Christ Destroyed The Devil (Heb 2:14)

Romans 5:12 – sin came into the world through one man (Adam), and death as the result of sin, so death spread to all men, [no one being able to stop it or to escape its power] because all men sinned.

Hebrews 2:14 – Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he [Yeshua the Messiah] 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;

2:15 – And also that he might deliver {and} completely set free all those who through the [haunting] fear of death were held in bondage throughout the whole course of their lives.

Hebrews 9:26 – For then would he often have had to suffer [over and over again] since the foundation of the world. But as it now is, he has once for all at the consummation {and} close of the ages appeared to put away {and} abolish sin by his sacrifice [of himself].

James 1:14 – every person is tempted when he is drawn away, enticed {and} baited by his own evil desire (lust, passions).

1:15 – Then the evil desire, when it has conceived, gives birth to sin, and sin, when it is fully matured, brings forth death.

We can see that ‘destroying the devil’ is equivalent to ‘doing away with sin’. The devil, then, must be an alternative expression for the sinful nature that is inherent in every human being. It is this sinful nature that causes what we term ‘temptation’ (James 1:14-15).

The teaching that says, “the devil is a fallen angel”, is false.

The truth is, the devil is the natural man (Adam), the natural man is the flesh, the flesh is what makes everyone sin. Those who are born from above, born of the Spirit still have the flesh, but the Holy Spirit that lives inside those who are born from above, protects them from the flesh, and they no longer practice sin.

The flesh (the devil) still tempts those who are born from above, but the Holy Spirit protects the born from above man or woman from the devil, therefore the devil (the flesh) has no power over those who are born from above, since the devil has no power over those who are born from above, the devil has been destroyed.

1 John 5:18 – We know [absolutely] that anyone born of God does not [deliberately and knowingly] practice committing sin, but the One Who was begotten of God carefully watches over {and} protects him [the  Messiah’s divine presence within him preserves him against the evil], and the wicked one does not lay hold (get a grip) on him {or} touch [him].

1 John 5:1 Whosoever believes that Yeshua is the Messiah is born of God [born from above].

1 John 3:9 No one who is born of God practices sin, because His seed [the Holy Spirit] abides in him or her; and he or she cannot sin, because he or she is born of God.

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