The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Rom. 16:20
Dear heavenly Father, this promise of evil’s ultimate eradication is pregnant with hope and great encouragement for us today. Because Satan was crushed under Jesus’ feet, once and for all, we will live to see the Day of Jesus’ triumph over evil played out under our very feet as well. Glory, glory, glory!
Though at times it feels like we are being walked on by a gloating devil, it is he who is actually getting ready to know our dancing feet on his head. And according to your Word, this will happen “soon”! Lord, our weary yet joyful cry is, “Make soon, real soon!”
Indeed, Lord Jesus, the reason you came into this world was to destroy him who holds the power of death (that is, the devil) and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death (Heb. 2:14-15). Indeed, you have come to destroy the devil and all his works (1 Jn. 3:8). We praise you for being such a merciful and mighty Savior—a compassionate high priest and a triumphant king.
You faithfully and fully fulfilled the first gospel promise, when your “bruised heel” on the cross secured the “crushed head” of the serpent (Gen. 3:15). Our foe is defeated and waiting to be utterly destroyed. His present flurry of fury is actually a sign he knows his time is short (Rev. 12:12). Lord, our weary yet joyful cry is, “Make short, real short!”
O God of peace, grant us your peace that passes all understanding when the battle rages most fiercely and the schemes of Satan seem to be winning the day (2 Cor. 2:11). O triumphant Lord Jesus, we ask not just for surviving grace but for thriving grace, until the Day you return to finish making all things new. Most powerful Holy Spirit, because of this great hope we share in the gospel, grant us courage and boldness to live and love to the glory of God, knowing that our labors in the Lord are not in vain (1 Cor. 15:58). Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah! So very Amen we pray, in Jesus’ loving and powerful name.