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What is the devil doing during this time in which we now live?

The best way to answer your question is by understanding the devil's goal and knowing he'll do anything to obtain this goal.

This Scripture reveals the devil's intent. Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour (destroy) (1 Peter 5:8).

The devil's goal is to destroy people - their lives, relationships, bodies, minds, etc. This is why Jesus made this comment, "The thief (devil) comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full" (John 10:10).

The devil wants to steal from mankind, kill mankind, and destroy mankind. Jesus died on the cross to deliver us from the dominion of the devil (Col. 1:13, 2:15; Heb. 2:14). Christians don't have to worry about the devil.

Notice 1 Peter 5:8 declares that the devil is looking for someone to destroy. That would imply that the devil couldn't destroy just anyone. The devil can only destroy unbelievers and Christians that don't know they have authority over him.

This is why the Bible further teaches, "Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings" (1 Peter 5:9)

The devil is looking for someone to destroy. The Christian shouldn't worry about the devil. He or she should take authority over him while standing steadfastly in faith.

God gives wisdom, in the Bible to those who ask, regarding how to take authority and how to stand in faith.

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Author Biography

Joseph Cameneti
Web site: Believers Church
Joe Cameneti Sr. is the lead pastor of Believers Church, located in his hometown of Warren, Ohio. Pastor Joe, along with his wife Gina, pioneered Believers Church in 1983 following his graduation from Bible School. In addition to leading a thriving local church, Pastor Joe is the host of a weekly show called "BCTV." The program is aired locally, reaching over 30,000 people each month. Pastor Joe is a gifted communicator, skilled in the art of building bridges to unchurched America. Transparent and authentic, you'll walk away challenged and encouraged to connect with God in a deeper way.

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