Reasons Satan doesn’t want you to know your power.
Satan is a ruthless adversary of God and the challenger of your destiny. He is okay with you going to church and reading the Bible, as long as you don’t have real faith that the power of God dwells in you and equips you do all things.
Satan wants you to remain ignorant of who you really are in Christ.
Fear holds you back Satan uses it against you to keep you confined. A fearless believer takes challenges head-on and lives by “I can do all thing through Christ who gives me strength.” Fear is such a powerful deterrent that when God sent Jeremiah out to minister, He told the prophet, “Don’t be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you.” (Jeremiah 1:8)
You would be a bigger threat to him
Why would Satan be threatened by a timid believer that is too afraid to boldly fulfill their divine purpose on earth? He wouldn’t. But, on the other hand, someone bold, unapologetic determined, focused, persistent, and tethered to the will of God, undermines the kingdom of darkness. Peter and Paul in the books of Acts we’re this way. They aggressively taught the word and the Holy Spirit’s saving and delivering power was on full display through them. This is how their ministry snatched many souls out of Satan’s grip. That same power is in you.
You wouldn’t be controlled by people
Many people are unable to fully embrace who God anointed them to be because they are bound by their need for approval. They let criticism, shady comments, and lack of support stop them. When you worry about man’s approval too much, they can manipulate your emotions, control your actions, keep you from hearing from God, and push you further away from your life’s purpose ( Galatians 1:10). Jesus had to rebuke satan because the enemy tried to use the disciple Peter to hold Jesus back from crucifixion, which was the Messiah’s ultimate mission (Matthew 16:23).
Your light would shine brighter
Satan loves us intimidation to get you to dim your light. He does this because he knows that when your light shines, others see your good works, and they glorify the Father (Matthew 5:16). If the enemy can tone down your shine, he can steal God’s glory. The more you shine while giving God all the credit for your glow-up, Satan hates it, because others are drawn to the Lord through you.
He couldn’t discourage you as easily
If Satan gets you to give up hope and quite pressing forward towards purpose, he wins. The Devil knows he can not stop the hand of God from blessing you. He can’t block the will of God. But if you let him, he can discourage you, lie to you, and make you feel like throwing in the towel is the only option. That’s why you must be like the woman with the issue of blood in Luke 8 43-48. Despite her struggle, she pressed her way to Jesus and got what she needed. There is a blessing in the press.
You would put him on the run
The Bible says in James 4:7, “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” If you ever recognized, owned, and used your power to rebuke satan, you would thwart his plans to wreak havoc on your life. By submitting to God daily, you are equipped and empowered to put your chief adversary on the run. The last thing he wants is for you to put him in his place.
You’ll give others more confidence
People learn by example. That is why the “Faith Hall of Fame” in Hebrews 11 is so effective it motivates us to trust God and believe in the impossible. God wants you to be a modern-day example of what his power looks like when it is working in someone’s life. If you begin to showcase the empowered lifestyle, you will help others believe they can, and you will give them the confidence they need to step into the power that are also given through Christ.
You are more powerful than you think. Don’t let satan’s roar scare you off. He may look and sound intimidating, but the power of the one who crushes satan’s head dwells in you.
Stop letting Satan take your sword of power.