Evil Makes A Promise It Cannot Keep

The enemy called Evil (the world, the flesh and the devil) makes this promise: “you can define what is good and what is evil on your own terms and put yourselves in God’s place.” Believing in this promise results in brokenness, corruption and violence. It brings to surface the “need” of self-protection, self-preservation, self-gratification and self-elevation.

Jesus let evil exhaust all of its power on Him using its only real weapon, Death. Jesus knew that the love and life of God was more powerful than Evil and He overcame death through His resurrection, opening a way to escape the death-grip of Evil’s deceptive promise and discover New Life through His Promise.

We are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. No follower of Jesus ever need be defeated by evil, doomed by the curse of sin or enslaved to the hurts, habits and hangups brought about by the broken promise of evil. This war has already been won.

Romans 8:31-39 ESV
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? [32] He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? [33] Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. [34] Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. [35] Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? [36] As it is written, “For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.” [37] No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. [38] For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, [39] nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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