I was recently invited to preach during a weekend challenge at a neighboring school, and I chose to teach and warn them about the extent of Satan’s power in their lives. I was impressed at how eager these teenagers were to receive the Word of God. They showed much zeal in learning how to defeat Satan’s power as young Christians, and many souls were saved on that weekend. Yet, one question one of these young believers asked that stood out to me that evening was, Is Satan omnipresent?
Today, I invite you to join me as we delve into the extent of Satan’s power. We will also answer the questions that normally surround this topic, including whether Satan is omnipresent if he has helpers that he sends out to the world, and if we can trace his location today. So read on to find out the answers to these questions.
What does the Bible say about Satan’s powers?
The Bible is clear about who our adversary the devil is. As Christians, we are warned in 1 Peter 5:8 to be careful of the devil who roams around the earth looking for a weak person in spirit, to attack. The Bible implies that we should not underestimate the devil, for he is powerful, and his schemes are vile (2 Corinthians 2:11). Additionally, just to know that he is a powerful enemy, Ephesians 6:11 implores its readers to wear the full armor of God so that they can succeed against Satan.
According to the bible, Satan was an angel of God who went against Him and was thus chased away from Heaven (Isaiah 14:13-15). This implies that the devil has great power, which should not be looked down upon. The story of Job in Job 1:16 further insinuates that the devil has the power to cause harm and even death. According to the book of Job, Satan brought diseases over Job’s body, attacked his property, and even brought death to his home.
Additionally, the bible implies that Satan how the power to turn into what he isn’t. 2 Corinthians 11:14 insinuates that the devil also lies to people to be an angel of light. Genesis 3:1 explains how Satan came in the form of a snake and lied to Adam and Eve to go against God’s instructions. This shows how powerful he is, that anyone who is not spiritually strong will easily fall for his deceit and his condemnation, and he will manage to lead them in the way they should not go.
Can Satan be everywhere at once?
The Bible suggests that Satan cannot go everywhere at once. Job 1:6 insinuates that Satan can roam around the earth, but it does not say that he can be at different places at once. Even when he had finished tempting Jesus in the wilderness, Matthew 4:11 says that he left him there. This implies that Satan was no longer present with Jesus.
Moreover, the demons that possessed a man in Gerasenes were driven out of the man into the pigs. They were not in one place at the same time. All this suggests that God still allows some authority to Satan, but it is limited, and he is therefore not present everywhere.
Does Satan have helpers that he sends out to the world?
Revelation 12:9 speculates that the devil and his demons known as ‘his angels’ were thrown down from heaven to the earth. This is because, according to Isaiah 14:12-15, the devil wanted to be like God. Now, the angels who fell with the devil were a good size.
Revelation 12:4 implies that they were a third of the angels. The Bible suggests that Heaven has numerous angels (Revelation 5:11) so a third taken from this number is a sizable group. These are the demons that help the devil do his bidding here on earth. Most times people might believe that even Satan is omnipresent because of the spiritual attacks occurring worldwide, but because of the scriptures, it is now understood that he gets help.
Where is Satan today?
Some believe that Satan is in hell. However, the bible insinuates differently. According to John 14:30, Jesus refers to Satan as the prince of the world. On the other hand, 1 Peter 5:8 says that the devil is always roaming around, looking for someone weak in spirit to destroy.
In Ephesians 2:2, Apostle Paul also calls the devil the ruler of the kingdom of the air and the spirit who is currently working on those who are disobedient. All these scriptures imply that Satan is now among us, ready to tempt the weak in spirit and to lead the world astray. This is why in Revelations 12:12, we are warned as Christians on earth, to keep watch. The verse says, Therefore rejoice, you heavens and you who dwell in them! But woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has gone down to you! He is filled with fury because he knows that his time is short.”
As a devout Christian, I have always been passionate about the Christian faith. This inspired me to pursue a degree in Religious studies and a Masters in Theology in college. I have also been privileged to teach 4 Christian courses in a college and university. Since I am dedicated to spreading the word of God, I am actively involved in the Church. Additionally, I share his word online and cover diverse topics on the Christian faith through my platform. You can read more about me on the about us page.