In Colossians 2:14,15, it is written “having cancelled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. When He had disarmed the rulers and authorities, He made a public display of them, having triumphed over them through Him.”We read of the two things that Jesus did for us on the cross.First of all, He cancelled our debt to God. God’s Law had a list of commandments that we had to keep. But we broke them all. Every sin we commit is a debt we owe to God our Creator – and we have all accumulated a huge debt in our lives. Jesus paid our debt completely on the cross and tore up the certificate of debt. There is no debt against our names now.The second thing Jesus did on the cross was to take away the armour of all the demonic principalities and powers. When Jesus triumphed over them on the cross, He took away their weapons.We can picture it something like this: A whole lot of demons had machine guns pointed at helpless human beings like us – and we were scared of them. They were always shooting at us, and we always had to run for cover. But Jesus took away all their machine guns and gave them all to us. Now they are on the run from us. We don’t have to be afraid of Satan or his demons any more.If we live with a clean conscience and dwell in humility, then in the name of Jesus we can live in victory over all of Satan’s forces all the time.The name of the Lord is a strong and mighty tower. The righteous can run into that Name and be safe (Proverbs 18:10).Satan and all his demons were defeated on the cross, once and for all. If you ever meet a demon-possessed person, remember that the demon inside that person was defeated on the cross. His machine gun was taken away on the cross – and he doesn’t have any weapons. You can fire the name of Jesus at that demon now.It does not matter if you are weak. The weakest soldier with a machine gun can fire away at a stronger enemy who has no guns. That huge Goliath of a demon will fall before you. The Name of Jesus is the mightiest weapon of all.
_________________SI Moderator - Greg Gordon