Day: July 10, 2013

Thanks For Victory

Vance Havner Imageby Vance Havner

Thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:57

Observe the source of our victory – “Thanks be unto God.” The Blesser is greater than the blessing. Consider the nature of our victory – “which giveth us the victory.” It is the gift of God. “Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift.” And behold the means of our victory – “through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

It is total victory over sin, death, and the grave. It is daily victory. Every heart ought to be a “victory garden.” And it is final victory.

“This is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.” It does not explain the world, nor endure it, nor enjoy it – it overcomes the world. But not just any kind of faith. It must be faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, for our victory is through Him.

Every day is V-Day when our faith is in Him. And every day is Thanksgiving Day for the victory through Him.

by Vance Havner

Walk With An Eternal Perspective!

George Whitten Imageby George Whitten

Luke 10:18-19 And He said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. Behold, I give you power to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”

This is a powerful passage which believers must claim! The Greek for the word “heaven”, “oo-ran-os”, implies not only heaven, but also eternity. The enemy was removed from the eternal places, and his power is only temporary in this world. Our power does not come from this temporary world, but from eternity, from the eternal throne of God.

If our focus is on eternal things, and we claim our authority from heaven, we can exercise power over the enemy. His attacks are temporary, and refer to our short life on earth, because his place in God’s eternal realm was abolished and he was cast down. Drawing on the authority and eternal power of God, through Yeshua (Jesus) we can really tread on serpents and scorpions, overcoming the enemy’s power. Whatever Satan sends our way is temporary and must submit to the authority we walk in when filled with the Holy Spirit.

Satan’s removal from heaven is good news for us. He has lost his place in the eternal realm. This makes the trials and tribulations of our life on earth much less significant. They are “light and momentary” compared with the eternal glory which awaits us…a fleeting moment, for the enemy has been cast out of eternity and his destiny is the lake of fire!

Your family in the Lord with much agape love

by George Whitten