Topic: Satan Has Been Destroyed [Wednesday, 15th March 2017]
Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil. Hebrews 2:14
Satan, before Jesus Christ came to the earth, was the Lord over the earth. Scriptures call him the prince – ruler – of this world (John 16:11). He was ruling supreme. He had the power of death. His rule only brought death to the world, both spiritually and physically. Jesus said that Satan only came to “steal, kill and destroy” (John 10:10). That was his area of specialization.
But now, not only has Jesus reclaimed the power of Satan which was given to Him by Adam, he has been destroyed and rendered incapacitated. Colossians 2:15 says, “and having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.” The word ‘spoiled’ in that scriptures is translated in Greek as ‘apekduomai’, which means to disarm and stripped off. Satan has been disarmed and all His power stripped off him.
But Jesus went further, and through his death, He destroyed Satan. Satan is a broken record. He has nothing on Him to hurt you. In the scheme of things, He is a nonentity: that is, he doesn’t matter or count. He might want to be deceitful and prove to be powerful. But pay him no attention, because he is powerless and can’t harm you. When he shows up, remind him that through death, Jesus Christ has destroyed him, and that all power in heaven and on earth is now in your possession because Jesus Christ lives in you, and I can assure you that he will take to his heels.
Keep winning daily.
Thank You Jesus for disarming Satan of his powers and incapacitating him. Thank You for empowering me to always put Satan to flight. He has been destroyed and he has no power over me. I live with this knowledge and enforce my dominion over him daily, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.