Most of the religious text through history have spoken about an outside force that can "trick" you into making bad choices that ruin your life. This concept of the Devil assumes that you can be a victim of circumstances. Let's consider that notion here.
What if you are not separate from God in anyway? Then the Devil can have no power over you. The Devil represents fear- a fear in your mind that can be shifted.
The devil/Lucifer/Satan is just a belief held in mind. When the belief is exposed and released it is apparent the belief was never real at all. The ego is synonymous with opposites and parallel belief, and in Heaven there is no belief.
But what if everything of God can only be known at a deep level?
The ego is dispelled by withdrawing faith from it, not by attempting to fight or resist it. What a mind seems to fight or resist seems to persist in awareness because the struggle comes from the belief in opposites. To believe that Divine Love can have an opposite, which is the ego, is clearly insane.
Our work in A Course of Miracles shows us , forgiveness is the release of illusion; the ego is to be released. It only seems to be a battle while the belief in opposites is held as real. Illusion is not dispelled by words, but it is dispelled by aligning with Holy Spirit and by accepting the Correction for error. Error is never to be fought against. It is only to be exposed as nothing and thereby released from awareness.
The concept of entities is nothing more than a projection, and it is more direct to say that the ego and the Holy Spirit are decisions. Decide for God by accepting the Correction for error. The sole responsibility of the teacher of God/miracle worker is to accept the Atonement. This acceptance brings consistency and peace and stability to the mind. This opens the way for the remembrance of the Kingdom of Heaven/Divine Mind/Christ/God.
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Author's Bio: 

David Hoffmeister has touched the lives of thousands with his consistently peaceful state of mind, radiant joy, and dedication to Truth. He is a modern-day mystic and non-dual teacher who has been invited to 41 countries and 49 states to share the message of Love, Oneness, and Freedom. His journey involved the study of many pathways culminating in a deeply committed practical application of A Course in Miracles. David’s life is a living demonstration of the Awakened mind. This is an invitation to join him.