the issue reached.
How far-reaching was the issue? Since man had been
induced to sin, and since an angel had sinned, the
question reached up to and included Godís heavenly
creatures, even Godís only-begotten Son, the one closest
to Jehovah God. This One, who always did the things
pleasing to his Father, would be most anxious to serve
for the vindication of Godís name and sovereignty. (Joh
Heb 1:9) God selected him for this assignment,
sending him to the earth, where he was born as a male
child through the virgin Mary. (Lu
1:35) He was perfect, and he maintained that
perfection and blamelessness throughout his life, even
to a disgraceful death. (Heb
7:26) Before his death he said: "Now there is a
judging of this world; now the ruler of this world will
be cast out." Also: "The ruler of the world is coming.
And he has no hold on me." (Joh
14:30) Satan could get no hold so as to break
Christís integrity, and he was judged as having failed,
ready to be cast out. Jesus "conquered the world."óJoh
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8:29) And he that sent me is with me; he did not abandon
me to myself, because I always do the things pleasing to
1:9) You loved righteousness, and you hated lawlessness.
That is why God, your God, anointed you with [the] oil of
exultation more than your partners."
1:35) In answer the angel said to her: "Holy spirit will
come upon you, and power of the Most High will overshadow
you. For that reason also what is born will be called holy,
7:26) For such a high priest as this was suitable for us,
loyal, guileless, undefiled, separated from the sinners, and
become higher than the heavens.
12:31) Now there is a judging of this world; now the
ruler of this world will be cast out.
14:30) I shall not speak much with YOU anymore, for the
ruler of the world is coming. And he has no hold on me,
16:33) I have said these things to YOU that by means of
me YOU may have peace. In the world YOU are having
tribulation, but take courage! I have conquered the world."