Hebrews 9: 12 -- "Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered In once Into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us."
There could be no redemption without defeating Satan.
Jesus' three-fold victory:
- Victorious In His earthly ministry
- Victorious In His substitutionary sacrifice
- Victorious In making man a new creation.
Victory In Jesus' Earthly Ministry
John 1:14 -- "And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us…"
First combat with Satan:
Matthew 4: 1-11 -- "Then was Jesus Ied up of the Spirit Into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil (v. 1).
Matthew 4: 18-25 -- And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people. (v.23).
From Jesus' encounter with Satan in the wilderness until He gave Himself up to the high priest, He faced Satan in every possible form of disease. Jesus conquered him in every place.
Jesus was Master of the laws of nature.
Victory In Jesus' Substitutionary Sacrifice
Jesus proved that He was Master of the adversary who had the authority of death.
Hebrews 2:14 -- "…that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that Is, the devil.”
Jesus came to liberate the spirit of man.
II Corinthians 5:21 -- "For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him."
Isaiah 53:4-6 --"But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed" (v.5).
Romans 8: 1-2 -- "There Is therefore now no condemnation to them which are In Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death."
Galatians 4:4-9 -- "But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, to redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ. Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them which by nature are no gods. But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?"
The object of Jesus' substitutionary sacrifice was to make natural man a new creation and by that new creation, become the righteousness of God.
Righteousness: the ability to stand before God as though sin had never been.
Romans 3:21-27-- 21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;
22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:
23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.
27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.
We are to declare His righteousness.
Romans 5:12-19-- 12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
13 (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.
14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.
15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.
16 And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.
17 For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.
19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
Righteousness Is a free gift.
Victory in Making Man A New Creation
II Corinthians 5: 17 -- "Therefore If any man be In Christ, he Is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, alI things are become new."
The new creation Is absolute master over Satan.
II Peter 1 :4 --"Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that Is In the world through lust.”
James 4:7 -- "Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the deviI, and he will flee from you."
John 4:4 -- "… greater Is he that Is in you, than he that is in the world."
This Is true because you have the nature and life of God.
John 5: 4-5 -- "For whatsoever Is born of God overcometh the world: and this Is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who Is he that overcometh the world, but he that belleveth that Jesus is the Son of God?"
The ability of God is in your hands.
Philippians 4:13--“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."
Romans 6:14 -- "… sin shalI not have dominion over you ••• "
Romans 8:2 --"The law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death."