Topic: The Lord Jesus Appeared To Destroy The Works of the Devil
He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.
1 John 3: 8 (NKJV)
Daily Reading Plan
2 Samuel 1-3
1 John 3:8 (MSG)-8Those who make a practice of sin are straight from the Devil, the pioneer in the practice of sin. The Son of God entered the scene to abolish the Devil’s ways.
1 John 3:8 (TLB)-8 But if you keep on sinning, it shows that you belong to Satan, who since he first began to sin has kept steadily at it. But the Son of God came to destroy these works of the devil.
1 John 3:8 (NIV)-8 The one who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.
The Bible is very clear when it reveals the reason Christ came to this world. The Scripture teaches us that His mission was to destroy the works of the devil! This is very evident in the present conflict; it is a confrontation of powers, a demonstration of evil against good, and light against darkness. We who come out of darkness understand this! In Ephesians 2: 2 it tells us, ” in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience.”
In our world there is a tremendous influence of evil. The powers of darkness are continually working against the church. There is opposition in preaching the gospel; the enemy wants to stop us from sharing the gospel! Many people are tied and blinded; the enemy has them in spiritual darkness. But there is hope! The solution is Jesus! In John 12: 31-33 we are told, “Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out. And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself.” This He said, signifying by what death He would die.”
The conflict of darkness and light has solution, for this reason Jesus Christ appeared to annihilate and destroy the schemes and plans of the enemy. We have the command to go is his authority, in the name of Jesus! And share the gospel of the good news to help people escape from the snare of the devil as Timothy 2: 24-26 tells us, ” 24 And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient, in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth, and that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will.”
Now is the time for our brothers and sisters to rise up and announce the gospel under the power and anointing of the Holy Spirit. Recall John 10:10 where he tells us that, “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” Let us share this life in abundance, let’s not allow the thief to continue to steal, kill, and destroy lives. Together we can see the light shining and the darkness flee into the authority of Jesus.
John 10:10 (NKJV)-10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
Genesis 3:15 (NKJV)-15 And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel.”
John 8:44 (NKJV)-44 You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.
1 John 5:19 (NKJV)-19 We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one.
Ephesians 2:2 (NKJV)-2 in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience. Matthew 12:30 (NKJV)
30 He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters abroad.
Mark 1:23-25 (NKJV)-23 Now there was a man in their synagogue with an unclean spirit. And he cried out, 24 saying, “Let us alone! What have we to do with You, Jesus of Nazareth? Did You come to destroy us? I know who You are—the Holy One of God!” 25 But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be quiet, and come out of him!”
Luke 10:18-19 (NKJV)-18 And He said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.19 Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
John 12:31-33 (NKJV)-31 Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out. 32 And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself.” 33 This He said, signifying by what death He would die.
Romans 16:20 (NKJV)-20 And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.
Colossians 2:15 (NKJV)-15 Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.
2 Timothy 2:24-26 (NKJV)-24 And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient, 25 in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth, 26 and that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will.
Hebrews 2:14 (NKJV)-14 Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil.
Acts 10:38 (NKJV)38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.
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