNOT BE POSSESSED, YOUR BODY IS THE TEMPLE..LIGHT AND DARKNESS CANNOT DWELL IN THE SAME HOUSE.Ephesians 4:30 Don’t grieve the Holy Spirit of God, in whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
     
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    Controlled By A Malicious Malignant Demonic Spirit:Matthew 9:32-33.............mental IncoherenceMark 5:1-20.........................can Cause InsanityMark 9:22............................suicidal ManiaSpecial Note: Not All Suicide Is Of An Evil Malignant Spirit.Hebrews 11...... Samson Was Not Demon Possessed.God Kept His Name Listed Amongst The Saints.
     
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    DEMONS HAVE INFLUENCE.............WHAT OF SICKNESS?EVERY SNIFFLE, COMMON COLD OR FLUE IS NOT A DEMONBEFORE RAPTURE:HEBREWS 9:27 EVERY ONE MUST DIE.....WE MUST ALL DIE FROM SOMETHING. UNLESS WE ARE IN AN ACCIDENT WE WILL GET SICK FROM SOMETHING THAT WILL TAKE OUR LIFE.DO WE DIE DEMON POSSESSED? SOME ILLNESS IS FOR THE GLORY OF GOD.JOHN 11:4 When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.GOD WANTS YOU TO BE BUILT UP IN THE FAITHJAMES 1:2 2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;ICOR.5:1-5 FORNCATION, A YOUNG MAN IN AN INCESTUOUS RELATIONSHIP WITH HIS STEP MOTHER.5. PRAY FOR SOME DESTRUCTION OF HIS FLESH......SO THAT HIS SPIRIT MAY BE SAVED.
     
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    Fallen Angels OriginatedJohn 1:13....................christ Made All ThingsCol.1:6........................all Things Created By God.Rev.12:4......................demons Fell. One Third Of The Stars...Job28:7 ......................angels Referred To As Stars. Rev. 1:20................... Angels Referred To As Stars.
     
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