I love that verse! What was the work of Jesus? To destroy the devil’s work, that’s what! You know, that evil work of sin and death the devil started way back in the Garden of Eden!
“We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one. We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true. And we are in him who is true–even in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.”
1 John 5:19-20
Yes, this whole world is under the control of the evil one, which is satan or lucifer (I refuse to capitalize his name). But Jesus destroyed the devil’s work and He overcame the world! Jesus is the true God and eternal life! That is the best news ever in the whole world!
“He 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.”
1 John 3:8
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
Jesus speaking in John 16:33
Guess what? When you receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you overcome the world too! The evil one has no hold on you anymore and you are no longer under his control! Jesus destroys the work of the devil in your life and gives you His new life in return! I know what it is like to live under the control of the evil one, and all he ever tried to do was make me his slave and kill me! I rebuke him in the Name of Jesus! Hallelujah!!!
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
Jesus speaking in John 10:10
So, what is the devil’s work? To steal, kill, and destroy! That is his mission 24/7 365 days per year, including weekends and holidays! You can’t tell me you don’t feel it, right? We can all sense and see his evil work wherever we live. Terrorism, depression, suicide, murder, war, disease, suffering–pick one. I have been on this earth for four decades, and I had enough of seeing the devil’s trail of destruction a long time ago! I think in the times we are living in it is pretty obvious the evil one is real–he has his work running rampant in our streets and he is not hiding much anymore! Yes, he is real! We have an enemy and he is violent. The devil wants our lives ruined, and he wants to destroy us all! That is why he “prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8). That is his number one job!
Do not despair, I have great news! The evil one has already been defeated by the Blood Jesus shed for the whole world when He died on that cross! The evil one knows he is defeated. That is why he is angry and he wants to take as many people as possible down with him. Don’t let him! Get the victory in Christ and be victorious in your life! That freedom is right here at your finger tips every single day! Grab it while you still have breath in your lungs!
Have you had enough of the devil’s work?! Do you want to tell depression to go away? Would you like to rebuke his dirty work away from your life and be free from it?! Would you like some of that Jesus work in your life for having life and having it to the full?! You can have all of that and more! He can do that for you just like He did for me!
Jesus finished His work when He died for the forgiveness of the whole world. When you know Him, the work of the devil in this world and the devil himself has no hold on you! Jesus starts doing a new work in your life, so you can have life to the full!
“When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.”
It is finished folks! He paid for our sins in full and defeated the evil one at the cross. Anyone who believes in Jesus has overcome the world and is no longer under the control of the evil one! Before I accepted Christ, I thought the Bible was a joke. Then in January of 1992 when I was in 8th grade my family moved into a house possessed by a demon, and I wasn’t laughing anymore. We had to confront and live with real evil for four years and it was no joke! Yes, the evil one is real! So is Jesus and Jesus Christ rebuked that darkness out of our lives and I will forever praise Him for releasing me and my family from the grip of the evil one! Jesus is Lord! He is King of kings and Lord of lords, and He has set us free!
He is waiting for you with open arms!
Grace and peace to you!
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Do you want to know what happens to the evil one at the end of the Bible in Revelation. Well, here is the short version: