The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.
— 1 John 3:8
How would it impact your life to know that Satan is a defeated foe? Well, he is defeated! But you can be sure that the devil doesn’t want you to know it. And he’s not just defeated in the future; he’s defeated right now! You and I know this because of what Jesus did on the cross.
Now listen closely. There’s something important you need to understand about Jesus’ death on the cross. Jesus wasn’t a victim of Satan; he went to the cross willingly. And Satan was not just running around doing whatever he wanted. God allowed Satan to put crucifixion in the hearts and minds of men in order to fulfill the plan of salvation.
And so, as Jesus was dying and cried out, "It is finished!" Satan thought, "Ha! He’s the one who’s finished.” And hell and its minions had a holiday. But three days later, the earth rumbled, the stone rolled away, and Jesus was raised from the dead!
The gap between a Holy God and sinful man was forever bridged through the blood of Jesus. Satan is defeated and victory is yours!
Now, Satan wants you to believe, "You're a sinner and you deserve hell!"
But God says, "You are mine. You are saved by the blood of the Lamb. You deserve heaven!"