Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Transferred and Victorious

I have given you authority to trample on snakes and
scorpions, and to overcome all the power of the ene-
my; nothing will harm you. Luke 10:19

Through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, as twin
events, certain definite issues in the conflict between God
and Satan were met and eternally settled. The victory over
Satan was fully and finally won which robbed him of the
last vestige of claim to sovereignty over the earth or the
race. He is henceforth a usurper and a thief. Jesus Christ
gained back all that had been lost and now the earth and
all that is therein are His not only by the right of creation
but by right of conquest.

To the believer in Jesus Christ it means that the sovereignty
of Satan over his life is ended and the sovereignty of God
begins; that he leaves the sphere of sin and death, darkness
and disorder, and enters the sphere of righteousness, life,
light and liberty; that he ceases to be a subject in the king-
dom of Satan and becomes a subject in the Kingdom of God,
and avows his allegiance as a member of Christ's Body the
Church, to Christ Himself who is its Head.

It means, in other words, that the old creation with all that
pertains to it ends at the cross and is buried in the tomb and
that a new creation comes forth in the resurrection.

It means that the old relationship with sin, self and Satan is
altogether annulled and a new union with God in Christ Jesus
is made, and that in this new relationship Christ becomes not
only the believer's Savior  but his Lord and his Life.
Ruth Paxson--died in October, 1949

Reader, it is so easy to forget that we have been transferred from
"The kingdom of darkness, to the Kingdom of God's dear Son,"
the Kingdom of Light. We look the same; we feel the same, but
we are not the same. The resurrected Lord now indwells us, and
that is why we can now live a victorious Christian life!

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