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OVERWHELMING VICTORY By Evangelist Charity E. Sephus

1Corinthian 15:58: “Therefore my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, and unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord”.

charity SephusWe struggle with sinful inclinations and fleshly lust, but the bible encourages dismissal of our corrupt nature. Not only must we know the gospel, but by faith we must let it transform us. We can demonstrate the highest point of the heavenly thrill, in a new life of liberty and righteousness. Christianity is not abstract theology, but evidently connected to life. Although reminders of our sinful nature tempt us daily, working for the kingdom keeps us moving with the Spirit of the Lord.

Isaiah 59:19 “When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him”. We are “justified by faith”; yet the enemy has seemingly built an insurmountable wall of guilt around us. But as we trust in God, we will not be deceived, as we call that flood a “puddle of milk”. Our loyalty to God creates compunction against that old nature by faith. God chose and acquitted us and will not accuse, or impeach us because he is not a liar. Picture all calamity being hunted down and destroyed by the standard. Persecutions only suggest that God has deserted us, but he is always near certifying overwhelming victory for his own. Faith disarms unfavorable people, then minimizes illegal suffering and affliction. We indubitably know that, “Nothing can separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus”.   

Persecutions come attached to cement blocks. Hunger still presents the same challenge faced by Jesus when he fasted, but we are reminded to “be steadfast, and unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, because we know it is worth-while. God “would not have us ignorant concerning Satan’s devices”. 1 Samuel 2:3 says, “The Lord is a God of Knowledge”; educating at no charge. Get your degree by simply and diligently asking the greatest educator. We are more than conquerors with overwhelming victory with Christianity as a chosen lifestyle; not theology separate from reality. Come now—make God proud with your determination! Be a survivor. Sing: “Oh! Victory in Jesus, my Savior forever. He sought me and bought me with his redeeming blood! He loved me before I knew him.  All my love is due him. He plunged me to victory beneath the cleansing flood.” Satan’s fake flood is no competition for the cleansing flood of Jesus’ blood.

Whenever the feeling of unhappiness gives you a nasty nudge, it is temporary and illegal. The joy of the Lord is our strength. We do not celebrate joy with our heads hanging down. Hold your heads up my friends. OVERWHELMING VICTORY MEANS LIVING BY FAITH!

God keeps us from dying in doubt. His pleasure is to keep us “LIVING BY FAITH”.   

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