Our battle is with demons NOT Satan... Jun 1, 2019 17:48:35 GMT -6
Post by bowman on Jun 1, 2019 17:48:35 GMT -6
I am not so sure you quiet know what Jesus did on the cross. Satan was not the god of this world, but was the ruler as Jesus says with his own mouth.
There is a gross misunderstanding that this is happening between God, Satan and demons:
That^^^^ is not happening. Jesus and Satan are not and have never been in “combat” with one another over us. John the Baptist made it crystal clear what Jesus was and did accomplish both on the cross and at his resurrection.
”Behold the lamb of God who takes away the SIN of the world!” <<<<<< I don’t see any mention of Satan in there, do you? Let’s see more of what Jesus accomplished for the world and what we should be thankful for.
Jesus/Yeshua means God is Salvation. That does not or imply at all God saved our souls from the devil. That means God is our salvation, he is our life, he is everything. He is the only way to not be forever lost to death. What are the wages of sin? Torture by Satan and his demons? Satan getting to keep a tally of how many souls his has compared to God? Bologna.
“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
The wages of sin is Satan and doom to him? No, that’s not what is said there either. It’s implied by that is the case by many, but not all.
“For it is for this we labor and strive, because we have fixed our hope on the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of believers.”
“For God has consigned all to disobedience, that he may have mercy on all.”
“For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.”
^^^^^^Don’t see anything in that verse about Satan blocking us or harboring our souls because of sin. I see all have sinned because of Adam, and because one man who was perfect and loves us so much, died the most horrific death to cleanse us of sin. He gave us life by God resurrecting him. The first fruit from death to life. To prove death has no power over God, sin has not power over God and that God is salvation 💗
The death on the cross didn’t bind Satan so he could no longer block or prevent us from coming to Christ, it fulfilled the law that we could not, nailed it to the cross so God can be with us. This was all part of the plan and will of God. The lamb who was slain before the foundation of the world to wash creation of sin. That is the beautiful simplicity of this and why it is referenced as being so easy a child can understand.
God simply wants us. He loves his creation and will one day be all in all. Satan is not blocking or preventing any of plan or will of God and above all, has no say or power to block that from happening.
“For it is written, "AS I LIVE, SAYS THE LORD, EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW TO ME, AND EVERY TONGUE SHALL GIVE PRAISE TO GOD." <<<<< This is NOT an act of force, but an act of acceptance and worship.
Stop giving Satan and demonic spirits credit and power they do not harbor or can will. Can they deceive, yes you bet, can they wreak havoc in our lives through spiritual attacks in many forms, yep. But we are the ultimate factor in whether or not we give into the temptation. Our pride blinds and fools us into thinking we can get away or be in charge of the consequences of our choices.
The gospel is the good news! It is not an ultimatum of do or die or a ticket out of the hellbound express! The good news is God takes the responsibility for our salvation. That is what we should be thankful for! We are not responsible enough to do this for ourselves and that was the whole purpose of the law, to prove that. He is a good father and a good and loving father never gives up on his children. Our biggest battle is with ourselves in truly understanding and resting in this. We are the 1 that he leaves the 99 to rescue, the hidden treasure in the field that he sold everything for.
Christ isn’t a ticket we hold in our hand to wave around for everyone to see or a blockage that finally worked for Satan so he cannot collect any more souls. He is life, love and all that is good. His is the truth and the light and no darkness is found in him.
Scripture repeatedly mentions that Jesus' shed blood on The Cross, ransomed us.
A ransom is a payment between two parties for the release of prisoners.
So...who were we prisoners of...and to whom did Jesus make payment for the transfer of ownership?