Most of us recognize Jesus as a man or a prophet, and when he was in the wilderness, and tempted by Satan, his bewildering comment was "Get thee behind me, Satan." Who would want evil at their back?
Another example of this unusual observation is the code of the old west. "To shoot a man in the back is the lowest form of cowardly behavior.
Consider the hermit in the kabala that guides us with his lantern through the wilderness of life. We follow at his back because if we were to move ahead we would be walking in darkness. Heaven has a hierarchy of power Christ being at the top, second only to God... Satan has a false light and thus cannot outshine the true light of God. Even a fallen angel cannot see without the true light, powered by the energy of God.
Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel
Comment: Actually get thee "beneath" me Satan is probably a more accurate translation of that verse also. The Christian church is actually standing on the head of the antichrist. The antichrist cannot rise as long as there is even a single light (believer) left upon the earth. Light expels darkness.
This is why the devil "walks to and fro" upon the earth and is not everywhere present. The devil can only walk where light has been "by free will" hidden or obscured by unbelief or wrong teaching.
The devil did physically attack Jesus in the flesh (heel) but spiritually the devil was mortally wounded (head). This also supports the above below kind of logic as opposed to the ahead and behind imagery.
Hope this helps Letty