Christ gained complete victory over sin, death, and Satan through His death, burial, and Resurrection. And Christ’s victory is ours by faith, for we are His Body and are identified with Him and He with us.
The day is coming when Christ will rule and reign on this earth as King of kings and Lord of lords and Satan will be bound in the bottomless pit for a thousand years, but during this Church dispensation we are engaged in an ongoing, spiritual battle with unseen spiritual forces of evil. We are members of Christ spiritual Body and our spiritual battle is against a spiritual enemy.
The enemy against which we are called to wrestle, can never be fought in the natural plain or in the physical sphere, for we do not wrestle against a flesh and blood enemy. We are engaged in a spiritual battle with a wicked fallen angel and many evil principalities and powers who are the authors of evil, deception, lies, fear, sin, evil, unrest, and war.
ur battle is against spiritual rulers of darkness that influence the evil that is taking place in this world today, but they can never be defeated in our lives through natural weapons and worldly ways.
Our battle is not against flesh and blood but against spiritual wickedness against the spirit that now works in the sons of disobedience. The spiritual forces of evil will use the unsaved and blinded people to carry out their nefarious plans and it is the evil spirit of wickedness that works in the sons of disobedience. There is only one way to defeat the spiritual enemy that seeks to shipwreck our faith in Christ Jesus, and it is through the Holy Spirit of God Who works in believers. We are in Christ and He is in us and we are to fight this enemy with the spiritual weapons that He has provided, through the Word of God and all-prayer.
For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen, spiritual world. Our daily battle is against mighty powers in this dark world and evil spirits in heavenly places, and the only effective weapons against this evil enemy are found IN-Christ, the Word of God, and all prayer.
For Christ is our Salvation, and Christ is the Truth. Christ is our Righteousness, and Christ is our Peace.
Christ’s victory at Calvary is ours by faith today. He triumphed over Satan through His death, burial, and Resurrection and only through HIM and the spiritual weapons of war that He provides, can we successful wrestle against the evil forces in our world today.
And we pray:
Heavenly Father, thank You that Christ Jesus has won the victory over sin, Satan, and the spiritual forces that work in the darkness of this world. Help me to recognise that I can only defeat the spiritual enemies that war in the world today, through Christ. Thank You for providing me with the means to live a victorious life in Christ, through Your Word, prayer and praise, and by abiding in Christ and He in me. In Jesus’ name I pray, AMEN.