Text: Colossians 2:14-15
“Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.” Colossians 2:15
In ancient times, Roman generals would march in triumph through their city after returning from battle, announcing the defeat of their enemy. The conquering generals would publicly parade the possessions taken from the enemy and would lead a host of prisoners through the streets as a public spectacle. This is the picture which Colossians 2:15 paints: “Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.”
Jesus is the conquering general who defeated satan, putting him on display before three worlds— heaven, hell, and earth. He defeated him and his hosts and paraded them in the heavenly realms. The Greek word translated ‘disarmed’ means “to strip off one’s authority.” Jesus took away satan’s illegitimate authority, which he deceitfully gained from Adam and restored it to man, through faith in Jesus. Hallelujah! Satan was disarmed of his illegitimate authority and publicly paraded as the ultimate example of defeat, in a celebrated triumph. The Cross is not a tragedy, but a triumph and Christ’s chariot of victory! The Message bible paints it beautifully: “He stripped all the spiritual tyrants in the universe of their sham authority at the Cross and marched them naked through the streets.” Wow! Christ’s victory is your victory. The lost authority has been restored. Hallelujah!
1. Father, thank You for restoring my stolen authority and giving me victory through Christ in Jesus name.
2. I enforce my victory over every power contesting against my destiny in Jesus name.
1. I pray with boldness because of my understanding that satan has been disarmed and my stolen authority has been fully restored.
2. The Cross is a Triumph and not a Tragedy because through it Christ Disarmed, Defeated and Disgraced principalities and powers.
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