The Christian and His Enemy

  • In the Crucifixion Jesus Christ provided a cleansing from our old nature (Rom. 6:6). In His Resurrection He provided an enablement to live virtuously through the new nature (Rom. 6:4). This spiritual equipment is to be appropriated by the obedience of faith and love (Rom. 6:11,12,16-18). It is very important that the believer understand and practice these truths. Any failure in this area will seriously limit the believer's victory over Satan.
  • Through His Death, Resurrection, and Ascension, Jesus Christ has brought to His people deliverance from Satan, our enemy. (Col. 2:15; Eph. 1:18-21; Hebrews 2:14,15; I John 3:8) This deliverance must be accepted by faith.
  • Through the work of the Holy Spirit the believer has an armor for protection and weapons for attack. (Luke 10:17-20; Eph. 6:10-18) This armor and these weapons must be appropriated and used in daily life.