Friday, February 3, 2017

Against The Gates Of Hell

Victorious Proclamation

History's most unique testimony to the Gospel occurred
shortly after Jesus Christ rose from the grave. Christ em-
barked on a remarkable journey to make"proclamation to
the spirits in prison." Who were these spirits? Why and
where were they incarcerated? The spirits were the "sons
of God" of Genesis 6, Satan's minions, who waged war in 
the antediluvian civilization to prevent the advent of Jesus
Christ through whom God would fulfill His promise of 
salvation. When  God judged the earth with a worldwide
flood, He imprisoned these transgressing demons in Tartarus.
Jesus Christ's pronouncement of His victory on the cross 
resounded against the gates of hell. The resurrected Christ
was visible proof to the incarcerated demons of the utter
failure and defeat of Satan's strategy. Jesus Christ had paid 
the penalty for sin so that anyone can express faith in Him
and enter into a relationship with God for all eternity.

"You are now pregnant and you will give birth to a son. You shall name
him Ishmael, for the Lord has heard of your misery. He will be a wild donkey 
of a man; his hand will be against everyone and everyone's hand against him,
and  he will live in hostility toward all his brothers"
Genesis 11

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