This week I’ve been freshly pondering the triumph of a believer. 

Scripture is adamant that:

  • we are more than conquerors in Christ Jesus (Rom 8:37)
  • God always causes us to triumph in Christ (2 Cor 2:14)
  • we’ve been called out of darkness into HIs marvelous light (1 Peter 2:9)
  • delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son (Col 1:13)
  • God gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Cor 15:57)
  • He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in Him (Col 2:15)
  • for freedom Christ has set us free (Gal 5:1)
  • Jesus declared He has overcome the world (John 16:33)
  • our enemy will not shout in triumph over us (Psalm 41:11)

Are you getting the picture?

Isn’t it interesting that in the business world, the talk is all about “success” – yet in the spiritual world, success is not mentioned. The word used in the Bible is “victory.”

Too often in the modern Church the desire is for a platform of success rather than a position of victory.

What about you? 

Do you desire to triumph in Christ Jesus (and likely look the fool to the world) or do you want prestige and popularity with the culture?

Are you here for a popularity contest or to see the world turned upside down for the Gospel (see Acts 17:6)? We can’t appease and find success in the world eyes and also walk in the light of victory in Christ.

We must choose.

“I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live; that you may love the LORD your God, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for He is your life and the length of your days; and that you may dwell in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them” (Deuteronomy 30:19-20).

Know we are praying for you and cheering you down the Narrow Way of the Cross!
—Nathan Johnson

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