Victorious We Are
We have been saved, yes redeemed by the blood of Jesus. As born again people, we are destined for victory in Christ Jesus. The call to salvation is God’s own invitation to victory procession. Jesus had fought the battle and won the victory for us. We are only being called to stage the procession triumphal.
And what is it anyway?
It is like the Roman Triumph, where the long procession followed the Conqueror, I mean the victorious general in his chariot with its white horses. His procession crew include the laurelled soldiers, the sullen captives, and the jubilant multitude of spectators.
That is the picture in the Apostle’s mind when he said “Thanks be unto God, which always leadeth us in triumph in Christ and maketh manifest through us the savour of His knowledge in every place.” — 2 COR. ii.14 (R.V.)
Jesus Christ is the heroic Conqueror. On the Cross He did conquer Satan and sin and sickness. He won the war and made a public spectacle of the devil.
We belong to His crew of triumphal procession. We have been called to follow the Conqueror and to swell His triumph.
Brethren, It is high time we woke up from slumber and be bound to the chariot wheel of the victorious Jesus, and join in the shout of acclamation to the Conqueror.
Verses for further study
- 1 John 4: 4
Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
- 1 John 5: 4 -5
For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is the one who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
- Rom 8: 37
But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.
- Rom 8: 29 – 31
For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren; and these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, He also glorified. What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us?
- John 16: 33
“These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”
- Rev. 12: 11
“And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death.
I believe you are richly blessed. Remain blessed.
By Pastor John B. Joseph