“Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;”Hebrews 2:14
We learned in a recent devotional that Jesus became flesh that we might not see eternal death. If we believe in Him, we become God’s children and are endowed with the rights and privileges as such. We often get overwhelmed by the Devil but we forget the power of our God. We forget out rightful place and the privileges we have been given.
When I was younger and even into adulthood, I felt the tremendous pull of the world. I can remember making decisions to obey God, and then soon began stumbling my way back to the world. At times, I felt it was impossible to live for God, and I felt I would forever succumb to sinful habits. I failed to realize the power of my God, and I failed to claim the victory that was mine. I would often make bad choices, and I felt hopeless against the wiles of the Devil. I thought the Christian life was hopeless, but I failed to realize the power of my God.
I began to learn that my adversary had been defeated, and I no longer had to serve a life of sin. I started to realize what I needed and desired was God. I began to understand that when I sinned, I was serving an old master, enslaving myself to someone who was defeated. I no longer had to heed his call and it was possible for me to say no to his devices. I began to realize that I served a risen Savior and no longer needed to follow my old master.
Do you realize the power you have as a child of God? Have you found victory over sin, or are you still a slave to your old master? Eternal life is promised to the Christian and death will no longer have dominion over us. Death has lost its sting and the one that had the power of death is now defeated. Will you take your rightful place of victory or will you continue to fall back into old bad habits and actions? May we realize that there is victory is Jesus, and may we learn to say no to our old master.