I was recently invited to a neighboring church to give a sermon on Satan’s fears. I was impressed by the congregants’ strong desire to know more about having victory over the devil. We had a life-changing prayerful Sunday, and our takeaway home that day was that the devil is afraid. So, what is Satan’s greatest fear?
James 4:7 implies that the devil is afraid of those that submit to God and draw closer to Him. When we do this, the bible says that the devil has no option but to flee from us. He is afraid of those that serve God entirely, praying and putting all their trust in Him, even during their darkest days.
In this article, I invite you to join me in discussing Satan’s greatest fear. We will also look into questions that many ask while dwelling on this topic, including whether the devil is afraid of God, what other people is he afraid of, and how we can make him afraid of us. Read on!
Does the devil fear God?
Yes, James 2:19 implies that Satan trembles at the realization that there is only one God. Various scriptures in the bible speculate that the devil is afraid of the power of God. When we look at Mark 3:11, the verse implies that the impure spirits cried out whenever they saw Jesus and bowed down before Him, for He was the Son of God. This insinuates that there is no power greater than His. The devil is aware, and that is why he steers clear of those that remain faithful to God.
What kind of people is Satan afraid of?
Satan fears people that engage in fervent prayer. Acts 16:25-30 narrates that Paul and Silas were locked up in prison when they started praying and singing hymns at around midnight. Instantly, there was a serious earthquake that shook the foundation of the prison, causing the doors to open and chains to break. This verse explains how at the sound of prayer, even the impossible can occur. This is why Philippians 4:6 insists on prayer in every situation. Satan is, therefore, afraid of people who go before God in prayer.
People who Know the Word of God
When Jesus was confronted by the devil in Matthew 4:1-11, he used the scriptures to defeat Satan. The devil is known to use deception and condemnation to make you turn away from God. This is why being rooted in the Word of God is the best way to counter what Satan lies to you about. When we understand that the devil only comes to kill, steal, and destroy (John 10:10), we can resist Him and dwell on God’s Word. He is afraid of someone who lets him know, ‘The Lord will fight for you, and you need only to be still’ (Exodus 14:14).
How do you make Satan afraid of you?
Meditate on the Word of God
Psalms 1:1-3 implies that a blessed one is he that meditates on God’s Word every day. This is because whatever he will do or touch will prosper. This is how powerful the Word is. The devil has no option but to flee from the life of he that understands God’s Word (Ephesians 6:13-17).
The book of Matthew 17:20 implies that faith can move mountains. 1 Peter 5:8-9 further encourages us to resist the devil as we hold on to faith that the Lord will keep us strong and restore us. Satan is fearful of those people who hold their hopes in God, even when they experience calamities.
Remain Fervent in Prayer
Throughout the Bible, Jesus kept on going out to pray and ask God for strength and support (Luke 5:16, Matthew 14:23, Mark 1:35). Other characters in the bible also teach us the importance of prayer and how it drives away calamities brought to test us by Satan. It is important to remain steadfast in prayer so that Satan can remain afraid and depart from you.
Believe in the name of Jesus Christ
Satan is afraid of the name of Jesus. Philippians 2:9-11 implies that, at the mention of His name, every knee bows and every tongue confesses that He is Lord. We see this happen severally in the scriptures, where demons recognized who Jesus was (Luke 4:34). It is good to understand that the name of Jesus represents the character of God. This is why it holds so much power over all other names, and hence why Satan is afraid of it.
They say that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, right? Being raised by Christians significantly impacted my life since I started professing Christ from a young age. My passion for the Christian faith made me pursue a degree in Religious studies and a Masters in Theology. I am a believer and pastor dedicated to spreading the word of God. I have been in the Christian ministry for over a decade and am currently ministering in Life Christian Church. I have also been privileged to teach 4 Christian courses in a college and university. Please check the About Us Page for more details.