Light in darkness
- Apr 22, 2011
Satan never had a temporal way of overcoming Jesus as he couldn't even tempt Jesus according to Matthew 4:1-11. He is a hostile enemy against Jesus and all who are God's own, 1 Peter 5:8, 9; John 10:10. Adam, in whom God established His commandments to him first, failed to be obedient to them as they allowed themselves to be deceived by the lies of the serpent Satan worked through.Genesis 3:15
I will put enmity between you (Satan) and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he (Messiah) will bruise your head, and you (Satan) will bruise his heel.”
Thus God predicted Satan would IN A TEMPORAL WAY overcome Messiah Jesus
by having Him killed.
But Jesus would overcome Satan in the most profound eternal way
(in obedience to the will of God His Father,) going to the cross
and coming back from the dead with "all power in heaven and earth."
In like manner,
In a temporal way Satan overcomes the saints.
But in the most profound eternal way, the saints overcome Satan
by due to faith in Jesus allowing themselves to be beheaded by the minions of the Beast.
Rev 13:7 It was granted to him to wage war with the saints and to overcome them
Rev 15:2 " And I saw what looked like a sea of glass mixed with fire, and those who have the victory over the beast,
over his image and over his mark and over the number of his name, ..."
God never predicted Satan would have, in a temporal way, overcome Jesus by having Him killed, even though Satan thought he did away with this man from God as he worked through those who wanted Jesus crucified. Satan can not take out anyone who has power over him as through Christ we are overcomers of this world and the principalities that rule in it. Romans 8:31-39.
Rev 13:7 It's the dragon (Satan) who gives power to the beast out of the sea. The beast rises up out of the sea as the sea here is symbolic of people and nations as in a sea of humanity, Daniel Chapter 7:1-8; Revelation 17:15. This beast out of the sea is a Luciferian NWO government that gives its power to the son of perdition, 2 Thessalonians 2:3-12, that will wage war with the saints of God that have not fled as he will overcome them who will not bow to him and take his mark as they will be beheaded for the sake of Christ. Here is the kicker, they can destroy the flesh, but never the soul.
Matthew 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.