Originally posted by galveston75
Has Satan the devil ever tried to kill Jesus?
When Satan realized that God had become a man he thought - "Well if he is now a man I'll just KILL him."
In doing so he sealed his own fate terribly. And he afforded God a way to accomplish His eternal redemption.
Satan killing of Christ also afforded Christ a way to release His life into others that He could be multiplied:
"Truly, truly, I say to you, Unless the grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it abides alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit." (John 12:24)
The death of Christ therefore had not only a redemptive effect to Satan's undoing. But it also had a duplicating effect in that the one grain was multiplied into many grains for the formation a kingdom of the sons of God.
Satan's move to kill Jesus was the greatest of all his blunders. But God is too wise and through death He destroyed him who has the might of death, the devil (Hebrew 2:14)
Satan knows that the uniting of God and man is his ultimate execution. He strives to keep God and man apart. If he cannot keep them totally apart he will deceive man to accept a halfway house kind of relationship so that God does not enter into man.
If he cannot kill God he can enfluence man to stay in a religion in which God and man are never organically united.= - Islam, Judaism, degraded Christianity, Jehovah's Witnesses.
If Satan can just keep man APART from God as his life he can forestall his execution.