No Match

“For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world--our faith.”

1 John 5:4

Jesus has no rival and He has no equal. “It was over before it ever started” sums up best the battle between good and evil. God in His infinite power has secured our victory long before the battle had begun. The apostle Paul puts it this way in 1 Corinthians 15:57, “But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” God, “who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began, but has now been revealed by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who has abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel” (2 Timothy 1:9-10).  
Know this today, loved one. If you are in Christ, if you are born again as the scriptures teach and you have placed your faith in God, trusting in Jesus alone for your salvation then you are as the Bible declares in Romans 8:37, “Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” Did you catch that? You aren’t just a conqueror, you are more than a conqueror because of Jesus! No matter what happens during the course of your day don’t lose sight of your victory! No matter what you are going through keep your eyes on Jesus as He will see you through!

The writer of the book of Hebrews expressed it this way, “Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God” (Hebrews 12:1-2).

Faith in Jesus, not faith in ourselves is saving faith! Our confidence is in what Jesus has already accomplished for us, it cannot be undone. Jesus died to set us free! Game over! The resurrection of Jesus is all the proof we need as to who Jesus Christ claimed to be and what He came to do. Jesus came to set the captives free. He came to give His life as a ransom for many! Everyone who comes to Jesus by faith will not be disappointed! Grow in your faith knowing, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Grow in faith by growing in the word of God as Romans 10:17 reminds us, “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Hold onto this thought all through out your day! There is no match for God!

“For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast.”

Psalm 33:9




Michael Osthimer





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