Listen to the clear declaration of the Apostle John as he speaks of the purpose for which Christ came. “The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.” (1 John 3:8). How did this become a reality? “Since…the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself [Jesus] likewise partook of the same things, that through death He might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil” (Hebrews 2:14). What are the primary “works of the devil”? ·
Through deception, Satan plunged man into sin through disobedience.
· Sin brought the penalty of death on the human race.
· The penalty of death brought fear and an adversarial relationship between man and God.
GOOD NEWS; Jesus came “to destroy the works of the devil”! Throughout His ministry, we can see how perfectly effective He was in doing this as well as through His death. Sins are forgiven and persons are freed from the effects of sin (disease, death and many other maladies). Paul has a beautiful way of expressing the result of Christ’s work; “For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” (Galatians 5:1).
Now that Jesus has ascended to heaven and given us the Holy Spirit, we are left here on earth for the purpose of continuing His work. Through the glorious message of the gospel, God is using us as His witnesses that Christ is still “destroying the works of the devil”. He wants to increase the power of your witness and mine through the present work of the Holy Spirit.
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