Satan (Part 16) - The Epic War: Christ is Killed and Resurrected


ix. The Pharisees plot to have Jesus executed. a. The Pharisees and chief priests envied (Mar 15:10) and hated (Joh 15:25) Jesus. b. But they were unable to kill Him or cause Him to sin so that they would have something to accuse Him of (Mat 12:10; Mar 3:2; Joh 8:6). c. So they met together to plan how they would destroy Him (Mat 12:14; Mar 3:6; Mar 11:18; Luk 19:47-48). d. Satan entered into the heart of Judas Iscariot to use him to betray Jesus (Joh 13:2, 26-27; Luk 22:1-6). e. They send a band of soldiers to arrest Him in the garden of Gethsemane (Joh 18:1-13). f. They suborned witnesses to testify falsely against Him (Mat 26:59-61). g. They brought Him before Pilate (Joh 18:28-32). h. Pilot, Herod, and the people of Israel were all in on the conspiracy to kill Him (Psa 2:1-3 c/w Act 4:25-28). i. The Jews stirred up the crowd to call for His execution (Luk 23:13-23). j. Pilate capitulated and ordered Him crucified according to the Jews' will (Luk 23:24-25). x. They had Him crucified (Luk 23:33), unknowingly fulfilling the scriptures by doing so (1Co 2:8; Act 13:27-29). a. Satan succeeded in bruising the Messiah's heal (Gen 3:15). b. It appeared that he had won the war. c. But he apparently didn't know that Christ laid down His life (Joh 10:10-18) which was God's plan all along. xi. BUT...God raised Him from the dead (Act 13:30; Act 2:22-24). a. Through Christ's death, he destroyed the Devil (Heb 2:14) and his works (1Jo 3:8). b. Through His death, the Lord Jesus saved His people from their sins (Rom 5:6-11; Tit 2:14; 1Pe 2:24; 1Pe 3:18; 2Co 5:18-21). c. He spoiled the principalities and powers (Col 2:14-15). d. Satan's head was bruised by the woman's seed (Gen 3:15). xii. He ascended into heaven to sat on the right hand of God (Mar 16:19; Heb 1:3; Heb 10:12-14). a. Jesus was made head over all principalities and powers (Eph 1:20-23). b. The war between God and Satan is now officially won by the LORD and His Christ. c. It is finished - Satan is destroyed, and God's elect are eternally saved (Joh 19:30). d. What remains are just skirmishes between God and His people and Satan.