Friends of Jesus in every generation, the victory is still won. It has not been reversed or overturned. It will never be reversed or overturned. The life, death, and resurrection of Jesus removed our sins, subdued the power of the devil over us, and turned the moment we die into a very brief pause on the way to eternal life with him. His teachings are the road map for the life he wants us to live. This is our faith. This is our hope. This is our victory. We are victorious every day because the Holy Spirit revives our spirits and changes how we think and act for the better.
“And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you” (Romans 8:11).
Spirit of the living Lord Jesus, come live in us. Come into our hearts today as we read your words. Stay in our hearts every day as we think about what we have learned from the Bible. Give us mere mortals the extraordinary power to live the victorious lives Jesus won for us. And since we also have eternal souls, give us confidence that we will live forever with you, saints, angels, and other great things we don’t even know about. This is our faith. This is our hope. This is our victory. Amen.