When you become a child of God, God doesn’t intend for you to reinvent the wheel. It is not for you to start all over again by going to the cross and dying for your sins. It is not for you to start fighting the devil again. I understand that because you’ve been exposed to a lot of religiosity, you’ve often said, “We are going to ‘fight the devil.'” If you could fight the devil, Jesus wouldn’t have come. Jesus came and fought him so that we would have the victory. Our part is to stand in faith (in the word of God) and enforce the devil’s defeat.
As a child of God, the moment you give your life to Christ, you are standing on the victory ground. Just as the scripture says in 2 Corinthians 5:21, Jesus who knew no sin became sin that we might be made the righteousness of God. He became who we were so that we could become who He is; and 2 Corinthians 8:9 (KJV) says, “Though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.” It is nonsensical for us to say, “Let me first become poor so that I can become rich.” No! He already became poor so that you could be who He is.
Everything Jesus did was done as, and for, you: He died as you and for you, He went to hell as you and for you, He rose again as you and for you. He is sitting at the right hand of the Majesty as you and for you. But because of mortality and the fall, we always look at ourselves in the flesh. However, in 2 Corinthians 5:16-17, Paul said that henceforth we know no man according to the flesh. Because of what Christ did, we only recognise people by what Christ did for them. When I look at you, I call you victorious, blessed, righteous, and redeemed because Christ has been made unto us wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption (1 Corinthians 1:30). Always see yourself “in Christ.”