We are in a spiritual conflict as long as we are children of God. However, the good news is that victory is our portion in Christ.
The Bible admonishes us to take measures in life. In 1 Peter 5:8 the Bible says, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour”(KJV). We have to think and act in the right way so that we can effectively deal with our adversary.
We should never let our guard down by acting in ways that God disapproves. When Christ was on the cross he said that it was over because the price for sin would finally be paid. What Christ did on that cross provides us with a position of strength against our enemy.
Paul the Apostle in 2 Timothy 4:7 says, “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith” (KJV). Paul knew he pleased God by keeping the faith and that is why he looked forward to the crown of righteousness.
What has Jesus Christ promised in all this? He has promised a lot more. In Revelations 2:7 the Bible says,“…To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God”(KJV). In Christ we all have the opportunity to eat from the tree of life.