Posted by: peebles | April 5, 2010

Colossians 2:15 (NIV) ~ And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.

Colossians 2:15 (NIV) ~ And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross. 

When Jesus won the victory through the cross and by His glorious resurrection the Bible says in Ephesians 4:8 (NIV), “He led captivity captive.” In Roman times, when the Roman army had beaten another Kingdom, they would take the king and his commanders and put them in stocks and drag them through the streets. The conqueror then led from the front in a triumphant procession through the city and made a public spectacle of those who were now a defeated foe. It was the strongest visual aid possible, as those who looked on could see that the king and his commanders, whom they had feared, were now disarmed and utterly defeated and would no longer have any power over them, for their conqueror had won the victory for them to be free.  

Now picture this, if you will? Jesus Christ our conquering King led captivity captive and made public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross, the devil and all his demon commanders who held people as slaves, bound in the chains of sin, by fear and guilt. Therefore, because of the death and resurrection of Jesus from the dead, those who have been enslaved no longer have to be afraid or bound in their chains of sin, they can go free, for the enemy is a defeated foe! He has been disarmed. Those weapons, with which he once trusted and used to terrorise people, have been taken from him, and he is now a bark without a bite. 

 My friend, when Jesus rose from the grave it was then, and only then, that He could give us the gift of the Holy Spirit, and not only the gift of the Holy Spirit, but also all the gifts of the Holy Spirit, as well. He is the one who will baptise us with the Holy Spirit and with fire and power to be His witnesses. Thank you, Jesus for your victory. Thank you, Lord for making Your victory mine. The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 2:14 (NIV), “But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ.”  Glory to God in the Highest, for the Lord almighty reigns! Hallelujah! 

God bless you my friend, Matthew. 


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