Theme: Triumphant All The Way
|Pastor Chris Oyakhilome PhD, DSC, DD|
Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place (2 Corinthians 2:14).
1 John 4:4 says, “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.” Then Paul, by the Spirit, in a most poetic and inspiring manner submitted in Romans 8:35-37, “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?....Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.”
With this understanding, when you face tests, trials, and persecutions, when the fierce storms and pressures of life billow against you, refuse to be moved, because you’re more than a conqueror. Your testimony is assured, because you’re a victor in Christ Jesus. Nothing can overwhelm you, because the greater One lives in you and He causes you to triumph always, and in every place. It doesn’t matter how much news of doom and gloom is propagated through the media; don’t panic! The hardship, harsh economic conditions, wickedness, and terror in the world are not set against you, because you’re not of this world. You belong to Christ. Christ is your country. And in Christ, you’re triumphant all the way! Nothing can hinder or limit your victory, progress, and success.
Read our opening verse again, this time, from the Message translation: “And I got it, thank God! In the Messiah, in Christ, God leads us from place to place in one perpetual victory parade.” This is your life in Christ! Your victory, promotion, and prosperity in the midst of recession, inflation, and economic hardship is unstoppable. Blessed be God!
I’m full of the might and ability of the Spirit, who leads me in a perpetual victory parade. I’m like a tree planted by the waters, that spreads out her roots by the river. I don’t know when heat comes. I’m prosperous and triumphant always in Christ Jesus! Hallelujah!
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 he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?