Colossians 2:14-15 – Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; 15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
Spoil means to damage severely or affect detrimentally. It means to disfigure, destroy, demolish, and weaken the character of. Consider this: through the Cross, God demolished, destroyed, and weakened the power of the enemy. He did it in such a public way that everyone, including Satan, would know that Satan could never rightfully have that power again unless given to him.
Sin was the legal right Satan had to hold man in captivity but now that all sin is atoned for, he no longer has the right to hold anyone in bondage. Anything you’re up against, Satan cannot hold you in that position. You are legally delivered and you have the Blood receipt as proof. This doesn’t mean that Satan is not going to try to defeat you nor does it mean that you won’t be challenged or attacked. What it does mean is that you should not lie down and take it! There’s no way, in heaven, hell, or earth for a Christian to be defeated.
What Jesus did at the Cross affected the entire universe. Christ’s triumph was complete and that means we can walk in power and perpetual victory because of the Cross. The Cross is the foundation for all your victories in life.
(This is an excerpt from Apostle Thompson’s book, Cross Factor)