A Defeated Enemy

Cali Jesus sign
Photo by Ryan, Roadside sign in Anaheim, California

Yesterday, I wrote a post asking for prayer for El Paso.  This morning, I was disturbed in my spirit regarding all the violence in my country and I spoke to the Lord about it.  I talked with Him again about the people who lost their lives in California, Ohio, and Texas and I lifted all of the families up to the Lord.  As I prayed, the first thing that came to my mind was this: “Jesus already won the war.”  That gave me a lot of hope and peace today and I wanted to share that great truth with you!  No matter how many battles we face, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is victorious forever as King of kings and Lord of lords!  He won the spiritual war when He set us free from sin and death at the cross and He has given us great victory over the evil one!

“On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written:


Revelation 19:16

These spiritual battles of chaotic violence we see are the work of a defeated enemy who knows his time is short.  The enemy knows he will be thrown into the lake of fire for all eternity and he knows Jesus Christ is Lord!  Jesus is exalted to the highest place and every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.  That includes the knees and tongue of the evil one!

“Therefore God exalted him to the

highest place

and gave him the name that is above

every name,

that at the name of Jesus every knee

should bow,

in heaven and on earth and under

the earth,

and every tongue confess that Jesus

Christ is Lord,

to the glory of God the Father.”

Philippians 2:9-11

“And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown.  They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever.”

Revelation 20:10

The times are getting darker as we see the end drawing near, but take heart!  Jesus will return very soon and we will lift up our heads and see Him coming on the clouds with great power and glory!  May His will be done in all things and may He strengthen our hearts to endure and stand firm to the end!  Soon, very soon, Jesus will crush satan under our feet!

“Behold, I am coming soon! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy in this book.”

Jesus speaking in Revelation 22:7

“The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet.

The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.”

Romans 16:20

We fight this war with God’s love.  Keep standing up for Jesus and sharing His love with the world.  Only the Light of the World can pierce the darkness of evil that is upon the whole earth.  If you don’t know Jesus, come to Him today and receive the victory He has for you!  There is no greater gift than the free gift of salvation that God offers to us by His grace through faith in Jesus!

“When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world.  Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

John 8:12

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

Jesus speaking in John 3:16

“Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death–that is, the devil–and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.”

Hebrews 2:14-15

This world desperately needs the light of life in Jesus!  We all need forgiveness for our sins and forgiveness of sins is only offered through faith in Jesus.  You do not need to fear death any longer!  Jesus defeated the devil almost 2,000 years ago!  God does not want you to perish and He does not want to condemn you!  God is offering you eternal life!

“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Romans 6:23

“for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.”

Romans 3:23-24

“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me.”

John 14:6

Take hold of that precious gift today before it is too late!  Please consider God’s offer with all of your heart, mind, and soul and turn away from the darkness of this world.  Receive forgiveness and eternal life and be at peace with God.

“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.”

Romans 8:1-2

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God–not by works, so that no one can boast.”

Ephesians 2:8-9

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!  All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them.  And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.  We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us.  We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.  God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”

2 Corinthians 5:17-21

Jesus is our only hope of escaping the darkness of sin and death.  Jesus is the only One who ever died to forgive our sins and reconcile us to God.  Our sin separates us from God and there is nothing we can do to earn or work our way into Heaven.  Only Jesus can end that separation.  Salvation is a free gift from God that must be received by faith.  This world needs salvation and light, and God has offered that to the whole world through Jesus!

“That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.  For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.  As the Scripture says, “Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame.”  For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile–the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Romans 10:9-13

Don’t ever forget that God loves you and He wants to be with you in Heaven forever!  There is still hope in this dark world and His Name is Jesus!

Grace and peace to you all!




Author: Ryan Callahan

Hello, and welcome to my site! I am an independent Christian author (One Man's Very Strange Supernatural Life), blogger, and evangelist for Jesus. My main goal with this blog is to help people come to know Jesus, help people understand the Bible, and to minister to a lost and hurting world. This site is about hope, new beginnings, grace, mercy, forgiveness, and love! I'm glad you are here, God bless you! Copyright © 2023 Ryan Callahan. All rights reserved.

19 thoughts on “A Defeated Enemy”

      1. Thank you! Yes, my day improved, when I finally turned the situation over to the Lord and stopped stewing about it. Blessings to you, too. 💘

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  1. Amen! “Receive forgiveness and eternal life and be at peace with God”…these are the most meaningful and comforting words you spoke, Ryan!!! Such a powerful blog, thank you so much for your writings and thoughtfulness.

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