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

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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.