The Apostle Peter called those who followed Christ resident aliens in a foreign land (1 Peter 2:11). When we accepted Christ into our hearts we were born again (John 3:3) into God’s family (Ephesians 1:5).
The implications of this theologically are just too meaty and wonderful for us to get into right now. But an area we want to focus on is the victory we are born into through Christ (1 Corinthians 15:57), and more specifically, the victory we have over the accuser.
While on Earth, Jesus lived in response and not reaction to the devil.
Once we are in Christ we have nothing (nothing!) to fear (1 John 4:18). Otherwise, His sacrifice was in vain. Therefore, we should not fear the accuser and any of his plans. While on Earth, Jesus lived in response and not reaction to the devil. The only time He paid him any attention was when the devil got in His way and He was compelled to deal with him and He did so pretty quickly.
Therefore, we’ve decided to pull together a few verses for you to meditate on that emphasize the victory we inherited through Jesus.
The accuser was totally disarmed and made a spectacle of by Jesus
Colossians 2:15, “And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.”
Once we are born again we have overcome the world and underpins our faith
1 John 5:4, “…for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.”
His victory is meant to strengthen us to do all things; there is no limit to His power
Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”
God has given us spiritual weapons that when used wisely make us impregnable to the enemy
Ephesians 6:13, “Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.”
If we are willing to submit to God it will position us to resist the evil one and, guess what? He has to flee
James 4:7, “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”