Real spiritual being
Who is the Devil?
As you might have heard him called, the devil, or Satan, is a real spiritual being with real power and a really devastating agenda. He is the enemy of God and, therefore, the enemy of all God's people. He is mentioned in 7 different books of the Bible's Old Testament. And all nine writers of the New Testament mention him. He is a real adversary that we should be aware of; in fact, 1 Peter 5:8 says, "the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour." And he is more powerful than we often give him credit for being. In Ephesians 2, the Apostle Paul refers to him as the "prince of the power of the air." He has power and authority over our current world system and significant influence over people in the world. And everything he does, along with his demonic army of fallen angels, is intended to undermine God's good and perfect plan for humanity.