After God became a man and put that man with Satan within him upon Himself, He brought that man to the cross. Satan thought he had succeeded, but he


After God became a man and put that man with Satan
within him upon Himself, He brought that man to the cross.
Satan thought he had succeeded, but he only gave the Lord an
easy way to put him to death. For example, if a mouse is loose
in a house, it is rather difficult for the owner to catch it. But if
he sets a trap with a little bait, the mouse will then be
tempted to catch the bait. The mouse at first will think he has
succeeded in getting the bait, but will not realize that he
has been trapped until it is too late. Then, since he is trapped,
it is so easy for the owner of the house to come and put him to
death. Similarly, Adam became a trap to catch Satan. Satan
was the “naughty” mouse running loose in the universe. When
Satan came to possess man, he thought he was so successful,
but did not realize that he fell into a trap. Satan thought
man was his home, but did not know that man was a trap. He
thought man was his food, but man was only the bait. By
taking man, he was caught and imprisoned in man. Subse-
quently, the Lord came and put man upon Himself to bring
him to the cross, that “through death he might bring to
nought him that had the power of death” (Heb. 2:14). Man was
the trap, and the devil was trapped within him. Through
incarnation God put the corrupted man upon Himself and
brought this man to death on the cross. At the same time,
Satan within this fallen man was put to death also. Thus, it is
by this death on the cross that Christ destroyed the devil. This
is why Satan is afraid of the cross, and this is why the Lord
told us to take up the cross. The cross is the only weapon for us
to overcome Satan.

Where is Satan? Satan is in me—in my flesh. But where is
my flesh now? Look at Galatians 5:24: “…crucified the flesh
with the passions and lusts.” My flesh, with Satan in it, is on
the cross; thus, Satan is put to death on the cross. Praise the
Lord! But is this the end? No, burial follows death. But even the
grave is not the end! After the burial, there was the resurrec-
tion. Israel went into the Red Sea with Pharaoh and his army,
but they were resurrected from the death-water without Pha-
raoh and his army. Pharaoh and his army were buried in the
death-water. Christ brought man with Satan into death and
the grave and brought man without Satan out of death and the
grave. He left Satan buried in the grave. Now this resurrected
man is one with Christ.



5 Comments

  1. Rebecca Becoy Hilfrich

    Amen

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  2. Gary Benoit

    Amen

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  3. Arno Couture

    Amen

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  4. Jayson Tamayo

    Salamat po amen

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  5. Nelson Bolima Sales

    Amen

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