Q: If the wages of sin is death, why isn’t Satan dead by now?
A: For the same reason we aren’t. We’ve all sinned, but we’re still kickin’.
Let’s travel back in time for a moment until we’re in the Garden of Eden and God the Creator (Jesus) is talking to Adam. «You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die» (Genesis 2:16, 17).
But when Eve, and then Adam, ate from the tree, they didn’t drop over dead on the spot. You see, what the sin of disobedience to God’s law does is separate us from the life-sustaining power of Heaven. When earth’s first inhabitants allowed sin to enter their lives, they began the dying process. Years later they did die, and every generation since Eden has fallen victim to that deadly pattern.
When Jesus died on the cross, He became a painful example to the universe of what that terrible separation can do. But when He rose from the dead, He showed what can happen when men and women choose to end their separation from God by accepting His forgiveness and saving grace.
As you invite God into your heart, you close the gap, allowing Jesus to save you from that endless separation brought on by sin. You may die an earthly death (as Jesus did), but you’ll live again in heaven. Those who remain separated, such as Satan, will experience a death that has no resurrection.