|Petrus Comestor’s “Bible Historiale”|
When God said to satan “Have you considered my servant Job?” satan didn’t say “Job who?” Satan knows the Godly. Do you think he knows you?
Alternately, when the demons met the Jewish exorcists of Sceva, look at what happened. “But also some of the Jewish exorcists, who went from place to place, attempted to name over those who had the evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, “I adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preaches.” Seven sons of one Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, were doing this. And the evil spirit answered and said to them, “I recognize Jesus, and I know about Paul, but who are you?” (Acts 19:13-15.)
Pastor Steven Lawson preached: “Many today try to deny the existence of satan, and say that he is a figment of medieval imagination. I would remind us all here today that the existence of a real, personal devil is taught in 7 Old Testament books, by every New Testament writer, and by Christ Himself.”
Satan is real. But glory be, so is Jesus, who is sovereign and above all names. If you submit to Jesus, you will be forever Christ’s friend and satan’s enemy. If you choose to reject Jesus you are His enemy and satan’s toy to destroy. “[Satan] The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” (John 10:10).