Saturday, June 18, 2016

June 18, 2016: Victory In Jesus

Daily Berry Patch Devotions in 2016 - Day 170  

Devotional Song:  … GO TO THIS LINK …   Please take the time to take in a You Tube video of a Gaither Family Gathering singing, … Victory In Jesus, joyfully singing of the victory any/all can have in receiving the saving grace from the cleansing blood of Christ.

Highlight Passage:  1st John 5:4-5 [NKJV] …  
4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. 5 Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? 
 … Our victory over sin and self and the world comes from our faith in Christ.
Highlight Context – 1st John, Chapter 5 [NKJV] … USE THIS LINK 
… The beloved Apostle John writes of the victory all Christians have in the belief of Jesus being the Son of God and shedding His blood to save us on Calvary.

Reference Passage #1 … Romans 8: 37-39 [NKJV] … USE THIS LINK 
… In Christ, we are more than conquerors.

Reference Passage #2 … 1st Corinthians 15:56-57 [NKJV] …  
56 The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 
… Jesus is victory over death and sin.

My Journal for Today:  … Our Daily Bread author, David McCasland, explained the origin of the term, “to meet your Waterloo,” which, of course, comes from the defeat of Napoleon in 1815 at Waterloo. He wrote about us all coming to “Waterloo” moments in our lives where we’re overwhelmed by life and how the Apostle John wrote about becoming overcomers in Christ. 

McCasland wrote: When it comes to our spiritual lives, some people feel that ultimate failure is inevitable and it’s only a matter of time until each of us will “meet our Waterloo.” But John refuted that pessimistic view when he wrote to followers of Jesus: “Everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith” (1 John 5:4).

And the Apostle Paul joined John in writing that nothing can separate the born-again Christian, even “Waterloo” moments, from Jesus’ love and His saving grace (see the Romans 8 and 1st Corinthians 15 passages linked/copied above). In Christ, we Christians becomes overcomers of self and the world by our belief in our Lord and Savior and His finished work on the cross.

So, whatever your “Waterloo” might be, just surrender it to Jesus and walk in His victory today.

My Prayer Today:  O, Heavenly Father, … Your blood is my victory, Lord Jesus!!    Amen    

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