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Psalm 90:17 Let the Beauty of the Lord our God be upon you to establish the work of our hands for us; Yes establish the work of our hands. Man looks on the outside but God looks at the heart. Your appearance is important but your heart is paramount. Out of the abundance of the heart, your mouth will speak. What's on the inside of you will eventually come out. What are you communicating to others around? Will the real "You" stand up. No one likes a fony or imposter. You are an original! Your insides or heart, should be consistant with how you look on the outside. I Peter 3:3-4 Do not let your adornment be merely outward, arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel: rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God. Real beauty comes from the inside and eminates on the outside. As the saying goes, "Beauty is only skin deep." By: Dr. Stella Spicer-Davis
Christ has already defeated Satan and all his evil powers and authorities totally and forever. He did that through His death on the cross, through His shed blood, and through His triumphant resurrection.
Through the death of Jesus Christ on our behalf, as our representative, carrying our guilt and paying our penalty, God is now able to forgive us for all our sinful acts. Because His justice has been satisfied by the death of Christ. He can forgive every sin we have ever committed without compromising His own justice.
We must understand that all our sinful acts, no matter how many or how serious, have been forgiven when we put our faith in Jesus.
2 Corinthians 5:21 God made him who had no sin (Jesus) to be sin for us, so through the death of Jesus Christ on our behalf, as our representative, carrying our guilt and paying our penalty, God is now able to forgive us for all our sinful acts. Because His justice has been satisfied by the death of Christ. He can forgive every sin we have ever committed without compromising His own justice.
This is the divine exchange. Jesus was made sin with our sinfulness so that we might be made righteous with His righteousness. Once we grasp the fact that we have been made righteous with the righteousness of Christ, then the Devil cannot make us feel guilty any longer. Satan's main weapon will then be taken from him. Jesus disarmend the principalities and powers by His death on the cross. He took from them their main weapon against us.
Colosians 2:15 And having disarmed and powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.
A triumph is not actually the winning of victory: it is the celebration and demonstration of a victory that has already been won. Jesus, through His death on the cross, demonstrated to the whole universe His victory over the entire satanic kingdom. However Jesus did not win that victory for Himself: He did not need it. He won it for us. It is God's purpose that the victory should be worked out and demonstrated through us.
2 Corinthians 2:14 But thanks be to God, who always leads us in His triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowlege of Him in every place. That means there is no time and no place in which we cannot visibly share the triumph of Christ over Satan's kingdom.