Victory in Jesus – Part Four

“But 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 in vain in the Lord.”  I Corinthians 15: 57, 58

Bob Montag in 1954 hit the longest home run on record. It was 518 miles. In the old Atlanta ballpark he hit it and it landed in a coal car on a train that took it to Nashville and back.

Most, if not all of these formerly salty old pros, now know Jesus as savior. It was interesting to hear them speak of the change in their lives and the lives of other companions there. One said of a colleague “I can hardly believe the change in his life. I have been with him when no civilized person would want to be with him in the dugout. Now look at him! What a change!”

The change was a result of the old pro becoming a victor through Christ.

The lifestyle our Lord designs for us has not been proven NOT to work. It has been tried and proven to be difficult and no longer tried. It is difficult to live as a victor until you make comparisons. It isn’t difficult when compared with facing life alone without a personal relationship with Jesus.

It isn’t difficult when compared to facing life’s inevitable end, called death, without Him.

In the darkest hours of World War II the destiny of civilization seemed to tremble in the balance. The Congress of Allied Women met in Paris and adopted this slogan:

We who are more than conquerors through Jesus Christ our Lord need to live like that.

It is time for us to evidence we truly believe victory. Think victory, let your mind sponge it up. Preach it, make bold the proclamation of victory. Live victory. You do this by living victoriously by the enabling power of Jesus.

Do we evidence a gracious forgiving attitude,
a willingness to return good for evil,
to speak a helpful word of release to those   
who are captives of their own bad habits,
to help set free those oppressed by wrong,
hateful attitudes,
to bind up the broken hearted,
and open the eyes of the blind.

That is the work of the Lord.

Enjoy the assurance of the ultimate victory in Jesus by serving Him daily.