The Victory of Christ over the Antichrist

(Genesis 3:1,15; Isaiah 14:12-14; Revelation 12:7-10; 20:10; 22:16)

The battle for men’s souls began in the Garden of Eden. The Spirit of the Antichrist, Satan, the “lawless one,” deceived Eve, saying, “Did God really say that you shall not eat from any tree of the garden?”1Gen 3:1 Thus, God said, “Her seed shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.”2Gen 3:15 Her seed was Christ.

In the Book of Isaiah, Satan was called the “star of the morning,” the brightest of the stars.

Oh Day Star, son of the morning!
How you are cut down to the ground,
You who weakened the nations!

Isaiah 14:12

In the Old Testament, the Spirit of Christ was only one of the angels of God. The Spirit of Christ was the “Captain of the Armies” of the angels of Israel. In the Old Testament, He was only one of the chief Captains of the angels.3Dan 10:20-21 The opposing nations, such as Greece and Persia, also had their Captains of Angels. The most powerful of those opposing angels was the “Ruler of the People to Come,”4Dan 9:26 who was Satan.

After Christ was crucified, God made Him the Lord of heaven and earth. The Spirit of Christ as the Archangel, the ruler of all the angels, cast Satan down from heaven, as we read in Revelation 12:7–10.

When Christ resurrected, He became the first Son of God. Paul said that He “was declared to be the Son of God with power by the resurrection from the dead.”5Romans 1:4 This also fulfilled the writing of the Psalms: “You are My Son. Today I have begotten You.”6Acts 13:33 The writer of the Letter to the Hebrews told us that when Jesus Christ became the first Son of God, He became greater than the angels.7Hebrews 1:4

The Book of Revelation concludes with Satan being thrown into the lake of fire.8Rev 20:10 In the last chapter of the Bible, Jesus declared Himself as the victor over Satan, saying, “I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star.”9Rev 22:16