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Finding victory in the midst of defeat!

Posted by appolus on March 27, 2015

fallenRom 5:10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.

Many times in my walk with the Lord I have forgotten this truth. Many times in the last twenty-five years I have come across brothers and sisters who have either never learned this or have forgotten it. If God so loved me as a sinner that He sent His Son to die for me and then I was reconciled to Him, how is it that I could ever think that some how I had blown it with Him? If Jesus died for me while I was yet in my sin, how much more does His eternal life in Heaven at the right hand of the Father, interceding for me, guarantee that He will never leave me nor forsake me and the He indeed is the author and the finisher of my faith. He died for my justification and He rose again victorious and reigns for my sanctification. This is the promise upon which I stand. He is the author and finisher of my faith. By His power I was saved and by His power I shall be sanctified, by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Maybe you are feeling very low today? Maybe you have fallen down and it seems like you shall not recover? Maybe you feel like you cannot be used by God, that you are not good enough, not Holy enough, not anointed enough, not gifted enough? Can I reassure you today that if you were saved by Jesus you shall be sanctified by Jesus, you shall be used by Jesus, you are a work in progress and the last chapter of your life is not written. All that the Lord requires from us is a broken and contrite spirit. If you live long enough you will know that life often breaks people. Yet right there, in the midst of your brokeness the Lord says ” Lift up your eyes, come to me, see where your help comes from.” Come to me in your brokenness and I will give you rest.

Too many people fall and then believe that they are not worthy enough to come to God. This is a lie from hell designed to keep your face in the mud. Jesus died for you and for your justification. He rose victoriously for you and reconciled you to your heavenly Father to whom you have access and can cry ” Abba.” God dwells with the lowly and the contrite, He is the healer of the broken. Do not make the mistake of falling and being broken but not coming to the Lord, this is the enemies desire. There is a world of brokenness which leads to despair, hopelessness and ruin. Do not let your brokenness lead you there, let it lead you to light and to life, the life of Christ and Him resurrected. Come unto Him today. He awaits.

 

8 Responses to “Finding victory in the midst of defeat!”

  1. Jesus wants you to be more like Him. Jesus is Spirit and we are to worship in Him in Spirit and Truth.

  2. usafbeth said

    Thank you for the reminder. It was well-timed. Blessings to you

  3. Yes, thank you, Frank, for the reminder. No matter how long we have walked with our Lord, some days (or even seasons) the crud of this world just sticks to us, and satan tries to use it for his own glory…..and we need to be reminded of this.
    Very well said…..God has truly gifted you with His heart. Blessings to you!

    • appolus said

      I think we are going to need more reminders as we move forward. The Lord has laid these kinds of messages upon my heart, for the tough times that lie ahead for us as the Body of Christ. No matter how tough it is or gets, there is victory in Jesus. Now ” victory,” may need to be explained and fleshed out too many saints who may have got caught up in certain movements that only ever promised them blessings and so on ( almost always they are talking about material things, mortal things, things with no eternal value) Victory for the saints is no where better highlighted and established than Calvary. To overcome evil by allowing the Love of God to so fill us so that we can rejoice even in martyrdom. This is the victory that has overcome the world. Jesus overcame the chains of sin and death and robbed the grave of any victory by not resiting evil. He broke the chains that had bound humanity. Now this freedom is to be found in Him and in Him is this same victory, just various degrees of it depending on the challenge and the evil that we face. When our enemy comes in like a flood to this world ( and we are only seeing the beginning) then Christ will raise us up………………bro Frank

      • Amen! I, too, believe that God is wooing and drawing us back to His heart, for it is there and only there (abiding love…from Him and for Him) that will keep us strong in the evil days that are awaiting us. Many of us may have to give up our lives for Him, and it is only thru our deep love for Him that will give us the strength to overcome.

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