‘With God we shall gain the victory. He will trample down our enemies’(Psalm 108:13). In ourselves, Lord, there is only defeat. We are no match for ‘our enemies’- the world, the flesh and the devil. We are surrounded by the world – ‘The world is ever near. I see the sights that dazzle. The tempting […]Read More “With God We Shall Gain The Victory …”
1 Corinthians 15:46-16:24 In Christ, there is ‘victory’ – glorious, eternal, heavenly victory (54-57). Every day, we face a battle. It is a battle for faith, love and service. (a) We are called to trust the Lord: ‘Stand firm in your faith’ (13). We are to have faith. It is to be a growing faith, […]Read More Trusting, Loving And Serving Christ, Our Victorious Lord.
Numbers 31:21-54 If we are to be ‘soldiers of Christ’, we need to be ‘purified’, made ‘clean’. There is purification by ‘fire’ and ‘water’. Purification may be painful, but we have the promise of God’s protective presence. He says, ‘I will be with you’. He assures us, ‘the waters… shall not overwhelm you… and the […]Read More The Battle May Be ‘Fierce.’ The ‘Victory Is Secure.’
David defeats Goliath. This is not only a story about David and Goliath. It is about the Israelites and the Philistines. It is about ‘God’ and the ‘gods’(1 Samuel 17:43, 46). Victory comes from the Lord. It is given by grace. It is received by faith (47). Notice the contrast between the attitude of Saul […]Read More The enemy is defeated.
Tuesday 6th June 1944 : D-Day, the Allied invasion of Europe – it was a decisive invasion of enemy territory.It was D-Day, but it was not V-Day. The day of final victory, V-Day, was still to come. V-Day did not come until 1945. * D-Day and V-Day – What does this teach us concerning the […]Read More Between D-Day and V-Day
‘I will give thanks to the Lord…’(Psalm 9:1-2). The enemy is defeated (Psalm 9:3-6). ‘The Lord sits enthroned for ever’(Psalm 9:7). ‘The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble’(Psalm 9:9). What an encouraging Psalm this is: We have the victory in Christ. Nevertheless, it is not easy when we […]Read More Victory in Christ