Words from the Heart for Monday March 20th, 2017

Those children have bodies made out of flesh and blood. So Jesus became human like them in order to die for them. By doing this, he could break the power of the devil. The devil is the one who rules over the kingdom of death.

Hebrews 2:14 (NIRV)

Breaking the Power of the Devil

There are many verses given us by the Lord of the great victory that Jesus has over our enemy, the devil. The enemy holds people in bondage. Jesus’ death breaks the power of this ruler of the kingdom of death. Our enemy is no match for the power of our Lord Jesus.

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Devotion

Power Corporation of Canada was formed in 1925 by stockbrokers Arthur J. Nesbitt and Peter A. T. Thompson. Power Corporation was created as a holding company to manage their substantial investments in public utility companies in Quebec’s Eastern Townships, Ontario, Manitoba, New Brunswick and British Columbia The family sold most their interest in Power Corporation to the Paul Desmarais group in 1968. Former Prime Minister of Canada, Paul Martin, was hired in the 1960s to work for Paul Desmarais, Sr. Former Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chrétien sat on the board of Power Corp. subsidiary Consolidated Bathurst in the late 1980s. Former Prime Minister of Canada, the late Pierre Trudeau, served in the mid-1990s on Power Corp.’s international advisory board. Former Prime Minister of Canada Brian Mulroney has done legal work for Power Corp.

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When sin entered into the world with the disobedience of Adam and Eve, all of creation suffered and Satan won a major victory. From that point on, the devil was in control of every human being, each and every one being born with a sin nature. The Bible says that even when we want to do good, sin is there to trip us up. It is the greatest frustration for the man or woman who wants to live a life that honours God. The good we want to do we find impossible. Is there any hope? Thankfully the answer is an unequivocal yes! Hebrews 2:14 says “Those children have bodies made out of flesh and blood. So Jesus became human like them in order to die for them. By doing this, he could break the power of the devil. The devil is the one who rules over the kingdom of death.” Jesus knew that no matter how hard we try we can’t live a life of purity that pleases God. So if we couldn’t become like God, Jesus would become like us. Hebrews tells us that Jesus became human like us so He could die in our place. When He took the punishment that our sin requires so that God’s perfect justice could be met, He broke the power of the devil. No more does sin rule over us. Instead, Jesus empowers us to walk in victory.

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley