The devil was soundly defeated at the cross of Calvary—and that is something he doesn’t want us to know. Through His death, Jesus destroyed the one who had the power of death, which is the devil. And when we put our faith in Jesus Christ, the stranglehold of satan is broken. He cannot control us. We can rest in the finished work of Christ.
This means that when we face spiritual battles, we are not fighting for victory; we are fighting from it. We don’t fight to get victory. We fight because it has already been obtained. Romans 8:37 tells us, “Despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ.”