JESUS defeated the devil on the Cross…
The greatest battle that ever took place on this earth is not written about in any of the world’s history-books. It was on Calvary, when Jesus through His death defeated the devil. One verse that you should never forget in your whole life is Hebrews 2:14,15. I am sure the devil would not like us to know this verse. No one likes to hear about his own defeat or failure, and the devil is no exception. Here is the verse: "Since then the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He (Jesus) Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death (His death on Calvary’s cross), He might destroy him who had the power of death that is the devil, and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage."
When Jesus died he made the devil powerless. Why? So that we might be forever free of that devil and the bondage of fear that he had put on us throughout our lifetime. There are many types of fears that people in the world have – fear of sickness, fear of poverty, fear of failure, fear of people, fear of the future etc., The greatest of all fears however is the fear of death. Every other fear is inferior to the fear of death. The fear of death leads on to the fear of what will happen after death. Jesus came to the earth to save us from that eternal fire, by taking the punishment from our sins. He also destroyed the devil’s power over us so that he can never harm us again.
GOD WILL ALWAYS BE ON OUR SIDE AGAINST THE devil. That is such a glorious truth that has brought so much encouragement and comfort to us. The Bible says "Submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you" (James 4:7). The Name of Jesus is the Name at which the devil will always flee. Jesus is the Light of the world, and the leader of darkness, the devil had to disappear before Him.
Jesus told His disciples about how He had seen the fall of the devil in heaven. And there, Jesus said, that the devil’s fall had been "like lightning" (Lk.10:18), when God cast him out. When Jesus told the devil in the wilderness, "Be gone, and he disappeared from Jesus’ presence too at the speed of lightning. And when we resist devil in the Name of Jesus today, he will flee before us too at the speed of light. The darkness flees before the light, the devil is afraid of the Name of Jesus. He is afraid to be reminded of the fact that Jesus is Lord. There is power in the Name of Jesus Christ to cast out any demon and to make any devil flee – at the speed of lightning.
Anytime in your life if you are in a difficulty, or facing some insurmountable problem, when you are facing something for which there appears to be no human answer, call upon the Name of the Lord Jesus. Say to Him, "Lord Jesus, you are on my side against the devil. Help me now", the devil will flee from you immediately, because Jesus defeated him on the cross, the devil is powerless against you, when you walk in the light of God and resist him in Jesus’ Name.
The devil obviously does not want us to know about his defeat and that is why he has prevented us from knowing about it for so long. The devil was defeated once and for all by the Lord Jesus Christ on the cross. the grace of God in Christ will always make us victorious over him, if we humble ourselves, submit to God and walk in His light at all times.