Weekly Pursuit – Week 4 of February

Feb 27, 2018 by


Heb. 2:14 “Since therefore the children have shared in blood and flesh, He also Himself in like manner partook of the same, that through death He might destroy him who has the might of death, that is, the devil.”



The Lord was manifested for the purpose of destroying the works of the devil (1 John 3:8). When He was on earth, He destroyed the work of the devil wherever He went. Often Satan’s work was not obvious; he hid behind natural phenomena. However, the Lord rebuked him every time. It is clear that He was rebuking Satan when He rebuked Peter’s speaking, when He rebuked the fever of Peter’s mother-in-law, and when He rebuked the winds and the waves. Wherever the Lord went, Satan was cast out. Satan could not remain where the Lord was.


Through death the Lord Jesus has destroyed him who has the might of death, the devil. The manifestation of the Lord Jesus destroyed the works of the devil, and the death of the Lord Jesus destroyed the devil himself. The Lord’s death pronounces the greatest defeat for the devil because the Lord’s death is not only a punishment but also a way of salvation. In Genesis 2:17 God spoke of death: “For in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” This death is surely a punishment. But the Lord has another death. The second death is a way of salvation. Death can punish those who sin. Death can also save and deliver those who are in sin. Satan thought that death could only punish the sinner. He seized upon this fact and reigned through man’s death. However, God saves and delivers man from sin through the death of the Lord Jesus. This is the most profound aspect of the gospel. (Message for Building Up New Believers, Chap. 43)

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