Holy Week Reflections... Jesus' Victory Over Satan (Easter Monday!)

 "...on the cross Jesus bled and died for you, and by faith, as you look to the cross, you will see the great lengths he has gone to in the conquering of your Enemy and the liberating of your life. Consequently, Jesus’ words, “It is finished,” from the cross are his heralding of your liberation. Crucifying Jesus was the biggest mistake the Devil ever made. Had he understood what was happening, he would never have killed Jesus, as it says in 1 Corinthians 2:6–9:

Yet among the mature we do impart wisdom, although it is not a 
wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed 
to pass away. But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, 
which God decreed before the ages for our glory. None of the 
rulers of this age understood this, for if they had, they would not 
have crucified the Lord of glory. But, as it is written, “What no 
eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what 
God has prepared for those who love him.”

My favorite portion of Scripture on the victory of Jesus over Satan, sin, and death is Colossians 2:13–15:

And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross. He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him.

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