Jesus Has Defeated Satan

Today there is a big fight going on. This fight is not between families or clans. This fight is not between two countries. This fight is not only for today or for some months or years. This fight has been going on since the time of Adam and Eve. This fight has been going on between God and Satan, between God’s angels and Satan’s evil powers of dark-ness. It is a big fight that includes every human and every spirit on the face of this earth. You and I are also included in this fight.

Our first ancestors, Adam and Eve, listened to Satan’s lies and spoiled the good life that God had planned for us. Because they obeyed Satan they ended up becoming his slaves, living under his control. Their sin against God opened the way for all kinds of sickness and evil to come in and spoil the beautiful world that God had made.

However, God saw us lost and hopeless. He did a great thing for us by sending his son Jesus Christ, who left heaven to come down to his earth. Jesus came to destroy the work of the devil in order to bring us back into the family of God. Satan is not at all happy about this idea. He is burning with anger and has tried his best in every way to spoil the plan of God. Today Satan is still at work and many of us are being threatened, deceived, and pulled away from following the right path to do all kinds of evil deeds.

Being a Christian is not an easy life, the reason being that we are fighting every day. But listen to what Jesus said, “I told you these things so that you can have peace in me. In this world you will have trouble. But be brave! I have defeated the world!” (John 16:33).

As Christians, let us rejoice because the Bible clearly tells us that Je-sus has already defeated Satan. If we hold firm to Jesus we can also de-feat Satan and rejoice with God forever. “Anyone who wins the victory will receive this. And I will be his God, and he will be my son” (Rev 21:7).

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