|VICTORY FROM THE TRIUMPH
King Jesus is such a warrior! In obedience to the Father, and out of great love for all of mankind, He laid down His life and purchased us from the clutches of sin and the grave. He remained unstained from this world. He endured the cross. He was victorious.
1 Corinthians 15:55-58 (NKJV) says, “O Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory?” The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.
Because of the triumph of Jesus (Colossians 2:15), we get to operate from victory as we take on the evils of this present age that would see us ignorant and powerless. Remember friends, the Lord says in Hosea, “My people perish for lack of knowledge.” Don’t be clueless! Jesus has taken that same power and authority that He recovered from the enemy and He’s given it to us!
The Lord is trusting us to take ownership of what He’s provided for us. Yes, He’s sent us out as sheep among wolves, but friends, He is The Good Shepherd! I’d like to close with the words of King Jesus to those He sent out and empowered, just like you and I.
“Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”
Luke 10:19 (NKJV)