October 24, 2020
The Devil Is Defeated
Hebrews 2:14 (KJV) Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil.
The devil is defeated. Maybe many of us need to reread this vital message frequently. Why, because we often face fights with the numerous ruses of the devil. Some individuals allow the devil room or leeway to drag their soul back into the clutches of sin. It is always a slippery slope back to serving sin rather than serving God; one rogue step can quickly lead a wayward soul into applying and practicing wickedness rather than standing the grace and mercy of God.
Sadly, in the middle of a battle, we often forget that we serve a risen Savior and that His victory is complete and in hand. Yes, we fail to realize all that is required of us is to place trust in Him and allow Him to work in our life despite the dark state of our immediate circumstances.
Knowing and applying this truth into our lives means that we need to step aside and allow God to lead us through the wickedness at work in this world, for He alone is the Victor!
Yes, above all, we must remember the devil is defeated and void of lasting control. His power cord has been clipped, cut short, and his fuse is set to blow at any moment, for he is void of lasting power. That is unless we give him room to root himself into the fabric of our life. When we leave room between God and us, the devil can easily worm his way between us and cause a spiritual battle to ensue, but God ultimately remains in control.
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