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Victory of Jesus Christ

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Jesus Christ triumphs over and disarms all the powers of evil arrayed against him. Believers are able to share in this victory through faith in Jesus Christ.

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The scope of Jesus Christ’s victory

Over temptation

Hebrews 4:15 NIV
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin.
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Over sin

Romans 5:20–21 NIV
The law was brought in so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more, so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
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Over Satan

Satan is called “the prince of this world” in John’s Gospel.
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Over evil spirits

Mark 1:23–27 NIV
Just then a man in their synagogue who was possessed by an impure spirit cried out, “What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God!” “Be quiet!” said Jesus sternly. “Come out of him!” The impure spirit shook the man violently and came out of him with a shriek. The people were all so amazed that they asked each other, “What is this? A new teaching—and with authority! He even gives orders to impure spirits and they obey him.”

Over all powers

“powers and authorities” include evil spiritual beings.
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Over the world

Here, as elsewhere in John’s Gospel, “world” refers to the human race in rebellion against God.
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Over death

Romans 6:9 NIV
For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him.
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The manner of Jesus Christ’s victory

By the written word of God

Matthew 4:4–10 NIV
Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written: “ ‘He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’” Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’” Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.” Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’”

By his death on the cross

Hebrews 2:14 NIV
Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil—
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By God’s authority

Luke 11:20 NIV
But if I drive out demons by the finger of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.

By his spoken word

Matthew 8:16 NIV
When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to him, and he drove out the spirits with a word and healed all the sick.
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Consequences of Jesus Christ’s victory

Assurance for believers

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Victory for believers

1 Corinthians 15:57 NIV
But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
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