He Had Nothing on Him

NothingThe night of Jesus betrayal and arrest, he met with His disciples to give them final words of exhortation in the face of His impending death.  During the conversation with His disciples, Jesus said, “I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming, and he has nothing in Me. But that the world may know that I love the Father, and as the Father gave Me commandment, so I do. Arise, let us go from here” (John 14:30-31).  Jesus knew that Satan was behind all of the efforts to have Him killed.  Jesus also knew that there was no just reason for Him to be killed.  Satan didn’t have anything on Jesus because Jesus was innocent and had committed no sin.  Jesus was righteous.

There’s no doubt Satan has a big long list of things on me and everyone else in the world for that matter.  However, for those who faithfully trust and obey Jesus, God only sees what Satan has on Him, which is a big fat nothing.  Paul wrote, “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him” (1 Corinthians 5:21).  Even though Satan desired it, and caused it to happen, the Father had planned to use Jesus’ death to accomplish His redemptive purposes.  Satan’s greatest victory turned into his greatest defeat because he lost power over all who are in the body of Christ.  What does Satan have on you?  If you are not in Christ, Satan will use all of your sins against you to have you justly sentenced to death.  If you are in Christ, He has nothing on you, because He had nothing on Him.  God bless you, and I love you.