There is a scene in True Grit where one of the characters falls down a snake pit. It is terrifying and it uncannily reminded me of this sermon which I listened to recently in my early morning journey through Romans. Did you ever think to notice that Romans, the greatest exposition of the Gospel, only mentions Satan once (Romans 16 v 20) and that is right at the very end. I am learning from Chapters six and seven that our problem is truthfully sin not Satan. If you do watch True Grit be mindful of the rescue scene, the Saviour, the sheer death to life moment that happens. To remain in the pit is death but to come out is life- but its not without its scars.
Do read Piper's parable:
"Who Understands the Full Power of Sin?