When humans believe in Jesus as son of God, they believe God wants good things for them. We believe the scripture in Romans 8:28 that all things work together for the good of those who love God and are the called according to his purpose. We believe Deuteronomy 28 in verses 1-14 is a love letter from God to humans which express the blessings God wants us to experience. The rest of that chapter explains the results of not adhering to God’s word.
The devil hates humans and wants to destroy them. He is jealous of their relationship with God. According to Revelations 12:10 the devil accuses humans to God day and night. Separating humans from God’s favor is the devil’s objective. He will try to tell humans they aren’t good enough and God doesn’t want them or that God doesn’t exist.
19 If we submit ourselves to God and resist the devil, he must flee. We are not in battle with a human or any flesh and blood entity. The devil tries to use other humans to influence, deceive and manipulate. We need to be aware and recognize his tricks.
The battle in the realm of the spirit is one that deals with more than good and evil in a single human. Every evil work comes from the devil and his influence. But God has provided a way of escape from every trap the devil has. In John 8:44 Jesus told the Jews, “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.