Contend Earnestly: Satan is a Bitch

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Satan is a Bitch

Some who read this are reading it because they find the term used in the title offensive. They might even say I am immature or looking for attention by using the term. Both of those are fine. I am okay with you thinking either of those things, because I do want to make a point with this term and I hope you read the whole post to get the point.

I don't know your background that you grew up in, but within my circles growing up and in many circles today, to call someone who is a dude, a bitch, are fighting words. There wasn't many terms that you could use to get the attention of an enemy more than this term. I am not using this term as some do with females, but using it in terms of a male, and those who grew up with this term, or still use it today, will understand the gravity of me calling Satan a bitch. I want myself, and others, to understand this fact. When I hear someone call another a bitch my hair stands on end because I know how I would have reacted back in the day if someone were to call me a bitch and I saw many time what happened when that term was thrown around. But, the real question must then be: Why is Satan a bitch?

1. Satan is a Slanderer

A bitch in everyday life is one who likes to talk behind your back. They aren't man enough to talk to you face to face about stuff, but they like to talk about you to everyone else. They love to spread rumors, whether true or not, to others to tear you down. Most know this, but the term "devil" literally means slanderer or false accuser. The devil shows how much of a bitch he is the very first time we see him. We see him in the garden telling Eve lies about God and God's word. He preys on the weak to make himself higher, to try and have power and fame, because he really has none. If you have ever come across a dude like this, they are persistent and really dumb. They are two faced. So is Satan. He not only comes to man to speak ill of God in the garden, and continues to do so, but he then is said to be doing the same thing with God in regards to man.

Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, he who accuses them before our God day and night.
Revelation 12:10

Satan accuses us day and night to God. The next verse states that we overcome because of the blood of the Lamb. Notice we don't overcome these accusations on our own accord, as Satan is actually right. We have no merit for righteousness, but only the merit of the Christ, the Son of Man. But really? Come on Satan. This is the best you got? You're going to try and slander God to man, then slander man to the all knowing God?'re a bitch.

2. Satan is a Liar

Not only did those dudes slander people, but they just outright lied to look good. This seemed to always be how these dudes worked. Always covering one lie with another, whatever they had to do to make sure they didn't lose face, but in the end, they always do. Satan is no different.

You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
John 8:44

Satan constantly lies. It is his nature. He is the father of them. He started in the garden and hasn't stopped. He continually tells us that God is not in control, that God isn't pleased with us, that we need to do more work to earn righteousness. If it isn't this, then he is telling people that there is no God, that God isn't loving, that you have done too much evil for God to actually love you. Satan will lie about anything to make sure you stay away from God. He wants the focus to be on you, because if it is all about you, then you'll never see God for who He truly is.

3. Satan is a Glory Thief

You ever notice this about that bitch growing up? Never an actual leader, never took risks in life, never put himself out there and always trying to steal someone else's spotlight. Exaggerating how good he is at something, always tearing others down to make himself look better. Just a glory thief. This is Satan.

“How you have fallen from heaven,
O star of the morning, son of the dawn!
You have been cut down to the earth,
You who have weakened the nations!
“But you said in your heart,
‘I will ascend to heaven;
I will raise my throne above the stars of God,
And I will sit on the mount of assembly
In the recesses of the north.
‘I will ascend above the heights of the clouds;
I will make myself like the Most High.’
Isaiah 14:12-14

Satan can't stand that we worship God. He can't stand that he is not worshiped, but mocked and scoffed at. He can't stand the amazing glory of our God. He can't stand that Isaiah is floored when seeing our God in the heavens (Isaiah 6:1-6). He hates to know that he will never be first, but always under God. We know, and so does he, that whole earth is full of His (God's) glory (Isaiah 6:5), that God is in control of all things and that Satan has to ask God permission to do anything (Job), that God owns everything (Exodus 19:5, Psalm 50:12; 1 Cor 10:26), and that in the end, God's Kingdom will be established and Satan will be crushed. But, because Satan is a bitch, he continues to try and steal God's glory for himself and will do anything to do it.

These are three reasons. One thing I know is that people, once they find out that someone is a bitch, avoid them at all costs. They don't want to hang with someone who is a slanderer, a liar and a glory thief. Why would we allow Satan to have any place in our lives? Why wouldn't we be trying to kill sin and living for God? God is the complete opposite of Satan.

God is truth

God is faithful

God is glory

Anything with truth points to God

Anything with faithfulness points to God

Anything with glory points to God.

Why would we choose the bitch over God? We wouldn't do this in our own lives on this earth, so why would we do it with the creator, sustainer and redeemer and exchange that relationship with someone called the father of lies, the slanderer and the accuser of both God and us?

The last thing about Satan is that he is called a murderer. He will murder your spirit if we allow him to enter into our fellowship. This why John Owen stated, "Kill sin or it will be killing you." He is dangerous. Just like that bitch growing up that we all kept at arms length and avoided, we need to do the same with Satan. We need to see the signs around us that point to Satan and rid ourselves of them.

On the other hand, we need to stop exchanging the truth of God for a lie and turn to God:

Behold, God is my helper;
The Lord is the sustainer of my soul.
Psalm 54:4

“The God who made the world and all things in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands; nor is He served by human hands, as though He needed anything, since He Himself gives to all people life and breath and all things;
Acts 17:24-25

I hope you can see why I use such strong language against Satan. It is so that I, and you, can see the gravity of hanging out with such a one as him.

Then Jesus said to him, “Go, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and serve Him only.’ ”
Matthew 4:10


tallmanwriting said...

Best blog post ever.

My only concerns is for all of the female dogs out there. Sorry ladies!

Satan IS a bitch. A lying, slandering, devouring, horrible bitch. And he needs the light of day shined onto his filthy ways.

He tears families apart; antagonizes husbands and wives; preys on children. He tries to inject pride into the hearts of men.

Keep writing Seth.

Dwayne Forehand said...

Ugh Seth. I read your blog regularly and love you, but this post is the worst one, not the best.

You must have read Jude before. Jude 8 Yet in like manner these people also, relying on their dreams, defile the flesh, reject authority, and blaspheme the glorious ones. 9 But when the archangel Michael, contending with the devil, was disputing about the body of Moses, he did not presume to pronounce a blasphemous judgment, but said, “The Lord rebuke you.” 10 But these people blaspheme all that they do not understand, and they are destroyed by all that they, like unreasoning animals, understand instinctively.

Jude rebukes those who "blaspheme the glorious ones". He goes on to give a specific example about who one of "the glorious ones" is: Satan.

You said that you wanted "to make a point with this term" and the point I took away was that you either hadn't read Judes instructions or didn't care about them.

Sorry for being tough, but I know you're not a bitch and can take it. Satan is a serious deal (as the rest of your post noted) and he should be taken seriously, constantly watched out for and resisted firmly by standing in our faith, not name called.

Seth McBee said...

Seth L. : thanks for the comment...appreciated

Dwayne: I'll look more into that bring up an interesting point...much appreciated for your discernment

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