Colossians 2:15 - "Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it"
What a great time we had at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade many years ago. Getting up before dawn, taking the train into the city, loading up on hot chocolate, bundled up and standing street-side along the parade route. Made some great memories. Loved it!
As awesome as it was, there is no match for the greatest parade in history. When God disarmed Satan and all principalities and powers, making a show of them openly! What a triumph. What a victory. Satan is defeated. It is finished.
Yet there are Christians still engaging in "spiritual warfare". If you're still engaging in spiritual warfare, you must have missed the parade! Warfare is between two undefeated foes. Every time you say you are "warring" against the devil, you are declaring that he is on equal status with you. He's not! Satan was defeated by the blood of Jesus on the cross. You won. You have dominion over all the power of the enemy (Luke 10:19).
There's a battle raging, but it's not with Satan. It's between your two ears. "For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ" 2 Corinthians 10:4-5
To the obedience of Christ. Not our obedience. His obedience made us righteous. His obedience made us victorious. His obedience defeated the enemy once and for all. You're not trying to get the victory, it's already yours!