Victory Through God’s Peace

October 10th, 2015

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Romans 16:17-20, 25-27

Some people assume that when Paul wrote “The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet” (v. 20), he was making a reference to Genesis 3:15, in which God said to the serpent, “He will crush your head and you will strike his heel.” Whatever the case, it certainly brings that passage to mind and serves to reinforce the word God spoke to Satan long before Paul’s time.

We often forget that though we are in a spiritual battle, the war has already been won. It was decided on the cross at Calvary as the words of Jesus echoed through the valley below: “It is finished!” (John 19:30). When He spoke those immortal words, it was because the last nail had been driven not through His flesh, but through Satan’s future.

The peace we enjoy as members of the Kingdom is not achieved by denying that problems exist or burying our heads in the sand. It comes from knowing that we have “overcome the world,” and that “we are more than conquerors” through Christ (1 John 5:4; Romans 8:37).

Author: Tim Stearman

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3 Responses to “Victory Through God’s Peace”

  1. Joyce Briles Says:

    October 10th, 2015 at 9:09 am

    It seems the more I read the less I understand. Ha ha. Why does Satan work so hard in this world if he has already been defeated?

  2. Trisha Says:

    October 11th, 2015 at 12:19 am

    re. the other comment — because Satan is a fool! Why else would he oppose God in the first place and be cast from Heaven?
    What a glorious scripture and great commentary, Mr. Stearman. Christ’s words on the cross ARE immortal and so is Satan’s ultimate failure. It is so reassuring, when observing the course of our nation and world today, to be reminded that the battle is the Lord’s!!! While He may, and often does, choose to use His people in His work here, He is more than able to direct the affairs of this world toward His ultimate purpose and is doing so in His own good time. Thanks.

  3. Joyce Says:

    October 14th, 2015 at 8:29 am

    Thanks Trish. I appreciate Mr. Stearman’s commentary. I didn’t mean to sound like I disagreed. It just prompted me to think about it deeper. Thanks Mr. Stearman. I believe Christ’s death and resurrection made it possible for me to be reconciled to God. I am very thankful for Christ’s sacrifice. My brain just cannot understand Satan at all. Why did he oppose God in the first place? IYes, Trish, it seems stupid. How could a being that is stupid do what he has done throughout human history.

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