Who is the King of Hell?

If you said ‘Satan’ you are wrong. The scriptures make it clear that Jesus and Jesus alone is King of King and Lord of Lords.  His personal sacrifice on the cross won for Him the complete management of the universe. Colossians is helpful here, and it is often ignored in our Bible reading.lakeof-fire

Colossians 1:15-18 We look at this Son and see the God who cannot be seen. We look at this Son and see God’s original purpose in everything created. For everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible, rank after rank after rank of angels—everything got started in him and finds its purpose in him. He was there before any of it came into existence and holds it all together right up to this moment. And when it comes to the church, he organizes and holds it together, like a head does a body.

18-20 He was supreme in the beginning and—leading the resurrection parade—he is supreme in the end. From beginning to end he’s there, towering far above everything, everyone. So spacious is he, so roomy, that everything of God finds its proper place in him without crowding. Not only that, but all the broken and dislocated pieces of the universe—people and things, animals and atoms—get properly fixed and fit together in vibrant harmonies, all because of his death, his blood that poured down from the cross.

21-23 You yourselves are a case study of what he does. At one time you all had your backs turned to God, thinking rebellious thoughts of him, giving him trouble every chance you got. But now, by giving himself completely at the Cross, actually dying for you, Christ brought you over to God’s side and put your lives together, whole and holy in his presence. You don’t walk away from a gift like that! You stay grounded and steady in that bond of trust, constantly tuned in to the Message, careful not to be distracted or diverted. There is no other Message—just this one. Every creature under heaven gets this same Message. I, Paul, am a messenger of this Message.

As the one who created all the angels, including those who rebelled and became demonic, Jesus still is boss over them no matter where they are.  He gave to us, to His believers the authority to control these demonic forces in His name.  But do we do this?

Jesus said, “Luke 10:19 Behold, I give unto you power (Greek; authority) to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power (Greek: power) of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” Demons have power but YOU have the authority.
In other words, the control of the demonic on the earth today belongs in the hands of the believers.  Jesus will deal with Hell and its residents  in due time.  We will not be there.

 

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