"[God] disarmed the principalities and powers that were ranged against us and made a bold display and public example of them, in triumphing over them in Him and in it [the cross]." Colossians 2:15-Amplified
"Yet amid all these things we are more than conquerors and gain a surpassing victory through Him who loved us." Romans 8:37
~Beloved, let's look at the Cross and the victory we have in Christ and through Christ! The Lord brought the above scripture from Colossians "home" to me one day while watching "The Chronicles of Narnia - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe".
~Aslan had offerred his life to the white witch in exchange for Edmund's. We watch in profound horror and agony of heart as Aslan is taken to the stone on which he will be murdered. The white witch and all her demons surround him; watching and participating with full glee and taking immense pleasure in the intense onslaught and barage of excruciatingly painful inflictions upon him leading up to his death; the white witch piercing him with her black spear. Edmund is free and Aslan lies dead. Mourning and grief and despair come upon the sons of Adam and the creatures of Narnia.
~Toward the end of the movie, Peter and Edmund find themselves in a climactic battle (amored Beaver at their side) with the evil white witch and her army of demons. Boldly flaunting Aslan's mane, Jadis - the evil white witch and her hoard pound the earth in a furious attempt to destroy all in their path.
~Susan and Lucy have gone to the place of Aslan's resting place....finding his lifeless body...they mourn and grieve....In the apparent loss of their friend, they turn away to return to their brothers. Despairing of life, the hopelessness which envelops them leaves them feeling empty handed and without consolation.
~And then a stirring causes them to turn around....the stone on which Aslan had lain is broken in two...and we experience the resurrection of Aslan! Come to life with a mighty roar which shakes the heavens, he nuzzles his two friends, then urges them to climb on as he gallops full speed - swifter than the wind - to the scene of battle.
~Aslan and the eagles defeat not only the demon hoards, but the white witch, herself! All the demon hoards who so heartily rejoiced over the death of Aslan, were now put to shame in their defeat!
~The very one whom they had put to death, returned to life to triumph over the enemies of Narnia!
~Beloved, rejoice in the fact that the One Who was put to death for our sins, has conquered death, hell and the grave! Because He went to the Cross for us, and rose again, our enemies have been defeated and publicly humiliated in his resurrection!
~May we take these words to heart today from Horatio Spafford's writings, verse two of: