The Final Overthrow of Satan

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1 John 3:8  He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. 

Satan is a Defeated Foe 

The Greek word for destroy is, luo, to loose; to loose something tied or bound; to dissolve; to destroy. 

The English word is derived from the Latin, destruere, to destroy; from de and struo, I pile up, I build: To pull down; to demolish; to ruin; to lay waste; to kill; to put an end to. 

Hebrews 2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; 

Colossians 2:15  And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it. 

Ephesians 4:8 Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. 

Revelation 1:18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive forevermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death. 

All Enemies Are Under His Feet 

1 Corinthians 15:24-28 Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is accepted, which did put all things under him. And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all. 

Romans 16:20 And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen. 

This statement is made after Calvary! 

The Greek word for bruise, used here, is suntribo, and means to crush completely, i.e., to shatter. 

Genesis 3:15  And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. 

As death, the last enemy, remains yet to be made manifest under the authority of Jesus Christ, there is an aspect of this first prophecy of the Bible, that yet remains to be fulfilled. 

This manifestation is to be seen, and will take place at the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. 

John 19:30  When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost. 

The work is complete. The ultimate manifestation, rendering inoperative and abolishing every other rule and every authority and power, that is, all governments of this world according to Daniel's Image, remains to be seen. 

These powers will be dissolved and blown away like the chaff of the summer threshing floor.