Victory Over Evil

Victory Over Evil

So then faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. Romans 10:17

Today there is much talk and admonition by Christians that we desperately need to
ever be involved in spiritual warfare. It can get to be a very complicated working
indeed if we are going to listen to such teaching by mere men! For, there have even
been books written to instruct us on this subject.

I beg to differ! Colossians 2:13-15 says:  When you were dead in your sins and in the
uncircumcision of your flesh (worldliness, manner of life), God made you alive
together with Christ, having freely forgiven us all our sins, having canceled out the
certificate of debt consisting of legal demands (which were in force) against us and
which were hostile to us.  And this certificate He has set aside and completely
removed by NAILING IT TO THE CROSS. WHEN HE HAD DISARMED THE RULERS
AND THE AUTHORITIES (THOSE SUPERNATURAL FORCES OF EVIL OPERATING
AGAINST US).  HE MADE A PUBLIC EXAMPLE  OF THEM (EXHIBITING OF THEM AS
CAPTIVES IN HIS TRIUMPHAL PROCESSION) HAVING TRIUMPHED OVER THEM
THROUGH THE CROSS!  In other words, He completely defeated Satan and His
demons in the lives of His people!  Here, Paul uses the spectacle of the military
triumph, when prisoners of war were stripped and paraded before the populace
behind the conquering general!  Hallelujah!!
It is when we KNOW the truth of God’s Word (which is the offensive weapon of our
armour), that we no longer need to believe the lies of Satan.  And when necessary,
to quote scripture back at the enemy, not , using our own words, which are
useless in a time like that.  This is copying how Jesus answered Satan when He was
being tempted in the wilderness, because He is our role model. Matthew 4:1-11
Jesus said that His Word is TRUTH John 17:17, He IS the way, the truth and the life
John 14:6, and it IT IS THE TRUTH THAT SETS US FREE! John 8:32.

How must believers relate to the truth?

Must know it:  Psalm 51:6, 1 Timothy 2:4
Must come to a knowledge of it:  2 Timothy 2:25, Titus 1:1, Hebrews 10:26
Must seek it:  Jeremiah 5:1
Must choose it:  Psalm 119:30
Must buy it:  Proverbs 23:23
Must believe it:  2 Thessalonians 2:13
Must love it:  Zachariah 8:19
Must walk in it:  Psalm 26:3, 3 John 3-5
Must live by it:  John 3:21, 1 John 1:6
Must obey it:  Galatians 5:7
Must worship in it:  John 4:23-24
Must speak it:  Psalm 15:2, Zachariah 8:16, Ephesians 4:25

What does the TRUTH do for us?

Protects us:  Psalm 40:11
Guides us:  Psalm 43:3
Sets us free:  John 8:31-32
Sanctifies us:  John 17:17, 19
Purifies us:  1 Peter 1:22

IN CHRIST WE ARE MORE THAN CONQUERORS!  Romans 8:37
RESIST THE DEVIL, STAND FIRM IN YOUR FAITH!  1 Peter 5:9
PUT ON THE FULL ARMOR OF GOD SO THAT YOU MAY BE ABLE TO STAND UP
AGAINST ALL THE SCHEMES AND THE STRATEGIES AND THE DECEITS OF THE
DEVIL………Ephesians 6:11-17

The above is the Word of God that sets you free!  Remember to apply it to your life
every moment of every day, for it is only in the Word that ultimately we have the
victory

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