Text for Today: Matt. 28:11-20 “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.” (vs. 18).
The devil did not create anything good, but he goes about stealing people’s possessions because of their carelessness. It is very pathetic to lose what you once had.
I pray for you today with few days to the end of year 2022 that, you will not lose anything that is so dear to you in Jesus’ name. During Jesus’ earthly ministry, the kingdom of God was His focus.
His teachings and parables explained the truths of this kingdom and how to secure an inheritance in it. Jesus came to establish His rule and the government of God by warring against and defeating Satan and his stronghold of sin and death.
By Jesus’ sinless life and sacrificial death, He reclaimed the dominion given to Satan in the fall. Jesus used His authority to disarm the enemy and all his demonic forces and powers. “And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross” (Col. 2:15).
“Disarmed” also means “stripped.” Christ stripped Satan and all his minions of any power or authority they once had. He restored all that was relinquished at the fall and positioned us to partner with God in releasing His kingdom.
How does this work? At salvation, we are given the profound privilege of being adopted into the family of God and becoming His sons and daughters: “He predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ,” the Bible tells us, so “that we might receive the full rights of sons” (Eph. 1:5; Gal. 4:5).
You are a Champion!
Further Study: Col. 2:11-22.
- Father, I give you glory for your mighty deeds in my life.
- I receive back double whatever the devil took away from me.
- Lord, give me grace to exercise the authority I have in Christ.
- My glory will not be trampled upon the remaining days of 2022.
QUOTE: “BY JESUS’ SINLESS LIFE AND SACRIFICIAL DEATH, HE RECLAIMED THE DOMINION GIVEN TO SATAN IN THE FALL.”