“Be victorious”

I Corinthians 15:57 “But thanks be to God!  He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

In this letter to the Corinthians, Paul writes to them about physical death.  There was some concern about those who had died.  What would happen to them?  Paul directs their attention to the victory of death.  It is not final.  It is but a stepping stone over which we walk to heaven.  Do not fear death.  Fear the second (eternal) death which leads into the lake of fire.  This is for those whose names are not written in the book of life according to Revelation.  Death is a victory for the Christian.  It does not even have a sting.  Our Lord Jesus conquered sin and the grave.  It cannot hurt us because Jesus gave us the victory.

There is a need for daily victory over self and sin in our lives.   We are more than conquerors through Him Who loved us. 

Charles G. Trumbull said, “There is only one life that wins; and that is the life of Jesus Christ.  Every man may have that life; every man may live that life.”   Paul said it in Philippians 1:21 “For me to live is Christ and to die is gain.”  When we realize that Christ lives within us, we will know victory.  We will experience victory because Christ is living in us.  It is Christ who is doing the ministry through us.  He is the victorious one.  What would our lives be if we could just appropriate this in our minds and hearts?  No matter what comes our way, we are victorious.  Absolute surrender is the only requirement, after receiving the Lord Jesus as our personal Savior, for victory in our daily lives.

           The hymn says, “Oh victory in Jesus my Savior forever!  He sought me and He bought me with His redeeming blood.   He loved me ere I knew Him and all my love is due Him.”  Let’s live victoriously!

 

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  1. Jeanette, the devotions have been very good all month but today was fantastic, I so appreciate your heart and love of Jesus. We don’t have life at all until we lose our lives for Jesus sake, THEN, the joyful, victorious life follows daily because He lives, so can we!!

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