“You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world”
Praise God, Satan is a defeated foe! Satan's back has already been broken at the cross. When Jesus Christ prepared to go to that cross in anticipation, He said, “Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out” (John 12:31).
“Is cast out.” Satan has already been defeated, not will be defeated. We as Christians need to learn that! The devil hopes you never fully grasp that “He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.” He hopes you never find out that his power has been stripped away from him by Jesus, King of Kings, who conquered death and Hell (Revelation 1:18). Charles Haddon Spurgeon offers this reassuring word:
Hell and death, terrible powers as they are, are not left to riot without government. Death is a land of darkness, without any order, yet a sovereign eye surveys it, and a master hand holds its key. Hell trembles at the presence of the Lord, and there is a throne higher than the throne of evil. Let us rejoice that nothing in heaven, or Earth, or in places under the Earth, is left to itself to engender anarchy. Everywhere, serene above the floods, the Lord sits King for ever and ever. No province of the universe is free from the divine rule. Things do not come by chance. Nowhere do chance and chaos reign.
Jesus said, “I give you authority…over all of the power of the enemy…” (Luke 10:19).
Satan is a defeated foe; and when you pray, you do not pray for the victory, you pray from the victory.