Do you know that right now regardless of what you are battling with, you have victory in Christ? 1 Corinthians 15:57 tells us: “But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
In Christ our victory is sure, just as sure as Christ’s death and His resurrection. In fact, it is through His death and resurrection that we have the power to live in victory, and in that victory we should live in a constant state of praise to our victorious Lord and Savior.
Another great verse to remember as we are in the battle: “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33 – NKJV)
1 – We can and should find peace and refuge in God. If you are in a battle I encourage you to get alone with your Jesus. Get into His word, get into prayer, and get into fellowship. Our great King longs to have fellowship with us, to cleanse us, give us peace, and to fill us with His Holy Spirit.
2- We all are in a battle of some kind. Life is rarely easy and without drama. More often than not life is difficult. But be of good cheer, be encouraged, for our King is victorious.
3 – This is a great reminder that we fight from victory not for victory (1 Corinthians 6:14).
When Jesus was raised from the dead (Ephesians 1:20), He proved once and for all that all power and authority in the universe and beyond belongs to Him and Him alone (Matthew 28:18).
Romans 8:37 “Yet, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” We are more than conquerors in Christ; we are the loved children of the one true and living God!
God had and has the ultimate victory in my life and in yours. He defeated death so that we might have life in Him and life more abundantly (John 10:10). Let’s walk in that victory today hand in hand with our King. Let’s be partakers in the victories in our lives and in the lives of others (Deuteronomy 20:4).
Here are some lines of a wonderful old Hymn called “Victory In Jesus” that tell it all:
I heard an old, old story,
How a Savior came from glory,
How He gave His life on Calvary
To save a wretch like me.
I heard about His groaning,
Of His precious blood’s atoning,
Then I repented of my sins
And won the victory.