Victory

Last night I had some precious time with God. I was praying for a specific difficult situation. You might call it one a battle in the spiritual war that encompasses the struggle for the souls of mankind.

Perhaps I was praying specifically for victory in the battle – I can’t quite remember. But God graciously reminded me that He’s already secured victory over the war!

It was a glorious and refreshing thought to be reminded that Victory is not for my sick Aunt to beat cancer and live another twenty years. Or for me to keep my job despite conflict based on my stance for the truth. Or for My parents to re-marry after having divorced. (<– all imaginary situations, by the way.)

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Okay, so in one very real sense, those all are victories. I don’t mean to discount the trials we face as part of life. But the greatest Victory – which I’ve spelled with a capital ‘V’ – is described in 1 Corinthians 15:

Then the end will come, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power. For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. The last enemy to be destroyed is death.

-1 Corinthians 15:24-26

The greatest Victory is described in Philippians 2:

Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
and gave him the name that is above every name,
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.

-Philippians 2:9-11

And the greatest Victory is described in 1 Thessalonians 5:

May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.

-1 Thessalonians 5:23-24

Isn’t that a beautiful thought? The one who calls us is faithful. He will do it.

So now I’m praying that in the midst0126-victory.jpg of the battles of life, God will work out His will and advance His Kingdom toward the Victory of victories on the final day when that war is won. May He keep our whole spirit, soul, and body blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus.

Talk with me?

Let’s rejoice over God’s sure victory and the victory we have in Him! What Scripture do you think best captures the glory of His victory? Do you have testimonies of how God has been keeping your whole spirit, soul, and body blameless until the day of Christ Jesus?

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2 thoughts on “Victory

  1. Hallelujah!! God has the Victory! The battle is already won!
    Out of the scriptures you showed I Corinthians 15:24-26 really captures Victory. Though I do love Philippians :).
    Besides those scriptures I love John 16:33, “Be courageous! I have conquered the world.” (I know I’ve shared that verse many times in the comments but I love that verse… though that’s the second part of it). He’s conquered the world! He has the Victory!
    Yesterday I was looking at something I recorded in my journal a few weeks ago (my regular journal I write my thoughts in) and what I wrote reminded me not to give in to temptation. Recently I’ve been struggling with temptation.
    The spirit is willing but there flesh is weak (Mark 14:38). So I’ve been praying. It’s cool to see how God works, like Him showing you a certain blogpost, or scripture, or someone to say the right thing at the moment God knows you need it.
    When I read the first lines of your post and you said you had some precious time with God last night then I was like so did I! I wasn’t doing the same thing as you though… I was listening to some worship music, praying some, writing in my journal, thinking of what I’m thankful for, and just reflecting. It’s always great to spend time alone with God, it’s refreshing.
    Thanks Jordy! Great post and reminder! He has the Victory!

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    1. Amen. Your comment reminds me that God’s victory isn’t *just* in the future (though some aspects of it are yet to happen), but also here and now. He has the victory today. John 16:33 that you quoted says I *have* conquered the world (as opposed to I will conquer it). He is victorious today!

      I’m so glad that you also were refreshed as you spent time worshipping God that night before you read my post. He is so good to make us delight in Him. Thanks for your comment, Sarah!

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