One Thing 6/18/13
1Cor. 15:57 But thanks be to God, Who gives us the victory [making us conquerors] through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Victory comes in a person, and His victory is total. Of all that Christ is to us, one of he most precious, and important is that He Is Our Victory. He didn’t come to improve my performance as far as sin is concerned, He came to be my total victory. If Christ is my life, and if by faith I am reckoning on Him as my life, how often should you expect Him to be defeated by sin? Of course, unfortunately there are those times when we choose to forget to remember to deliberately count on Him as our Victor, but as long long as we restfully look to Him, His victory is total, not partial. The Christian life is not a set of ideas, or a mystical ideal, it is from beginning to end a Person and my experience of that Person. John 17:3. Victory over sins power, isn’t found in a step, or a prayer, or some confession, or formula, it is a Person who is instantly prepared to enforce His victory every time we count on Him in simple faith.