Resist the Devil and He Will Flee
Therefore submit to God.Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
Scripture speaks of "the devil" or "the wicked one" as if we battle him and his temptations on a regular basis. However, you always hear Christians say things like, "The devil is not omnipresent" or ,"The devil can't be in more than one place at a time."
My question is where do folks get this belief? I can understand why many would assume this because nobody wants to attribute a quality to the devil that is similar to attributes that God possesses, but I don't know of any specific scriptures that state the devil cannot be in more than one place at a time.
I wouldn't think the scriptures are exaggerating the devil's influence in our daily lives, so I have to wonder if his presence is a little more widespread than many Christians give him credit for. The scriptures make it clear that temptations are given by the wicked one. The scriptures make clear that we need to put on the whole armor of God that we may stand against the wiles of the devil.
So, how is he doing this if he cannot be in more places than one? I know many will say that he also has demons and so forth that can do this for him, but I don't know of any scriptures that declare demons acting on behalf of the devil to tempt others, and all the scriptures that I know of refer to the devil himself as the tempter that we must resist.
"What you do does not define who you are; it's who you are that defines what you do."
-- Dr. Neil T. Anderson