Unlimited: Smashing Good News!
Sep 22, 2020 833
The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet (Rom 16:20, NIV).
This short verse raises some questions. How can Satan be crushed under our feet? Surely, like in other passage in the New Testament, shouldn’t Satan should be crushed under Jesus’ feet? And how can the God of peace do smashing and crushing?
In a quarter of all the times that the Greek word translated as “crushed” here is used in the New Testament, it refers to how demonic spirits crushed people and shattered their lives, taking away their peace. However, Isaiah 53:5 and Romans 5:24 tell us that Jesus was crushed to bring us peace.
The most important thing is to have peace with God. You can have peace in the world, but you will never ever have peace with the world until Satan is crushed. To bring ultimate peace, God must finally crush Satan out of existence, and he will do it under the beautiful feel of those that proclaim the gospel (Romans 10:15; Isaiah 53:5; Romans 5:24).
To crush Satan under your feet, share the Gospel. When you do that, through the power of Christ, you are coming closer to the day when God will finally crush Satan forever.
How we should look forward to that day! Peace with God now, and peace everlasting to come. That really is smashing good news!
– Eliezer Gonzalez
Eli’s Reflection: It is a startling revelation that Jesus crushes Satan under his feet through our sharing of the Gospel. If we want Satan crushed and his power out of our lives, we need to be sharing the Good News with others. Is this an important part of your life? If not, make it so.