The LORD God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this, Cursed are you more than all cattle, And more than every beast of the field; On your belly you will go, And dust you will eat All the days of your life; And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise you on the head, And you shall bruise him on the heel."
And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.
Now it came about on the next day that an evil spirit from God came mightily upon Saul, and he raved in the midst of the house, while David was playing the harp with his hand, as usual; and a spear was in Saul's hand.
"Now therefore, behold, the LORD has put a deceiving spirit in the mouth of all these your prophets; and the LORD has proclaimed disaster against you."
When you were dead in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions, having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. When He had disarmed the rulers and authorities, He made a public display of them, having triumphed over them through Him.
the one who practices sin is of the devil; for the devil has sinned from the beginning. The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil.
And knowing their thoughts Jesus said to them, "Any kingdom divided against itself is laid waste; and any city or house divided against itself will not stand. "If Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself; how then will his kingdom stand? "If I by Beelzebul cast out demons, by whom do your sons cast them out? For this reason they will be your judges. read more."But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you. "Or how can anyone enter the strong man's house and carry off his property, unless he first binds the strong man? And then he will plunder his house.
And He called them to Himself and began speaking to them in parables, "How can Satan cast out Satan? "If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. "If a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand. read more."If Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand, but he is finished! "But no one can enter the strong man's house and plunder his property unless he first binds the strong man, and then he will plunder his house.
But He knew their thoughts and said to them, "Any kingdom divided against itself is laid waste; and a house divided against itself falls. "If Satan also is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? For you say that I cast out demons by Beelzebul. "And if I by Beelzebul cast out demons, by whom do your sons cast them out? So they will be your judges. read more."But if I cast out demons by the finger of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you. "When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own house, his possessions are undisturbed. "But when someone stronger than he attacks him and overpowers him, he takes away from him all his armor on which he had relied and distributes his plunder.
They were all amazed, so that they debated among themselves, saying, "What is this? A new teaching with authority! He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey Him."
When the devil had finished every temptation, he left Him until an opportune time.
"Now judgment is upon this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out.
"I will not speak much more with you, for the ruler of the world is coming, and he has nothing in Me;
Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and might free those who through fear of death were subject to slavery all their lives.
You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.
`He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.
But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.
Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is.
When God saw their deeds, that they turned from their wicked way, then God relented concerning the calamity which He had declared He would bring upon them. And He did not do it.
They *came to Jesus and *observed the man who had been demon-possessed sitting down, clothed and in his right mind, the very man who had had the "legion"; and they became frightened.
The people went out to see what had happened; and they came to Jesus, and found the man from whom the demons had gone out, sitting down at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind; and they became frightened.
Zaccheus stopped and said to the Lord, "Behold, Lord, half of my possessions I will give to the poor, and if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I will give back four times as much."
rescuing you from the Jewish people and from the Gentiles, to whom I am sending you, to open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the dominion of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in Me.'
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.
But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me did not prove vain; but I labored even more than all of them, yet not I, but the grace of God with me.
And He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness." Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.
and have put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him--
"As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people alive.
And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
Jesus answered, "It was neither that this man sinned, nor his parents; but it was so that the works of God might be displayed in him.
"Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.
"Therefore let all the house of Israel know for certain that God has made Him both Lord and Christ--this Jesus whom you crucified."
"The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified His servant Jesus, the one whom you delivered and disowned in the presence of Pilate, when he had decided to release Him. "But you disowned the Holy and Righteous One and asked for a murderer to be granted to you, but put to death the Prince of life, the one whom God raised from the dead, a fact to which we are witnesses. read more."And on the basis of faith in His name, it is the name of Jesus which has strengthened this man whom you see and know; and the faith which comes through Him has given him this perfect health in the presence of you all.
"The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom you had put to death by hanging Him on a cross. "He is the one whom God exalted to His right hand as a Prince and a Savior, to grant repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.
Now I want you to know, brethren, that my circumstances have turned out for the greater progress of the gospel, so that my imprisonment in the cause of Christ has become well known throughout the whole praetorian guard and to everyone else, and that most of the brethren, trusting in the Lord because of my imprisonment, have far more courage to speak the word of God without fear.
Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.
In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
And Jesus said to them, "Truly I say to you, that you who have followed Me, in the regeneration when the Son of Man will sit on His glorious throne, you also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
whom heaven must receive until the period of restoration of all things about which God spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets from ancient time.
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea.
Then I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony of Jesus and because of the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received the mark on their forehead and on their hand; and they came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.
And he laid hold of the dragon, the serpent of old, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years;
The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.
And the devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are also; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
"For behold, the day is coming, burning like a furnace; and all the arrogant and every evildoer will be chaff; and the day that is coming will set them ablaze," says the LORD of hosts, "so that it will leave them neither root nor branch."
"The Son of Man will send forth His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all stumbling blocks, and those who commit lawlessness, and will throw them into the furnace of fire; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
"Then He will also say to those on His left, `Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels;
Then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming;
And the beast was seized, and with him the false prophet who performed the signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image; these two were thrown alive into the lake of fire which burns with brimstone.
"But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death."
But according to His promise we are looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells.
"For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; And the former things will not be remembered or come to mind.
and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away."
Outside are the dogs and the sorcerers and the immoral persons and the murderers and the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices lying.
- Demons, Evil Work Of
- evil, believers' responses to
- evil, origins of
- evil, victory over
- evil, warnings against
- Present Evil Age
- Imagination, Evil Scheming
- God's Intolerance Of Evil
- Knowledge Of Good And Evil
- Opposition, To Sin And Evil
- Pride, Evil Of
- Evil Spirits Discernment
- Speaking, Evil
- Abolish, Evil Things
- Abounding, Evil Things
- Affection, Evil
- Amusements, Evil Results
- Evil Eyes
- Evil Speaking
- Avoiding Evil
- Evil Devices
- Evil Generations
- Evil Spirits
- Evil Passions
- Evil Times
- Whispering Of Evil
- Appearance Of Evil
- Christ's Authority Over Evil
- Evil Associations
- Warnings Of Evil Associations
- Not Imitating Evil
- Growth Of Evil
- Joined To Evil
- Separation From Evil People
- Eternal Evil
- Being Evil From Youth
- Stopping Evil
- Children Of Evil
- Running After Evil
- Turning From Evil
- Coming Out From Evil
- Laying On Hands For Evil
- Fire Of Evil
- Darkness Of Evil
- Looking At People For Evil
- Evil Hearts
- Ignorance Of Evil
- Evil Trapping
- Signs Of Evil
- Victory, As An Act Of God
- Victory, Over Spiritual Forces
- Abraham, Testing And Victory
- Promised Victory
- Satan, Resistance To
- God, Purpose Of
- Satan, Kingdom Of
- God, As Judge
- Satan, As The Enemy Of God
- Names And Titles For Satan
- Punishment, By God
- Cosmic Creatures
- Spiritual Warfare, Enemies In
- evil, origins of
- Spiritual Warfare, Causes Of
- Victory, Over Spiritual Forces
- Satan, Defeat Of
- Mission, Of Jesus Christ
- Demons, Delivered From
- Satan, Titles For
- Angels opposed to God
- Freedom, Through Jesus Christ
- Heaven, Redeemed Community
- Heaven And Serving God
- Heart, Divine
- ethics, and grace
- God, Goodness Of
- Suffering, Encouragements In
- Promises To The Afflicted
- God, The Creator
- Victory, As An Act Of God
- Proving, Through Testing
- The New Universe
- The New Creation
- Renewal, Of Natural Order
- New Heavens And New Earth
- New Earth
- Hell, Punishment Of
- Hell, As An Experience
- Lake Of Fire
- Fire Of Hell
- Satan, Agents Of