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We have the Victory!

Scripture reading for July 26th:  1st Corinthians 15

Key scriptures for over-comers:  1st Corinthians 15:55-58  “”Where, O death, is your victory?  Where, O death, is your sting?”  “The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.  But thanks be to God!  He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.  Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm.  Let nothing move you.  Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”  

The “sting of death” is sin in a person’s life that has not been repented of and confessed to Christ Jesus, our Lord.  This “sting” is eternal death and separation from our Lord forever in the Lake of Fire made for the Devil and his angels but not intended for man!  The “Law” of God, the Ten Commandments, powerfully reveals sin in each human heart, but it cannot save or deliver from sin’s sting.  But thanks to God sending His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ to fully obey the law and offer Himself as payment for man’s sins, we have the victory!  Not only that, but we can fearlessly do God’s work and know we will receive a reward of eternal life that is “out of this world!”

Observations for over-comers:  Over-comers stand firm in the truth of the Gospel and nothing moves them away from faith in Jesus Christ.  They stand firm in the victory of Christ’s cross and resurrection!  “He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze.  You give me your shield of victory, and your right hand sustains me; you stoop down to make me great.  You broaden the path beneath me, so that my ankles do not turn.  I pursued my enemies and overtook them; I did not turn back till they were destroyed.”  (Psalm 18:34-37)

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