Wednesday, July 21, 2021


The LORD says to my Lord: "Sit at My right hand Until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet.”

The LORD will stretch out Your strong scepter from Zion, saying, “Rule in the midst of Your enemies." 

                                - Psalm 110 verse 1 - 2

The Lord Jesus, gave up His life unto death and He was killed by the Roman authorities in the same way they would kill a violent criminal.

In such ignominious circumstances, even a keen observer could be excused for considering the whole mission of Jesus to be a massive defeat.

His loyal disciples went back to fishing  as they accessed that the cause they had recently given their lives to had abruptly ended.

What was not understood, was that the dismal failure of the promised kingdom of God was disguising a spectacular victory in the spiritual realm. 

Jesus, instead of defeat, amassed a gigantic reversal when He made a public spectacle of the powers of darkness as He conquered them in their own domain. He rose from the dead in a blinding light show bringing forth the people who He had released from darkness as first fruits of His resurection.

He was crowned as the victorious conquering monarch of heaven and earth where He was seated at the right hand of God. From this lofty throne, Jesus's strong authority was set over His kingdom in the midst of His enemies. In other words, He would successfully rule His kingdom even though it started out in the earthly terrain alongside the kingdom  of darkness that was hostile to it.

Jesus conquered death and hades and shone forth in victory. He, by His wonderful grace, made us inherit His victory which made us more than conquerors as defined in the great chapter 8 of the book of Romans verse 37.  But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. 


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