BECAUSE WE ARE THE PEOPLE OF GOD WE ARE THE TARGET OF THE DEVIL - Continued.
3. The devil is the arch deceiver. Note the various names, evil names, God gives him here in this verse. "And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him," Revelation 12:9.
Again, note the warning of God about this evil being, the devil.
"But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ . . . . . For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works," 2 Corinthians 11:3, 13-15.
Here is a glimpse into the future of the devil's evil plans and the defeat to which God shall bring him.
"And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved," 2 Thessalonians 2:8-10.