CAN SATAN READ OUR MINDS?
1Cor. 2:5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. 6 Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:
8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. 10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. 12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. 16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ. (KJV)
In verse 8, princes refers to Satan & all his hosts. They didn’t even know that Jesus was the Christ or Messiah. After all He did (JC) they still didn’t know. I guess God knows how to keep a secret. Only God is all knowing, omni-present, and all powerful, etc… Satan is a created entity. Therefore, like Jesus when He walked the earth, Jesus could only be at one place at a time. That is why HE needed to go to the Father so He could send the Holy Spirit so JC could be with us through the power of the Holy Spirit!
Here are some other places that demonstrate that Satan cannot read minds or for that manner even understand what the believer or disciple of Christ understands:
Matt. 2 Herod was used by Satan to try to destroy the soon coming King, Jesus but they (Herod & Satan) couldn’t even find Him!!!
Matt. 4- Jesus in the temptation by Satan- Satan is asking JC questions (i.e. are you the Son of God, if you are turn the rocks into bread.).
It is said that Jesus fulfilled over 300 prophecies to demonstrate that HE is and was Messiah—Apparently Satan is not a good Bible student! Again, 1Cor. 2:8 if they had known whom they had crucified, they never would have crucified the Lord of glory!
Satan cannot understand the things of the Spirit- Ro. 8:26-27
Throughout history God was able to not let Satan know what was going on. For example: Jezebel couldn’t find Elijah, God hid him in the cave. There are many others, Moses in the baby basket…etc…
Finally, CAN SATAN READ OUR MINDS? NO!!! He may be brilliant and he does have a communication network probably yet like many people I’ve known who seem brilliant they often lack simple common sense sometimes. There are many holes in Satan’ abilities.
Not only do we have all power over Satan and his hosts, we have the mind of Christ. We have the authority to rule and reign with HIM (Jesus) over all powers and principalities. And even creation is waiting, groaning of the sons of God to be revealed. Those sons who bring justice to the earth by destroying the works of the evil one. This privilege have all the saints!!!! Ps. 149