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A Defeated Enemy

Yesterday’s devotion focused on spiritual enemies and the power of God needed to overcome them. Today, as we continue with the theme of enemies, we know that the enemy has no real power over us. He might knock us down, but we will get up. We are more than victorious because the enemy has been defeated. In Colossians 2:15, we find these words:

“In this way, He disarmed the spiritual rulers and authorities. He shamed them publicly by His victory over them on the cross.”

The work of Christ has come to mean, resurrection, forgiveness and liberation from the bondage of sin. Paul is well aware of all of the forces of evil, but his faith and trust in God assured him that he was on the winning side. Paul writes that Christ disarmed principalities and power of evil forces and authorities. The forces of evil cannot overcome believers, for our God sits on the throne, high and mighty. There is no power in this world that can take us down. We might have conflict or be wounded along the way, but we will ultimately gain the victory over the enemy because of Christ’s power and His blood that was shed on Calvary. Thank God for the victory over our enemies!