Just because Satan is no match for God, that doesn’t mean he is powerless. In fact, I want to begin the discussion of satan’s strategy by looking at the power of his deception. In( 2 Thessalonians 2:) Paul is correcting these believers misconceptions about the day of the Lord. He writes, let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, The son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself above every so called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, Paul then says that this lawless one, the antichrist, will not be revealed until God’s restraint is removed. Then, that lawless one will be revealed, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of satan, with all power and signs and false wonders, and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish. The appearance of the antichrist will be satan’s crowning achievement in his plan to deceive the world. The antichrist will be empowered by satan, who will give this person great power to pull off the master deception. The lawless one will be so powerful that he will sit in the temple as God, and unsaved people will think he is God, wow that is power. But we don’t have to wait until the end times to see the power of satan at work. How else can you explain the fact that people will give up everything they have to move in with a cult and put themselves under someone else’s power, even to the point of committing suicide in the name of God. The only explanation is satan’s strategy of deception. Where dose satan get the power he wields over people? He gets it from what I call his constitutional superiority over any man or woman. By constitutional superiority I mean that satan is an angel, a spirit being. He dose not have the limitation of flesh and blood. Therefore, you and I can’t compete with the devil in our own strength. We can’t outsmart the master deceiver. He has authority by virtue of his person. Satan’s authority is give by God and limited by the same God, But it is still a greater authority than you and I exercise. So be mindful of the devil’s strategy’s, so that you will not fall in his traps and pit falls.