And having spoiled principalities and powers, he
Made a show of them openly, triumphing over
Them in it
Satan is a thief and Adam lost the dominion of the earth to him through disobedience.
Adam legally delivered the dominion of this earth to Satan in disobedience to God's Word and by that act of disobedience, Satan became the god of the world.(Luke 4:6 , 2 Cor.4:3).
He legally snatched away the authority of this earth from Adam. The authority that he snatched away from Adam was legally "delivered to him"(Luke 4:6).
The devil has continued to keep men in bondage through fear and the power of death (Hebrews 2:14,15).
Jesus however went to the cross to die for man and redeem him from Satan's bondage.
He met Satan in an open combat defeating him and all his evil principalities in hell.
He also took away from Satan the power of spiritual death.
In that single combat, Jesus plundered Satan's arsenal, devoured and laid him waste.
Satan's soundness, strength and effectiveness were completely depleted.
He and his cohorts were disarmed, arrested, and paraded as captives in Christ's Victory procession before the beings of three worlds, heaven, earth and hell. Glory to God!
And at the cross He disarmed the evil principali-
ties and powers, and made a public display of
them, leading them as captives in His victory
procession(Col.2:15 The New Translation)
Jesus is LORD, obtaining a staggering Victory for us in His Name over Satan:
Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him and
Given him a name which is above every name:
That at the name of Jesus every knee should
Bow, of things in earth, and things under the
Earth, And that every tongue should confess that
Jesus is LORD, to the Glory of God.
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