Daily Devotional: Day 10
“. . . that through death he [Jesus] might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage” (Hebrews 2:14-15, KJV).
Satan controls people through fear, condemnation or deception. Let’s focus on fear for now. Whatever can make you afraid, can make you its slave. Jesus came into the world, among other things, to break Satan’s hold over you once and for all. Isn’t that awesome? Today’s Bible verse tells us that among his many accomplishments, Jesus has delivered you from the fear of death. Say “Amen” to that! This means Satan is neutralized and can no longer control you through fear of death or, for that matter, fear of anything. The Bible says that Satan had the power of death (Notice the past tense). Armed with this power, he subjected many people to demonic bondage through fear of death. But, Jesus has broken Satan’s power. Therefore, your days of being afraid of death are finished. Satan can’t manipulate you anymore. You’ve overcome, and all the credit goes to Jesus.
To save you from the fear of death, Jesus tasted death for you and for every man (Read Hebrews 2:9). See how special you are to Jesus! He tasted death, for you. Henceforth, if death approaches, you’re not ashamed and you don’t panic. If the doctor or anyone gives you a report that says your time is near, my prayer is that you be healed and restored. But even if this does not happen, you’re still victorious. Death could not hold Jesus captive; it cannot hold you captive, either. The very moment your born-again spirit separates from your body, you’ll be in the waiting arms of Jesus. Therefore, like Paul, you can boldly declare: “For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain” (Philippians 1:21). It’s a win-win for you. Heads, you win; tails, Satan loses.
Satan, you’re exposed for the liar you are. You’re defeated and you have no power over me. I am the beloved child of the Father. In the Name of Jesus, I forbid you from manipulating my life through fear, anxiety, condemnation or deception. I am forgiven and I am greatly loved. I am made the righteousness of God in Christ. In life or in death, I am victorious through the blood of Jesus. Glory to God! Amen.
For further study: Psalm 118: 1-29; Revelation 12:7-12
Winner by grace,
Charis Temple (non-denominational church)