WE ARE THE WORKS OF THE DEVIL [346]

“The reason the Son of God came was to destroy the works of the devil”. Since we are the end result of God’s creation which went astray because of the devil’s intervention, then surely that makes us “the works of the devil”.

So Jesus came to destroy the creation which was the result of the devil’s work of corruption, because all have sinned. But it says “I have not come to condemn the world, but to save the world? [that through me the world might be saved?].

Scripture makes it clear that most will perish, and few will be saved. “Broad is the way, and many there are that enter in, that leads to destruction”. Jesus came to save those who wanted to be saved, not the rest of the creation. He destroys the works of the devil so that we might leave those works that we are and that we dwell in, and enter into his work, the redemption from sin and corruption.

All of this creation is in its primary phase, but not many people will enter into the secondary, final stage that is redemption.

Mankind is enslaved to their sinful human nature, which produces its works. “You are of your father the devil, and the works of your father you do”. The father and his children, and all condemned unless they accept release from this condition. So Jesus destroyed the devil’s works of slavery to the sin condition, so that by faith, through his Spirit we might receive this and also be released.

The fallen creation continues to produce the works of their father, just as the redeemed creation continues to produce the works of their Father. Only one group will survive.

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