Sunday, February 10, 2019

Receive the Victory

Victory is a word used by the military. It describes a defeat of the enemy. The greatest enemy people face of all is death. It's a subject that we prefer not to discuss, until it is absolutely necessary. The Bible refers to death as "the last enemy." There is victory over death through Jesus Christ. "Thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ" (1 Corinthians 15:57).

The victory over death is yours through Christ. Jesus faced death, and defeated death three days after His burial. He is risen from the dead. All who believe in Him share the victory over death. He proved that there is life after death. God gives us the victory through His Son.

Receiving the victory is receiving Jesus as Lord. "If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved" (Romans 10:9). Jesus is proven to be Lord through His resurrection. He becomes your Lord, as you believe Him and confess Him as Lord. Confess with these words, "Jesus is Lord."

Jesus is Lord over death. No other man in the history of mankind has claimed nor proven victory over death, except our Lord Jesus Christ. As a believer, His victory becomes your victory. Death is defeated because Jesus is our risen Lord. Thanks be to God.