Who Satan Is

Former angelic “model of perfection.” Ezekiel 28:11
Corrupted by pride, mutinied in heaven and cast down to earth by God. Ezekiel 28:17
Leader of an army of angels turned demons who followed him. Revelation 12:7-9
Prince of this world. John 12:31, John 14:30, John 16:11
Crafty. Genesis 3:1
Master distorter. Genesis 3-1
Tempter. Matthew 4:3, Genesis 3:4-5
Constant accuser of the brethren. Revelation 12:10
Father of lies. John 8:44
Thief, murderer, destroyer. John 10:10
Defeated by Jesus on the cross.*  Colossians 2:15
Bound to be cast away to eternal torment in a lake of burning sulfur. Revelation 20:10

*The question arises, “If Satan is defeated, how does he continue to wreak so much havoc in the world?” The answer is his only weapon against Jesus followers is lying and deception. We have a choice to believe who the Bible says we are (our identity in Jesus) or who Satan accuses us of being. We have the choice to place our trust in the truth of Jesus and His word or in the world. So the only power Satan exercises over Jesus followers is the power we grant him by trusting in anyone or anything other than the one true God of the Bible.