He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.
- Devil (gk 1228), diablos, is translated as Satan, false accuser, devil and slanderer. It's also a metaphor for the prince of demons the author of evil.
- Destroy (gk 3089), lyo, is translated as breakup, destroy, loosen, dissolve or melt. To loose one who is bound and set them free.
John 6:70 says "Jesus answered them, “Did I not choose you, the twelve, and one of you is a devil?”"
We understand even better what Jesus was saying when you understand what the word He used actually means. It could be translated, "Did I not choose you, the twelve, and one of you is a slanderer and a false accuser."
How are Slander, False Accusations and Lies Destroyed?
Truth! John 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
Jesus came to set people free.... FROM LIES THAT BIND, KILL, STEAL, DESTROY AND OPPRESS. (Rom. 6:22, Rom. 8:2)
The truth is, believers have been given the keys to the kingdom and our job is to loose the people. We've been commissioned to use the truth to set the captives free.
Matthew 16:18 - And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”
Matthew 18:18 - “Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.
Jesus destroys a deafness and speech impediment
Mark 7:35 - Immediately his ears were opened, and the impediment of his tongue was loosed, and he spoke plainly.
Jesus delivers woman with a spirit of infirmity (demon)
Luke 13:16 - So ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has bound—think of it—for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath?”
The Truth/truth will make you free.
John 8:31-32 - Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
John 14:6 - Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
What's the believer's role/job/responsibility?
Ephesians 4:15 - but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ--
Jude 20-23 - But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
And on some have compassion, making a distinction; but others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire, hating even the garment defiled by the flesh.
1 John 3:18 - Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
Bottom line, love confronts that which binds another to a lie, deception, sickness, slander, false accusation, sin, iniquity or an abomination which oppresses, destroy and afflicts BEFORE they are condemned to an eternity separate from God's love and His presence.... in hell. The oppression, afflictions, and tribulations invited by sin, iniquity and abominations are simply prophetic of the hell to come if they don't repent and receive the love of the truth.
I'm praying for a company, an army of deliverers, of truth tellers, of lovers of God to emerge for this end time harvest.