The short answer: no. But it is important that we understand why! It is not enough just to tell someone “Oh, don’t be afraid of the Devil.” We need to know what God’s Word actually says.
Satan is a defeated foe
Is Satan still alive in the world today? Yes, he is.
What about right now?
Like any good soldiers, we need to know what we are up against.
Put on the full armor of God
If you are a Christian, then you need to become well acquainted with Ephesians 6:10-17:
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore, put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”
There is a battle between good and evil going on all the time in the spiritual realm. We won’t stand a chance if we aren’t using the armor that God has given us. In addition, James 4:7 says that if we resist the Devil, he will flee from us. We resist him by submitting to God.
Are you on a losing team?
Friend, if you are not a Christian please understand that you are fighting for a losing team. In the end, your fate will be the same as Satan’s if you do not repent of your sins and trust in Jesus (Revelation 20:15). If you’re constantly living in fear of death, turn to the One who overcame it! He will deliver your life out of the domain of darkness and transfer it into His kingdom of light (Colossians 1:12-14).
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