An important truth to keep in mind as we go about our daily lives is the fact that the enemy has been defeated. Though he likes to try to get us to think otherwise, the devil has lost the battle. Christ has won. Because we are in Him, His victory is our victory as well.
In the Garden of Eden, Satan whispered his lies to mankind and convinced them to sin against God, resulting in years of turmoil and chaos. Poverty entered the earth. Sickness and disease came into being. Death became a part of life. This was not how God wanted things to be.
At the cross, Jesus became sin for us, that we might be made right with God
(2 Corinthians 5:21). His stripes provided our healing. Upon Him was the chastisement for our peace (Isaiah 53:5). That we might become rich, He became poor (2 Corinthians 8:9). His sacrifice removed the terror of death, because for those who have received Him, it is only going to be with their Heavenly Father. Before Jesus died, He utter the words “It is finished” (John 19:30). The veil, which separated man from the part of the temple where God’s presence was, tore in two (Matthew 27:51). The enemy’s plans had been foiled, once and for all.
God has disarmed principalities and powers. Through Christ, He has triumphed over them (Colossians 2:15). In Christ, we have been given power and authority over all the power of the devil (Luke 10:19). When we submit to God and resist the enemy, he MUST flee (James 4:7). Never forget the marvelous truth that because of what Jesus did for you at the cross, the enemy has been defeated in your life.
My name is Emily Hockenhull. I started Called and Created as a way to share the good news of the gospel of God's grace with others. Come join me on the journey!