Colossians 2:15

Posted by Dave Clayton on

I hope you guys have enjoyed reading through Colossians this week. If you haven't been reading along with us, you should read it today. What a great book. Nearly every verse has kind of kicked me in the stomach (in a good way, of course).
One of the reasons I have liked reading through Colossians is because it is so relevant to what our church has been studying in the Book of Acts on Sunday Night. This last week we looked at Acts 19, where Paul buckled down and was sharing the love of Christ with the people of Ephesus. 

One of the guys that was converted in Ephesus, is a guy named Epaphras, who end up moving to Colosse and starting a church. So at the end of Acts, as Paul is imprisoned, he writes this letter to Epaphras.

Anyways, the verse that really hit me this morning was Colossians 2:15 where it says...

"And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross." 

That verse just gave me chills.

The powers and authorities that Paul is referring to are spiritual beings --- demons and demonic angels. These beings that spend their entire existence seeking to destroy the lives of God's people. I like this verse because it says that Jesus stripped them of their real power when he publicly died on the cross. The power that the enemy once held over our sinful lives looses all of its power when we are reminded of the fact that Christ broke those chains for us.

That is a truth that we need to be sharing with people every single day. When life seems unbearable, when the enemy seems to have us against the wall -- we need to remind ourselves and those around us that Jesus put an end to that when he stretched out his arms and died on our behalf.

Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
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