"Satan", has no being! Satan is but the self, the illusion, the 'person' our parents created when they named us at our birth! When they named us, they created the illusion in which the whole of humanity functions! The "I" within us, is who we are, and That "I", is the Father! God's most perfect creation was the organism known as 'man'! But He inadvertently created Satan, when He named His creation 'Adam'. (Perhaps "inadvertently" is not the proper word to use in this case. God would have known what would happen.) He did this to test our determination to die to 'self', to 'try us by fire' as it were, to make us worthy of being His 'son or daughter'! Embody the Divine Mind in the form of a 'man', and turn him loose without him knowing what manner of being he is, and you've got what we know to be 'humanity' today. To me that pretty well sums up how the creation of Satan took place. God is the invisible reality of every 'man' on Earth, but everyone thinks 'they' have being of themselves. So in ignorance of being God embodied, everyone thinks and therefore creates as 'they' perceive them selves to be. Thus creating the World we have today.
In Exodus 6: 2-3, we read, God said unto Moses. "I" am the Lord. And "I" was known unto Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, as God almighty. But by my name Jehovah, was I not known unto them! Our names have hidden our true identity, our 'I AM THAT I AM identity! In Genesis 5:2 we read 'Male and female created He them, and blessed them, and called their name(s) 'Adam' (a dam?) In the next verse, the word 'Adam' is used as a name to identify an individual. In the 2nd verse the word 'adam' is used to describe a 'thing', a dam, an obstruction. A 'dam' is something that holds back water. And 'water' in the Bible is synonymous with truth! In John 4: 14 we read' Whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him, shall never thirst, But the water that I shall give him, shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life!
Our names are indeed obstructions. They are that which keeps us from realizing our true identity. They are the 'Satan' we have been warned to avoid! What keeps us from functioning as the Father? (As the "I" within us?) The belief that we are this 'person' our parents created when they named us! Thus the necessity of the Spiritual rebirth! Which can only be set in motion when we see that the "I" within us is God, the Father! By no other means can we function AS THE FATHER (as Jesus did) The concept of the Spiritual Rebirth that is promoted by the Evangelical Churches of the World can NEVER bring about our Spiritual Rebirth! All it does is bring about one's Spiritual conversion!
Only the realization that God is the "I" within us can result in our being 'born again'. Then through faith in that belief, we can indeed function AS THE FATHER, as Jesus did! This is not simply a 'concept' it is the Truth! God is the "I" within us. "Try me and see", He said, Then our faith will not lie in a God who may or may not have heard our prayers. Then our faith will lie in our belief that the "I" within us, IS THE FATHER! Then we will know that we can, through faith in this belief, decree a 'thing' and it shall be established unto us! We were not meant to 'worship the Christ', we were meant to function AS the Christ! And we cannot do that, until we realize that the "I" within us, IS THE FATHER! For 'man', is indeed God individualized, and the 'person' our parents created when they named us, is but the illusion in which the whole of humanity functions!
If we had been taught from the cradle that we were children of God by birth, there would be no need of the Spiritual Rebirth. But we were never told that we were Gods by birth, so we grew up thinking we were this person our parents created when they named us. We become so convinced of this that the only way we can get back on track is through the Spiritual Rebirth, through the realization that God is the "I" within us. Then through faith in this belief we can still grow into the likeness of Him who is the Christ. However, it is much more difficult for us to do so, because we have all those years of 'programming' to overcome.