“Having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross.” (Colossians 2:14 NIV)
It is vitally important that we have an understanding of what Christ did on the cross and what the victory he wrought on our behalf means to us. This is very vital so that we do not miss out on the significance of his death and resurrection. The word of God declares: “having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness…” Now, what does that mean? The word ‘canceled’, translated from the original Greek language, also means to wipe out or wash. Metaphorically, this connotes a removal or obliteration of whatever used to be. The phrase “our legal indebtedness” agrees totally with the scripture, as stated in Romans 3:23 (KJV) “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” Every single one of us, prior to receiving redemption through Christ, were legal slaves and captives of sin. We had the overbearing weight of sin and eternal condemnation hanging over our heads, which empowered the devil to table accusations against us before the Father.
But Christ through his death has utterly destroyed everything that gave the enemy a legal hold over our lives. By the reason of the price that he paid on the cross of Calvary, the enemy can no longer bring any accusation whatsoever against you before God. In fact, he has no case against you. You have been discharged, acquitted, the case is closed, and there’s no appeal! That tells you that you have total victory. So you are fighting from the point of total victory. In other words, it is not that you are going to be victorious, you are already victorious. Rise up with this understanding and enforce your victory in every area of your life.
Further Reading: Colossians 2:13-15, Ephesians 2:15-17
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Psalms 143-145; Evening- 1 Corinthians 14:21-40