Not poisonous

“The greatest thing in the universe is that when Christ died he disarmed Satan and all his hosts. I take that to mean that he stripped him of his mortal weapon, unforgiven sin, because he nailed all the charges against us to the cross.

That means Satan can rough us up but he cannot damn us. I do not take lightly the threats, but they are not ultimate, they are limited....The great accuser, liar, murderer has been exposed. He has been defanged. He can hurt us by gumming us, but his poison is gone.

All authority in heaven and on earth belongs to Jesus. Lay hold on him. Speak his sovereign name. Trust his power and mercy, blood and righteousness implicitly.”

I heard the above on a podcast by John Piper entitled “By Signs and Wonders, Part 2”. I praise God that the flaming arrows shot at us by the evil one can be extinguished by the shield of faith (Ephesians 6:16).

"O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?"
...But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory
through our Lord Jesus Christ.

~ 1 Corinthians 15:55,57


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