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Can Satan Be Everywhere

Can satan be in more than one place at a time?

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Satan is not omnipresent. He moves about as we do, going to & fro and up & down in the earth (Job 1:7)!!!
---Shawn.M.T on 10/18/08

yes, satan can be alot of places at once, but then again, so can god.
---netta_3634 on 10/18/08

This is a misconception by most Christians
Satan is everywhere but not like God is every where.

1 Corinthians 2:12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God, that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.

The spirit of the world is carnality it is the seed of Satan that is born into every person the unclean spirit that goes out of a person when they are born again

Matthew 12:43 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.

That is why backsliders are worse than the world, the unclean spirit of the world returns and brings seven worse spirits.
---exzucuh on 9/15/08

No..satan cannot be in more than one place at a time. He is a created being. Now he does have plenty of demons working for him.
---JIM on 9/15/08

yes, he is underneath every born-again Christian's foot as we trample upon his very ugly head.
---Eloy on 9/14/08

Satan & his angels work together to what they entend to do around the world since day 1 when they cast out of Heaven. If they'r breaking & tearing God's people here in the U.S.A.,they'r doing so in Russia,China, Africa etc the same time. God made it so that the devils canNot read the minds of people,they may read your actions. By God's help,people have to gaurd against the devils putting un-godly ideas in the minds of God's people.
---Lawrence on 9/12/08

No, Satan cannot be in more than one place at a time. He would like people to THINK so, for he has always wanted to be like GOD. For, only GOD can be everywhere at one time. Saints all around the world, at the same moment in time, can declare that Satan is tempting and oppressing them. But, it's really the other fallen angels and demons who are doing all of that dirty work, besides just Satan. Satan does alot of it, too, as he roams about the Earth looking for whom he may devour. But, we attribute all of the evil activity mainly to Satan because he is the LEADER of the Kingdom of Darkness. He is the one who started the Great Rebellion in Heaven along with the other fallen angels.
---Gordon on 8/5/08

No. He is only ever present in a real way with certain persons. For the rest his fallen spirits are ever around us.

Adolf Hitler had the devil with him, as a point in time, so did Poll Pot. Basically, great men of wickedness have always displayed their father within them, pocessed of the devil, the devil incarnate.
---Alan on 8/5/08

Simply put, satan is not OMNIPRESENT because he must walk or somehow transmit himself to wherever he wants to go. God is OMNIPRESENT, because He declares in his Word that He inhabits Heaven AND earth. If God wanted to go somewhere, He wouldn't need to MOVE Himself.He created the stars and suspended them and calls them by name.He is THERE. He created planets and universes not yet discoverd, and He is THERE! And I hear that scientists are hearing eerie sounds emitting from deep within the earth and mountains.I believe they rocks and mountains are praising Him. And if we do not praise Him, they MUST!
---Danea8439 on 8/4/08

Satan is not omnipresent. But with one third of the fallen angels serving him in demonic form, his spiritual attacks are taking place throughout. The Bible teaches us, "We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but spiritual wickedness in high places" referring to the spirit realm. Only God is present everywhere. Only we turn our hearts and thoughts off toward the Lord. Remember, the Believer is given to use the full armor of God, the Helmet of Salvation, Breast Plate of Righteousness, loins girded with Truth, feet prepared with the Gospel of Peace, the Sword of the Spirit(Word of God) and the Shield of Faith to deflect demonic attacks. Remember the Lord always hears your heart.
---Robert on 8/4/08

No! Only God is omnipresent. He does, however have 1/3 of the angels as his spies.
---jerry6593 on 8/2/08

NvBarbara,we do not think about the devil much.I don't think that we all sit around wondering where he is andwhat he is up to.satan is a sly, devious and thoroughly wicked, thorougly defeated devil. with demons who serve him by getting into people and either tormenting thier bodies, minds, or BOTH. satan aims for the MIND.He sends thoughts of murder and perversion to God's people.Think about something long enough,and you will do it.UNLESS YOU TAKE THE THOUGHT CAPTIVE. Without the ARMOR, this is impossible!
---Danelle on 8/1/08

We DO give the devil a lot more credit than he deserves! Our own flesh gets to us and causes us to sin.

However, remember that when Satan left heaven 1/3 of the angels followed him. His minions are forever on watch to lure us into sin.
Put on the armor of God daily for protection!
---NV_Barbara on 7/31/08

This has puzzled me for a long time.

We are told by some here that satan cannnot be in more than one place at one time, but relies on his demons who are alll over the place.

But where is Satan? How does he get around? Has he got instantaneous means of transport form one place to another? yhas he got a base somewhere? How does he communicate with his demons?

My own feeling has been that Satan is not physical, but an influence, and is not limited as to where he operates, so can be effective at both ends of the world at the same time.

But is there any scripture one way or the other?
---alan_of_UK on 7/31/08

I have attended different churches searching for answers. To find what I am longing for,the truth. Of course so many people beleive different things. But the Bible says God turned satan loose on the world. I beleive satan is everywhere. God says so.
---sally on 7/31/08

I know you don't like to talk about him, but satan is REAL.He does not want you to believe he exists.He is a LIAR, the Accuser of the brethren.He is a whisperer, transformed into a angel of light.He has caused wars,murders and seeks to warp and twist everything God made.And he has mostly succeeded.He tries to emulate God and deceives many,hence the strife-torn world we are struggling in. True, satan is NOT OMNIPRESENT,but he broadcasts all over the Earth.He can not reproduce himself and he hates humanity.James 4:7 Submit yourself therefore unto God,resist the devil and he will flee from you." RESIST! He wants to destroy us all!
---Danelle on 7/31/08

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Some of your logic is so dumb. Pardon me for speaking the truth. Wayne is correct, Satan is not everywhere, but his evil, evil, demons are, and Satan is telling them what to do. And Satan is alive and well on planet earth for all you doubters .. I suppose there is noone who knows and understands this better than I do. The good news and message is>>>> to you devil, "your time is running out where you can no longer distroy lives". Santa clause is make believe, Satan is not!>>> You might want to make believe that he don't exist. dream on. There is a devil and there has just got to be>>> HELL.
---catherine on 7/31/08

Satan cannot be everywhere at once. There are demons though who are all over. Plus his influence is everywhere
---wayne on 7/30/08

If Satan can't be everywhere at once, then he (like Santa Claus on Christmas eve) must be very VERY busy, constantly running all over creation from one person to another, tempting them all one at a time. :)

Either that, or we give him a lot more credit than he deserves. A lot of people use "The devil made me do it!" as an excuse for decisions they make themselves, without any help from him.
---StrongAxe on 7/30/08

No. God ALONE is omniscient, omnipresent and omnipotent. That is, all-knowing, ever-present and all powerful.

Nevertheless we must always be on the alert, not fearful, but aware of Satan's tactics, which haven't changed. We must be able to recognize the truth as opposed to a lie, since Satan is the father of lies. The Bible tells us: Be sober, be vigilant, because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: 1Pe 5:8.
---Donna66 on 7/28/08

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Satan takes advantage of empty spaces, and empty heads. If your head is full of the knowledge given to you from the Holy Spirit, there is no space for him to enter in and deceive you. He won't bother you. In fact he will see you coming and vacate the room. He will be in awe of you. If you are not learning new information daily from God, about what is happening in these End Times, you are not properly tuned in to God.
---frances008 on 6/9/08


Though we walk in bonds of our physical bodies and wayward tendencies, we have been freed from sin and death Rom 8:2. Upon acceptance of Christ as our Savior,we recognize the Spiritual Warfare and we are equipped with the Holy Spirit, our source of POWER!(Eph6:10-12)

The Spiritual warfare between the kingdom of God vs the kingdom of darkness. Struggling Against Evil Spirits (Acts 19:11-20) There are spiritual powers that must be broken.Dan10:12-131 Thess 2:18
---gracyluv on 6/9/08

2)We need to live a life of FAITH, realizing the power and presence of the risen Lord, and believing that our Lord wants to defeat the strongholds of Satan through us.Our authority comes from Christ. In Him we have the authority to bind Satan and to cast him and his legions out of our lives, And in our availability we need to pray that we will have eyes to see the enemy in his many disguises, and the strength to stand firm against him by the power of the Word of God(1cor6:7)
---gracyluv on 6/9/08

no ~ he was an angel before his fall..he cannot be everywhere. I don't think he has to do much in the church. We argue enough about stupid, trivial stuff..and are completely weak..what is there to fear from us? He goes about killing, stealing, and destroying and then we just blame it on God.
---melanie on 6/9/08

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satan and God have zero "0" things in common, that is 100% no thing at all in common. As far as the holy is from the unholy, the right from the wrong, and the heaven from the hell, so too is satan 100% the complete opposite of God.
---Eloy on 6/9/08

Satans chain stretches just so far and God allows him to go that far and no farther. He operates completely within the sphere of Gods allowance (e.g. Job 1:12, 2:6, Luke 22:31-32).
God even uses Satan to His own ends (2 Corinthians 12:7).
---lisa on 6/9/08

Satan is not omnipotent (all-powerful). He is powerful, yes, but not all powerful (1 John 4:4, Revelation 12:8, 20:2).

Satan is not omniscient (all-knowing).

Satan is an angel and angels do not know everything (1 Peter 1:11-12).
There is no indication in Scripture that Satan can read our thoughts. But he's good at predicting our behavior, because he's an expert on human nature.
---lisa on 6/9/08

We've moved out of "Job", and Jesus Christ has ALL of the power in heaven and on earth.
Never forget that.

We're way beyond "Job".
---lisa on 6/9/08

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If you've given Satan that much place and power in your life, you could be opening up doors to demon possession.
---lisa on 6/9/08

Being a creature who dwells on earth, Satan cannot be in more than one place at a time. Satan roams here and there.

He was thrown to earth in a war with Michael and other angels and "lost his place in heaven" (Revelation 12:8). If Satan can "lose his place," then he is not in every place.
But Satan is the head of a network of subordinate devils who make his influence felt in places on the earth (Matthew 12:24).
---lisa on 6/9/08

His limitations . . .

Satan is not self-existent. He is created.

He is not sovereign.

Satan rules a domain of demons, but he does not rule beyond the bound of confinement of rule which God has given him.

Satan never has cast off the government of God, since the rebellion totally failed. He has been exiled to the earth and the domain around it (Eph 2:2).
---lisa on 6/9/08

my friend, Satan is the most powerful,most perfect being our Lord God has ever created!Dont even think about him!
---mike on 6/8/08

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Duane Dudley Martin,
Job means "man of sorrows". Who is the man of sorrows spoken of in Isaiah? It is Jesus, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. Job's suffering is a picture of what happened to Jesus. Though allowed to be touched by the enemy, all was restored double in the end...and the devil had nothing to say about that. The new testament tells us to consider the END of Job, not the beginning of him.
---Linda on 6/8/08

We have been redeemed from the curse of the law and the devil only has the place that WE give him through unbelief in the person and work of Christ. If you believe you have, by joint union, what Jesus accomplished in His work, more will be given. If you "have not", even what you have will be taken away.
---Linda on 6/8/08

gracyluv . . . you are new here? welcome (o: There is "the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience" (Ephesians 2:2) > the spirit of evil, and you speak of "evil spirit " and "A NEGATIVE SPIRIT". Satan's spirit "works" within each sinner. So, Satan's spirit is wherever selfish people are. And how about how animals can treat each other? So, Satan's spirit is pretty much everywhere, on earth, at least, but not like how God is.
---Bill_bila5659 on 6/8/08

Paul speaks of "the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience." (Ephesians 2:2) But can we believers have Satan's own spirit of evil working in us? Well, I understand that Satan is dominating, dictatorial, won't take no for an answer, and his emotions therefore are tyrannical and cruel. So, we need to get wise to this > Jesus is "gentle and lowly in heart" in His feelings and passions of **His*** love, "and you will find rest for your souls." (in Matthew 11:29)
---Bill_bila5659 on 6/8/08

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Only God is omnipresent. Satan can not be in 2 places at the same time. Satan can go to and fro, from one place to another, and probably do it by the speed of light. Satan is not all powerfull like God. So even though he is an immortal being, he is just an angel, he is not God.
---Tammy on 6/8/08

Satan is described at 'walking to and fro' in Job 1:7, being 'the prince of the power of the air' in Ephesians 2:2 and 'the god of this world' in 2 Corinthians 4:4. He certainly gets around and has much power but he doesn't do it all at the same time and his power is limited to what God allows. He is on a leash. Whether or not he realises this I'm not certain - perhaps he thinks he is more powerful than he is.
---RitaH on 6/8/08

2. If we truly believed that he can do everything he chooses we wouldn't pray, asking God to take away temptation, illness etc. God can and does overrule him and one day he will be totally obliterated.
---RitaH on 6/8/08

3. The reason that many think that he is everywhere at the same time is because so many evil things are happening all the time and so many people are succumbing to his temptations. This is done through all his helpers. He was not thrown out of Heaven alone. There are many with a grudge against God now at work on the earth, intent on causing mayhem whilst they still have the chance. We need God's strength to ensure that we resist any temptation that comes our way and this we get through prayer.
---RitaH on 6/8/08

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barb,its called justification.if we admitt it, but most don,t,our flesh causes our issues through gratification of what our minds perceive as needs. our flesh is in satisfy me now mode.which in turn causes us too come up with excuses for our actions and know the old I needed that ,i wanted that.i gotta have that syndrome,cause everybody doing it thing.not that christians should or do do this,most of the time.iam talking about all of us ,and what our flesh will do if we allow it.
---tom2 on 6/8/08

how does he do that.satan is thee tempter.all temptation comes from 2 places. either diredtly from the flesh,or indirectly thru the flesh by satan. God does not tempt.after jesus was baptized by john in the jordan,scripture tells us he went up into the wilderness to be tempted of satan.
---tom2 on 6/7/08

The FALLEN SPIRIT HAS NO POWER but ONLY what man ALLOWS TO BE PUT IN HIS MIND. The anger, hate, fear

Satan has power and our prayers to God through Christ will keep us from evil ...we have no power on our own to resist Satan

Satan is prince of the power of air - Eph 2:2

Satan had POWER over Job ...God GAVE Satan power

Satan had POWER to GIVE world to Christ Mark 4:8

Satan is god of this world 2Corin 4:4

Christ overcame this world John 16:33
---Rhonda on 6/7/08

Satan and God have 1 thing in common, they both work through people. People who are filled with the Holy Spirit are the presence of God wherever they are. People filled with the spirit of Satan take him wherever they go. Consequently, the person does as his spirit dictates, be it Holy or evil. In this sense Satan can be wherever his people are.
---RICHARD on 6/7/08

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hey ddm? man with everything satan did do death would have been a relief.but as we all know job was a man of God and faithful.but remember God told satan he could do anything but kill him,anything is a whole lot to the flesh.
---tom2 on 6/7/08

keith, it appears as though you are well educated for I too am involved in a study of what you wrote. What I am thinking is that Satan was the chief of the angels or watchers sent to this world after the 6 day creation. The so called 'Greek gods' were these demon/human highbreed beings found in Gen. 6:4 and what the 12 Hebrew spys saw.
---james on 6/7/08

There are many offspring of satan called sinners throughout the world, but there is only one loser satan, of which we the saints of God wield complete Command over.
---Eloy on 6/7/08

nvbarbara,I believe most people allow the flesh ,aka being of 2 minds,aka the lusts of the flesh,as a justification,and then as you say because they are weak,yet know the truth try so hard to justify something they just naturally wanna look for someone to blame.aka as you said, oh satan made me do it,when in reality they made the decision,they just refuse to own up to it, even in their own minds.
---tom2 on 6/7/08

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you know i get the impression thattoo many people think Gods word runs from white to black in color,and that most are gray areas for our personal interpretation.this is not true.just as Gods word says I set before you life and death choose,Gods word is light,not some gray area open too every conceivable personal interpretation.
---tom2 on 6/7/08

you know God has said that satan is as a lion prowling around too see whom he may devour.but satan is defeated.we as humans must realize that jesus defeated satan on our behalf.he has no power,but that we give get control of your mind,and as best your flesh and be victorious thru jesus christ.
---tom2 on 6/7/08

Mike the gods of Greek philosphy do not need to be spelt with a capital 'G' and in fact that word, 'God' is normally used only for the Judaeo Christian God. The Muslims believe in Allah. So only Christians and Jews believe in God, and before Christianity, the Greeks had 'gods' which were just statues and legends.
---frances008 on 6/6/08

no,there are two choices given by God,life or is ruld by faith in jesus,the other by the flesh.but even believers battle with the flesh,some more than others,especially in this economy driven society we now live in. where the almighty dollar has become manys idol.God wants us to relate with him spiritually,satan uses our flesh to undermind our spiritual life.this is what is going on.and the battle is in the mind .either contolled by our spirit,or flesh,but our choice.
---tom2 on 6/6/08

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Keith: You're a stud!! You are the 1st person that I have encountered that has allowed himself to believe that the Gods of the Greeks, etc. were not the personification of their own theories or desires, but that these people actually encountered something supernatural!! Bravo!! I will have to study your theory much more before I agree, but you are a stud nonetheless.
---mike on 6/6/08

I've never heard or Read of their being 2!
Where's Lucifer when it comes time for the Lake of Fire?
Or is Lucifer Just going to keep Exsisting?
Or is Lucifer Satans Dad?
Get grip on Reality there Brother,
There one AND the SAME!
---Duane_Dudley_Martin on 6/6/08

1)Going back and forthJob. 1:7

So what is Satan doing "going back and forth"? (1 Pet 5:8 NIV) Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
And God is "going back and forth", too. (2 Chr 16:9 NIV) For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him..."

Satan looks about the earth to destroy, God looks to strengthen.
---gracyluv on 6/6/08

2)Satan tempts us to bring out the worst in us, God tests us to bring out the best in us.

James 1:2-4
James 1:12
1Pet 1:6-7

The adversary is ALSO a Spirit, A NEGATIVE SPIRIT.

The FALLEN SPIRIT HAS NO POWER but ONLY what man ALLOWS TO BE PUT IN HIS MIND. The anger, hate, fear, illusion, etc.
---gracyluv on 6/6/08

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3)Therefore (Eph 6:16 NIV), take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Ephesians 6:12.
---gracyluv on 6/6/08

All human life is ruled by a spiritual power. You are either in-dwelt and influenced by the spirit of God for good at particular times or you allow yourself to be ruled and influenced by evil spirit.When you are under the influence of God, you can be encouraged that, if God is for us, who can be against us. You can take the battle to the gates of hell, the gates of the enemy.Set yourself against demonic spirit.Not on each other. That's why Love is the most powerful weapon WE have along with FAITH.
---gracyluv on 6/6/08

As a created being, Lucifer (now Satan) is not omnipresent. He does, however have his agents (1/3 of the angels) all over this earth.
---jerry6593 on 6/6/08

Satan's throne was in pergamum according to Revelations, I believe. Pergamum was the home of the temple and throne of Zeus. Zeus was a real being. My guess is that he was satan. Since he was thrown to earth, he also has transportation technology. Since he had that, he wasn't omnipresent. He was thrown down to earth, both he and his angels, unfortunately for us. And he is the god of this world. His history stretches back to the oldest known writings in sumeria. I think he's very real.
---keith on 6/5/08

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The answer is no. God is.>>>Satan sends out orders to his demons which are all over the world. And the demons obey Satan. But their powers as well as Satans are limited. thank goodness. God is still in control, they can do nothing except what God allows.
---catherine on 6/5/08

Very good point Tom2. We humans give the devil and his 'helpers' entirely too much credit!
When our flesh is weak we blame our sins on the devil, we as Christians know our paramaters and know when we have crossed them. "The devil made me do it" won't hold water.
---NVBarbara on 6/5/08

The Davil seems to be at work in many places/
How does he manage that?
---alan_of_UK on 6/5/08

I don't want to blast you out of the water, candice, but that's completely false.

Devil is not omnipresent, everywhere present and all authority in heaven and on earth has been given to the Lord Jesus Christ.

You need to read Matt 28:18
Your belief makes God's word of none effect.
---lisa on 6/5/08

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Satan has a Short leash on what he can do,
Read the Book of Job, God ALLOWED Satan to do those things to him, But only to a certain point, Not ALLOWED to kill him!
---Duane_Dudley_Martin on 6/5/08

Even though God made the earth, satan rules it until God takes it back, so of course satan is everywhere just as God is. that is why we must have our spiritual armour on each day & be alert.
---candice on 6/5/08

Its really frustrating for me to hear Christians answer questions like this with such definitive "yes"'s & "no"'s. How do you know??

God never completely explains the parameters of any angels abilities. Our definitions come from a few vague references & a ton of speculation.

I do know one thing for sure, omnipresent or not, he (Satan) sure doesn have this place under his thumb.
---mike on 6/5/08

Only God can be everywhere at the same time. However, Satan is a powerful spirit who gains knowledge through his own vises and through a multitude of other demonic spiritual hosts. There is a very real war going on between Gods holy angles and the demons. This is another of the many mysteries that we will fully understand on the Glorious Day of the Lord.:)
---jody on 6/5/08

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No. He is not omnipresent like God.
---Rickey on 6/5/08

Only GOD can be in more than one place at a time.

Satan is not God's equal.
---kumquat on 6/5/08

no,only God is omnipresent. satan is a creation,made by God,he was an angel,but was cast out.people get confused and blame everything going on around them to satan,when actually most is their own flesh,rebelling against Gods word.
---tom2 on 6/4/08

Satan is a spirit, and so is not restricted by a physical body. Satan has more power than most people realize, but it is only power we agree to give him through anger, fear and doubt.

Great question.
---deb on 6/4/08

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No,only God Himself is omnipresent.Satan does have a lot of underlings (demons) who report to him regularly.
---shirley on 6/4/08

No, since He himself is a created being, and only God process the ability to be everywhere at once (Omnipresent. However, since Satan is a spirit being, he has abilities and powers, though limited. Thus, as immaterial and spiritual beings, the Holy Angels, Satan, and Demons can transport themselves with ease from place to place (unlike humans), but are not Omnipresent.

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy one me, a sinner.
---Ramon on 6/4/08

No, only God is omnipresent. Satan's minions however are scattered through the earth.
---NVBarbara on 6/4/08

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