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Victory, over spiritual forces (2)

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In spiritual warfare victory is assured since Jesus Christ has already won it on the cross and in the resurrection. Christians will eventually share in Christ’s complete victory and through him overcome their spiritual enemies.

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The victories won by Jesus Christ

Over sin and 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 the world

John 16:33 LEB
I have said these things to you so that in me you may have peace. In the world you have affliction, but have courage! I have conquered the world.”
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Over the devil

1 John 3:8 LEB
The one who practices sin is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. For this reason the Son of God was revealed: in order to destroy the works of the devil.
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Over death

Acts 2:24 LEB
God raised him up, having brought to an end the pains of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it.
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Over every enemy

1 Corinthians 15:24–25 LEB
then the end, when he hands over the kingdom to the God and Father, when he has abolished all rule and all authority and power. For it is necessary for him to reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet.
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Believers have victory through Christ

Over the power of sin

Romans 7:24–25 LEB
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.
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Over temptation

1 Corinthians 10:13 LEB
Temptation has not come upon you except what is common to humanity. But God is faithful, who will not permit you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but will also make a way out together with the temptation, so that you may be able to endure it.
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Over the world

1 John 5:4–5 LEB
because everyone who is fathered by God conquers the world. And this is the victory which has conquered the world: our faith. Now who is the one who conquers the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
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Over the devil

Revelation 12:10–11 LEB
And I heard a loud voice in heaven saying, “Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, because the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, the one who accuses them before our God day and night. And they conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives until death.
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Over death

1 Corinthians 15:22–23 LEB
For just as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive. But each in his own group: Christ the first fruits, then those who are Christ’s at his coming,
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Believers share in Christ’s victory

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The final victory

The vision of final victory in Jesus Christ


It will be complete at the end of the age

1 Corinthians 15:24 LEB
then the end, when he hands over the kingdom to the God and Father, when he has abolished all rule and all authority and power.
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Although certain it has not yet been fully realised

Hebrews 2:8 LEB
you subjected all things under his feet. For in subjecting all things, he left nothing that was not subject to him. But now we do not yet see all things subjected to him,
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