We Win (And Always Will)

In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
Romans 8:37
In the face of mounting persecution and death. In the context of watching fellow Christians getting imprisoned and tortured, (many of whom were his close friends), the apostle Paul declares that despite the horrible external circumstances that we are conquerors because of what Jesus has done for us and because he loves us. He is Christus Victor, i.e., our victorious champion who sits in the unrivaled, unchallenged place of the highest authority, “The right hand of the Father” (Mark 16:19). He himself promised that although we suffer tribulation in this world, we can be filled with joy because he has already “overcome the world” (John 16:33) by his sinless life, substitutionary sacrifice, and supernatural resurrection.
So if you are feeling a bit down today, perhaps because of the virus, personal issues, or even the struggles of the world and church, cheer up! Be filled with joy because we win, and always will, because of Jesus’ supremacy over all forces hostile to God, his people, and his world.
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