But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 15:57
What do you think of when you hear the word, Victory? Maybe you think of gladiators entering the arena with one goal in mind… total victory. They fight hard, overcome obstacles, and if they are victorious, win their freedom.
Or maybe you think of a Civil War soldier marching through a field, his rifle raised as he faces a brutal battle. His future is uncertain and he doesn’t know if he’ll see home again, but he’s fighting for the glory of the cause he believes in.
I can only imagine how Jesus must have felt as the Romans led Him up to Golgotha. He was facing the pain and agony of the cross, but He was also promised victory over death. He had prayed for this cup to be taken from Him, but He chose to die a sinner’s death in our place anyway. On the cross, death and sin were conquered. And just as God the Father had promised, when Jesus rose again, He had the victory!
But Jesus doesn’t keep this victory all for Himself. He gives it to those of us who believe in Him. As Christians we are active participants in the victory of Jesus! All we have to do, is to claim that victory as our own. Let’s take a look at some verses that show us how to have victory in Jesus.
And this is the victory that has overcome the world- our faith. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
1 John 5:4-5
To have victory in Jesus, we must accept Him as our Savior. When we do, we no longer live our life for or take comfort in the things of this world. If we believe that Jesus is the Son of God and that He died for our sins, then our faith in Him has already given us the victory we are looking for. If you have not put your faith in Jesus, now is the time. Do it right now and claim the victory! If you are already saved, then be encouraged, you have victory over death and sin through your faith in Jesus.
Believe that God is on your side
for the Lord your God is He who goes with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.
In this life we will always have hardships. If you are not currently in a crisis, then you soon will be. It may be financial, emotional, physical or spiritual, but you can bet your bottom dollar that you will wake up tomorrow facing some kind of conflict. But no matter what this world throws at you, God will be there with you, fighting the battle for you. He is on your side and He will see you through it. He has already won and He will give you the victory!
Prepare for Victory
The horse is prepared for the day of battle,
But the victory belongs to the Lord.
A soldier gets ready for the battle. He puts on his armor, readies his weapon and prepares his horse to ride out onto the field. Just like the soldier, we should also prepare ourselves for the battle ahead. Praying, reading the Scriptures and seeking God’s will, these are the weapons we use as Christians in our spiritual battle. But no matter how many preparations we make or how confidant we are in our abilities, we must always remember that true victory belongs to God. We can only achieve victory by placing our trust in God’s Son, Jesus.
A victorious Christian life is not a perfect life. We make mistakes and we have pain and hurt sometimes. But we keep moving ahead, fighting the good fight. Because we know that we have already won the battle. We have victory in Jesus!
Keep fighting. Don’t give up. We are victorious!
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