JESUS SIGNED OFF TO GET US OFF THE DEVIL’S HOOK

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(3) No one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll or look inside it. (4) And I began to weep bitterly, because no one was found worthy to open the scroll or look inside it. (5) Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the root of David, has triumphed to open the scroll and its seven seals.”

- Revelation 5:3-5

There wouldn’t have been salvation if Jesus didn’t sign off to be the Author of Salvation. Considered as highly demeaning and condescending, no one, not even the angels, gave the evidence of their readiness to die for humanity except Jesus. Having purposed in His heart to die on the Cross, Jesus dared the consequence of the demeaning pursuit to purchase salvation on the Cross. Without being high pressured to die shamefully, though for the glorification of humanity, He surrendered Himself as a lamb to the slaughter. So WHEN JESUS DECIDED TO UNDERTAKE THE FALL FOR THE SINFULNESS OF MAN, HE SIGNED OFF AS THE ULTIMATE SAVIOUR. His plan was to give a costly redemption without cost to mankind.

While salvation is obtained through faith without money, the currency for our redemption is the blood that Jesus shed on the Cross. So when Jesus gave up His life, the devil was left with no option than to give up the keys of slavery and fear, with which he had played havoc with humanity. Now that Jesus is up, far above principalities and powers, you cannot afford to be kept down by the forces of hell. Jesus is up on high, giving salvation, so you might never be kept down on the floor of defeat, fear and distress.

Also, by committing to take the fall for the sinfulness of man, JESUS SIGNED OFF TO MAKE THE RECIPIENTS OF SALVATION A SIGN AND A WONDER. Jesus took the fall, so you could arise and shine. When Jesus was covered by darkness while on the Cross, His action led up to preparing you for stardom. His experience of momentary hours of darkness did not define His future. He turned out be the King of Glory before whom the gates of hell trembled and forced open. Being the King of Glory, hell couldn’t hold Jesus captive, neither can the devil keep you less from shining as a wonder.

It bears mentioning that those who seek security apart from Jesus will fall prey to the deception of the devil. The devil has not succeeded in giving lasting security because he is wired with the intent not to secure, but to kill, steal and destroy. However, WHEN JESUS TOOK THE FALL FOR MANKIND, HE SIGNED OFF AS THE ULTIMATE SECURITY AGAINST THE STORMY WIND. The Bible says that the name of the Lord is a strong tower, a place of refuge that guarantees absolute rest from fear, oppression and depression for the righteous. There is no cause for you to fall prey to fear, failure and frustrations when Jesus had obtained the keys of fear from the devil.

If your life is not lined up with Christ, it will be obvious that you are out of line, and the devil wouldn’t find you the hard way, as his target for oppression. However, if your life is lined up with Jesus, the devil will be denied access to play havoc with your life. Line up with Jesus today, by faith in His name. Jesus took the fall, so you could be empowered not to fall short of His plans and purpose for your life. May you not fall prey to the plans of the devil in Jesus name.

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Abayomi Aina
Abayomi (ACA, CFE, PGDip Theology) is an inspired prolific writer, instructor and gospel artiste. He is divinely endowed to inspire the world towards purposeful living, leadership spirit, goal pursuit, academic excellence and leading a Christian life.

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