Hebrews 10:12-13 (NLT)
But our High Priest offered himself to God as a single sacrifice for sins, good for all time. Then he sat down in the place of honor at God’s right hand. There he waits until his enemies are humbled and made a footstool under his feet.
Jesus came to redeem mankind from sin, but to achieve this objective He had to first destroy all the work of the Enemy. Through His death on the cross of Calvary and His subsequent resurrection from the dead on the third day, Jesus completely disarmed the devil and his cohorts. After winning the victory on the cross, Jesus then empowered His followers (“as many as receive Him”) to enforce His triumph by giving them authority and power over the devil and all his power.
In Luke 10:19, Jesus said, “I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you” (NIV). In the words of Jeremiah 51:20, you become His “battle-ax and weapons of war: for with you I will break the nation in pieces; with you I will destroy kingdoms” (NKJV).
Having returned to heaven, Jesus is now waiting until his enemies are made His footstool. That will be the final and ultimate consummation of His victory. The Bible says in our Scripture passage for today, “But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God, from that time waiting till His enemies are made His footstool. For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified” (Hebrews 10:13–14, NKJV).
We make Jesus’s enemies into His footstool by enforcing the victory through the name of Jesus, a name which has been exalted by God above every other name. It is now for the church, which is the body of Christ—that is, you and me, the ordinary Christian—to enforce the victory that Jesus won on the cross of Calvary over two thousand years ago. We do this by exercising our authority over the Enemy and living our everyday lives in victory.
FATHER thank You for redeeming me through the death and resurrection of my Lord and Saviour Jesus. Help me to enforce Jesus’ victory over the Devil in my everyday life. In Jesus’ Name I pray. AMEN.
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Suggested reading for today ~
- Song of Solomon 1:1-4:16
- 2 Corinthians 8:16-24
- Psalm 50:1-23
- Proverbs 22:22-23
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