Jesus tells those who follow Him how much Satan influences society and us individually. Jesus did understand this. Humans are normally blind to it. The power to overcome is God's divine power. This power is available to those who have a close relationship with God and who ask for help and protection. Jesus included this in what we know as The Lord's Prayer. When we resist the Devil, he will flee from us.
Joe Dobson pastors the United Church of God congregations in the Kansas City and Topeka, KS and Columbia and St. Joseph, MO areas. Joe and his wife Pat are empty-nesters living in Olathe, KS. They have two sons, two daughters-in-law and four wonderful grandchildren.