Topic: The Enemy Is Totally Defeated [Tuesday September 5, 2017]
“He stripped all the spiritual tyrants in the universe of their sham authority at the Cross and marched them naked through the streets.” (Colossians 2:15 MSG)
Our Lord Jesus Christ has stripped the devil of his rights over us. However, that’s not the end of it. The victory that Christ wrought for you as a believer did not stop with him stripping the devil of the rights to waylay and harass you. He went further to strip all the spiritual tyrants of their sham authority as captured in today’s text. Did you see that? The Bible calls them “spiritual tyrants”, having “sham authority”. And they were all disgraced publicly by Jesus Christ.
In the old Roman tradition, whenever victory parades were conducted after the soldiers returned from the war, their captives were dragged on the streets, naked and bound in chains to show complete dominance over their enemies. That is exactly what Christ did to the devil. He completely shamed and disgraced the enemy. What does that tell you? The enemy that you are afraid of, is totally defeated and is afraid of you. Jesus has won total victory for you, and there is no more battle to fight. Rather, all that you need to do is to stand on the existing victory that Christ wrought for you, and enforce it. Enforce your victory over the devil in all areas of your life.
The devil plays on the ignorance of believers and deceives them. This is why you must know and enforce what Christ has done for you. Stand your ground against the enemy in whatever shape or form he comes against you, and enforce your victory. I declare over your life that you will win in all competitions of life. No devil will steal or truncate the plan of God for your life. The God of All Sufficiency will manifest himself in your life.
Further Reading: Colossians 2:13-15, 1 John 5:4-5
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Psalms 146-147; Evening- 1 Corinthians 15:1-28
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.