“But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden
wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: Which none of
the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have
crucified the Lord of glory.” (1Corinthians 2:7-8)
The Bible says the
“Princes of this world” had no idea what they were doing when they
The “Princes of this world” refers to the political
and religious rulers who sent Jesus unjustly and illegally to the
Cross. It also refers to the demonic princes who were controlling the
political and religious leaders
at that time. (Ephesians 6:12)
Had they realized what they were doing
to themselves, they never would have allowed Jesus to be murdered on that
torture stake -- particularly the demonic principalities and powers.
They hadn’t a clue that the death of Jesus, which they brought about, would
lead to their immediate demise.
Through Jesus’ death on the Cross as
our substitute, all of humanity’s sin was forgiven and Satan was stripped
“Blotting out the
handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us,
and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; And having spoiled
principalities and powers, he made a shew of them
openly, triumphing over them in it.” (Colossians 2:14-15)
Do you realize what
this means to the Believer in Christ?
This means that not only are
all sins forgiven, but the consequences of those sins are “blotted out” as
a penalty for sin. It’s been blotted out! (Matthew ,17; 1Peter )
a penalty for sin. It’s been blotted out! (Philippians 4:19;
Confusion, frustration and failure are all consequences
of sin … and it’s all been blotted out! (Deuteronomy
28:15-68; Galatians 3:13,14)
Not only are the
consequences of man’s sin blotted out along with the sin itself, but
Mankind’s dominion has been restored as well. No longer can Satan and demon powers threaten.
The Believer in
Christ’s death, burial, resurrection and ascension has been given all authority over Satan and all demon powers.
“Behold, I give
unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions [Satan and demons],
and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt
you. Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that THE SPIRITS ARE SUBJECT UNTO
YOU; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.”
This is what Jesus
was referring to when He hung on that cross, nearly bloodless, heart
pounding as He shouted with a loud triumphant voice, “IT IS FINISHED.”
If you’ll simply
say, “Jesus, You’re my choice,” (Romans ) Satan’s dominion over you is finished. The reign of sickness in your body is
finished. Poverty and
lack are finished. Confusion, frustration, failure and fear are finished.
Satan ever brought against you for harm is finished. (Genesis 50:20)
Things will now
stop happening TO you and start happening FOR you.
The Cross is
shaped like a “T” for “Triumph,” not for “Tragedy.”