Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it
When a Roman general marched an army off to war, he was bent on triumph. He was determined to decimate the enemy.
Only when his adversaries were soundly defeated did he return to Rome. On that day, cheering citizens lined the streets as the conquering general, astride a white horse, rode into the city through the Arch of Triumph.
The city celebrated wildly as the general was preceded by wagonloads of treasure plundered from the enemy. Following the wagons, the prisoners of war paraded in shame as the citizens looked on their defeated foes – the captured soldiers who dared to defy the Roman Empire.
Behind this sad procession came the king of the vanquished land. All of Rome looked on this defeated royal, bound in chains, destined for slavery in the emperor’s palace. What a public spectacle!
For those of us whose citizenship is in heaven, we have a conquering King! He marched out to battle against Satan at Calvary. He disarmed every principality and power, stripped away their ability to steal, kill, and destroy; He publicly exposed them as powerless. Like those long-ago citizens of Rome, let us lift up our voices to wildly celebrate our conquering Lord of lords and King of kings!
May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you and give you His peace. One day soon, the Conqueror of Calvary will split the eastern sky, riding a milky-white stallion, and returning in clouds of glory! Oh, how we will celebrate His appearing! Ours is the victory through Jesus Christ, our Lord!
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Psalms & Proverbs
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