Although we can not see things in the spiritual realm I personally believe in the existences of the being named Satan as much I put my faith in God (Father, Son & Holy Spirit).
I believe there is a battle between evil forces & righteousness.
The devil would like for nothing more than for people to not believe he exists and that there is no battle so that he could win them over, see no need for God and think everything is just fine without Jesus being Lord.
The other extreme would be if we could see the devil in everything and be so preoccupied by pointing him and his work out that we lose sight of just how great God is, how much He loves everyone & all He does.
We fight knowing our enemy is real and powerful.
We realize the battle is not against the person next to us, the other party, or the culture.
We don’t fight alone.
We fight united, against a spiritual power who wants us dead forever.
We fight by humbly receiving the gift of salvation.
We fight with awareness of the enemy’s playbook, and by practicing our playbook: God’s Word.
We win with confession.
We win when we put light next to darkness.
We defeat our enemy by surrendering to our God.
Famous author and theologian, C.S. Lewis, said it like this, “We do not come to God as bad people trying to become good people; we come as rebels to lay down our arms.” -note taken from the conclusion (day 5) of the @YouVersion Plan When The Devil Knocks. Check it out here:
Scripture: Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Ephesians 6:11-12 NASB
No need to go on a witch hunt and try to prove the existence of the devil and in doing so point out where we think he lives & all that he does… Instead of looking at his work I’d rather keep my focus on God’s goodness.
So, is the devil even real?
The simple short answer for me when searching is,
You better believe it buddy!
Scripture: Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
James 4:7 NASB