Friend, you can live a devil-free life! Jesus settled that. Way back in Genesis, God said:
“And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; and it shall bruise thy (Satan’s) head…” Genesis 3:15
Bless God it happened!
The greatest event in world history is the drama at Calvary, where Jesus, the Son of the Most High, died. It was a time when the most unusual things (both physically and spiritually) happened. It was the tragedy of all ages, but much more, it was the deliverance and absolute emancipation of the world from the bondage of Satan.
More things happened on the cross than most people know. As Jesus hung on the cross, great things began to happen in the realm of the spirit. He took the place of man in sin, sickness, poverty, death, and every evil thing in the world. He was God’s sacrificial lamb for man’s redemption from the hands of the chief slave master, the devil. Jesus did not only carry our sins on Himself, He also carried the whole world’s diseases and sicknesses, He carried all pains and afflictions. Every evil thing in this world was laid on Him (Isaiah 53:4-5). When Jesus said “It is finished” in John 19:30, He finished your battles against sin, difficulties and every evil.
Jesus Went To Hell
Yes, He did! He met the devil on his own very ground. It is a basic spiritual law that if any is found with sin at death, he must go to hell (Ezekiel 18:4; Luke 16:22-23). So as soon as Jesus took on your sin and my sin, it became imperative that He should go to hell, else the deliverance of the world would not have been complete. Isaiah 53:9 confirms this:
“And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death.”
Peter also confirmed this in Acts 2:25-27:
“For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved: therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope: because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.”
If Jesus did not go to hell, then we would still have had to go there, because it would have meant that His sacrifice did not cover that area. His presence there was part of the divine assignment. He went there and finished the work. It was in hell that Jesus cemented our victory and sealed the devil’s doom of defeat. He took the keys to hell and death and rose victoriously! (Revelation 1:18).
There He spoilt, defeated and stripped principalities and powers of all their power. Before this time, the devil had the power (key) of death. But when Jesus entered hell, He fixed the devil for good and destroyed all his powers! (Hebrews 2:14).
“And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.” Colossians 2:15
Jesus did a very neat job! He finished everything as is written of Him and rose triumphantly. This is the springboard for our victory over Satan. Jesus fixed Satan! He took you out of the house of bondage and brought you into life (John 10:10b). He restored you as God’s man on the earth.
Jesus restored everything that man lost in the garden of Eden. He has put all things into your hand.
The victory is total – spirit, soul and body.
“…but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.” Hebrews 9:12
It was a perfect job (Hebrews 10:12,14). Jesus now has the key of David that opens and no man can shut, and shuts and no man can open (Revelation 3:8). Having thus lost every bit of power to our Lord Jesus Christ through the drama at Calvary, Satan is now left with nothing! No power is left for the devil.
Romans 13:1 says: “There is no power but of God” and Psalm 62:11 corroborates this truth saying:
“God has spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God.”
Thus, the devil is a toothless bulldog. He has nothing legally with which to hurt you.
-Satan Get Lost