Christ, The Mighty Conqueror
By Christmas Evans
After a battle, we are anxious to learn who is dead, who is wounded, and who is missing from the ranks. In the engagement of Messiah with Satan and his allies on Calvary, Messiah's heel was bruised, but Satan and his allies received a mortal wound in the head. The head denotes wisdom, cunning, power, government. The devil, sin, and death have lost their dominion over the believer in Christ, since the achievement of Calvary. There is no condemnation, no fear of hell. But the serpent, though his head is bruised, may be able to move his tail and alarm those of little faith. Yet it cannot last long. The wound is mortal and the triumph sure. On Calvary the dragon's head was crushed by the Captain of our salvation; after the battle of Armageddon, his tail shall shake no more!
There is no discharge in this war. He that enlists under the banner of the Cross must endure faithful until death – must not lay aside his arms till death is swallowed up in victory. Then shall every conqueror bear the image of the heavenly, and wear the crown instead of the cross, and carry the palm instead of the spear.
Let us be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might, that we may be able to stand in the evil day; and after all the war is over, to stand accepted in the Beloved, that we may reign with Him forever and ever!