John 13:2 KJV
And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him;
The study of the mind has baffled philosophers and scientists for centuries. In the spiritual realm, our minds enter a different world altogether. Satan cannot read the human mind but he does have access to the mind. Where did Judas get the idea to betray Christ, if they were not in one accord? Satan targets our hearts and minds and attacks the areas we are weakest in. We are not to be overcome with dread or fear, but instead, we are to pray about everything with thanksgiving, making our requests known to God. His peace will guard our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:6,7).
Knowing the ways of the enemy is important and helpful to the Christian. Satan’s abilities are great and we need to be aware of his threatening reputation. His attacks are ruthless and his schemes are devious. The Devil’s name means “accuser,” because he accuses God’s people day and night before the throne of God (Revelation 12:11). One day he will no longer have access to heaven and will be cast into the lake of fire forever and ever (Revelation 20:10). Amen!
Because Satan is the enemy of God, he is called “your adversary” (I Peter 5:8). He is against the people of God and his plan is to destroy lives. In Matthew 4:3, he is called the “tempter,” and in John 8:44, he is called a “murderer” and the “father of lies.” He is compared to a “lion,” a “serpent,” and “an angel of light.” We should never underestimate the power of Satan and the names he has been given. But, in all of his names, none can compare to the name above all names, JESUS. “That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;” (Philippians 2:10).
Lord, I praise You for the power in and through Your name.