Our Lord Reigns!
Christ has made a conquest over the evil powers (angels), prevailing absolutely against them, and they are put in subjection to Him forever. They are subjected to Him as to their present actings and future condition. He now rules over them and will hereafter finally judge them. And in so far as in His holiness and wisdom He suffers them to act in temptations, seductions and persecutions, He bounds and limits their rage, malice and actings; He orders and disposes these events to His own holy and righteous ends and keeps them under chains for the judgment of the last day.
- John Owen, Hebrews, Vol. 2, page 52
The Jews in the day of Christ Jesus upon earth recognized neither their Messiah nor His kingdom, His kingdom never to be earthly, not of this world, but spiritual. The sign of His kingdom – the Gospel – was also unrecognized by them. With the resurrection of our Lord Jesus and His ascension to His throne on high, Satan has been thrown into the pit, bound and powerless to stop the Gospel of Jesus Christ as it, by God’s direction, continues to conquer Satan’s former domains of sin and death in the souls of men, and the gates of hell itself shall not prevail against it (Matt. 16:18).
But if it is by the finger of God that I cast out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you. – Luke 11:20 (ESV)
Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns. – Revelation 19:6