Satan, the great deceiver and liar, is our ultimate and biggest enemy. The battles we fight here on this earth are spiritual battles fought in the heavenly realms. (Eph. 6) As Satan looked to defeat God, he found Judas, one of the 12 disciples, and sadly “won over” this supposed follower of Jesus, and used him to have Jesus arrested.
Then Satan entered Judas, called Iscariot, one of the Twelve. And Judas went to the chief priests and the officers of the temple guard and discussed with them how he might betray Jesus. Luke 22:3-4
As Satan plotted to defeat Jesus, and ultimately God, the prince of this world never saw that he was ultimately part of God’s redemptive plan for all men. Jesus’ crucifixion appeared to everyone to be the end. However, on Easter morning, the empty tomb proved to be Satan’s greatest defeat and our greatest victory!
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; 26 and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” John 11:25-36