Jesus struck a blow to Satan on the cross like no could imagine. Jesus on the cross looked like a great victory for the enemy, but oh was he wrong it turned out to be such a blow that Satan would never recover. Jesus had three great victories on the cross that shocked the spiritual world.
1. Jesus "disarmed the rulers and authorities" removing all the weapons and tools evil had. Evil cannot bother me unless I first harm myself. It is when I quit following and praying (as Peter did) that the rulers can use their weapons against me.
2. Jesus put them to "open shame". The enemies of God were exposed for their deceit and their vileness. His pure, sacrificial death, resurrection, and ascension vindicated God and made Satan disappear in shame. They hold no powers or clout verses a merciful God.
3. Finally Jesus triumphed over the enemies. Think about a great warrior winning a great victory on foreign soil. and taking many captives and looting everything in sight while gaining new territory for their homeland. What kind of honor is in store for such a warrior? There would be parades and news coverage and this warrior would be a hero. Jesus Christ won a complete victory, and He returned to heaven in full glory and triumph. He disgraced and defeated the enemy and engulfed us in victory. Oh what a beautiful and glorious King we have.
The crazy thing is that I get to share in my Kings victory. So do you. We do not have to worry about the defeated forces that still govern the planet and who continually tries to destroy humans lives. The satanic armies and powers are done they have lost and they are disgraced! We are victorious because our Lord is victorious, all you and I need to do is use the tools He has so generously provided to us (Ephesians 6: armor of God). Do you trust Him and His victory? Do you trust that you are free from the punk enemy and his defeated influence?
You have been given the right to be a son or daughter of God! What a wonderful, amazing God we have. All it takes is faith!
Follow your victorious, triumphing warrior King today.