Topic: The Devil Has Been Defeated [Wednesday February 7, 2018]
“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;” Hebrew 2:14 (KJV)
Before Christ came, the devil had the power of death. And when we talk about death, it doesn’t mean only the cessation of life. It involves everything that has life. For instance, sickness is a type of death. Failure, disappointment, frustration, barrenness, marriage breakup or anything evil are all part of death. However, after the death, burial and resurrection of Christ, the devil has no more power. He has been stripped! He has been defeated!
But the truth is that Satan is smart. The devil understands that not everyone that has been redeemed understands that he has been defeated. So, he uses the weapon of fear. That is why the bible says that the just shall live by faith. By faith means by the Word. The just shall live by the Word. Sometimes it may not look like it, that should not bother you. Your assignment is to live by the Word because the Word works. When you refuse to live by faith, the devil puts fear in you and fear makes you say the negative.
Child of God, you are the one who has the authority over sickness, over failure and over disappointment. If you fail to use your authority, you will remain down. He is not the one who did it. You did because you refused to use your authority. But the moment you say: “No! By His stripes, I was healed”. The devil will back off because he knows you understand. So, the devil uses what rightfully belongs to you to torment you. In the real sense of it, the devil has no power. The power he uses is the power you give to him.
Further Reading: Colossians 2:15-17, Hebrews 2:14-15
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Leviticus 1-3; Evening- Matthew 24:1-28
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.