Monday, March 24, 2008

Overcoming the Darkness

For Christians, the resurrection of Jesus is a big deal, or at least it should be. I mean, it is one of the major foundations of the faith. To paraphrase what the Apostle Paul has to say about it, if there is no resurrection, then there is no hope. I suppose it is because I am studying about spiritual warfare that I have been thinking a lot recently about the importance of the resurrection as the crowning event in Jesus’ ministry of destroying the works of the devil. The devil and his followers thought they had scored a victory by arranging for his death; but it says in the scripture that He disarmed them all and made a spectacle of them by stripping them of their authority. There is a great sense of security knowing that we have access to the same power that brought Jesus up out of the grave in our own personal battles against the enemy. And there is great comfort in knowing that even when the devil wins a skirmish now and then, he will never truly win...

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