Have you ever stepped on a grape? Gross! You felt the juice squish under your foot, right? Nasty! If you’ve ever felt like you were losing your mind, let me show you how you can get peace by bruising Satan under your feet.
The word “bruise” in the Greek is used to describe the act of smashing and crushing grapes into wine.
Paul said, “And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet.
How to Crush Satan
This is the kind of bruising you can give the devil. It also means the act of snapping, breaking, and crushing bones. In fact it’s the idea of breaking bones so severely that they can never be mended or healed. Bones that have been utterly smashed and crushed beyond recognition.
So when Romans 16:20 says that Satan is bruised under your feet, this means that the devil has been subdued. Stuck. Squished like smashed grapes. Bones broken and crushed to pieces. That’s what’s going on under your foot. And if that’s his condition…
He can’t move!
….Unless he makes you believe he can.
How Satan Can Crush You
The only thing the enemy is good at is mind games. This is where he wins in our lives: in our minds. If he can make you think wrong things, he can make you speak wrong things, which will make you receive wrong things. That’s his game. He works in the mind. He really doesn’t have any power over you unless you give it to him with your thoughts and words.
If Satan Can Make You Think You’re Defeated, You Are
Because Jesus completely destroyed Satan’s power over you through his death and resurrection, Satan was smashed, crushed, and bruised by Jesus’ resurrection. If you believe that, then you can take the authority and power that belongs to you and use it.
But, if Satan can make you think you don’t have that power and authority, then he’s got ya – right where he wants ya! And that’s when you begin to think you’re defeated. And if he can make you think your defeated…you are. It’s that simple. He has no power over you unless you give it to him.
Satan is Just an Illusionist
So what do you do? You have to constantly remind yourself that Jesus already won the victory for you. Your win is already insured. Your healing, your financial breakthrough, your miracle has already been won. Just believe what Jesus has already accomplished and your right to have it.
You may have some things that have been trying to defeat you:
- Habits you’ve had for years
- Attitudes you’ve clung to
- Grudges you can’t shake off
- Struggles you seem glued to
You’re No Fool to Satan’s Games
At the cross of Christ, the power over those things was broken. Their power over you was utterly crushed. Now it’s time for you to do some crushing. Quite being a fool to Satan’s games. With the God of Peace backing you up, you’re a lot bigger than the devil.
So stand up tall, hold your head high, and remind Satan that you’re smarter than he is. He’s not pulling the wool over your eyes anymore. Tell him what the Word of God says, this will let him know you believe it. And since you know what is rightfully yours – he can just back off! And that he will.
Ready? Go crush that sucker!