13. That the Lord fully conquered the hells by the passion of the cross, He Himself teaches in John:
Now is the judgment of this world; now shall the prince of this world be cast out (John 12:31).
The Lord said this when the passion of the cross was at hand.
The prince of this world is judged (John 16:11).
Be of good cheer, I have overcome the world (John 16:33).
Jesus said, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven (Luke 10:18).
The "world," the "prince of the world," "Satan," and "the devil," mean hell.
That by the passion of the cross the Lord also fully glorified His Human, He teaches in John:
When Judas was gone out, Jesus said, Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in Him; if God be glorified in Him, God will also glorify Him in Himself, and will straightway glorify Him (John 13:31-32).
Father, the hour is come, glorify Thy Son, that Thy Son also may glorify Thee (John 17:1).
Now is My soul troubled; and He said, Father, glorify Thy name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and I will glorify it again (John 12:27-28).
Ought not the Christ to suffer this, and to enter into His glory? (Luke 24:26).
These things are said of the Passion. Glorification is the unition of the Divine and the Human; and therefore it is said, "and God will glorify Him in Himself."