Satan Is Eternally Defeated
Hebrews 9:12 – “Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.”
There could be no redemption without defeating Satan.
Jesus’ threefold victory:
Victorious in His earthly ministry
Victorious in His substitutionary sacrifice
Victorious in making man a new creation
Victory in Jesus’ Earthly Ministry
John 1:14 – “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us…”
First combat with Satan:
Matthew 4:1-11 – “Then was Jesus led up of the spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil” (v.1).
Matthew 4:18-25 – “And Jesus went about….healing all manner of sickness” (v.23).
From Jesus’ encounter with Satan in the wilderness until He gave Himself up to the high priest, He faced Satan in every possible form of disease. Jesus conquered him in every place.
Jesus was Master of every law of nature.
Victory in Jesus’ Substitutionary Sacrifice
Jesus proved that He was Master of the adversary who had the authority of death.
Hebrews 2:14 – “…that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil.”
Jesus came to liberate the spirit of man.
2 Corinthians 5:21 – “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”
Isaiah 53:4-6 – “But he was wounded for our transgression, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him, and with his stripes we are healed” (v.5).
Romans 8:1-2 – “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.”
Galatians 4:4-9 – “But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, to redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ. Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them which by nature are no gods. But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereun to ye desire again to be in bondage?”
The object of Jesus’ substitutionary sacrifice was to make natural man a new creation and by that new creation, become the righteousness of God.
Righteousness is the ability to stand before God as though sin had never been.
We are to declare His righteousness.
Righteousness is a free gift.
Victory in Making Us a New Creation
2 Corinthians 5:17 – “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”
The new creation is absolute master over Satan.
2 Peter 1:4 – “Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.”
James 4:7 – “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”
This is true because you have the nature and life of God. a. 1 John 4:4 - “…greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.”
1 John 5:4-5 – “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?”
The ability of God is in your hands.
Philippians 4:13 – “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”
Romans 6:14 – “For sin shall not have dominion over you…”
Romans 8:2 – “For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.”
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