Victory

I am so thankful for every way God has provided for myself and my family. In His great mercy and grace, He allowed me to work in many different roles. One particular memory I have is from when I worked as an executive.

The marketing VP and I held a meeting to figure out how our company was going to price a new product. We included several people from different departments to help us make the best decisions that we could.

At one point during the meeting, someone asked us why we could make pricing decisions. That person considered “price” as sacrosanct (i.e., hallowed or untouchable). My response was, “One of the responsibilities Frank* and I have, and one which we take very seriously, is to establish the prices.” 

Victory in Jesus

As Christians, we rightly focus on Jesus as our Redeemer. However, the victory Jesus won through His birth, sinless life, death, burial, and resurrection is even more significant than just the salvation available to us through Him. Please read this passage of Scripture:

Then comes the end, when he [Jesus] delivers the kingdom to God the Father after destroying every rule and every authority and power. For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. The last enemy to be destroyed is death. – 1 Corinthians 15:24-26 (ESV, emphasis added)

Think about it. Do you remember the “prince of Persia” that tried to stand in the way of God’s answer to Daniel’s prayer? (Daniel 10:13) Gone! Remember the devil that has deceived so many people since that day in the Garden of Eden. (Genesis 3:1) Gone! And death, I hate death, finally death “the last enemy” will be destroyed. (1 Corinthians 15:26) Gone!

All these victories, and countless more, are the job of Jesus. They are part of His job description! Jesus, our victor, brings complete success and delivers all that to God the Father. Christ’s victory makes me think of that old song. You know the one:

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