SATAN AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS
By Pastor Max Solbrekken
The Holy Bible is the Voice of God, the Will of God and the Life of God. The Bible is not an ordinary book. It is the sacred Word of God. The Bible is the book with God in it. Martin Luther stated: “The Bible is True. It is the Word of God. You may not understand it, but believe it because it is true!”
When He speaks we must Listen; when He calls we must Obey; when He fills us with His Spirit us we gladly Receive! When we don't hear His Voice, we need to draw closer to Him, and when we fail we must Ask for mercy, and when lose our direction, we must Seek His face!
The Bible says: “...It is the blood that maketh atonement for soul.” (Lev. 17:11); “...Without the shedding of Blood, there is no remission.” (Heb.9:22); “The blood of Jesus Christ, God's Son cleanseth us from all sin.” (1 John 1: 7)
In His Judgment against Lucifer, the wicked Liar and Deceiver, God declared, “And I will put enmity between thee (Satan) and the woman (Eve), and between thy seed (Evil) and her SEED (Christ). It shall bruise (crush) thy Head and thou shalt bruise his Heel.” (Gen. 3: 15).
In the final battle between Satan and the woman's SEED (Christ), the Evil One's head was Crushed. The Blood of Jesus Christ Destroyed His power for all eternity! In His great love for mankind, the Creator gave Himself through His only begotten Son, to satisfy the righteous demands of divine judgment for the Sins of Adam and the entire human race!
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life; and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on Him.” (John 3: 16, 17, 36)
“For the grace of God that bringeth Salvation hath appeared unto all men...Looking for that blessed Hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ, Who gave Himself for us, that He might REDEEM us from all iniquity, and purify unto Himself a peculiar (purchased) people, zealous of good works.” (Titus 2: 11-14)
JESUS' BLOOD HAS HEALED US!
St. Paul stated: “For as much then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also Himself likewise took the same; that though Death, He might Destroy him that had the power of death, that is the Devil. And Deliver them who through the fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.” (Heb. 2:14,15)
The Blood of Jesus Christ shed for me and the entire world has effectively stopped Satan in his tracks. He cannot cross the Blood-Line! Our Saviour's Blood saves and forgives us, cleanses and purifies us, heals and delivers us! The blood of Jesus Christ, our Lord, is the ONLY solvent that can purge the conscience of sinning mankind!
“How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the Eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God PURGE your conscience from dead works to serve the Living God?” (Heb. 9:14)
He has purchased my PEACE by the blood of His Cross. We were all enemies of God through the fall of Adam and our own fleshly lusts, and were “by nature the children of wrath, even as others. But God, who is rich in Mercy, for His great love wherewith He loved us, even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, by grace are ye saved. And hath raised us up together, and made us to sit together in Heavenly places in Christ Jesus.” (Eph. 2: 3-6)
THROUGH CHRIST'S BLOOD!
“And having made peace through the blood of His cross, by Him to reconcile all things unto Himself; by Him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in Heaven. And you, that were sometimes enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath He reconciled in the body of His flesh through Death, to present you holy and unblameable and unrepovable in His sight.” (Col. 1:20)
Jesus said: “Peace I leave with you, My PEACE I give unto you, not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (John 14: 27)
The Bible says: “And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through Thy Name. And He said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from Heaven. Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the Power of the Enemy: and Nothing shall any means hurt you.” (Luke 10:17-19)
The GREAT COMMISSION states: “Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved: but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these Signs shall follow them that believe; In My name shall they cast out Devils....They shall lay their hands on the sick and they shall recover.” (Mark 16: 15:18)
Jesus Christ, True God from Eternity, together with the Father and the Holy Spirit is Omnipitent because He is all powerful. He is Omniscient, meaning all wise and all knowing, and Omnipresent because He is everywhere at once!
Ask yourself: “Why did Jesus come to this earth?” In Hebrew, His name is called Yeshua, meaning, “the Salvation of God.” Jesus, therefore, is the God who saves, heals and delivers! It was the LOVE of God that sent Jesus Christ to the CROSS to atone for our sins and save us from the power of Satan and his evil kingdom!
St. Paul wrote: “Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet (qualified) to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath Delivered us from the power of Darkness, and hath translated us into the Kingdom of His dear Son; in whom we have Redemption through His Blood, even the forgiveness of sins.” Col. 1:12-14)
JESUS SPOILED PRINCIPALITIES & POWERS!
“And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath He quickened together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses; blotting out the handwriting that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to His CROSS, and having SPOILED principalities and powers, He made a show of them OPENLY, triumphing over them in it.” (Col. 2: 13- 15).
The Bible states, “...For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil. Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin, for His seed remaineth in Him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.” (1 John 3: 18,19)
He sees ALL, hears ALL and knows ALL. And He feels ALL, as well. He knows all about us and still loves us in spite of our rebellious attitudes, pride, fear, self sufficiency and unbelief.
The Holy Bible says: “Seeing then that we have a great High Priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an High Priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.” (Heb. 4: 14,15)
St. Peter stated: “Casting all your cares upon Him for He careth for you.” (1 Peter 4:7). Jesus Christ is still the compassionate, caring and giving Saviour as He always has been. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. (Heb.13: 8).
THE DARKNESS IS PAST!
Let's be clear about this: God's Word is True and the Devil is a Liar! God loves us and we are His children, adopted and accepted by Him through His only begotten Son Jesus Christ! (Eph.1: 4-8).
Jesus said: “All power is given unto Me in Heaven and earth...; I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. I will be with thee unto the ends of the world.” (Matt. 28: 20; Heb.13:5; John 14:18)
If He does have all power and He does, then we also share in His power, because He is in us and we are in Him! The Bible says that, “We are heirs and joint heirs with Christ.” (Rom. 8: 17; Gal.4:7).
In His NAME, we have power and authority over fear, sin, sickness, disease and Satan! Christ lives in us and greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world. (1 John 4:4). We have what Christ has and He has what we have. We are in Him and He is in us! All glory, honour and praise to His wonderful Name. Amen.