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Faith — The Essence Of Christian Victory

“For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, not height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39 (NASB)
Jesus is able to deliver. No outside force can add anything. All the trying, all the striving, all the enduring cannot add one thing. We overcome the world through faith in Jesus Christ. We overcome the flesh through faith in Jesus Christ. We overcome the devil through faith in Jesus Christ. “For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.” 1 John 5:4 (NASB)
Faith is the power that puts the devil to flight. Faith is the key that unlocks the door to victory. Faith is the essence of Christian victory. You will never be a successful, victorious, happy, fruit-bearing Christian until you recognize that God does not honor your effort to overcome, but your faith in Him to furnish victory through the power of the salvation purchased through the death and blood of Jesus Christ.

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That God May Be All In All

“And He that sat upon the throne said, Behold I make all things new. And He said unto me, Write; for these words are faithful and true” Rev. 21:5 (NASB).
There is a day coming when all sin, wickedness, pain, sorrow, grief, tears, agony, disappointment and anxiety will be done away with. The curse will be lifted, all creation will be delivered from the penalty of the curse, and Jesus Christ, the Son of God, will reign until all enemies become His footstool. All of this will be in order that God may be all in all.
“For God has put everything under His feet. But when it says ‘everything’ is put under Him, it is obvious that He who puts everything under Him is the exception. And when everything is subject to Christ, the Son Himself will also be subject to the One who subjected everything to Him, so that God may be all in all” 1 Cor. 15:27-28 (HCSB).

Blessings And Privileges

Before God laid the foundation of this earth, before He created the dust out of which He formed Adam, He planned and perfected our complete salvation.
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavens, in Christ; for He chose us in Him, before the foundation of the world, to be holy and blameless in His sight. In love He predestined us to be adopted through Jesus Christ for Himself, according to His favor and will, to the praise of His glorious grace that He favored us with in the Beloved.
In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace that He lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.”
Ephesians 1:3-8 (HCSB)
The incarnation of Jesus was foreordained from eternity. He was slain before the foundation of the world, and in the same way, at the same time, God foreordained that believers be adopted into the family of heaven, enjoying all the privileges of His own Son.
The blessings and privileges which are ours as children of God became ours “through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus” (Romans 3:24).
In the New Testament Greek there are three words which explain the full meaning of our one word “redemption.” The first Greek word signifies “to buy in the slave market.” The second Greek word means, “to buy out from the slave market,” and the third Greek word means “freedom after paying the price of ransom.” In Paul’s day, a slave could be bought and then re-sold to another master in the same market on the same day; or, he could be bought and then taken out of the market by the one who bought him; or, he could be bought and then set free by the purchaser.
Our redemption through the shed blood of Jesus Christ includes all three. Unbelievers are slaves of sin, sold under sin (Rom. 7:14) in the slave market of the world. Jesus our Savior took a body of flesh, and by His incarnation He came into the world to purchase our redemption, to pay the ransom. He did that, and more.
By His blood shed on the cross, He redeemed us “from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father” (Gal.1:4). Then, having paid the tremendous price that no one else could have ever paid, thereby having purchased our redemption, Christ in us in the Person of the Holy Spirit has emancipated us and set us free. He has broken the power of sin in our lives. We are no longer victims of sin–we are victors over sin.

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