Who, me?#12. “Victorious?”

Who, me?#12. “Victorious?”

O for the day when every Christian rises to greet the new day with a song of victory in their hearts.

Praising God for victory over the consequences of sin and death. Victory over the worries of this world, and victory over the vanity of worldliness.

The moment you were baptised, you entered the Kingdom of the victorious. And there you can stay through all eternity if you choose.

Sadly, we Christians distract ourselves when we look for people to blame for the things we think we lack. In fact, we do the devil a favour when we point accusing fingers at leaders, institutions, bosses, and family members for our miseries. Satan smiles to see us convince ourselves that others are winning at our expense.

Of course, nothing could be farther from the truth. Or, as Paul would say: “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us?” (Romans 8:31).

A better world for Jesus does indeed begin with you. That light of Christ that shines forth from you penetrates the souls of every observer. Now don’t miss this: Every “good deed” (which simply is your daily life of sacrifice as a Christian), is causing the consciences of many to “give glory to your father in heaven (Matthew 5:16).

Satan seeks victory by discouraging evangelism. But despite his efforts we share the victory of the cross with those we know and meet – victory is found in Jesus alone. As John said:
“For whoever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith” (1 John 5:4).

John Staiger


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