The devil can only be in one place at one time. Same goes for the fallen angels that rebelled against God in pride. They are angels..fallen angels. Angels are not what people become at physical death. Angels are a completely different creation of God than humankind.
Angels can hear us. Angels can see what we write and what we do. Angels can see how we react to things as well. They see our faults and try to give us FEAR over them. FEAR is the opposite of FAITH. That is why we see Jesus so many times in Gospels telling people to FEAR NOT and WORRY NOT.
Angels have ranks as an army. Fallen angels too. This is how the fallen angels scheme against us…the ‘ wiles of the devil ‘ in Ephesians 6.
You have a stressful situation at work. At home you cry, scream out about it etc. A fallen angel hears you…tells higher ranking fallen angels who PLAN and scheme how they can make it worse. Commands and orders go out to various fallen angels to try to get people to do things to make it worse for you etc.
They know that as a believer our Spirit is already redeemed. THEY CANNOT DO ANYTHING ABOUT THAT! WE ARE SAVED ETERNALLY!
Yet, they do not want us helping others to be saved. So they scheme to stress us, keep us busy with other things. They try to excite the Flesh, wrong beliefs in our mind from our now DEAD old Spirit of Man.
So believer should watch what we say. And be careful what we do. Not only are unbelievers watching us, which can affect our witness of the Gospel to them, but fallen angels are watching too! And they are our adversary!
They will scheme against us to have us act wrongly by exciting The Flesh in our mind so we will make wrong decisions resulting in sin, and the bad consequences sin causes in our life, and in the lives of others. Why? So we are less effective sharing the Gospel!
Ephesians 6 talks about this.
“10 Finally, my brethren, be strong IN THE LORD, and in the power of HIS MIGHT. 11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able TO STAND AGAINST THE WILES OF THE DEVIL. 12 For we wrestle NOT against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour OF GOD, that ye may be able to WITHSTAND in the evil day, and having done all, TO STAND. 14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about WITH TRUTH, and having on the breastplate of RIGHTEOUSNESS; 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel OF PEACE; 16 Above all, taking the SHIELD OF FAITH, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet OF SALVATION, and the sword of THE SPIRIT, which is the WORD OF GOD: 18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication IN THE SPIRIT, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication FOR ALL SAINTS; 19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth BOLDLY, TO MAKE KNOWN THE MYSTERY OF THE GOSPEL,” (Ephesians 6:10-19 KJV)
We need to renew our mind by the Spirit, and the Holy Spirit indwelling us, and by the Word of God (Romans 12). This is true repentance; we ‘ change our MIND ‘ (the very definition of the word Repent in the Bible) by God’s Word. We change our old Fleshly thoughts and beliefs in THE MIND. We live outwardly as we BELIEVE in the MIND. This is what ‘ putting on the armor of God ‘ is truly all about!
The devil and his angels can only excite wrong beliefs in a believer’s mind (The Flesh). The more we replace these wrong beliefs by the truth of God’s Word, the less the devil and his angels can deceive us with fear!
This Is True Repentance For A Saved Believer
Change our MIND! Do not focus on changing just what you DO, or how you live outwardly. That is the same as following the Law to please God and is doomed to fail! Ever see a sign saying ‘ do not walk on the grass ‘ when you were young and unsaved? Made you want to walk on it more huh?
Following the Law only produces fear, the very opposite of faith. Following the Law in our own efforts to please God will make us sin more – not less!
“Moreover the law entered, that the offence MIGHT ABOUND. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:” (Romans 5:20)
“The sting of death is sin; and the STRENGTH OF SIN IS THE LAW.” (1 Corinthians 15:56 KJV)
What we need is to Walk in the Spirit by FAITH instead.
“But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live BY FAITH.” (Galatians 3:11 KJV)
We need to CHANGE OUR MIND. This is the ‘ repenting ‘ a believer should focus on. Change what we BELIEVE IN OUR MIND. Right believing leads to right living and is God working through us UNTO GOOD WORKS.
“For by GRACE are ye saved THROUGH FAITH; and that not of yourselves: it is the GIFT of God: NOT OF WORKS, lest any man should boast. For we are HIS WORKMANSHIP, CREATED IN Christ Jesus UNTO good works, which God hath before ordained that we SHOULD walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:8-10 KJV)
Understand who God made us (2 Corinthians 5:17-21, Colossians 2) in The Spirit… then stand in the power of Gods might – BY FAITH! (Ephesians 6:10)
“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” (Romans 12:2 KJV)