May 21st


"Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place" (II Cor. 2:14).

Paul  reminds us clearly that no principality or power "is able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Rom. 8:38-39). As a Christian, it is vitally important to understand the love of God, and to live and abide in that agape love. Our Heavenly Father has foreknown us from the beginning of beginnings and has predestined or predetermined that we would be in Christ with our Spirit birthing (Eph. 1:4-5; Rom. 8:29-30a).  Our Father called us and then has justified and glorified us fully through the finished work of Jesus on the cross (Rom. 8:30b,33).  Christ is still our advocate ever making intercession for us to the Father in heaven (Rom. 8:34). 

At the same time the omnipresent Christ is living in every member of His many-membered body to fulfill all things in this earth.  We have the Christ who has overcome the world living in us as us (John 16:33).  Christ, through the Spirit birthing, now overcomes the world in us (I John 5:4-5). Paul asks the question "Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? (Rom. 8:35a).  Paul says, that tribulation, distress, persecution, famine, nakedness, peril, sword, or any circumstance or situation of this world can not separate us from the love of Christ (Rom. 8:35b).  This is why Paul declared, "Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us" (Rom 8:37).  What does more than conquerors mean?  Christ is ever interceding to the Father in heaven for sure (Rom. 8:34).  If we let the omnipresent Christ express His overcoming life in and through us to overcome every circumstance and situation we may face, then we certainly be more than conquerors.  We are more than conquerors, for we are standing in His finished work of the cross.  We are not fighting the battle.  We see and walk in the fact that Christ has already overcome and is triumphant in every battle.

The Christian life is not difficult, unless the Christian attempts to live it separate and apart from Christ, His mind and His strength within us.  When the Holy Spirit has transformed the mind to the mind of Christ, we let Christ live and express His love-for-others in and through us to the Father, then we will walk in the liberty of the Spirit of the Lord in us (II Cor. 3:17).  When we walk in the reality that we are an earthen vessel, and that Christ is the life to be expressed and manifested in us as us, then we start walking in the power of His life and love in us (II Cor. 4:7,10; Eph. 3:19-20).  When Christians really and fully let Christ live and express His love in and through them, it is a fragrance among those who are saved and those who are lost (II Cor. 2:15). God always leads us to be triumphant IN Christ!  V

Written by Dwight Davis


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