As we open to Titus 2, at this very moment, Satan is roaming the Earth trying to mess up God’s plan. His methods of attack are very focused, and are revealed in God’s Word by his many names. Each of Satan’s well-known names describes a facet of his evil plan. He is called:
Lucifer the Cherub who fell because he proudly wanted to share in God’s glory;
Satan the constant Adversary of God’s plans and people;
The Serpent from of Old who deceived Eve in the Garden of Eden;
The Dragon who relentless seeks to destroy Israel the Chosen People of God;
The Deceiver who enslaves the minds and hearts of the whole world;
The Murderer from the Beginning who came to kill, to steal, and destroy; and
The Roaring Lion who seeks to devour the unsuspecting believer.
But today, as we gather in Christ’s Church, the most unsuspecting and damaging of all his names, is also the method Satan brings perhaps greatest damage to Christ’s church.