day 20: victor

Genesis 3:15; Galatians 4:4; 1 John 3:8

“I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.” – Genesis 3:15

“But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son,born of woman, born under the law,” – Galatians 4:4

“Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.” – 1 John 3:8

from the beginning satan fooled us and brought us down to his level.  this lie, that God is holding out on us…that we have to look out for ourselves.  but where has that gotten us?  we think we’ve got the medicine but it keeps making us sicker.  we just keep digging our graves deeper.  right where the devil wants us.  we were stuck in sin, this debilitating condition, with no way out.  we can’t get ourselves out.

yet, also from the beginning, God had a plan to lift us up to his level.  not only a plan to get us out of the mess we got ourselves in but to crush satan’s head and live in victory…through His own and simultaneously one of our own (“born of a woman, born under law”).  Jesus Christ is from God but also born of a woman…He is God and He is a man.  He had to be God to save man for only God has the strength to live without sin.  He had to be a man to save man for only a man could take the punishment for sin.  through Jesus alone, we are raised as kings and queens, victorious over sin, death, and satan…like Jesus is.

in what ways are we still giving into satan’s lies and sin?  how can we live today in the freedom we have in Him?

thank you Lord that you are victorious

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