Emanna for 08/08/2019
Crushing Satan in a Practical Church Life
Rom16:20 Now the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.
Words of Ministry
After the greeting which shows the fellowship of concern among the saints and between the churches, the Apostle declared that the God of peace would crush Satan, and would crush him soon under the feet of the saints who are in the church life. This indicates that the crushing of Satan by God is related to the church life. If we are not in the church and do not practice the church life, it will be difficult for us to have Satan crushed under our feet by God. The church life is the strongest means by which God overcomes Satan. Whenever we are separated from the church, we become a prey for Satan, for it is difficult for us to fight Satan individually. But, praise the Lord that when we are in the church and are one with the Body, Satan is under our feet, and we enjoy God as the God of peace in the church life. We experience and participate in the peace of God by our victory over the troublemaker, Satan. As long as Satan, the troublemaker, is not under our feet, it will be difficult for us to have peace. When he is crushed under our feet in the church life, we have the peace of God as a token of our victory over him. So, both the crushing of Satan and the peace of God are experienced in the church life. Following his declaration that God will crush Satan under the feet of the church people, the apostle gives his blessing to them, saying that the grace of the Lord Jesus would be with them. This indicates that it is in the church life that the grace of the Lord Jesus is dispensed to all the saints.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee. Life-study of Romans, pp. 364. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 11/28/98) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org.