For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.
Lord God, I do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Inasmuch as I have partaken of flesh and blood, Jesus Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil. Having disarmed principalities and powers, Jesus made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it. John the apostle heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony and they did not love their lives to the death.”
Thanks be to You, Almighty God, who gives me the victory through my Lord Jesus Christ.
The battle is real, Lord, but the victory is sure—and You give me strength in the meantime! I praise You!
1 John 3:8; Ephesians 6:12; Hebrews 2:14; Colossians 2:15; Revelation 12:10–11; 1 Corinthians 15:57