KEY SCRIPTURE: Revelation 12:12. ISV “So be glad, heavens, and those who live in them! How terrible it is for the earth and the sea, because the Devil has come down to you, filled with rage, knowing that his time is short!”
The activities of devils are primarily motivated by their hatred for humanity. Our key scripture says they come to the earth with rage, and the king James Bible version says, with great wrath against all mankind. Sadly, a great number of humanities are very ignorant of them and their activities. Most people just walk into their traps and are messed up.
Before we travel more into their activities may we consider the meanings of their titles or names. The first is the word devil. This is in the Greek called ‘diabolos’. It means prone to slander, slanderous and accusing falsely. This word devil refers to Satan himself. The other word devil which applies to every other evil spirit is the word, in the Greek ‘daimonion’, and it is defined as evil spirits, messengers and ministers of the devil or Satan. Unclean spirits also mean defiling, impure, immoral, filthy spiritual entities. (Every person with a wrong sexual orientation, like homosexuals, bisexuals, lesbians, fornicators etc are all under the influence of unclean spirits).
The next name to look at is Satan. This means an adversary. This word means an opponent, or an opposer. He is the number one opposer of man in every endeavor. Satan is also called the dragon, that is a great serpent. He is also known as the serpent, a symbol of wisdom, craftiness and deception. (Rev 12:9)
No man without Christ can stand up to the devil and his cohorts. The sad truth is that a great number of humanity reject Jesus, only to live at the mercy of this great enemy of men. Well he is a master deceiver and has deceived the whole world. The man in Christ, who lives with the awareness that Jesus has taken over his being is a master of the devil and his angels.
I am crucified with Christ. It is Christ at home in me. Through Him, I am a master of the devil and his angels or demons. I exercise authority over them in the name of my master Jesus and they obey me.
Revelation 12:9 ISV “The huge dragon was hurled down. That ancient serpent, called the Devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world, was hurled down to the earth, along with its angels”.
Ecclesiastes 9:3 ISV “There is a tragedy that infects everything that happens on earth: a common event happens to everyone. In fact, the hearts of human beings are full of evil. Madness remains in their hearts while they live, and afterwards they join the dead”.