Warrior

Day 4 of 5 • This day’s reading

Devotional

As a Warrior, you are fighting the spiritual battle not for victory but from victory. 


God has already won the war in Christ. He’s given you everything you need in Christ to see His victory lived out in every battle you enter into. But that begs the question:


If the war is already won and we have all we need for the individual battles, why don’t more Christians experience spiritual victory?

The enemy is victorious in our lives because we are yielding the power to him by not standing firm in our identity in Jesus Christ. We are failing to firmly remain in the union we were designed to have with Christ, under His headship.


As we see in today's passage, Jesus Christ holds all things together. Therefore, if you find yourself falling apart, it is a result of you not standing firm with Jesus in union with Him. Our union with Christ is essential to our victory over Satan’s rule in our lives. 


We are in Him and with Him.

When Jesus Christ died, we died with Him. When Christ arose, we arose with Him. When Christ was seated at the right hand of the Father, we were seated with Him (Eph. 2:6). In other words, we were made to function in union with Christ. Jesus has already beaten Satan. And you are in union with Him.


God has given you everything you need to see His victory manifested in your own life. The means by which we see that victory is through the armor of God. And just like you wouldn’t get partially dressed when you wake up in the morning before you head out the door, God doesn’t want you to be partially dressed either.


In Ephesians 6:10-20, Paul gives clear instructions about a specific wardrobe that is necessary for us to not only wear, but to also have packed and ready for us to pick up and put on if we are going to have spiritual warfare as a victorious warrior.