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Jesus Came to Destroy the Works of the Devil

1 John 3:8 (KJV)

8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

The scripture in 1 John 3:8 tells us that Jesus came down from Heaven for one purpose - to put an end to all sin by destroying the works of the devil. Though we still live in a sinful world and are tempted every day, we can take comfort in knowing that God sent His Son to redeem us from our evil ways and allow us true freedom from sin. Through our faith in Jesus Christ, we can be assured that we will one day overcome our sins, no matter how great they may seem. Let us cling to this hope and strive towards righteousness with every step we take.

Colossians 2:14-15 (KJV)

14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;

15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

The scripture in Colossians 2:14-15 speaks of Jesus' crucifixion and the power it held to absolve us from our sins. Through his death on the cross, Jesus wiped away all the laws that once condemned us and liberated us from their oppressive power. He defeated principalities and powers and showed them to be nothing more than a facade. By triumphing over them in this way, He proclaimed His victory over sin and death forever. This is a reminder that we are no longer bound by our past mistakes or enslaved by oppressive rules; instead, through Christ's sacrifice on the cross, we have been given new life and freedom in Him.

Ephesians 6:12 (KJV)

12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

This scripture from Ephesians 6:12 reminds us that our battle is not only against other people in the physical world but also against spiritual forces. We are called to do battle with "principalities, powers, rulers of darkness and spiritual wickedness" that seek to drag us down and cause disharmony. It is a reminder that even though we may be struggling with difficulties or trials in this life, there are spiritual enemies at work behind the scenes that need to be resisted and overcome through faith. Christians must understand their true enemy in order to engage in effective spiritual warfare, trusting in God's power and protection. Ultimately, we must recognize that victory comes from Him alone. Through prayer and obedience, we can have confidence in the assurance of God's victory over our spiritual enemies.

John 14:30 (KJV)

30 Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.

John 14:30 reminds us that Jesus was fully aware of the power of evil and its prince, Satan. He knew that this ruler of the world would attempt to deceive and ensnare them with his lies. Jesus, therefore, warned His disciples not to straddle between a life of faith and temptation from the enemy.

John 12:31 (KJV)

31 Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.

John 12:31 further highlights our Savior’s victory over Satan. By dying on the cross and being raised again, Jesus triumphed over sin and death once and for all. Through His sacrifice, He put an end to Satan’s reign in our lives as believers.

No matter what lies Satan may tempt us with, we can be assured that he has already been defeated. We serve a God who will never leave or forsake us and will protect us from the schemes of the enemy. Though evil still exists in this world, Jesus has given us the power to stand firm as we have already won the battle through His death and resurrection. Let us, therefore, remain vigilant, trusting in our Lord and Saviour to protect us against all forms of evil.

Through Jesus's death on the cross, He paid the debt that stood against us and fulfilled all righteousness, bringing us into right standing with God. The power of sin has been broken and we are no longer held captive by its law because Jesus canceled our debt and destroyed its power over us.

Satan has no authority over those who have been redeemed by Christ. He can no longer accuse us or bring any accusation against us before God’s throne. By his perfect work of redemption accomplished for us on Calvary's Cross, Jesus set each one of us free from bondage to sin and guilt, so that we may now live in freedom and fellowship with God.

Let us then, brothers and sisters, stand firm in the power of Christ's redemption, and proclaim to the world the glory of His salvation!

Revelation 12:10 (KJV)

10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

The Scriptures of Revelation 12:10 remind us that God has given us the power to overcome our spiritual enemies. Here it is stated that now salvation, strength, and the kingdom of our God have come and with them also comes the power of Christ's victory over the enemy who accused His people day and night. This is a reminder for all believers to take courage in knowing that through faith in Jesus Christ, we can be victorious over any difficulty. No matter how strong our adversaries may appear, we must not forget that God is greater than them, and He is always on our side. This scripture encourages us to trust Him and place our hope in Him so that we will never face any challenge alone.

Romans 8:33 (KJV)

33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth.

This powerful scripture from Romans 8:33 speaks to the eternal truth that God's elect will never face a charge that can stand against them. It is the Lord Himself who justifies His chosen ones, and what He declares righteous shall remain so forevermore. This serves as both an encouragement and admonition to each of us: We are never alone, and our sin has already been atoned for by Jesus' sacrifice on the cross. Therefore, let us strive to be faithful followers of Jesus Christ, ever mindful of His perfect love and grace that has set us free from all condemnation!

Let us take heart, that God has already won the battle against Satan. The accuser of our brothers and sisters has been cast down and vanquished. We have been saved from his accusations, lies, and temptations through Jesus Christ. This means that no sin or accusation can stand against those who are in Him.

We must not forget that although Satan may try to deceive us with promises of power, pleasure, and wealth, these are all empty words meant to ensnare us in his schemes. Instead, we should focus on what God offers: grace, peace, love, and joy. These gifts are infinitely more valuable than anything else this world could provide.

It is only by clinging to Christ’s love and mercy that we can be free from Satan’s lies and accusations, and secure in our salvation. Let us recognize his powerlessness, turn away from the temptations of sin, and put all our trust in God. He alone is worthy of our praise and adoration.

May we cling to Christ’s power over evil for all eternity, embracing His grace and trusting in His protection – for only then will we have true victory over Satan.

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