Jesus Has Already Won The Battle

With all the horrible things that happen in our world and the temptations that we struggle to resist each day, we cannot help but wonder at times whether we are winning the battle against evil. We are surrounded by sin, and though we try our best to make a difference in the lives of others, it always seems as if nothing in this world is changing–that we are losing the battle!

A post I read earlier titled, “Jesus Wins Out,” reminded me that I need not worry about these things. I need not worry about the outcome because Jesus has already won the battle! As Paul the Apostle said in Philippians 3:12, “It’s not that I’ve already reached the goal or have already completed the course. But I run to win that which Jesus Christ has already won for me.”

The Scripture makes it clear that although we are part of the war, the battle is not our personal battle–it is the Lord’s. When Jesus died on the cross of Calvary, he has already stripped Satan of his authority over mankind. So Jesus has already won the battle, now all we have to do is remain faithful and claim our inheritance in his return.