Topic: Our Enemy Has Been Disarmed By Jesus Christ
Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.
Colossians 2:15 (NKJV)
Daily Reading Plan
2 Samuel 20-22
Colossians 2:15 (NLT) — 15 In this way, he disarmed the spiritual rulers and authorities. He shamed them publicly by his victory over them on the cross.
Colossians 2:15 (NIV) — 15 And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.
Colossians 2:15 (MSG) — 15 He stripped all the spiritual tyrants in the universe of their sham authority at the Cross and marched them naked through the streets.
Thoughts Of Devotion:
This morning we are able to receive a word of comfort and encouragement in the midst of the struggles we face against the enemy. The Bible gives us much light on the spiritual war in which we are fighting daily. With this in mind I ask myself, “what effect does the death of Jesus at the cross have on our spiritual war?” The work of Jesus in our spiritual war is very clear, 1 John 3:8 tells us, “He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.”
Today we can fight our spiritual war with security knowing that Christ has overcome the enemy in the cross of Calvary. The Bible tells us that at the cross He, “Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.” (v.15). The purpose why Jesus appeared was not only to stop the work of the enemy, but to demolish it! Jesus defeated at the cross disarming the enemy of all his weapons as a prisoner of war. Even Hebrews 2:14 declares how Jesus destroyed, “In as much then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil.”
The work of Jesus at the cross brings security and trust in us confronting opposition of the enemy in our lives. Not even for a moment should we allow the enemy to lie to us saying,” you can’t,” “you’re a loser,” “you’ll never win.” These lies should be confronted with the truth of the Word. Today, we are conquerors in the battle, not so much for what we can do, but because of what Christ already did in the cross of Calvary for us. He disarmed the army of the enemy! We stand in what Christ did for us, if he conquered, we will conquer through his power.
Mark 3:27 (NKJV) — 27 No one can enter a strong man’s house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man. And then he will plunder his house.
Luke 10:18–19 (NKJV) — 18 And He said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 19 Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
John 12:31 (NKJV) — 31Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out.
Hebrews 2:14 (NKJV) — 14 Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil,
1 John 3:8 (NKJV) — 8 He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.