Here’s another common christian misconception (read: error). Many christians believe that Messiah went to hell and WRESTLED SATAN for the keys of death and hell. There’s one BIG problem with that belief: it is blatantly false.
How can I make such an assertion? Two things:
1. Messiah never said He wrestled Satan for those keys. He says He was alive, then He died, and now He is alive forevermore, and He HAS the keys of death and hell (Rev. 1:18). He never said that He had to wrestle them from anybody.
Now, of course, hell is where He had to go to get those keys. But . . .
2. Satan has never been in hell, so he had nothing to do with the keys in the first place. Satan has never held the keys to death and hell, because Satan has never been in hell. He will be locked up in hell during Messiah’s 1000-year earthly reign, but he will be cast into the lake of fire at the end of time (and so will death and hell–Rev. 20:14).
For more information: Where Does Satan Dwell?