Ultimate Victory 

Taking The Top Spot

Are you serious about ultimate victory in your spiritual life.  It will take serious dedication, absolute commitment and total surrender to Jesus.  And it will not be a one time decision, it will take a daily determination to accomplish this in your life.  Ultimate victory in your life will have good times and hard times, laughter and tears, joyous times and times when you will perhaps be angry at God and want to just give up.  Jesus understands all of this and will give comfort and determination to continue.  He understands because He has been there and done that.

Hebrews 5:8 says, "Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered."

"Through suffering, namely, his temptation in the desert and his ordeal on the cross. Though he was the eternal Son of God, it was necessary for him, as the incarnate Son, to learn obedience - not that he was ever disobedient, but that he was called on to obey to an extent he had never before experienced.  The temptations he faced were real and the battle for victory was difficult.  His humanity was thereby completed, 'made perfect'" (NIV notes).

The struggle for untimate victory in your life, as with Jesus, will seem just as difficult at times. Again, let me say, it will not all be a struggle.  There will be victories won and lost along the way to your ultimate goal.  And no need to think that there are only struggles during your Christian life, there are hard times, struggles and battles in everyone's life. However the struggles in a non-Christians life usually does not gain them anything.  You, as a Christian, will gain much. The won victories will give you more faith and trust in Jesus and the lost ones will give you more dedication and determination.  And in the end will gain you eternity in Heaven with Jesus.

I don't want to create any fear about making this commitment to your Lord. The victory in most Christian lives is far different and far below what God commands and wants for His children. God is  very serious about His children growing spiritually.

First John 5:4 says, "For whosoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith"

Again let's look at the NIV notes for this Scripture.  "To overcome the world is to gain victory over its sinful pattern of life.  Such obedience is not impossible for the believer because he has been born again and the Holy Spirit dwells within him and gives him strength.  John speaks of two aspects of victory: (1) the initial victory of turning in faith from the world to God (2) the continuing day-by-day victory of Christian living."

So many Christians of today believe they have victory, but the victory I am talking about is the kind that says, "God, I want You to be in control of my life and whatever happens in my life from now on will be for my good, and I accept it as Your will.  I believe whatever comes or goes in my life from now on will be teaching me to trust You.  After all, I am Your child and Your training will see me to the top spot, the ultimate victory.  You must only say these words from a sincere heart, a heart that loves God above all else.  

Hebrews 12:5-8 says, "And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou are rebuked of him. For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?  But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons."

The chastening and scourging comes through sorrow, hard times, struggles with our flesh and battles, not only in our spiritual being, but also in our material or financial areas and could also be in our bodies.  You may lose all your money and possessions.  So what, they are only things, and you are gaining a far more precious thing, a spiritual maturity very few ever reach. Hebrews says that if you endure all this you will then be treated as a son and not a bastard.  I don't believe there will be any bastards in Heaven. Do you?

Romans 8:6-13 tells us we must not be carnally minded but spiritually minded.  I am talking about a life lived by the spiritually minded person.  You're determined to live pleasing to God. You are going to persever in your decision to reach the ultimate victory.  You can do it and the Holy Spirit will help you.

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More Than Conquerors

When Lord Nelson reported to the British admiralty his great victory over the French fleet in the Battle of the Nile, he said that "victory" was not a large enough word to describe what had taken place.

When Paul spoke of the victory which through Jesus Christ he had won over all the ills and adversaries and temptations and woes of life, that greatest of all words, "conqueror," was not sufficient to describe it; and therefore he said "more than conquerors, through him that loved us." (Romans 8:37)

--C. E. Macartney

"Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man. Through God we whall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies."

Psalms 60:11-12

"Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me."

Psalms 119:133

"For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith."

First John 5:4

"Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy."

Jude 24

I wish for you the physical and spiritual strength to give your life over into God's hands

God Bless You!

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