Although I would say this is even much more of a fitting quote from his book, ‘The Devil You Don’t Know’, that I am reading again.
"In Jesus' rebuke to Peter (Mark 8:33) "Get behind me, Satan!" he said. "You do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men." It is not the things of Satan but the things of men. Why is this? I believe that the Lord uses this phrase to express the true situation in this world. That situation is that Satan has NO ability in himself to work out his evil desires. The only way evil is manifested in action in the physical world is by people allowing themselves to be led and manipulated by Satan in their flesh. The idea of a devil exclusive of human beings that runs around creating mischief is not biblically supportable."
"We must be able to come to the Father in an intimate, personal relationship if we are to be able to turn from Satan's leading and walk in God's way. There is NO possible way that anyone of us can turn from Satan's leading if we don't see that there is something (One) to turn to."
I have always liked this quote.. “The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.”- (Kevin Spacey) in The Usual Suspects (1995).
Are things heating up yet, no, well then lets spice things up a bit regarding this quote. ”We have met the enemy….and is us”. To, ‘we have met the enemy (Satan) and he is in our flesh’, the good, the bad and the ugly.
Wow, what a trip this turning out to be, in discovering just how deep this rabbit hole really is.
Buckle your seat-belt Dorothy, cause Kansas is about to go by-by.
By the way, as much as I or you claim to want to know the 'truth', maybe more to the point its like this, Jesus said, "There is much I want to make known to you, but you can't bear or handle the 'truth' right now."
It will never change in how He does things, and one of those being in my opinion, He is allowing our minds to be offended in order to bring (revelation) truth to our hearts.