December 26 – A New Day

    “For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.”  I John 3:8b

Christ is born and a New Day has dawned. The plan of God is unfolding, from the birth of His Son, to His death on the cross and glorious resurrection! And all for this purpose…to DESTROY the works of the devil; meaning, to destroy the works of SIN!

Scripture indicates that before ascending to heaven, Jesus descended to hell to “lead captivity captive” (Ephesians 4:8-10) and strip the devil of “the keys of hell and of death.” (Revelation 1:18).

Today, God’s work of redemption is finished. You have been ransomed…redeemed from the devil’s slavery and adopted into the family of God. You are a son (or daughter) of God and God does not appreciate the devil messing with His children!

Take your authority today and stand against the works of the devil in your life. Send him a strong message. You can write it on the bottom of your shoe because, through Christ, you have put all things under your feet. (See Ephesians 1:22.) Once you were a slave to sin; now become a slave to RIGHTEOUSNESS! (See Romans 6:19.)

PRAY: “Redeeming Lord, You have paved the way for my eternal freedom from sin and death.  I am grateful. I will faithfully follow You today. Amen.”

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