Col. 2:15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it. (KJV)
Col. 2:15 And the hostile princes and rulers He shook off from Himself, and boldly displayed them as His conquests. (WNT)
The Bible teaches us here that Jesus put Satan to naught and He triumphed over him. Another translation reads, "He stripped him." What did He strip Satan of? It was his authority over man.
When Jesus put Satan to naught and stripped him of his authority, it was you in Christ who did the work. Christ acted in your stead...in your place. He did it for you. What Christ did was marked to your credit. He did it as your substitute. (He did it in your place, and God marked it to your credit as though you were the one who did it!) No, we're not bragging about what you are in the flesh. You don't amount to much in the flesh. We're talking about who you are in Christ.
You have a right to say, "In Christ, I conquered Satan. I stripped him of his authority. And when Jesus arose from the dead, I arose with Him!"
Confession: Christ Jesus satisfied the claims of Justice against me. He paid the penalty of sin for me. He stripped the hosts of darkness of their authority over me. Satan, therefore, has no dominion over me!
Let's recognize and be grateful for all Christ did for us on the Cross.
The Daily Bread
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Pastor Larry Smoot is Senior Pastor of Church on the Rock in Stafford County, Virginia.