The devil is a thief, who comes to steal, kill and destroy while Jesus comes to bring us life – for what was lost by the sin of Adam and Eve has been legally restored to us through the sacrifice of Jesus (Jn 10:10; 2 Tim 2:26; 1 Jn 3:8). Primarily this is a relationship with God that must start in this life to then extend for all of eternity. Jesus

Thank God for reclaiming you                 from the clutches of Satan

died in humanity’s place to bring restoration and it is an insult to Him if people don’t accept His free offer of salvation (1 Pet 1:18,19). In addition to forgiveness of sins, there is healing and deliverance, encompassing a full salvation from all the works of Satan. Salvation is granted to all who genuinely repent, yet, while Christ made provision for physical healing, not all are healed and this remains one of the great mysteries of this life. How desirous and determined am I to enter into all all that Jesus purchased for me at the cross? In despiration do I "cry out to Him day and night" (Lk 18:1-8).

See also: recover, restitution/restore, salvation.

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