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We have been rescued from our enemies so we can serve God without fear, in holiness and righteousness for as long as we live. Luke 1:74-75

You’re in daily battles with three enemies: the world, the flesh, and the devil (Ephesians 2:1-3). All three are formidable, but in the eternal sense, you have already been rescued from all three. In the here and now, through, the battles will continue. And those battles can weigh you down, throw you off track, and cripple you with fear.

In today’s verse, Luke mentions Zechariah’s prophecy about the coming Messiah who descended from the royal line of David, just as God promised (Luke 1:69-70). He would be merciful and rescue God’s people from their enemies. While Zechariah looked forward to the coming Messiah, you look backward, knowing He has already arrived. Your salvation has been secured. And even now, He’s in the process of conquering your earthly enemies, while preparing a heavenly place for you.

But for now, live out your salvation. Don’t fear persecution or even death for Christ’s sake. Serve Him faithfully in the spheres of influence where He has placed you, being confident that His work will continue, no matter what His enemies do. Yes, they may prevail in some battles, but the war has already been won.

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