“And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.”
Satan’s greatest weapon is his mouth. It is amazing how afraid the believer is of Satan when the only thing he can use against them are the words which come from his mouth. What is even more amazing is how opposite Satan is from God with the use of his mouth and what comes from it. God uses His Word to create, empower, comfort, and build; whereas, Satan uses his words to attack, accuse, malign and destroy.
It says about Satan in the verse above, “And there was given unto him a mouth…” When you look at the power of Satan from his creation, his biggest asset was his mouth, and he uses it to fight against God and you. It says about Satan in 1 Peter 5:8 that he is “as a roaring lion.” It doesn’t say that he is a lion, but “as” a roaring lion. In other words, Satan uses his words to intimidate and threaten the believer into doing nothing. Revelation 12:10 says that Satan is “the accuser of our brethren.” In other words, Satan uses his words to accuse the brethren, not of things they have not done, but of things they have done. Again, the only power that he has over the believer is his words. The verse above says that Satan uses his words to blaspheme. Verse 6 says, “And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God.” Satan uses his words to talk down the way of Christ so that he can get the believer to walking in that way. Again, the greatest tool that Satan uses is his mouth. Three lessons can be learned about the tool of your mouth.
First, don’t be like Satan to use your mouth to destroy. Verse 6 says, “And he opened his mouth…” Just because you have a mouth doesn’t mean you have to open it to speak despairing and hurtful words about others. It is a sad day when God’s people have become the mouthpiece Satan uses to destroy other brethren. Whether it is in the marriage relationship, family relationship, church relationships, or world relationships, you must be very careful about using your mouth to accuse, threaten, belittle, or tear down other people. Instead of using your words to tear down, you should be more like God to use your words to encourage, build, comfort, and help others to become what God wants them to become. Your mouth can be the tool that Satan uses to disparage other believers, but it doesn’t have to be if you yield the words of your mouth to the Holy Spirit.
Second, realize that the only weapon Satan has against you is his mouth. You must realize that Satan has no power over the believer. The Book of Job illustrates that Satan can do nothing to the believer without permission from God. My friend, you don’t have to run scared of Satan. Understand that most of what Satan uses against you are merely words. Stop cowering to Satan’s threats, attacks, and accusations, and realize that all he is trying to get you to do is listen to him so that he can strike fear in your heart to cause you to serve God in fear instead of faith.
Third, don’t give Satan ammunition to use against you with his mouth. Satan can only accuse you of things you have done. If you live your life according to God’s Word, you will take one weapon out of Satan’s arsenal. Moreover, when Satan accuses you, remember that your sins are under the blood of Christ. Always remember that God can still use you in spite of what Satan accuses you about.