Jesus, the victorious one

Who is Jesus?

1 Corinthians 15:57  But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

No matter what the scenario, Jesus wins.  Sin?  He conquers it.  Death?  He defeats it.  Enemies?  They stand no chance against the risen Son of God.  He wins – period.

The victory of Christ translates into our own lives, though we don’t always realize it and put it into practice.  The enemies that we face, the trials, the temptations, the suffering – His victory bought ours.  We are more than conquerers in Christ Jesus.  His victory is our victory.

We can’t achieve any of these victories on our own.  WIthout the power of Christ we’re utterly incapable and we’ll never win over anything.  But in Him we can’t lose.  If our goals are His goals and our desires are His desires, we’re assured of victory.

Jesus not only wins in the end, He’s already won.  He’s already triumphed over sin and death, already crushed the enemy in defeat.  Because He won, we can win.  Because of His victory, we get a prize.