Deliverance From God’s Wrath

There are at least two ways that the New Testament shows how Christ’s deliverance from God’s wrath is the foundation for our deliverance from Satan’s temptations. One is that our victory over Satan’s temptations assumes God’s merciful help by his Spirit. “Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil” (Ephesians 6:11). “God may perhaps grant them repentance . . . and they may . . . escape from the snare of the devil” (2 Timothy 2:25-26). “By the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body” (Romans 8:13).

Without the merciful gifts of God’s armor and repentance and Spirit, we cannot defeat the temptations of the devil. But the only reason God’s full sanctifying mercy is flowing to us (through his armor and repentance and Spirit) is because his wrath isn’t.
And the reason his wrath isn’t is because Christ endured it for us on the cross.

Therefore, our deliverance from Satan’s temptations is based on our deliverance from God’s wrath.

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