Thursday, January 21, 2016

Praise the Lord!

But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. I Corinthians 15: 57

But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere. 2 Corinthians 2:14

I can do all things through him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

Victory is yours. I don't think Christians realize that they do not have to fight for their victory today. Jesus already won. It is done. Once you have Jesus as Lord and Savior, no matter what happens in life, you can't lose. You already won through Jesus. I understand that it is hard to believe, especially in this culture, but you have to have a hang of this my friend. There is nothing else you need to do for your victory. Christ done it all. At Calvary, when Jesus said " it is finished" It was finished. Your job is to continue to give the glory and to serve Him feverishly. He deserves the praise and the honor now and forever. 

Friend, I do not know what you are going through right now but I know that victory in Jesus is certain. I do not care how scary and dangerous your situation appears to be. Jesus fixed it many years ago at Calvary. Whatever it is you are facing was dealt with at the cross.  Jesus brought  hope. He is the only One who has never failed and will never fail you. You can count on Him.  But listen, if you are going to have victory you must be yielded to God's will. You have to let God lead you. Victory is yours, but you cannot do it alone.  The Holy Spirit is there to guide you and help.  "Not by might nor by power, but by my spirit, says the Lord Almighty." Zechariah 4: 6 

Friend, you have to be optimistic. Jesus was never pessimistic. He is our example in every way. Jesus was able to remain optimistic because of his relationship with the Father. He trusted Him completely. You must have a relationship with Christ. He wants to have a relationship with you. He loves you. He already gave you His best by dying for you.  Listen, if Jesus gave his life for you, what else then wouldn't He give for you.  What is your pressing need my friend? Is it financial? Is an illness? Is it relational? Whatever it is you can hand it over to the Lord and let Him guide you to victory. He has done it many times before and He has the power and ability to do it again. He is always willing.  You can come to Him. He can be trusted. You can be healed. You finances can be restored. You relationships can be repaired.  You already have it all.  You have Christ. A victorious life is rooted in Christ. Victory is yours if you dare accept it. 

'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 vain in the Lord." 1 Corinthians 15: 57-58

And Father how grateful I am for your finished work at Calvary. Thank you giving me the victory. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

Praise the Lord!