“Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out. And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself.” This He said, signifying by what death He would die. (John 12:31-33)
The crucifixion of Jesus “cast out” Satan, that is, “through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil” (Heb. 2:14). Sin’s sting was defeated at the cross. We take comfort in this great truth! It emboldens us to endure when we are tempted because we know the devil does not wield power beyond our ability to withstand and overcome in Christ. When you are tempted to sin, recall that Christ has “cast out” the ruler of this world. Use the way of escape He provides (1 Cor. 10:13). Refuse the devil’s temptations and walk with Jesus.