Daily Rhema is a teaching ministry for Christians, centered on the finished work of Christ. It posts inspiring teachings and testimonies on weekdays. These short and systematic messages are suitable for personal devotion or Bible Study.

Monday, May 07, 2007

6.33 God always leads us to triumph in Christ Jesus

(2 Corinthians 2:14)
Now thanks be to God who ALWAYS LEADS US TO TRIUMPH IN CHRIST, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.

When you are in Christ, you are in the triumphant one. Jesus triumphed over sin and death, and Satan, and every circumstance that went against Him for our sakes. Satan thought he had won, but Jesus rose from death on the third day. When He rose, we rose with Him into newness of life. Today, Jesus is the conqueror but we are more than conquerors. Why is this so?

You see, Jesus won the victory for us. He represented us just as David represented Israel in the battle with Goliath. When He won, we won – just as when David won, Israel won. Today, we enjoy the spoils of that victory because we are in Christ. We didn’t earn it; we received it by grace. That is why we are more than conquerors through Jesus who loved us (Romans 8:37).

Today, Satan has been defeated. Jesus has stripped him of his weapon and rendered him powerless against us. The Bible says that after Jesus disarmed Satan and his team, He made a public spectacle of them, TRIUMPHING over them.

(Colossians 2:13-15)
And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses, having wiped out the HANDWRITING OF REQUIREMENTS that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having NAILED IT TO THE CROSS. Having DISARMED principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, TRIUMPHING over them in it.

What is this weapon that Satan used? It is the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. God wrote the Ten Commandments in His own handwriting to incriminate man so that the sinner could come to Jesus (Gal 3:23-25). Satan took advantage of the sinner by using the law to accuse, condemn and inflict death upon the sinner.

Today, not only did Jesus forgive all our trespasses, He also nailed that handwriting on the cross so that Satan will have nothing to accuse and condemn the believer. Rom 8:33-34 declares, “Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is he who condemns?” But if the believer is ignorant of this truth, Satan still has the ability to defeat the believer by bringing forth condemnation through the law.

Today, God leads us to triumph. We are more than conquerors. The knowledge of our righteousness in Christ will render Satan powerless, and cause us to reign in life (Rom 5:17). Declare by faith, “God always lead me to triumph in Christ Jesus.”