4 Reasons to Be Wanted by the Devil

“My main ambition in life is to be on the devil’s most wanted list.”

– Leonard Ravenhill

You Know You’re on the Right Side

I tell people who are under spiritual attack that while it’s not fun, at least you know you’re on the right side. If we never experienced any spiritual attacks, then we’d have to wonder why. We know that the world will hate us (1 John 3:13). This means so will Satan, as “the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.” (2 Cor. 4:4).

You Know You Must Be Doing God’s Will

If you are obeying God, then you are a natural enemy of the devil because he seeks to constantly be in a state of rebellion. Jesus said that if we love Him, we’ll keep His commandments (John 14:15; 1 John 2:3, 5:3). Because of this, we are on the devil’s most wanted list.

You Are a Threat to His Kingdom

Anyone who preaches the Gospel is entering enemy territory because he is the prince of this world (John 12:32, 14:30), and when entering into the world, the last thing he wants us to do is bring the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He sees the children of light as a threat to his kingdom of darkness since God has “delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son” (Col. 1:13). Darkness can never overcome the light, but light always overcomes the darkness (John 1:5).

You Know You Are a Child of God

Everyone in this world is either a child of God or a child of the devil. There are only saints and “aint’s.” The Apostle John wrote, “It is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother” (1 John 3:10). The children of darkness are the children of Satan (John 8:44).


Satan hates the truth because the truth sets us free.  It sets us free because we know the truth.  It is Jesus Christ Who is the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6)–eternal life, that is. Satan is the father of lies (John 8:44), so it shouldn’t surprise us if we’re on the devil’s most wanted list; that’s actually a good thing.