12. Victors through Christ (1)

Last week we learned that as part of God's Kingdom we are more than conquerors. Jesus will give us all the strength we need to accomplish His will here on earth. We do not have excuses anymore, the time for excuses are long gone. The time to stand up and be counted is now.

And the Bible tells us that Jesus not only gives us the strength to perform His work, He has also given us victory over our arch enemy, the devil:

"You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world." 1 John  4:4

"But the Lord is faithful, who will establish and guard you from the evil one." 2 Thessalonians 3:3

"Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out. And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself." John 12:31, 32

Jesus has been lifted up on the cross and through His death He has drawn people to Himself and obtained victory over the ruler of this world, the evil one. Colossians 2:15 states it clearly:

"Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them."

He disarmed them and made a public spectacle out of them, triumphing over them. And as we have learned, we are part of His body, and He lives within us. Therefore we have triumphed over Satan and his army too, because the Victor lives within us. We stand from a position of victory and should therefore live our lives from that stance. We should not be trying to obtain the victory, but rather we should be living in the victory.

Unfortunately not many Christians realise this. I have had a situation at school, where Christian parents didn't want to pray and stand up for what is right, because they were scared of the attack that might come from the enemy. I was amazed. How can that be? The Victor lives within us, He has obtained victory, and when we walk hand in hand with Him then we have nothing to fear. He will give us the strength to succeed and the power to accomplish His will.

Do not be scared. Fear doesn't come from God. Fear doesn't originate from Him. It comes from the enemy, and if he can keep you in bondage to fear and scared to do anything, he has won. Not because he has any ground to stand on, but because you were too afraid to stand up against him in all that you are. Do not give him the satisfaction. Go out there and do what God has placed in your heart. God has opened all the doors for you to walk through, do not get stuck at the opening. Step by step He will be with you. Stand up for what is right, speak out when something is clearly wrong and proclaim His life and power over every situation. Do not keep quiet. Do not do nothing. Then you have lost, and not only you, but the advancement of His Kingdom is hindered. That is not God's plan. He has given you everything you need to succeed.

Father, thank you that we have victory over the enemy due to what Your Son has done. Hallelujah! We give praise and honour to Your Name. You are our mighty God and King. You are our Redeemer, we love You. Today we are going to go out and make You proud of us. Amen

1 comment for “12. Victors through Christ (1)”

  1. Gravatar of BarbaraBarbara
    Posted Thursday, 08 June 2017 at 8:00:11 AM

    Amen. I am so glad to know that in Christ we can experience the life of victory that God intends for us. Glory to Jesus!!!

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