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“For we wanted to come to you–certainly I, Paul, did, again and again—BUT SATAN BLOCKED OUR WAY” 1 Thessalonians 2:18 NIV
For Christians who try to delude themselves with the belief that Satan is powerless, weak and had been conquered by Jesus on the Cross, you need to wake up and face realities. Which Satan was the great Apostle Paul referring to in the Scripture above?
How could the Satan that many pastors especially the New Age ones claimed Jesus destroyed and defeated on The Cross of Calvary still be the one that hindered Apostle Paul? Or was he high on weed when he made that statement? I guess not!
I am a scholar with PhD in Theology by His grace and not a novice in Bible matters. I know what I’m talking about. Satan was never conquered on the Cross but his instruments of captivity-SIN was destroyed. The power of sin was destroyed by Christ on The Cross of Calvary.
“And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; HE SHAL BRUISE YOUR HEAD, And YOU SHALL BRUISE HIS HEEL.” Genesis 2:15 KJV
The word BRUISE has to do with fatal damage and never final destruction or total annihilation as many would have us believe today. The devil achieved his bruising of Christ on the Cross with the death of Christ but He resurrected on the third day. The final bruising of Satan will finally be in Revelation 20:10
Sin was conquered on the Cross. Jesus shouted in John 19:30, “IT IS FINISHED”
What was finished?
The work of redemption and not the destruction of Satan. To this truth John the Baptist testified of the mission of Christ on earth,
“The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, WHO TAKES AWAY THE SINS OF THE WORLD!” John 1:29
Apostle Paul told us in Colossians 1:13-14
“13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, EVEN THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS:”
Verse 13 says “WHO HATH DELIVERED US FROM THE POWER OF DARKNESS” It did not add “AFTER DESTROYING SATAN AND HIS KINGDOM” as many Gospel Ministers are insinuating today.
The work of redemption of Christ on the Cross of Calvary now empowers born again believers in Christ to have authority and power over Satan and His host as Jesus promised the disciples in Matthew 16:18,
“And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; AND THE GATES OF HELL SHALL NOT PREVAIL AGAINST IT.”
Why would Jesus still be mentioning THE GATES OF HELL WHEN HE KNEW HE WAS GOING TO DESTROY THEM COMPLETELY ON THE CROSS THROUGH HIS DEATH? This is a question you should ask those who preach and teach Satan and his demons have been rendered powerless or destroyed.
Satan’s final defeat, mind you not destruction as spirit beings can’t be destroyed is in Revelation 20. What Jesus came to do was to destroy the works of Satan which includes sins, sicknesses and all forms of spiritual bondage. 1 John 3:8 explains this very well.
“He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, THAT HE MIGHT DESTROY THE WORKS OF THE DEVIL.”
Did you read up there THAT HE DESTROYED THE DEVIL please?
Like I said the final defeat of Satan is in Revelation 20:10 which says,
“AND THE DEVIL THAT DECEIVED THEM WAS CAST INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE AND BRIMESTONE, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.”
How we ministers deceive people with lies amaze me a lot. Satan has shut the mouths of many that they don’t talk about him and his activities. Those who would have loved to talk about him don’t have the confidence because of their secret sins, fears, lack of confidence or ignorance. The few who are bold to talk about him are labelled fanatics and as magnifying the devil. God have mercy!
But those in the Biblical Prophetic and Warfare Ministries know better. We are not fooled by Satan’s manipulations. There is serious revival of witchcraft and occultism going on in the world today and many Christians will be swept away due to lack of knowledge and for been too spiritually naive.
Jesus himself said,
“12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.” Matthew 24:12-13
What on earth would make believers love to wax cold if not satanic manipulation and attacks?
Apostle Paul said,
“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to SEDUCING SPIRITS, and DOCTRINES OF DEVILS;” 1 Timothy 4:1
I thought some pastors said devils are no longer existing or have been completely destroyed by Christ?
Which devils was he mentioning again in the Scripture above?The devil is still active and well alive. The current events happening in the world should open even the eyes of the blind to the realities of satanic activities. You had better wake up from your spiritual ignorance and face spiritual realities. The battle is becoming fiercer than before.
Stop been deceived that you should not talk about the devil or there is no devil or believers are immune to their attacks. THERE ARE MANY BELIEVERS WHO HAVE LIVED HOLY LIVES AND HAVE GONE TO THEIR EARLY GRAVES because they took the enemies for granted or were careless in their walk with Christ.
Truly Jesus had empowered us as believers and The Bible declares in 1 John 4:4
“Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.”
Jesus even said in Luke 10:18,
“Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”
However, how you overcome has nothing to do with God. It has to do with how well you know Christ and have grown in Him and how you allow His Spirit to guide and lead you, John 16:12-14, Romans 8:14.
“And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Matthew 16:17-18
Jesus will build His church upon the ROCK. Which rock was Christ referring to in the above Scripture? It’s really strange that some religious sects believe He was referring to Peter. The Rock Christ was referring to was the revelation Apostle Peter gave concerning Him.
“And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God” Matthew 16:17
So you see the secrets for overcoming the GATES OF HELL is your personal revelation of the person of Christ and how strong you are in the Holy Ghost, Ephesians 3:16.
Satan doesn’t want people to know Christ or walk in His Spirit let alone to know who they are in Christ.
The devil is still active and still more than busy with his mission in John 10:10a. Don’t be fooled. You have to stand your ground in this great battle. What is happening in the world today that has shaken away many people’s faith is but a child’s play to what is to come.
The war is on. The devil and his minions are still destroying lives and the faith of many believers. Only few shall be saved because many take the devil for granted or underestimate him. If you don’t wake up from your spiritual slumber and become active in Christ, you might be destroyed or even fall away from the faith as many are doing today.
While we should not be afraid of the kingdom of darkness we must at the same time not be ignorant of their devices.
“Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices” 2 Corinthians 2:11
In conclusion, don’t allow anyone to pool wool over your eyes concerning Satan, his demons and their human agents. They are real and very effective today but we are overcomers as long as we are truly active in Christ through The Spirit of God. Go back to The Bible and study to show yourself approved unto God and not unto men, 2 Timothy 2:15. Shalom and Maranatha!
“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”
My Jesus will forever remain,


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