The devil has the opposite of all things created by God. It is important to make it clear that the devil did not create anything (he did not even have power to create anything). Everything made was made by God and without Him was not anything made that was made. John 1:1-3. The devil turns things created by God around and the opposite comes on the scene. For instance, the devil has magic as an imitation to miracle. The magicians in Egypt were inspired by the devil to respond with magic to the miracles performed by God through the rod of God in the hands of Moses.
The scepter of God’s kingdom is the right scepter. Righteousness is the scepter of God’s kingdom. It is important for us to note again that righteousness is the authority of God’s kingdom. The Bible says:
“Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the scepter of thy kingdom is a right scepter. Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.” – Psalm 45:6-7
The Bible identified another kind of scepter in Zechariah 10:11
“And he shall pass though the sea with affliction, and shall smite the waves in the sea and all the deeps of the river shall dry up: and the pride of Assyria shall be brought down, and the scepter of Egypt shall depart away.” – Zechariah 10:11
The scepter of Egypt is a symbolism of diabolic, demonic and magical power; but this shall depart away. This is a fake scepter that can never stand before the ‘right scepter’. At the appearance of the authority of God’s kingdom, every other authorities “…shall depart away”.
The Bible also identified another kind of scepter in Isaiah 14:4-15
This is the scepter of the wicked; the scepter of Lucifer. God said it shall be broken. Isaiah 14:5. While righteousness is the scepter of God’s kingdom; sin is the scepter of the kingdom of darkness. It was summarized as the lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes and pride of life. I John 2:16. This shall “…depart away” if we engage the “right scepter”.
The scepter (righteousness) of God’s Kingdom is available to every believer at new birth but it is a choice to engage it. Jesus Christ chose to engage it. He went through temptation but never sinned. Hebrews 4:15. It is important to note that the devil would never have wasted his time tempting Jesus Christ if he knew that He could not sin. Jesus Christ chose not to sin; He decided not to fall. He held on to the ‘right scepter’ to defeat the tempter. Luke 4:1-13
Believers can always hold on to the scepter of righteousness to destroy both the scepter of Egypt and the scepter of Lucifer.
Holiness is a must. Righteousness is not negotiable!
Scriptures for meditation: Luke 10:18-19; Romans 1:4
Jesus is Lord!