Devotionals on Victory
Victory In the Title
- A Cry of Victory
When Jesus cried “it is finished” on the cross, He meant “it is finished.” All the punishment and pain for all sin and all the power of sin is finished : completed.
- That was indeed a cry of victory that shook the foundations of hell to its core.
- Such times demand outstanding strength and endurance for victory to be assured.
- Calvary’s Victory
The life-walk of Paul illustrates his relationship to his Lord, Jesus Christ.
- What a testimony of a changed life – what a celebration of Calvary’s victory.
- Calvary’s victory was to be ratified through a small company who would stand firm.
- Paul throughout His life envisioned the triumphal train of His Lord and Saviour:- a victorious, divinely appointed procession, with the defeated enemy displayed – a celebration of Man’s great victory accompanied by His few faithful followers – even a testimony of Christ’s great and mighty conquest at Calvary’s cross.
- Overcoming Victory
A prisoner in chains, stripped of all the liberties and freedoms we so much cherish. A man battle-scared from pillar to post by a deluge of satanic oppression,
A man willing to die for his Lord – a man equally prepared to live for Him as well.
- The apostle John in his later years shares this same truth: This is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith in Christ. 1John 5:4
- So far as its victory, its power, its glory and its potentialities are concerned nothing can be added to it.
- Godly Focus
When Paul’s heart and soul and mind was set on the Lord Jesus, his life was one of victory, joy, faith and love despite life’s circumstances. But it starts with right thinking..
- Available Resources
Never forget that we have gained the victory by virtue of our co-crucifixion and co-resurrection with Christ.
- We have the indwelling Holy Spirit and the Word of God to ensure our spiritual victory, if we will but yield to Him, walk by faith and appropriate all that God has provided, so that we can: abstain from fleshly lusts which wage war against the soul.
- Without His saving grace we would remain dead in trespasses and sin – but thanks be to God, Who gives us the victory over sin and death – in Christ.
- Where, grave, thy victory?
- To be occupied with self is to be defeated and to have failure and live in sin; but to be occupied with the Lord Jesus will mean victory.
- So far as its victory, its power, its glory, its potentialities are concerned – nothing can be added.
- When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true, “Death has been swallowed up in victory.
- So far as its victory, its power, its glory, its potentialities are concerned nothing can be added to it.
- Lasting peace will come when we rest in Calvary's conquest of sin and self, and allow that victory to be applied by the faithful Spirit of God.The Holy Spirit does not reason from what man is for God, but from what God is to man.
- Death, like the devil, goes on, although Calvary still remains full victory.
- Isaiah 53:7 And the Lamb is coming again in power and majesty, great glory and victory..
- If you would know victory you must have conflict; it is ridiculous to talk about having a victorious life when you have never been in conflict.
- If you want patience, then it is tribulation; if you want victory there must be conflict.
- When He paid the price for my sins, He paid it on my behalf. Christ died as our substitute and so by His death and so we identified with His death and His victory.
- Spiritual Victory
Yet unbeknown to Job and evil’s cruel plan – Christ’s ‘It Is Finished‘ cry, would pierce the far reaches of creation’s extremity.. A plan conceived in eternity past.
- We are asked to claim victory' for others in distress, when it seems that we are in greater distress than they.
- Faith overcomes the world: the victory that overcomes the world..
- I am not struggling for victory; I am standing in victory.
- He lifted me out; set my feet on the Rock and established my goings; and He bids me, Stand fast in the victory that I have gained for you.' Believe and rejoice in it, and you will know what it is to be free. -G.G.
- Victory is ours, but we must learn how to wear our armor and handle our weapons.
- We are filled with joy, filled with victory.
- Victory of Defeat
We all delight in the wonderful news that all our sins have been forgiven, past present and future, and rightly so – but new believers should also be trained up in the Christian life and understand about post-salvation sins, and how they can all to often affect our relationship to God and our fellowship with Him.
- If He did, you would not be free from your self-confidence; you would not learn to fight the good fight of faith and thus obtain the victory which the Master has won; you would not learn to say the Lord Jesus only,' but you would still continue to say Jesus and I.'
- Most look to get victory in order to get peace, but it is peace already made by the Lord Jesus' work and risen life that is ours.
- So it is that people find the Christian life burdensome; they long to know real victory, true deliverance and the joy of the Lord, whereas they experience the ups and downs of a constant struggle.
- The Christian life depicted in the New Testament seems so different from their actual experience that the devil is never slow to pounce in with his suggestions that a life of constant victory is quite impossible, so that all their hopes are but unreal dreams.
- Yes, the ground of the Blood is sufficient for this full-orbed, many-sided, all-round victory.
- While we stand on that fact, there has to be the daily working out of the victory which Christ has won for us; there has to be the daily dying to this old self.
- The Shed Blood
Christ went to the cross not only to die for our sins – but to die unto SIN. His blood not only to paid the price FOR sin but it also broke the power OF sin in us. Many do not appreciate that Christ’s cross dealt with more than forgiven sins. The shed blood of Christ also gave us victory over the power of sin in our life,
- It is a great blessing when a person gets into the seventh of Romans and begins to realise the awful conflict of its struggle and defeat; because the first step toward getting out of the struggle of the seventh chapter and into the victory of the eighth, is to get into Romans chapter seven.
- Of all the needy classes of people, the neediest of this earth are not those who are having a heartbreaking, agonising struggle for victory, but those who are having no struggle at all, and no victory … and who do not know it, and who are satisfied and jogging along in a pitiable absence of almost all the possessions that belong to them in Christ.”
- The Church will have all its work cut out in the end to stand, but its standing will be its victory.
- Just to be able, through testing, trial, when everything is blowing round you like a blizzard; when everything is dark, mysterious, and even God seems far away and unreal, and faith is tested and you are being assailed on the right hand and on the left, and there is every reason outwardly for your moving, giving up, falling down, surrendering, lowering your standard, just to stand and not be moved in your faith is the greatest possible victory.... We are passing through deep experiences, the enemy is doing it and the Lord is not preventing him, but we are coming to a fuller knowledge of the power of God and a deeper rooting beyond all previous shakeableness.
- And only then do we find that we have learned the lesson of faith; to find our tiny craft of life rushing onward to a blessed victory of life ….
- a victory of life and power and service undreamt of…..
- victory in the days of our past, fleshly strength and self-reliance.”
- Lack of Knowledge
Without dispensational understanding – everything about God is distorted. I guess I have to admit today this grieves me deeply. The Church IS in a mess and God’s character disgraced for lack of knowledge. Never let us forget the truth of scripture – Jesus has already gained the victory..
- Truth of Scripture
Jesus has already gained the victory..
- God makes the facts and tells us to take the attitude that befits these facts; and when we obey, He increasingly works our experiential victory in and through us. -W.R.N.
- They mistakenly think that they must have some part in overcoming the power of their sin; that their efforts, their will, their determination, strengthened and helped by the Holy Spirit, is the way of victory. -C.T.
- Gateway to Life
Recently my own father exhaled his last gasp of air as death claimed its latest ‘victim.’ As I stood and looked at the empty shell that my father cast off… I was truly able to claim: Oh death where is your sting and victory… for to be absent from the body – is to be present with the Lord.
- Victory in Christ
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.
- The Greatest Victory
How did God become Man?
- In one glorious shout of triumph, He achieved the greatest victory of all..
- Yes, the first revelation of the secret of victory also may constitute a real crisis in the life of the believer, but that crisis or experience can never, in itself, avail for the future.
- This was indeed a cry of victory that shook the very foundations of hell to its core.
- We died with Christ. He died for us, and we died with Him. This is a great fact, true of all believers (Christian Victory, p.11)
- In this phase extravagant things are often said as to total deliverance and final victory.
- Reginald Wallis:
“God says in effect, ‘My child, as you reckoned on the substitutionary work of the Lord Jesus Christ for your salvation, now go a step farther and reckon on His representative work for your victory day by day.’ You believe that the Lord Jesus died for your sins because God said so.
- Our reckoning it to be true only makes us begin to realise the fact in experience” (The Way of Victory, p.16).
- who shall deliver me from this body of death. Then he finally understood that victory over his sin nature was found in Christ: but thanks be to God Who has given me the victory IN Christ Jesus my Lord.
- In it the victory of the power of evil seemed complete.
- Mighty Victory
Many people look to the cross of Christ and see a torn and broken man.
- Yet in that life there resided wondrous courage – supreme bravery – a great and mighty victory.
- Victory in Christ
He will strengthen with His power to enable us to face all situations of life… He will give us the heart to step out into the unknown – fearless in Christ’s victory. Go child of God.. go and step out into today’s unknown.. in His strength and His courage. Have I not commanded you?
- Be not afraid, neither be dismayed; for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” Thanks be to God who gives us the victory, through our Lord Jesus Christ
- There are many complex vicissitudes for the sojourner through this mortal coil, victory and defeat; honour and humiliation; hope and despair; respect and scorn.
- Your blessed Advocate has already claimed your answer, and you would grieve and disappoint Him if you were to give up the conflict in the very moment when victory is on its way to meet you.
- Such times demand outstanding strength and endurance for victory to be assured.
- Spiritual Victory
It also takes time and much heartache for us to learn these lessons too.
- It is only natural to feel that our need requires immediate victory, but the truth is that we cannot come to maturity apart from the Holy Spirit's processing and development of our life, day by day.
- A quick and easy victory would cripple our usefulness in these two ways: we would not understand the all-important principle of processing; we would not appreciate the needs of others.
- So often in the battle we go to the Lord, and pray, and plead, and appeal for victory, for ascendancy, for mastery over the forces of evil and death, and our thought is that in some way the Lord is going to come in with a mighty exercise of power and put us into a place of spiritual maturity as in an act.
- He goes forth in the spirit of one to whom victory is assured; for this is the victory that overcometh, even our faith.
- Earthly and Spiritual
The people of Israel marched around the walls of Jericho to gain victory – today we march a seventh time around the city gate of our spiritual Jericho.
- Victory in Christ
But until that time of future bliss we live on this earth with its trials and pain, and every day we have a choice..
- we can live our life in Him in victory or we can live our life in defeat and despair.
- “This is surely a peculiar way of victory”, you say; but it is the divine way.
- They still go to church; but secretly they feel that victory is out of the question.
- But victory is the believer's right, as truly his as the air he breathes.
- For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith (1 John 5:4).
- Satan seeks to overcome every believer by exploiting strongholds in our lives, but there is a way to victory, and a way to overcome this enemy of the soul.
- Encouraging Word
And down through the centuries, Christ’s words have spurred sagging saints on to victory: behold, I am coming quickly – hold fast to what you have, that no one may take your crown.
- Christ’s entire life was in preparation for His final victory at Calvary..
- In Him, that against which we were always struggling is now our victory.
- And only then do we find that we have learned the lesson of faith; to find our tiny craft of life rushing onward to a blessed victory of life and power and service undreamt of, in the days of our fleshly strength and self-reliance.”
- John 13:1 (NIV)
No ministry of the servant of Jesus Christ can be a triumphant ministry unless there is a deep, strong, abiding love.... Love is going to solve our problems and to bring us into victory; but apart from a sufficient love, the problems of human make-up, the many differences of disposition and character and all that goes to make up a company, and the continuous drain and strain, with all the pressure that comes from the enemy, will present a problem, a perplexity and a paralyzing task....
- We ask not for some little progress or partial blessing for them but for the Lord's complete victory.
- Open Secret
It was living his life through the new-life in Christ that was given to Paul – when he was born again, that was Paul’s open secret of how to live the victorious Christian life. It was living this new-life in Christ that broke the power of sin in Paul’s life. It was living this new-life in Christ that delivered Paul from the body of death. And it is living our Christian life, by means of the new born again life of Christ in us, that will give you and me the victory over the power of sin in our lives too. Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord !!
- The self-life is surely our first and most bitter foe, and the believer who will serve God acceptably must learn His way of victory over this subtle and dangerous enemy.
- Remember you are in Christ, Who is Victory, complete, final victory.
- You get a thing revealed to you as truth, perhaps something about the Cross of Christ, or victory over Satan, and you think you know it, and you say, This is beautiful!
- And when you have got down as far as you can go, the flesh elements and the self elements have been dealt with, and you grimly hold on to the Lord in this matter of victory – then it comes out, you have tested it right to the very bottom of your being – that thing has become you, and then you can go to others in their grim conflict and their darkness, and say, I know – I know this thing, and I know God is faithful, I know the victory.
- We have to be unhesitatingly obedient to His Word, for victory over the foe.
- Victory Strategies
Every soldier knows the foundational truths of victory. Victory lies in faithfulness to your leader. Triumph rests in knowing your enemy. Success is secured in obedience to the battle plan.
- Scriptural Principles
That we recognise our position of victory and apply the word of God.. that we only adopt scriptural principles of spiritual warfare.. that we put on the full armour of God described in Ephesians 6.. – for each piece of armoury points to Christ. When we are covered in Him we are fully protected … and we are to pray.
- Zecharias the Priest
Without a doubt, this was a shout of victory, for the enemies of Israel were to be routed, and Israel was to be rescued from the hands of all that hate them… The walls of their enemies were to be broken asunder, as pictured in the walls of Jericho, so long before. Zecharias rejoiced that God’s promise to their father Abraham was to be realised, and his nation would be enabled to serve the Lord in freedom and without fear. And what a joy it must have been to at last foretell that his own son would be the voice crying the wilderness, prepare ye the way of the Lord – make His path straight.
- Hold Fast
How the host of heaven who rejoices over one sinner that repents… must long to cry out how close is the end and the goal – to implore that last spurt of strength. But they stumbled and fell,, never to realise, until the last day of revealing, the closeness of life’s goal. So press onward an upward dear brother – One step at a time dear sister, Remember He is at your side, spurring you on to victory.
- We shall never know the fact of the Lord Jesus' victory in our lives until we are prepared to count upon His work on the Cross as the source of our personal freedom from the dominion of sin and the old man within.
- God our Strength
Do not grieve Him by giving up on the conflict in the moment of its victory. Do not disappoint Him by stopping when the goal is in sight. Do not pull back when the very victory you have fought for so long is in sight. He has gone into His inner chamber for you. He holds your earnest petition in the palms of His hands. He has dispatched His angelic messenger to bring you blessing.
- Do you suppose that the Father ever doubts the victory that has been won by His beloved Son?
- If you want continuous victory, you must be on the side of Him who knows no defeat.
- the incarnate God, but His is the final Victory, His is the Power and His is the Kingdom – for His is the Majesty and His the Glory for ever and ever, amen – for God raised Him from the dead – forever.
- Yet at the very point that He gave His spirit into the safekeeping of God He could cry out the greatest victory cry of all, “it is finished?” How could this be – How could this possibly be – How could He call “It is Finished” – if the work was yet to be completed?
- And yet the sting and victory of death would remain forever..
- His death and His resurrection combine, to complete His Work of Salvation in the victory of the Cross.
- We too must day by day tread that same path that He trod, for the victory has already been won.
- Defeat or Victory
If you correct your thinking, you will break out of a life of defeat to one of victory. This is not an airy fairy sugar-coated thought to give you a feel-good factor..
- So it is necessary for us to be thoroughly instructed in the Word, and this is one of the things about which we must be perfectly clear in heart and mind, and assured in spirit, that Life, with all that it means - the Life of an unveiled fellowship with the Lord, the Life which in itself sets forth victory over death and the abolishing of condemnation - that Life is rooted in righteousness, a ministration of righteousness.
- Through the victory won on Calvary we enter into newness of life; and as the old nature seeks to assert its supremacy, each uprising of it must be handed over to the Lord Jesus Christ, that He may deal with it.
- ˜Thanks be to God, who giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ' (1 Cor. 15:57).
- Just remember this: any victory over the power of any sin whatsoever that you have to get by working for it is counterfeit.
- Any victory that you have to get by trying for it is false.
- Our hope for freedom from the power of sin is not Christ plus my efforts,' but Christ plus my receiving.' To receive victory from Him is to believe His Word that solely by grace He is, this moment, freeing us from the dominion of sin.
- Christ’s Cross
And he trembles at the power of the victory of the Christ of Calvary, on His Cross. This is the area of spiritual work most feared by the principalities and power of evil. This is what the world’s dark rulers and wicked spirits in the heavenlies dread most.
- Steadfast Faith
Now, no one can suppose for a moment that this loud shout caused the walls to fall. The vibration from their combined voices was insufficient to cause 1 stone to tumble, and yet the secret of their victory lay in their shout – for it was the shout of faith.
- Promised Victory
The army of Israel raised their combined voices in obedience to God’s command: when you hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout; with a great shout, and the wall of the city shall fall down flat. They dared to shout, on the authority of God’s Word, to claim a promised victory.
- Accomplished Victory
The towering walls of this fortified city of Jericho must have appeared impregnable, but though there was no sign of an accomplished victory – they trusted God’s word – and they shouted the shout of faith…
- There is much prayer for revival,' and much effort for the deepening of the spiritual life.' The only answer to this is a new knowing of the Cross, not only as to sins and a life of victory over them, but as to Christ as supplanting the natural man. -T.
- Overcoming Victory
Christ may be standing outside of the door of a weak and failing church, but to each individual He continues to say..Behold, I am standing at the door and knocking; if ANYONE hears and listens heeds My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will eat with him, and he [will eat] with Me. He who overcomes (is victorious), I will grant him to sit beside Me on My throne, as I Myself overcame (and was victorious) and sat down beside My Father on His throne.
- It represents a mighty victory.
- Be not afraid, Be not dismayed, Thou shalt have victory, I will be with thee what’eer betide:- Captain and Leader, Friend and Guide cf.
- It cannot be too frequently emphasized that for the believer, the ground or basis of prayer is the death of Jesus Christ - the victory won by the Son of God on Calvary, just as the ground and basis of His intercession at this moment is His propitiation on the Cross.
- Victory at Calvary
Remember the victory was won at Calvary. Remember the only way to overcome is through the blood of the Lamb. The way to overcome in any dispensation is described in Revelation 12 “They overcame him……….
- The Last Enemy
In His wonderful plans “the last enemy that shall be destroyed is death,” Death is swallowed up in victory.
- O grave, where is thy victory ?1Cor 15:55 God is love and God is light and God is life, and at rebirth God breathed into us the breath of His life.
- Right Life
God knows the only way to newness of life.. and this will lead to a life of deliverance, power and victory in this world – and in the world to come life everlasting, with an inheritance that passes understanding – all because we chose His way. We are to abide in Christ. We are to called on to walk in truth. We are instructed to walk in the Spirit. We are commanded to walk in the light and we are directed to walk in newness of Life. So just remember..
- If we were so utterly – and not one of us really is – if we were so utterly consumed for the Lord's interests alone that no other interest in our lives had any precedence or power to govern us, we would be in victory all the time.
- So we are called to live, by the Spirit, a life triumphant over all our weaknesses, a life where Christ is everything, and where His victory is our victory.
- Miles Stamford puts it this way:- When you fight to get victory, then you have lost….
- What do you do? Your first instinct is to prepare yourself for a big battle and then pray to God to give you the victory in it!!!!!
- All-Inclusive Victory
What then should we do when he attacks? We should simply look up and praise and thank the Lord and say. ‘Lord, I am faced with a situation that I cannot possibly meet.
- My enemy the devil has brought it about to compass my downfall, but I praise You that Your victory is an all-inclusive victory.
- I praise You that I have already full victory in this matter” Remember – His teaching principle is based on an essential truth – the ‘SOURCE’ rule:- everything after its own kind – – flesh after flesh – – spiritual after spiritual.
- for we know that the victory is already His, and so we know that the victory is already ours – for we are complete in Him. Colossians 2:10
- There is something wrong if a Christian is miserable on spiritual matters, and it is either failure to apprehend the one great, absolute reality that the victory was God’s and that He won it in Christ, fully and finally, and we are not called upon to share at all in that battle; or the truth which has come subsequently has been misapprehended and has become something that is a burden grievously to be borne.
- Until we get into a right relationship to God, it is a case of banging on by the skin of our teeth, and we say - What a wonderful victory I have got.
- We died In Him as He proclaimed in victory – it is finished.
- The victory is gained, the work is done, the enemy is defeated, and the ground is secured.
- And if He is there within, He has come to stay, and victory is in faith; believing that, standing on that, holding to that; and we must carry that through to its final and full issue, that He is Lord of all, Head of all principality and power.
- Message of Victory
As He shouted “FINISHED” and gave up the ghost – His spirit and soul departed and his body lay cold in the grave.
- The empty grave announces the final victory:- death defeated.
- Thanks be to God who always leads me on from place to place in the train of His triumph to celebrate His victory over the enemies of Christ.”
2 Corinthians 2:14 (Conybeare)
- God’s Purpose For Us
Telestai: Christ shouted in victory form the cross, and yet it is to be finished – for He must reign, ‘till he hath put all enemies under his feet. 1Cor.15:25 Praise God for the paradoxes of scripture, for we see through a glass darkly. Praise the Lord of Heaven and earth, that His ways and purposes are not ours. His purpose in life will be carried out in the life of a believer – by faith. His plan for each life will take time..
- The Christian's victory is not over others, but over himself.
- His victory is not found in establishing his own cause but in establishing that of his fellow-men; the poor, the sick, the disinherited, the brokenhearted, the wayward, the lost.
- Strategy For Victory
Miles Stamford puts it this way: “When you fight to get victory, then you have lost the battle at the very outset.
- Well your first instinct is to prepare yourself for a big battle and then pray to God to give you the victory in it.
- All-Inclusive Victory
Miles Stamford continues: “What then should you do when he attacks?
- My enemy the devil has brought it about to compass my downfall, but I praise You that Your victory is an all-inclusive victory.
- I praise You that I have already full victory in this matter”
- so as we bring into captive every thought, every imagination and every word, we know that the victory is already His – for we know that we are complete in Him.
- The Greatest Victory
The tomb IS empty.
- His death and His resurrection combine to complete His Work of Salvation In the victory of the Cross.
- gazing on the bloodied, beaten body of the Lord Jesus, after He gave up the ghost… who would have thought that His was the greatest victory in the history of time and eternity?
- Your victory, is as sure as His – as you stand and wait and watch in loving, trusting obedience, even as He requires each of us, so to do.
- He is our God Who gives us the Victory.
- Immediately you begin to contemplate or purpose a fuller prayer-life, the enemy launches a new scheme for keeping you more busy and occupied, heaping up the work and crowding in demands so that you will have no time or opportunity for prayer.... But we must recognize this: that the enemy will construct his best arguments about responsibility, duty and conscience to stop us praying, and there is a place where, if we see prayer is utterly ruled out, or brought down to such a limited place that it is completely inadequate for a life of spiritual ascendancy and victory, we have to say: Lord, I am going to trust the responsibility with You while I pray, that You will not allow my breaking away for this time to have detrimental results, and that You will protect this prayer-time - which I seek for Your glory - from the inroads of the enemy.
- It is a shameful thing for a Christian to talk about getting the victory.
- The Victor ought to have got us so completely that it is His victory all the time, and we are more than conquerors through Him.
- Can it set aside the death penalty, which was due sin and demanded by God -No! Can it rob death of its sting and the grave of its victory – No never! Every un-bloody sacrifice is not only worthless but an abomination to the Lord.
- Through all the failures and distresses of life, God is working victory in you.
- Trust in the Lord
And Paul’s cry of joy proclaims, but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory, through our Lord Jesus Christ – for Paul knew, just as Job knew that “my Redeemer Lives…” Yes- there are 5 things that Satan is using to demolish and utterly shatter Your own faith, and they are: infirmities..
- Christ’s Victory
Then we read that Job came to the very end of himself and cried: “Wherefore I abhor myself and repent..…” And after Paul had come to the end of himself he was able to proclaim: Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities; in reproaches; in needs; in persecutions – in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2Corinthians 12:10
- Victory verses Defeat
Apostolic teaching implies the possibility of Christian holiness and joyous living – championing the justification that the life of heaven has already begun on earth!! But while the pages of scripture emphasise an ideal Christian walk – actuality can be very far removed.
- Some can testify as to how God cleared up adverse circumstances for the victory; but others can testify to the triumph God gave in the midst of difficult circumstances.
- If there is a great trial in your life today, do not own it as a defeat, but continue, by faith, to claim the victory through Him who is able to make you more than conqueror, and a glorious triumph will soon be apparent.
- Many think victory' means getting your circumstances put right.
- When victory does not tend to worship, we and God part company, so to speak, as soon as the victory is achieved.
- How sad to see victory often leading to mere joy, instead of still greater dependence on, and delight in, God! -J.N.D.
- It is victory over death, it is the power of resurrection Life.
- Victory comes through the reckoning of faith and not through struggling and striving.
- Yes, that is so, but you must please finish the text, Fight the good fight of faith,' and faith never struggles for victory.
- Faith stands in victory.
- Our Father allows the believer to struggle with self, not for victory, but for defeat.
- It is to be dealt with by an attitude of death, not by ‘overcoming.’ The believer therefore is not to be spending his whole life in getting victory over sin, but understanding his position as having died unto sin.”
- Paul pointed out that not one of the many spiritual principalities, power or demonic rulers of this age would have empowered and emboldened the religious leaders of the Jews or the civic channels of the Roman government to crucify the Lord of glory, if they had known the great and eternal victory that His death would have over the spiritual and natural realms.
- In this verse, we are reminded that.. when there is no guidance the people fall - however, in abundance of counsellors there is victory.
- Similarly, there are other instances when victory has been secured, when decisions have been based on wise counsel..
- or rulings have reflected informed guidance - for in the abundance of counsellors there is victory.
- However, we do need to be willing to LISTEN to His voice, whether it is internal or external - and we do need to respond when we receive prompting from His written word, so that we do not fall, for where there is no guidance the people fall, but in abundance of counsellors there is victory.
- It has been suggested that this song of victory and thanksgiving from David is to commemorate the defeat of Goliath, the great giant of Gath.
- How wonderful to know that we can sing with all the saints: Where O death is your victory?
- The devil is already condemned by God, because Christ won an almighty victory over sin and Satan, through His sacrificial death on the cross - but Satan's evil influence is still very much evident in this fallen world - and for that reason, we should be in the world but not of the world.
- and He also assured us that His victory on the cross is our victory too - but that victory may look very different from the soft, easy life and trouble-free existence they perceive this to mean
- It Is Written… and it is the word of God that is the weapon of victory that we must grasp in our hands and our hearts, for with it we can face every accusation of Satan and every doubt that is planted in our minds.
- As His children we are called to fear not, for Christ has won the final victory and we are assured that His triumph is credited to us as well.
- It shows how a believer can have victory over slavery to sin - how they can grow in mature in the faith and progress in their Christian walk.
- When a believer finally realises - 'without Christ I can do nothing but in Christ I can do all things..' he is able to say thanks be to GOD Who gives me the victory in Jesus Christ my Lord.
- But his defeat blossomed into the liberation of chapter 8, with a shout of victory and thankful praise - No condemnation!
- But when as believers we submit to the Holy Spirit we discover a higher law working within (the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus) that give power to the new-life-of-Christ within, which we received when we were born again - bringing us to certain victory.
- We are reminded in so many passages of our deliverance from bondage; our victory in Christ and that there is absolutely no condemnation whatsoever to those that are in Christ Jesus, for every one that trusts in God’s only beloved Son as saviour, will never be condemned, but receive life eternal.
- Christ’s triumphant victory over sin, death and Satan, becomes our triumphant victory too, and the filthy rags of our old life in Adam are replaced with the glorious garment of righteousness, which are imputed to us because of our new life in Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour.
- It was Christ Who gained a triumphant victory on the cross – and in Him we too can claim His victory over sin and death, the grave and hell.
- The sting of death has been removed for all who trust in His name, and the icy grave has been robbed of its victory by the sacrificial death and glorious resurrection of our God and Saviour.
- Surely, we will be shouting of the triumphant victory throughout the eternal ages to come, thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
- What a comfort to know that the good tidings of great joy, which spoke of the glorious gospel of Christ would not grind to a bitter halt at His departure, but that the Spirit of truth would come to guide them into the many truths that they were not yet ready to receive - truths that could not yet be manifest before the victory on the cross had been finally won.
- Our outstanding joy, eternal hope and unassailable victory is in Christ Jesus our Lord and so after cataloguing a fearsome list of the most traumatic circumstances of life that may afflict us in the physical, emotional and spiritual realms, and having proclaimed that nothing can separate us from Christ’s love, including tribulation and distress; famine and nakedness; peril; persecution and death.
- Oh, such life victory has nothing to do with our great strength or ability; for of ourselves we would be overwhelmed by all these things rather that being a conquer through Christ.
- But David slew the mighty Goliath, which pictures Christ's eternal, triumphant victory over Satan, sin, death and hell.
- When the Lord Jesus won the victory on the cross, we received a new life by faith.
- Though some erroneously link a lack of faith with a lack of healing in this Church dispensation, this is unscriptural - for we live in a fallen frame and reside in a dying body and all humanity is prey to degeneration, illness and death, until our mortal puts on immortality, our corruption is dressed in incorruptibility and our fallen frame becomes a resurrected and glorified body - when together we will cry: Oh death where is thy sting, oh grave where is thy victory.
- which Paul repeated in his own chapter on the resurrection of the saints - O death, where is your victory?
- And Christ's victory on the cross becomes our victory - and His resurrected life became our new life in Christ..
- He expresses delight that God has given him victory over his foes.
- In the previous Psalm the Lord had promised to hear and answer the prayers of His servant; to fight for His people and bring them to victory over their enemies and here we read of king's thanksgiving and overflowing joy for their great deliverance and triumph over their foe.
- Not only does the Lord give Israel victory on the battlefield, but their ultimate salvation is through Christ. The great victory about which David is rejoicing is not simply related to a past historical victory but reaches into a future, worldwide deliverance, when the enemies of God will be utterly destroyed from the face of the earth; those who seek to thwart Christ's coming kingdom will retreat in terror and the Lord God of Israel will be highly exalted in all the earth.
- Although God’s judgement rained down on the antediluvian world, and will do so once again, during the great tribulation – it was at Calvary, where complete victory was gained, against mankind’s unrelenting enemy.
- He was to be the first-fruit from the dead, Who would gain victory over the grave by 'rising from the dead'.
- Paul had no fear of death for the victory had been won at the cross.
- God promised them victory over the difficulties and danger they faced and rest from their labour when they entered the land - but only 2 did not doubt God's word.
- FIRST must come national repentance for centuries of sin before national victory and entrance into the eternal Kingdom.
- As children of God we have the permanently indwelling Holy Spirit of God, and it is in Him that we have complete victory over the world - with abiding and eternal results.
- Christ gained complete victory over sin, death and Satan through His death, burial and resurrection.
- And Christ's victory is ours by faith - for we are His body and are identified with Him and He with us.
- Christ's victory at Calvary is ours by faith today.
- Death will be swallowed up in victory and the One who sits on His majestic throne will finally say, It is done! - I am the Alpha and the Omega.
- Indeed the day was fast approaching when Christ's redeeming work on the cross would result in the defeat of sin and victory over death for all who would believe on His name.
- To a certain degree Haggai's prophecy was partially fulfilled at Christ's first coming, at that pivotal point in earth's history when the Son of God gained the victory over sin and Satan - over death and hell.
- 'We', in this verse, distinguishes the saved from 'those' that are unsaved. 'We' separates genuine believers from 'those' that are false converts or apostates. 'We' are those that overcome - and John tells us that whoever is born of God overcomes the world - and this is the victory that has overcome the world - even our faith.
- The saving the soul and our eternal victory in Christ is diametrically opposite of shrinking back to perdition and eternal destruction. Because we have been eternally redeemed by the blood of Christ, let us live by faith - to the saving of the soul, so that we may reap a reward and not suffer loss of reward.
- God in His grace permitted a great victory over the evil Haman' destructive plans, and this was done on the thirteenth day of the month Adar.
- Their voices united together as they trudged towards the city of David and the theme of many of their song touched on various areas of need as they collectively appealed to the Lord for the destruction of their enemies, victory over wicked men..
- This was the choice that lay before this second generation of Israelites as they prepared to cross into the promised land - and that day, Moses set before them life and prosperity, victory and honour - through living a life of faith, OR death and adversity, defeat and dishonour - through living a life of disobedience.
- Praise God that this is not an evil fight but a good fight, for the battle has already been won by Christ’s victory on the cross and we are to face all the challenges of life by faith in Him, trusting in His sufficiency to bring us through victoriously.
- Having been saved, we have been given power to live by faith and gain victory over our enemies.
- Despite his hesitation, Barak was permitted to win the battle, while the final victory was given into the hands of a woman - called Jael.
- He would be their Shield and Defender - He would save them from their enemies and bring them victory during their sojourn on earth, if they kept their part of the covenant.
- for flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable - but thanks be to God, Who gives us the victory over Satan, sin death and hell - through our risen Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
- He was a great man with his master, and highly respected, because by him the Lord had given victory to Aram.
- In this verse we discover that the great victories credited to Naaman were because the Lord had given victory to Aram.
- The intense heart-yearnings of the Psalmist for the Lord and his deep pleading enquiry to know the whereabouts of his God, resounds like the repetitive tolling of a bell through the intensely personal pleadings of Korah, in his Psalm - before he finally reached victory in his heart and a deep satisfaction within his soul.
- It Is Finished was Christ’s cry of profound significance and ultimate joy, which must have resounded throughout the entire universe as the Lord Jesus pronounced His triumphant victory over sin, Satan and death.
- And when He completed all things He shouted in triumphant victory, It Is Finished.
- The day is coming when our mortal frame will have put on immortality and we will be saved - spirit, soul AND body, when death is swallowed up in victory - and together with all the saints we will sing: O death, where is your victory?
- It was told to the people of Israel by Jotham, the youngest son of Gideon, who is remembered as the judge who laid out a fleece before God - as a reassurance from God that His promise of Israel's victory over the Midianites and His pledge to be with them was true.
- We are called to trust the Lord our God, Who has won the victory..
- We are urged to put on the whole armour of God and equip ourselves with the spiritual weaponry, that is ours in Christ Jesus - Who alone is able to assure us of victory, over the evils of this present age.
- BUT - if and when we do transgress, we are to quickly acknowledge our sin and make sure that our old sin nature is firmly nailed back on the cross - for victory has been provided for all who are in Christ Jesus.
- The tears of the Lord Jesus were tears of compassion for the wretchedness of these poor, mourning souls, whom He loved so dearly, yet who were under the condemnation of sin - for the wages of sin is death and death is sin's ultimate victory over every fallen man.
- The Lord Jesus is indeed the express image of the invisible God and to Him is ascribed all the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for everything that is in the heavens and the earth is His; Yours is the dominion, O LORD our God, and You have exaulted Christ Jesus our Lord as Head over all.
- The redemption of all that Adam lost and Christ’s consummate victory over the power of Satan must precede His messianic rule.
- He recalled Israel's escape from Egypt; their entry into the land flowing with milk and honey; their victory over many foes and God's grace and mercy towards them, despite their apostate ways; abominable sin and outrageous idolatry.
- And His victory over sin; death and hell is an inescapable part of the whole story of our great Salvation.
- Let us never forget that the message of the Cross does not end with His death but integrates His glorious resurrection and His victory over sin; death and hell - as an inescapable part of the good news of our great Salvation.
- His victory became our victory and the eternal joy that was set before Him has also become ours.
- The blessings these faithful folk, in Hebrews 11 are to enjoy is still future, for their blessings are to flow to them through the Person of JESUS - His Office and His Ministry - His death on the cross; His resurrected life and His victory over Satan, sin death and hell.
- and identifies the Person of Christ - His work, His sacrifice and His victory.
- Whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world—even our faith!!
- It is our faith in the Person and Work of the Lord Jesus that gains victory over the world.
- Jesus lived a perfect life and died a sacrificial death, and all who trust in Him are identified with HIM, and His victory.
- We are identified with His death and we are identified with His victory over sin, death and the world.
- But we have His assurance that He has overcome this world and that His victory is our also victory..
- Death would have no power over such a Man and death would have no victory over those identified with Him.
- Death would be swallowed up in victory for death has no power over the eternal God.
- Paul's first communication concentrated on correction, while the focus of this second message is on comfort, victory in the cross and the sufficient grace that is ours in Christ.
- The promises of the New Covenant, (which was cut at Calvary) with its victory over sin and death; the indwelling Holy Spirit and all the privileges that come with our great salvation was secured at the cross.
- He took part in the crossing of the Red Sea; ate manna in the wilderness and was empowered to defeat the fearsome Amalekites, while Moses interceded for their victory.
- Nevertheless His grace and mercy pours forth to His chosen people in a cleansing flood and a refreshing stream, for the Lord longs to shower compassion, mercy, comfort and grace onto His distressed people, and to bring them to victory in their lives.
- Having laid out the amazing victory we have in Christ, Whose sacrifice on the cross became a sweet smelling fragrance to the Father, Paul announces that in Christ, we too have passed from death to life and have been commissioned by God to be epistles of Christ declaring the truth of the gospel - not letters that are written with ink, but ones that have been inscribed, stamped and sealed by the Holy Spirit Himself.
- for Christ's victory over sin and death is our victory over sin and death, too.
- Christ dismantled the principalities and powers that held us captive - and because we are identified with Him by faith, we are also identified with His victory over sin and death.
- Thanks be to God, Who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.Hallelujah!!
- Seventy years after the Jewish exile and during the first year of his great victory over Babylon, Cyrus signed his prophetic proclamation into law, which permitted the Israelites to return to their land and rebuild their Temple.
- To be patient in tribulation is to know and accept that in this world we will have tribulation – but to wait patiently in our suffering, without murmurings - and to be of good cheer, knowing that His strength is sufficient to see us through every difficulty of life, because He has already overcome sin and death – and we are united with Him and His victory.
- to lead and guide him, and to bring him to a sure victory.
- Joshua had to come to understand that the battle did not depend on his own skill and abilities - victory belongs to the Lord.
- Our victory has already been won by Christ - we simply have to live by faith and not by sight.
- His atoning death and wonderful resurrection lead into captivity every evil that sought to destroy Him and prevent this greatest of all victory.
- Because of His victory, God was enabled to bestow gifts and graces on ALL those who trust in Him.
- The 'hour had come' for the Son of Man to be glorified... and His sacrifice on the cross would honour the Father and bring His amazing plan of redemption to that climatic and pivotal point in history, when death would be swallowed up in victory.
- Peter and all who believe on HIM will suffer persecution - but Christ won the victory at Calvary, and there is laid up for Peter and all who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ a CROWN of life - which the Lord hath promised to them that love Him.
- Balak, the ungodly king of Moab, was fearful of Israel’s great military might and sought out a diviner who would curse the nation and bring him victory over his enemies.
- Three times the Lord not only prevented Balaam from cursing Israel but caused him to bless the people with great abundance and with victory over their enemies, which enraged the king of Moab!
- The victory that Christ won on the cross is a victory that is imputed to every child of God..
- Jesus gained the victory on behalf of all who trust in the name of the only begotten Son of God for salvation - because we cannot overcome the world; the flesh; our sin nature or the strategies of the evil one in our own strength.
- Christ's victory on the cross has become our victory and this is the finished and eternal state of all who are part of the Body of Christ, for we are united together In-Him by faith.
- Praise God that in Christ we have already become overcomers and I pray that we may continue to live the life of an overcomer. Let it be our dear desire to live a victorious life knowing that our past, present and future victory is secure in Christ.
- Saul obeyed part of God's instruction, but kept king Agag alive, to honour his own victory over the Amalakites.
- Throughout His ministry, Jesus increasingly demonstrated His power over sickness and diseases; demons and death - until that pivotal day in history when the sting of death was swallowed up in victory.
- The Lord Jesus gained victory over death and hell through His own sacrifice on the cross and His glorious resurrection, but throughout His life He gave solemn warnings ..
- We are been ransomed from death and destruction, and rescued from defeat and decay, for Christ has won the victory on our account - by grace through faith in Him.
- Like Israel we have been delivered from the curse of the law, the bondage of sin and its terrible wages, and have already won the victory in Jesus Christ our Lord.
- God brought them out of Egypt and was ready to give them great victory in the promised land, but disobedience caused their entrance into the land of promise to be delayed for forty years.
- Despite witnessing God's amazing power in bringing them out of Egypt and is spite of the destruction of their enemies in the Red Sea, Israel lost faith in God's power to defeat the giants of Canaan and the victory they could have enjoyed was forfeited forever.
- We are engaged in a spiritual war, and in order to gain an inner victory of the soul during our earthly walk, we are to abstain from fleshly lusts, and carnal desires, which war against the soul.
- In order to do so and to have victory over our fleshly lusts, we have to say NO to all that is from the old sin nature.
- This insignificant little verse is a glorious example of Christ's victory over evil and His omnipotent ability to bring triumph from terrors and tragedies.
- We have a great inheritance, which is reserved for us in heaven, and this glorious, future perspective is to encourage us, and to lead us to a godly life and holy living, which will result in our internal victory.
- It is not by our might nor by our power that we triumph in this war, but by the Holy Spirit working within - and His victory in us is what glorifies our Father, Who is in haven.
- After Abraham's great victory in rescuing his nephew from his captors and rejecting the king of Sodom's sly, but tempting offer, we are introduced to an intriguing individual called Melchizedek, which means king of Righteousness.
- Abraham had just won a great victory over a number of pagan kingdoms and resisted the temptation to rely on the spoils of the battle for his supply, rather than on God, who is the great Provider of all we need, according to His riches in glory.
- It was as Abram was returning from his victory over a group of rebellious pagan kings, who had kidnapped his nephew Lot, that Melchizedek, king of Salem, brought out bread and wine.
- Had the story ended here it would have been a disappointing end to three wonderful years... but this is not the finale, but a vital step in the unfolding story of redemption - for following the cross was the resurrection, when death was swallowed up in victory; and following his denial was Peter's restoration and commission to feed Christ's sheep and care for His lambs.
- Jesus told us that 'in this world we will see tribulation' and we will be 'persecuted for righteousness sake' - but we are to be of good cheer and trust His word - for He has overcome the world, and in HIM we are all overcomers - for the one who overcomes the world, is the man or woman who BELIEVES that Jesus is the Son of the living God -'This is the victory that has overcome the world: the apostle John writes - even our faith.'
- His victory has become our victory - victory over sin and death and the Law.
- His death became my death..His life became my life and His victory became mine.
- And having completed His work on earth, in spirit and truth, the Lord Jesus set His face as a flint towards His ultimate victory over sin, death and the satanic forces of evil in heavenly places - the cross of Calvary.
- and in Christ we have gained the eternal victory.
- He gained a glorious victory over Satan; sin; death; hell and the demonic forces of evil... through His sacrificial death and glorious resurrection.
- His victory caused God to place all authority and rule in heaven and earth, under His feet, but because His own people was not ready to repent of their sins and receive their promised Messiah, the Lord Jesus returned to heavenly places, for a season and today.
- Although Christ gained an everlasting victory over His enemies, God's pan of redemption continues to unfold, and the next event is the rapture of the Christian Church.
- Our assurance rests on His victory cry - it is finished, for we are accepted by God, through time and into eternity on behalf of the merit of God's Beloved Son.
- Little did this crowd know that before the crown must come the cross - before Jesus could be enthroned as the eternal King of kings and Lord of lords, He had to die the cruel death of the Suffering Servant - so that by His death and resurrection He could smash the current heavenly authority; destroy the works of the evil one; crush the serpents head as prophesised in Genesis and claim victory over the current realm of Satan - so that the promised earthly kingdom could be returned to its rightful Heir and the people of God.
- Just as the work of the cross provides salvation when we believe it to be true - in the same way the work of the cross also provides victory over the old sin nature when it is believed.
- We need to understand that the sin nature remains with us until our life on earth is ended – but the blood of Christ has given us victory over the functioning power of the sin nature within our life.
- The power working in a believer either comes from the old sin nature or the new life in Christ – but when Christ died He not only died FOR sin, which is paying the price of sin(death) - but He died UNTO sin, which is providing victory over the dominating sin nature and permanently severing us from the power it has over us.
- Paul discovered that the only way to victory over the principle of sin, was by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ - as he allowed His Holy Spirit to rule and reign within..
- However, we should never be alarmed by their tricky stratagems - knowing that Christ has won the victory.
- making them a public spectacle and gaining victory over satanic principalities, powers and the rulers of darkness in heavenly places.
- Before the cross Israel was required to offer sacrifices to God in a copy of the heavenly sanctuary, but following His victory on the Cross, the veil of the temple was rent in two, removing the sin barrier between God and us forever.
- Thanks be to God, Who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ, Who justly deserves first place in everything by the power of God, to Whom be all honour and glory for ever and ever.
- is broken, because Jesus gained the victory over sin, death and hell - through the sacrifice of Himself.
- These words were spoken to warn of the many tribulations and trials that inevitably stalk the paths of all God's blood-bought children, and to encourage each child of God - knowing that Christ has won the victory on our account, so that no matter what may happen, we are safe in the arms of Jesus.
- The Commander of the Lord Himself had promised victory, but the battle-plan was far from conventional!
- He reminds us that because of our identification with Christ's death, burial and resurrection, we have won the victory.
- The death and resurrection of Christ was a complete and final victory over sin..
- Before our salvation Paul likens us to the unbelieving, pagan nations that surrounded God's chosen people, Israel - and he described them as dead in transgressions and uncircumcised in flesh - but after salvation Paul reminds us of Christ's complete and final victory over sin - God made us alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions.
- Praise God that the death and resurrection of Christ was a complete and final victory over sin and we are not under law but under grace - for we have been saved by grace through faith in Christ Jesus, and we have been made alive in HIM.
- The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law, but thanks be to God, Who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
- O grave, where is your victory?
- Applying the world's strategies in the spiritual battle, in which we are engaged, will only result in failure - for the weapons of OUR warfare are not carnal, but spiritual. The weapons of a believer's warfare are rooted and grounded in Christ, alone, and become increasingly effective as we stand on the promises of God, heed His instructions and abide in our position in Christ - for He is our wisdom and in Him we gain victory.
- for had the satanic principalities and power known the victory, that would be wrought through Calvary, they would never have crucified the Lord of glory.
- Our sole aim is to glorify the LORD… and serving Him in full abandon gives rise to a life of victory, where the power of faith and the sufficiency of His grace overcomes the difficulties of life, and we discover that a life lived for God becomes a life that is willing to die for Him - and to die is gain.
- The greatest enemy we encounter is death - but Christ won that battle on our account, and by faith in His death, burial and resurrection, we too have victory over death, and will be resurrected from the dead - because all born again children of God are given eternal life.
- He promised to provide their warriors with superhuman strength to defeat their foes and to give them inexplicable miracles, which would provide victory over the entire land.
- Every piece of armour is required at all times if we are to be triumphant - for it is only as we abide in Christ and He in us, that we are assured a victory.
- Victory or defeat would be determined by the effective prayer of Israel's faithful watchman.
- But as Joshua and the armies of Israel continued to battle the Amalekites with swords and spears - so the weary arms of Moses were held aloft until sunset by Aaron and Hur, to enable Moses to keep the rod of the Lord raised up against spiritual wickedness in high places, for only as he interceded for Israel was their victory secure.
- Numerous prophecies, give details of His coming to earth as a babe in Bethlehem, His ministry on earth, His sacrificial death, His glorious resurrection and His victory over Satan.
- But while it is still day, God in His grace is convicting the world of sin, of righteousness and judgement – so that all that look, will live – for a bruised reed shall He not break, and smoking flax shall He not quench, till He sends forth justice unto victory.”
- As our representative Man, Christ's victory in the wilderness and His triumph on the cross became the victory and triumph for all who believe on His name for salvation.
- Having laid the indestructible foundation that sinful man is irrefutably lost and at enmity with God through rebellion and sin, and having proved that all humanity have fallen far short of the glorious perfection that God expects from His creation - Paul jubilantly proclaims the triumphant victory of Christ's finished work on the cross..
- How can I achieve victory over the old sin nature?
- It was Jewish legalism that required all Gentile believers to be circumcised, arguing that without participation in this ritual no-one was able to be redeemed by Christ's death and would have no part in His resurrection victory.
- On that day the saying that is written in Scripture will be fulfilled: Death has been swallowed up in victory.
- But thanks be to God... for on that day of resurrection, death is overcome by life. Death is consumed into victory.
- This is indeed a blessed hope for everyone who has been born of God and positioned in Christ, for on that day we will be able to say death has truly been swallowed up in Christ's victory.
- Although Joshua had won a resounding victory at Jericho, Israel's defeat at Ai, through disobedience, must have caused Joshua some trepidation.
- We read that the Lord threw the enemy into confusion, giving Joshua a great victory - but there is one intriguing verse, which tells us..
- In order to establish a resounding victory over the Amorites, Joshua realised that there was insufficient daylight to complete the task, and so he made this astonishing command, that the sun and moon stopped moving across the sky, and God honoured his prayer..
- we need not be afraid, for Christ has won the victory on our behalf and we have this promise - the Lord will rescue me from every evil deed, and will bring me safely to His heavenly kingdom - to Him be the glory forever and ever.
- His victory is our victory too.
- To the unregenerate mind, death on a cross and all its accompanying humiliation spoke of weakness and failure rather than victory and strength.
- But Christ Himself told us that victory is assured for those of us who are part of the Body of Christ, for He Himself has promised that the gates of hell will never prevail against His Church.
- The foundational bedrock upon which all victory rests is the shed blood of Christ, the Lamb slain, the perfect Sacrifice, Who with one glorious cry of IT IS FINISHED, pronounced sin, death and hell, 'forever conquered'.
- Nothing can dislodge that unshakably firm foundation and the holy lives, faithful testimony and patient sufferings of those standing on the promises of Christ, for they too can shout VICTORY as their eternal watchword.
- Jesus was led by the Spirit to be tempted of Satan in order to demonstrate His victory over the Devil, who is the enemy of man’s soul.
- Our victory is assured through Christ, for His victory is our victory too.
- The Lord Jesus has broken the power of Satan, sin and death in our lives, and because we belong to Jesus, the power of His life-giving Spirit has freed us from the power of Satan - thanks be to God, Who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
- that death has been swallowed up in victory.
- For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality.... for, THEN will come about the saying that is written, 'death is swallowed up in victory. 'O death, where is your victory?
- Although Christ won the victory over Satan at the cross, his full, final and forever defeat takes place at the end of the millennial kingdom when he will be flung into the eternal lake of fire.
- and in Christ we can become victorious no matter what difficulties and hardships are strewn in our path - for no matter how fierce the trial and how severe the test, the full and final victory is already ours in Christ.
- And having outlined the gospel concerning Christ's victory over death, and the certainty of our resurrection, we discover that the Church is the first group to be raised - at His coming.
- The question that is often asked is - 'If Christ won the victory over Satan, sin, death and hell, then why is he still at large and why do Christians still die if they have been saved?' The simple answer is that death must claim the life of all who are physically born in-Adam, and death will continue to claim the life of its victims, until the end of the millennial rule of Christ, when all His enemies will be placed under His feet; judged from the great white throne - including the last enemy, which is Death.
- Although Christ won the victory over two thousand years ago, it will not be finalised until the end of His millennial rule.