Words from the Heart for Monday March 26th, 2018
He took away the weapons of the powers and authorities. He made a public show of them. He won the battle over them by dying on the cross.
Colossians 2:15 (NIRV)
Taking Away Weapons
So much was happening through the Lord’s death on that cross. Yes, He was paying the price for our sins. But, also, He was winning in a battle over unseen forces. The Bible speaks of powers and authorities in the kingdom of darkness. These powers met defeat through the death of Jesus. The cross decided the battle once and for all. Christ is King!
This past November, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg praised Canada’s commitment to peace operations. This comes as the military alliance considers greater cooperation with the United Nations to help with increasingly dangerous missions. In an interview while at the Halifax International Security Forum, Stoltenberg said, “NATO has lots of experience in operating in dangerous environments and therefore we can help the UN with training, sharing our experience in operating non-permissive environments.” Canada currently has peacekeeping forces at a number of hotspots around the globe.
Since sin entered into the world, mankind has been working hard at creating ever more deadly weapons. We have reached the point where there are enough weapons to wipe out every living thing on this planet. God certainly can’t be blamed for what sinful man has created. Those who don’t know Christ are under the control of Satan, the enemy of God and his purposes. He has only a limited number of weapons, but oh, how effective they are. He uses them to tempt every man, woman and child, every one of whom yields on a regular basis. But in Jesus, he has met his match. Colossians 2:15 says “He took away the weapons of the powers and authorities. He made a public show of them. He won the battle over them by dying on the cross.” When Jesus died on the cross, He took from the evil powers and authorities in the heavenly realms their greatest weapon. The battle was never in doubt. God is God. He has no equal. And when Jesus spoke, “it is finished,” all that was needed for Satan’s defeat was accomplished. So walk today in the victory that Jesus has provided for you.
These have been words from the heart.