Two things Christ came to do that believers reject often

A couple of verses from Hebrews chapter 2 announce what Christ came to do.  They give a death-centred view of salvation. They do not, as others do, highlight sin and forgiveness, Believers lose their fear of death when God gives them life.

Two necessary things

  1. Render Satan powerless (Greek, destroy the one having the power of death)
  2. Free the fearful

Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil,

Hebrews 2:14

and might free those who through fear of death were subject to slavery all their lives.

Hebrews 2:15

Denying the purpose of God in the flesh voids faith

No condemnation in Christ
No condemnation from Christ
No condemnation according to Christ

Do not be intimidated by people who find that Satan has broken God’s handcuffs. Stop being insulted by people who say you need to live on fear street – fear of the law, fear of sin, and fear of death.

Did he bind the devil and free us?