Fear Not: He Won the Fight (Jesus Knocked the Devil Out)

Deuteronomy 1:29-30 NKJV  “Then I said to you, ‘Do not be terrified, or afraid of them.  (30)  The LORD your God, who goes before you,
He will fight for you, according to all He did for you in Egypt before your eyes,

 Don’t be afraid, the Lord your God, who goes before you, He will fight for you.  I’m reminded of a song by LL Cool J that had a chorus that went, “I’m gonna knock you out.  Momma said knock you out.”  Well, this verse tells us that God is going to go before you, fight for you, and KO the enemy so you can inherit the prize.  All you have to do is follow Him in.  That’s sounds pretty easy, but it only gets better.

Under the New Covenant, God has already fought for us and has already one.  The Lord Jesus knocked the Devil flat out.  I picture Him staring down Satan and telling him , “I’m gonna knock you out.  Father said, “knock you out.””

 Colossians 2:15 NKJV  Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.

Ephesians 1:20-23 NKJV  which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places,  (21)  far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.  (22)  And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church,
(23)  which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.

 Ephesians 2:6 NKJV  and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,

Jesus defeated the Devil.  Colossians 2:15 tells us He didn’t just do it a little bit, but that, “He made a public spectacle…” of the Devil and his demons.  Jesus soundly whooped up on the enemy and stood over them with His hands raised in triumph.  He was then seated at God’s right hand FAR above all the orders of darkness (Ephesians 1:20-23), where He sits today.  But He doesn’t sit in victory alone.  No, He, “…raised us up together, and made us sit together…” with Him.

When the Children of Israel were faced with the reality of their promise from God and the knowledge of potential enemies in the land, God told them not to fear for He would go in before them and fight their enemy.  That by itself is a sure thing.  But now God has already defeated the enemy, he’s been knocked out and you’ve been elevated to a place of triumph above him.  The battle is over.  Now all you have to do is trust in Him, go on ahead, and claim His prize.  So FEAR NOT!


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