Colossians 2:15 (ESV)
15 He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him.
Christ’s death was a defeat of the power of Satan. Satan’s only weapon that can ultimately hurt people is an unforgiving sin. Christ took this weapon away from him!
Colossians 2:13, 14 “… having forgiven us all our trespasses, by cancelling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross”.
The record of our sins was like an arrest warrant- a death sentence, hanging over our heads. But Jesus took it and cancelled it when he suffered on our behalf.
Now if you look closely through the eyes of faith, you will see that arrest warrant nailed to the Cross where His hands were once nailed!
Forgiven! Free! O what a God we serve!
Colossians 2:15 “And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the Cross”.
With the only weapon removed, Satan, along with his forces, were disarmed through the Cross. Now they can’t harm you. They have to submit to you. Jesus gives you the authority to trample on demonic spirits and assures you that they will not be able to harm you. In Jesus, you are victorious!
Revelation 12:11 “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to death”.
Three elements are involved here: the blood, the Word of God and our testimony. It simply means that we overcome Satan through the blood of Jesus, by testifying what Christ has won for us on the Cross.
We have to believe and we have to speak!
Dear Lord, we thank You for the victory that You brought by dying on the cross and raising from the dead to take our sins away. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.