Sign of Satan’s presence.
Sign of Satan’s presence
Dear reader, some Christians may leave this world without ever seeing Satan with their physical eyes. Yet he has been doing havoc in their lives. Is there any way a Christian can tell if Satan is very near? In this post, I would like to give you one major sign of Satan’s presence very near you.
A suggestion of evil.
Every time you sense a suggestion prompting you to do evil, be sure Satan is very close to you at that very moment. You may be walking according to God’s ways and then, all of a sudden, you feel like doing something that is contrary to God’s instructions in the Bible.
How our Lord Jesus Christ felt.
Jesus may not have seen the Devil with his own physical eyes. But during his temptation he felt his thoughts prompting him to do the following:
- He felt like using his God-given authority to turn stones into bread.
- He felt like becoming the king of all the world kingdoms.
- He felt like climbing a high point in Jerusalem and falling down with the hope that God’s angels would hold him in their hands.
Satan is very close to you when you feel the following suggestions:
In this example I give you only a few of the suggestions Satan uses when he is standing near you.
a) A suggestion for you to become angry.
b) A suggestion for you to become become proud.
c) A suggestion to fornicate.
d) A suggestion to commit adultery.
e) A suggestion to watch pornography.
f) A suggestion to tell lies.
g) A suggestion to steal.
How to fight back.
Our Lord Jesus Christ gave us a solution to Satan’s presence and suggestions. One time he was fed up with these negative suggestions and he rebuked the invisible Satan as follows:
“Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.” Mathew 16:23