1 John 3:8: He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.
Satan is still a mighty foe, but he is no match for the power of God. Jesus compares this world to a palace that contains many valuable goods. A strong man is guarding this palace (Luke 11:14–23). Satan is the strong man, and his “goods” are lost men and women. The only way to release the “goods” is to bind the strong man, and that is just what Jesus did on the cross. Jesus, in coming to earth, invaded Satan’s “palace.” When He died, He broke Satan’s power and captured his goods! Each time a lost sinner is won to Christ, more of Satan’s “spoils” are taken from him. A person who knows Christ, and who has been delivered from the bondage of sin through Christ’s death on the cross, has no desire to obey Satan and live like a rebel. 1
The devil and his workers will eventually be cast into the lake of fire according to Revelation 20:10: “The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake…will be tormented day and night forever and ever.” But today we must defend ourselves from His attacks by putting on the full armor of God. Most Christians fail to “suit up” everyday and therefore “end up” discouraged and defeated. Ephesians 6:10–11 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. Read Ephesians 6:10-20 now so you can enter the day prepared for the battles you will face.
And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly. Romans 16:20
Living the Christian life is a dependency upon His power and provisions to lead us from victory to victory. – TWEET IT
Lord, thank You for dealing a fatal blow to Satan through Your redemptive work on the cross.
1. McGee, J. V. (1991). Thru the Bible commentary: The Epistles (1 John) (electronic ed., Vol. 56). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.