“The thief comes not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” John 10:10
The devil is a lie and the father of them. He wouldn’t be the devil if he didn’t try to steal, kill and destroy.
“I am He that lives, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.” Revelation 1:18
There are some who need to be reminded that Jesus holds the keys of hell and of death…not satan. Jesus Christ has made a way for whosoever will believe in His redeeming work to escape an eternal hell. He does not send anyone to hell…we all willingly choose our eternal destination.
“9 For in Him (JESUS) dwells all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
10 And you are complete in Him, which is the Head of all principality and power:
11 In whom also you are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:
12 Buried with Him in baptism (Baptism of His death, Romans 6:3-4), wherein also you are risen with Him through the faith of the operation of God, Who has raised Him from the dead.
13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, has He quickened together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses;
14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;
15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, He made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it.” Colossians 2:9-15
Some like to think that there was a fight in hell between Jesus and satan but this is not true. Satan wants no part of our Lord. The devil knows that he is a defeated foe. Jesus Christ came to die on Calvary’s Cross to blot out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us. IN HIM we have life and life more abundantly. We either believe that to be true or we believe it to be a lie.
“11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
12 Then shall you call upon Me, and you shall go and pray unto Me, and I will hearken unto you.
13 And you shall seek Me, and find Me, when you shall search for Me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:11-13.
Seek Him while He can be found. Know Him…know in Whom you have believed, Jesus Christ and Him crucified…be determined to know nothing else among you.
-Donna Clark Warren