|1 John 3:8|
8 He who commits sin is of the devil, for the devil sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God is revealed [in us], that he might destroy [in us] the works [sin] of the devil.4 [Let no man deceive you, saying that you can still be sinning and belong to God; those still sinning serve the devil. Christ is revealed in our flesh to destroy the works of the devil, by condemning the secret sins in our heart, and then destroying even our desire to sin. Paul confirms Jesus destroying the works of the devil in each purified believer: "the God of peace shall crush Satan under your feet shortly." Rom 16:20.]
14 Since then the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part in the same nature; so that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil, [Christ's destruction of Satan is not a one-time event for Christ destroys the works of the devil in each believer, He crushes Satan under your feet, He destroys the spirit of Satan with brightness of His coming, and He consumes that spirit with the Spirit of His mouth, by which He frees you from the bondage of sin.]
|John 8:44 |
44 You are of your father the devil, and you follow and yield to the lusts of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and did not remain in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own; for he is a liar, and the father of all lies. [Every man's spirit is the offspring of Satan; and until that spirit is slain by the Lord, and the Lord rules in that man's heart, he is of his father the devil. The Lord only rules a purified heart and soul. In his Journal George Fox wrote that God did not even create the devil: "I had come into the power of God, the seed Christ, which was before the devil was, and bruises his head; and he became a devil by going out of truth; and so became a murderer and a destroyer. So I showed them, that God did not make him a devil; for God is a God of truth, and made all things good, and blessed them; but God did not bless the devil. And the devil is bad and was a liar and a murderer from the beginning, and spoke from himself, and not from God."