The Tempter have Tempted You – Part 2

1 Thessalonians 3:5 For this cause, when I could no longer forbear, I sent to know your faith, lest by some means the tempter have tempted you…

What he is (continued): The personal names and titles that are given to him: Lucifer (Isa. 14:12-14); the devil and satan (Rev. 12:9); Beelzebub (Matt. 10:25; 12:24); Belial (2Cor. 6:15); the adversary (1Pet. 5:8-9); the dragon (Rev. 12:3-12; 13:1-4; 20:1-3); the serpent (2Cor. 11:3; Rev. 12:9); the god of this world (2Cor. 4:4); the prince of this world (John 12:31); the prince of the power of the air (Eph. 2:1-3); the accuser of our brethren (Rev. 12:10); the enemy (Matt. 13:39); the tempter (Matt. 4:3); the wicked one (Matt. 13:19, 38); that wicked one (1Jn. 5:18). Personal acts and attributes are ascribed to him. He is an angel with a body, soul, and spirit like all other angels (Ezek. 28:11-17; Rev. 12:7-12). He is described as a most beautiful creature who fell through personal pride over his own beauty (Ezek. 28:11-17; 1Tim. 3:6). He has been seen with a body (1Chron. 21:1; Job 1:6-12; 2:1-7; Ps. 109:6; Zech. 3:1-2; Matt. 4:1-11; Rev. 20:1-3). He will be bound physically with a chain and cast into prison (Rev. 20:1-3). He has a heart (Isa. 14:12-14); pride (Ezek. 28:17; 1Tim. 3:6); speech (Job 1:6-12; 2:1-7; Matt. 4:1-11); knowledge (Job 1:6-12; 2:1-7; Matt. 4:1-11; Rev. 12:12); power (Job 1:6-22; 2:1-7; Acts 10:38; 26:18; 2Thess. 2:8-12; Rev. 13:1-4); desires (Luke 22:31); lusts (John 8:44; Eph. 2:1-3); and many other physical parts, soul passions, and spirit faculties. He goes from place to place in a body like anyone else (Job 1:6-12; 2:1-7; Matt. 4:10-11; Mark 4:15). He has a kingdom (Mark 3:22-26). He has access to heaven (Job 1:6-12; 2:1-6; Rev. 12:9-12). He is a great celestial and terrestrial ruler (John 12:31; 2Cor. 4:4; Eph. 2:2; 6:10-18). He rules the business, social, political, and religious activities of the majority of mankind. His realm is divided into organized principalities and powers in heaven (Dan. 10:12 – 11:1; Matt. 12:24-30; Eph. 6:10-12). His subjects are fallen angels, fallen men, and demons of various kinds (Matt. 25:41; John 8:44; Jas. 2:19; 1Jn. 3:8-10; Rev. 12:7-12). He is head of any religion that contradicts God’s Word and is a leader in religious affairs (2Cor. 2:9; 3:9; 11:14).

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