Oh Victory in Jesus…

This is a great old song that declares VICTORY for those who are in CHRIST!

I love the old song…I love what it means…I love hearing about the old old story! I love hearing about How my Jesus came from glory. He stepped out of eternity and onto this planet that He created with the Father. This is real victory…but for the modern church I see all to often believers operating at half speed. The world tends to knock the life out of those who are supposedly totally sold out…

Just what is it that keeps believers in the modern church from living the victorious life?

The last verse of the song says “And some sweet day I’ll sing up there the song of victory”.

That some sweet day…is in every genuine believers future!

Sometimes though…please allow me a little rant…I just have to say that I feel as if I am the only person excited about all that God is doing in the world today.

I see His amazing hands at work in our community and in the church that I lead.

But I then I cannot help but get just a little overwhelmed when I meet people who claim they have a relationship with Jesus…yet they walk through life totally defeated!

How can this be?

1 John 5:13 says “I have written these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.”

John is letting us know these things…he is stating the purpose so that we can have the assurance of eternal life…

We can have this VICTORY because of this assurance! We have victory because of Him!

This fact alone should change the way we behave! Because of the victory that Christ has given us…we can walk with our heads high. We can face what ever challenge the world throws at us because of HIM!

Are you living victorious today? I certainly hope that you are!

I love you all

Pastor J<><