The bible says that we are not unaware of the Satan’s schemes and that he should not outwit us (2 Cor 2:11 NIV). It also says that “your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour” (1 Pet 5:8 NIV).
As with most topics, there is overemphasis and underemphasis. It seems that in Western culture there tends to be more of an underemphasis and an explaining away of what the bible would refer to as the work of the devil and his demons.
The goal of this message was to instill a practical awareness of the devil’s schemes so as not to be outwitted, but instead to destroy the works of the devil (1 John 3:8).