The devil is a dust licking enemy. Since Genesis 3 until now, he is a cursed created being. We must stop making him larger than life; hard to defeat; and somehow more powerful that we are. Christ in us is the hope of glory and He lives inside of us, the devil is under our feet. Whether in pictures we see or imaginations we conjur up in our heads, he’s been portrayed as bigger, stronger, and more powerful than he is. The only thing the devil does is make us think he someone he’s not. He’s nothing, he’s defeated, he’s powerless, that’s who he is.
He’s always been and always will be a dust licker. Put him back on his belly, in the dirt, licking dust and you will no longer be intimidated by him nor fear him. The enemy’s been defeated. He’s a scorpion with no stinger; a snake with no venomous poison; a dragon with no fire. Jesus defeated him and rendered him powerless and Jesus has the keys to prove His victory. If they knew in the Old Testament the enemy is a dust licker, we sure better understand this as New Testament believers. He’s under your feet!
Genesis 3:14 “The LORD God said to the serpent, Because you have done this, Cursed are you more than all cattle, And more than every beast of the field; On your belly you will go, And dust you will eat All the days of your life”
Psalm 72:9 “And his enemies lick the dust.”
1 John 3:8 “The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil.”
Revelation 12:11 “And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death.”