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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 LEB
For we do not have a high priest who is not able to sympathize with our weaknesses, but who has been tempted in all things in the same way, without sin.
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Over sin

Romans 5:20–21 LEB
Now the law came in as a side issue, in order that the trespass could increase, but where sin increased, grace was present in greater abundance, so that just as sin reigned in death, so also grace would reign through righteousness to 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 LEB
And so then there was a man in their synagogue with an unclean spirit, and he cried out, saying, “Leave us alone, Jesus the Nazarene! Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God!” And Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be silent, and come out of him!” And after convulsing him and crying out with a loud voice, the unclean spirit came out of him. And they were all amazed, so that they began to discuss with one another, saying, “What is this? A new teaching with authority! He even commands the unclean 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.
See also “the lawless one” represents the leader of human forces of evil; ; ;

Over death

Romans 6:9 LEB
knowing that Christ, because he has been raised from the dead, is going to die no more, death no longer being master over him.
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The manner of Jesus Christ’s victory

By the written word of God

Matthew 4:4–10 LEB
But he answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man will not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes out of the mouth of God.’ ” Then the devil took him to the holy city and placed him on the highest point of the temple and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down! For it is written, ‘He will command his angels concerning you,’ and ‘On their hands they will lift you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.’ ” Jesus said to him, “On the other hand it is written, ‘You are not to 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 glory, and he said to him, “I will give to you all these things, if you will fall down and worship me.” Then Jesus said to him, “Go away, Satan, for it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God and serve only him.’ ”

By his death on the cross

Hebrews 2:14 LEB
Therefore, since the children share in blood and flesh, he also in like manner shared in these same things, in order that through death he could destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil,
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By God’s authority

Luke 11:20 LEB
But if I expel demons by the finger of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you!

By his spoken word

Matthew 8:16 LEB
Now when it was evening, they brought to him many who were demon-possessed, and he expelled the spirits with a word. And he healed all those who were 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 LEB
But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!
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Romans 16:20 LEB
And in a short time the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
Romans 7:21–25 LEB
Consequently, I find the principle with me, the one who wants to do good, that evil is present with me. For I joyfully agree with the law of God in my inner person, but I observe another law in my members, at war with the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that exists in my members. Wretched man that I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself with my mind am enslaved to the law of God, but with my flesh I am enslaved to the law of sin.
Romans 16:20 LEB
And in a short time the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
Romans 8:37 LEB
No, but in all these things we prevail completely through the one who loved us.
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