The Victory is Ours

on Sunday 6, June 2010

All of my life, I’ve heard people say, “I’ve looked in the back of the book, and we win!”  And, of course, this is encouraging and brings us hope.  But let’s face it, as Christians we are in a constant war.  During the World War II, enemy forces had to be pushed back on many fronts in Europe and the Pacific.  There was no let up.  Even though the battle didn’t engage on our own shores, the whole nation geared up.  Defense plants took over many businesses, manufacturing plants began producing ammunition and war equipment, and food was rationed.  Families gave their young men to the cause, and everything and everyone was focused on winning the war, so that when D-Day came, everyone celebrated together.

Kingdom victory is assured!  And yet, every day we arm ourselves, pick up our sword and go into battle.  King David was the greatest warrior and the greatest worshipper, and to be effective as warriors of the cross, both are necessary in order to live victorious lives.  King David never went to war without first knowing God’s battle strategy, and God gave him victory over all of his enemies.

At the end of his life, he was able to lift his voice and say, “Praise be to you, O Lord! Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the victory.  Yours is the dominion; riches and honor come from you and you rule over all.  Yours is the power and might; and it lies in your hand to make great, and to strengthen everyone.”  (2 Chron. 29)  Praise be to God who gives us the victory again and again!