The Victory OfChrist’s Sacrifice
“Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works”
(Titus 2:13-14) .
There’re those who ignorantly weep over the sufferings of Christ on the cross for us, lamenting what pain and humiliation He suffered for our sakes. Yes, Christ suffered for us on the Cross, but that suffering brought us life eternal, and ushered us into the life of victory. It was God-ordained that Christ should suffer and the result of His suffering be glory, victory, success and prosperity for us all:“Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow”(1 Peter 1:11).
So, rather than lament we ought to celebrate that Jesus died for us; we ought to declare, everyday, the victory of His death. Jesus didn’t die for nothing; His death gave mankind victory over sin and its attendant effects. By hanging on the Cross as God’s sacrifice for sin, He took your place and gave you the victory. Now, God wants you not only to proclaim that victory, but to live every day in the victory of His death, burial and glorious resurrection.
This means if you were lying on a sickbed, it’s time to get up for you’ve been healed in Christ. The same goes for poverty; it shouldn’t take a hold of you anymore for Jesus took your place of poverty on the Cross and gave you prosperity: “For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich” (2 Corinthians 8:9). You can live absolutely debt-free now because the Lord supplies all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus!
In everything about your life, change has come because of the victory of Christ’s sacrifice. If you’ve desired to have children, but the doctors have said you couldn’t because there’s something wrong with your womb, change has come. Now you can, for Jesus has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. Even if you wanted your hair to grow longer or you wanted a better job—there’re no limitations for you anymore following the victory of Christ’s sacrifice.
Your total salvation—joy, health, peace, prosperity, progress, success and victory is the reason for the death, burial and resurrection of Christ. Live with this consciousness today.
I can’t thank you enough for the vicarious sacrifice of Jesus for me on the Cross which has made a champion and a victor of me! Thank you Lord for bringing me out of darkness into you marvelous light, where I reign and rule as a king in this life,
in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
2 Corinthians 5:21; Ephesians 2:4-5