1 Corinthians 15:56-57
“The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Victory comes in different forms. We have victory in wars, victory in sports, victory in politics – – victory in just about every situation of life. But lurking in the background is the agony of defeat.
The enemy of our soul has been pursuing Adam’s fallen seed since the Garden of Eden. He creates fear with the reality of death and the grave. We can almost hear his hideous laughter echo during the times of our suffering.
The scene on the mount of crucifixion was a perfect illustration of death and victory. Three men hung in agony awaiting death. One (Jesus) had the power over death and He could grant victory to anyone who chose it.
Only one of the two men who were crucified with Jesus chose victory over death. How tragically sad that was, and still is today. It is time to spread the news of VICTORY to those around us before it is too late!
Blessings dear hearts. Draw near to God today, trust Him completely and be a blessing!
– – – Pastor Cecil