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 Last week we gave many warnings about the
      devices of the devil (doubting, blaming,
     deceiving, distracting, discouraging, and
            delaying man’s obedience)

  But even though Satan is a very powerful
  adversary in the world, there are many things
         that he could not do to Jesus.

As a result of God’s promises to us in His word,
  there are many things that Satan cannot do to
                      us also!
 Satan Could not Keep Jesus from
           being Born
  Even though Adam and Eve had sinned, God
    prophesied to the serpent (Satan) that from
     the seed of woman would come one who
     would bruise his head while Satan would
          bruise his heel (Genesis 3:15).

Isaiah prophesied that the child would be born of
     a virgin which was fulfilled in God’s timing
                about 700 years later.
        (Isaiah 7:14; Matt. 1:18-22; Gal. 4:4)
Satan Could not Kill Jesus When He
           was a Baby
Satan (figuratively the dragon) tries to devour the
    child as soon as He is born but God protected
     baby Jesus by telling Joseph to go to Egypt
      knowing that Herod was trying to Kill him
           (Rev. 12:4, 9; Matthew 2:13-15).

When Pharaoh saw that he was deceived by the
  wise men (who had been warned in a dream)
        he had all the babies in Bethlehem
     slaughtered, but he could not kill Jesus.
                     (Mt. 2:16)
  Satan Could not Get Jesus to Sin
Even though Satan has gotten every accountable
   human being to sin (Rom. 3:23), he could not
   get Jesus to give into any of his temptations.

Jesus responded with God’s word to every single
            temptation (Matt. 4:1-11).

  Satan did not give up, but looked for more
     opportunities (Luke 4:13) but Jesus never
  sinned (John 8:46; 1 Peter 2:22; 2 Corinthians
               5:21; Hebrews 4:15)
    Satan Could not Keep Jesus from
    Preaching or Performing Miracles
Jesus went everywhere in Galilee preaching the
   gospel and healing every kind of disease and
    sickness of the people (Matt. 4:23; 9:35).

The Pharisees couldn’t deny it so they said he did
    it by the power of Beezelbul, the ruler of the
                demons (Matt. 12:24).

The miracles confirm that Jesus Christ is the Son
              of God (John 20:30-31).
Satan Could not Keep Jesus from
  Being a Sacrifice for our Sins
Jesus plainly told His disciples that he would be
    killed but Peter rebuked him saying that it
        would not happen (Matt. 16:21-22).
Jesus said, “Get behind Me Satan! You are an
  offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the
      things of God, but the things of men.“
                  (Matt. 16:23)
Jesus gave Himself up for us for our sins (John
  10:11-18; 1 Peter 2:23-24) and Satan did not
             take it away from him.
Satan Could not Keep Jesus from
  Being Raised from the Dead
Jesus told His disciples that he would be raised
     from the dead in fulfillment of prophecy.
                  (Luke 18:31-33)
There are many eyewitnesses that could testify
            that it actually happened.
           (1 Cor. 15:1-8; Acts 1:1-3)
 Therefore Jesus is exalted above every rule,
   authority, power, and dominion not only in
       this age but also the one to come.
               (Ephesians 1:20-23)
 Satan Could not Keep Jesus from
     Establishing His Church
   Daniel prophesied that God would set up a
    kingdom which would never be destroyed.
                   (Daniel 2:44)
 Jesus promised that He would build His church
     and the gates of Hades would not prevail
             against it (Matt. 16:18).
Jesus Christ established His church on the Day of
   Pentecost (Acts 2:47) and rules as Head over
        all things to the church (Eph. 1:22).
 Satan Could not Keep Jesus from
Coming Back to Reward the Faithful
The apostles saw Jesus ascend into heaven and
    two angels told them that He would come
      back in the same way (Acts 1:9-11).
Faithful brethren will meet the Lord in the clouds
    and forever be with the Lord and Satan can’t
    prevent that from happening (1 Th. 4:13-18)
Christ will return a second time for salvation for
     those who eagerly await Him (Heb. 9:28).
        What does that all mean for us?
Satan could not prevent Jesus from being born
   and he cannot prevent you from deciding to
    be born again (John 3:3, 5; 1 Pet. 1:22ff).

Satan could not kill Jesus when he was a baby
   and he cannot prevent babes in Christ from
  growing through God’s word (1 Peter 2:1-3).

Satan could not get Jesus to sin and God has
   promised that he cannot tempt us beyond
  what we are able to endure (1 Cor. 10:13).
 Satan could not keep Jesus from preaching the
     gospel and he cannot prevent His disciples
   from preaching either (Mk. 16:15; 2 Tim. 2:2)
Satan could not keep Jesus from being a sacrifice
    for our sins and he cannot prevent you from
    presenting your body as a living sacrifice for
         God (Romans 12:1; Titus 2:11-14).
  Satan could not keep Jesus from being raised
    from the dead and he can’t prevent you from
   rising from the dead to walk in newness of life
         (when you’re baptized) (Rom. 6:3-4)
Satan could not keep Jesus from establishing His
   church and He cannot prevent you from being
         a member of the church of Christ.
     (Acts 2:38-39; Col. 1:13-14; Rom. 16:16)
Satan could not keep Jesus from rewarding the
   faithful & he can’t prevent you from going to
  heaven if you’re faithful until death (Re. 2:10)
Satan will be cast into the lake of fire along with
    the deceived but he can’t prevent you from
     obeying the gospel now or being restored!
    (Rev. 20:10-15; 2 Thess. 1:6-9; 2 Cor. 6:2)

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