The Destroyer Destroyed

“That through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil.” Hebrews 2:14

“You will not yield, will you?” says the devil “You cannot be tempted! Ah! well,” says he, “if you cannot be drawn aside, I’ll pull you aside. What are you that you should stand against me? A poor puny man! Why, I have made angels fall, and I am not afraid of you. Come on!” And he puts his foot to our foot, and with his dragon yell he frights the echoes till they dare not reply. He lifts his blazing sword, and thinks to smite us to the ground. You know, my brethren, what the shield is that must catch the blow. It is the shield of faith in Christ that died for us. He hurls his darts, but his darts hurt not, for lo, we catch them also on this all-powerful shield, Christ and his cross. So that, let his insinuations be never so direful, the death of Christ has destroyed the devil’s power either to tempt or to destroy. He may be allowed to attempt either the one or the other, but he can be successful in neither. The death of Christ has “destroyed him that had the power of death, that is, the devil.”

―Charles Haddon Spurgeon
From the Sermon “The Destroyer Destroyed”
Delivered on December 6, 1857
At The Music Hall, Royal Surrey Gardens

About Jon J. Cardwell

"The Spirited Speaker" - Pastor of Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Anniston, Alabama. Nationally recognized speaker and publisher. Author of several books, including the bestseller, Christ and Him Crucified.

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