Jesus said to His disciples, “hereafter I will not talk much with you for the prince of this world is coming and has nothing in Me” (John 14:30).
He “has nothing in Me” is a powerful rebuke to the evil one who was coming through his minions to do his biding and to work his will in the earth. Jesus was fully prepared for the battle; and the judgment He would execute on evil and the sin of man would be devastating.
“Now is the judgment of this world; now shall the prince of this world be cast out” (John 12:31). The Pure One, the Holy One, the Righteous One was standing in His place to defend the Truth. The evil one, the prince of darkness, the “prince and power of the air” (Ephesians 2:2) was about to be defeated and cast out.
He “has nothing in Me” means that Jesus had nothing in Him to which Satan could lay claim. There was no connection, no synergy, no concord; for “what concord has Christ with Belial?” (II Corinthians 6:15a). There was no yoking together, no fellowship, no agreement, no “communion of light with darkness” (cf. 6:14).
“Wherefore come out from among them, and be separate, saith the LORD, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, and will be a Father unto you, and you shall be my sons and daughters, saith the LORD Almighty” (6:17-18).
The prince of this world has come. Does he have anything in you? If so, cast it out, purge it out. The Apostle exhorts us, “Purge out therefore the old leaven that you may be a new lump, as you are unleavened. For even Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us” (I Corinthians 5:7). Christ, the pure and spotless Lamb, the One in Whom darkness had no claim, the unleavened One has been offered for us that we might become as He is. Indeed, we have become, as the Apostle said, “unleavened” and the prince of this world has nothing in us. We are a new lump, a new loaf, a holy people, the saints of God Almighty. Hallelujah!
The prince of this world comes, but he has nothing in me. What a statement of triumph over sin; what a statement of victory over the darkness, what a glorious testimony over evil. What a powerful witness to the glory of Christ Jesus, our LORD and King. Amen.