You Are the Winner in Christ
Book of Revelation, Chapter 13; Luke, the Physician, Chapter 2, verses 10-11(NKJV)
People were frightened! What great military power will threaten us? How will I cope? How can I raise my kids in a good environment when things are as they are? Taxes!!!! Finances!!! Illness and death. Blasphemy against God in the media as well as the social arena. Questionable administration at the local and national levels. Wars and rumors of wars. Terrorism! Fear of communication breakdown. Is there any hope for my family? Is there any hope for you?
Sound familiar? These same thoughts entered the minds of God’s people living under Roman tyranny in the First Century A.D.
Where WAS the hope? WHO was the person who would come? His name was Jesus – The Messiah – THE Savior of the world who came, born of the Virgin Mary, and lived in the First Century!
He came to provide for our economic, financial, familial, and most of all for spiritual support as only He could and can as the Son of God. Most of all He came to save the people from their sins and to offer them joy, strength, and promise for the present and for the future.
I realize, like many of you, there are yet many unknowns as we continue battling this Coronavirus pandemic, but what a blessing above all – we have Jesus Christ living in us – the hope of glory!
So, the choice is still ours as it was with the Jews of the First Century. There will always be the infamous shouts of COVID-19 social distancing, vaccines, illness, and death. However we STILL live in a marvelous world created by God and we are called to continue to offer hope to our children and grandchildren, spouses and friends, because these still ARE the best of times.
“Why?” you may ask. Because God has promised to never leave us or forsake us.
God is still in control. Dr. David Jeremiah says, “God still has Satan on a leash and that cannot change.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt once said, “The only thing we have to fear, is feat itself.” That’s true! Do you believe it?
Let me offer you a prescription for this season of our lives:
…”Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people.”
“For there is born to you this day in the city of David, a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” Luke, the Physician, Chapter 2, verses 10-11(NKJV)
This Savior was later crucified on a Roman cross, buried, was resurrected from the dead by the all and only power of God. (Satan will only be able to offer a cheap and imaginary imitation of the resurrection). Check it out in the Book of Revelation, chapter 13. JESUS IS COMING AGAIN!
God is the true God! The devil is a defeated foe! You are the winner in Christ based on what was already accomplished on the Cross for you..
Jesus has risen! He has risen indeed!
Pastor Louie Mabrey