Can you imagine the utter joy that satan felt when Christ was taken down from the cross and buried!
From the time when he, as the most beautiful angel in Heaven, let pride overtake him, causing God to throw
him out of that paradise, he had been trying to get revenge...and now it was his. (By the way, you can read about this in
the Bible...one place is in the 14th chapter of Isaiah).
There must have been the party of all parties for the next three days. I imagine he and the angels that had
sided with him when he tried to take over heaven, had the bash of all bashes. Even our celebrations at the end of World War
Two, or Times Square in New York on New Year's Eve, or your team winning the Super Bowl...all those would have been put in
the shade in the celebration that evil one threw when he thought he at last had beaten Christ. And the party went on for three
Then came the Awakening. Actually, all the while he was shouting with glee, Christ was already risen and was
visiting those who had lived before Him, under The Law...giving them a chance to believe in Him. But Lucifer, as he was called
back in Heaven, hadn't known that. He celebrated, thinking that Christ was dead an out of his sinful world.
But how wrong he was! And on the morning of the third day, when the angels rolled back the stone to show that
Christ had risen and wasn't there...the evil one stopped his shouting...maybe in mid-jump...and realized that all Jesus had
said was true...that He would rise again.
Satan still tries to get us to disregard Christ...to do what we like and to share in the devil's good times.
But don't do it. Our share of Christ's victory is coming soon, either at our death or when He comes back for us, whichever
So be watching.