The Conquest of Christ
"Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them. Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation." (Psalm 68:18,19)
He hath destroyed the enemy that He may load us
with benefits. He led captivity
captive. The evil one came and took
mankind captive. Jesus Christ came and
took the armies of the evil one captive.
He took captivity captive. There
is no fear to those who look up to Jesus.
Once David's wives and the wives of his followers were carried away
captive while he was away. When David
returned, he prayed to God and rescued the captive women and destroyed the
captors. Once enemies carried away all
the goods of the king of
Captivity is taken captive! The prince of this world who had taken us prisoners is now taken prisoner. A sense of mastery over human nature must be in us. Jesus conquered and so we will conquer too. He will infuse into us the same victory as we look to the Cross - the same spiritual victory. He loaded us with benefits. What are these benefits? - not the things of this world! They are nothing to a spiritual man. They are Christ-likeness, Christ-like nature and Christ-like hope.