Give the Devil Notice

“Now is my soul troubled. And what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? But for this purpose I have come to this hour. Father, glorify your name.” Then a voice came from heaven: “I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.” The crowd that stood there and heard it said that it had thundered. Others said, “An angel has spoken to him.” Jesus answered, “This voice has come for your sake, not mine. Now is the judgment of this world; now will the ruler of this world be cast out. And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” He said this to show by what kind of death he was going to die. So the crowd answered him, “We have heard from the Law that the Christ remains forever. How can you say that the Son of Man must be lifted up? Who is this Son of Man?” So Jesus said to them, “The light is among you for a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you. The one who walks in the darkness does not know where he is going. While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light.” John 12:27-36.

A voice speaks from the heavenly realm, but some only hear thunder. Likewise, Jesus says the ruler of this world will be cast out and they don’t realize He is speaking of Satan. When the price is paid for all our sin, Satan will lose his legal claim on man. Satan himself has no idea what he is getting himself into by stirring up the execution of the Son of God. “But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory. None of the rulers of this age understood this, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.” (1 Corinthians 2:7-8).

Those of us who believe in Jesus, and what He’s done for us, are walking in the light. We understand that sin’s power has been wrecked by the blood of Christ, that is sufficient to save us for all time. Satan relies entirely on man’s unbelief to hold sway over the earth. He is a trespasser now, and we are able to overcome and remove him and his devils with a court order that claims our debt has been cancelled. We have been reinstated as children of God.

“His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.” (2 Peter 1:3-4).