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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 4126 Satan, resistance to
4126 Satan, resistance to

4126 Satan, resistance to

Jesus Christ resisted Satan in his ministry, and believers are commanded to follow his example in this respect. God assists believers in this struggle.

Satan can be resisted

His power is limited Job 1:12; Job 2:6; 1Co 10:13; Rev 12:12; Rev 20:3

Jesus Christ resists Satan Mt 4:1-11 pp Lk 4:1-13; Jn 1:5; Heb 2:18; Heb 4:15

Christians can resist Satan Jas 4:7 See also Lk 10:19; Ro 6:13; Eph 4:26-27; Eph 6:11-13; 1Pe 5:8-9; 2Pe 3:17; 1Jn 2:13-14

God protects his people from Satan

2Th 3:3 See also 1Jn 5:18

God’s protection is to be sought in prayer

Jn 17:15 See also Mt 6:13; Lk 22:31-32; Eph 6:11,18

Jesus Christ has the victory over Satan

Jesus Christ’s defeat of Satan on the cross Col 2:15 See also Jn 12:31; Rev 12:11

Jesus Christ’s name is powerful against Satan Php 2:10 See also Isa 45:23; Ps 118:10-12; Mk 16:17-18; Lk 10:17; Ac 16:18

God’s love cannot be thwarted Ro 8:38-39

Resisting Satan brings reward

2Ti 4:7-8 See also Jas 1:12; Rev 2:7,17,26; Rev 3:5,12,21

See also

1320God as Saviour
2372Christ, victory
6030sin, avoidance
6213participation in sin
6251temptation, resisting
8482spiritual warfare
8737evil, responses to

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