I Didn’t Hear a Bell – Part 2

Victors don’t stop fighting until the battle is won.  Then they train for the next one.

1 John 4:4 – Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

Oh, how thankful I am that the Greater One lives in me.  And when I speak of the Greater One, I speak of the Trinity in its completeness – Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.  Jesus said that He and the Father would come and dwell in us, and He prayed the Father to send Holy Ghost to dwell in us, too.  We can surely say with a complete confidence that “greater is He that is in you (me) than he that is in the world.” 

Now no fight in life is eternal.  Each one has a beginning and an end.  Therefore, they are all temporal.  But consider the following.  The forgiveness we received at the point of our redemption was ETERNAL.  The life we received from the Lord was ETERNAL.  The redemption was ETERNAL.  The measure of faith we received was ETERNAL.  The health that became ours when we were healed by His stripes was ETERNAL.  The safety, deliverance, and victory we received in Him was ETERNAL.  The Name He gave us to exercise our power in Him was ETERNAL.  The Word of Covenant He gave us at our redemption was ETERNAL.  And allow me to remind you once again, no fight in life is eternal.  Why, then, does it seem so many Christians are hesitant, procrastinating, or fearful of stepping into the battles they face?  After all, it’s not like we’re going to run out of life, or faith, or hope, or love, or anything we need to live in victory. 

Now don’t misunderstand my queries.  Every believer has access to Father through Jesus, has the Word of God as Covenant that shall never pass away, has the measure of faith given to them, has access to the milk of the Word to grow, the water of the Word to quench thirst, the bread of the Word to quench hunger, and the meat of the Word to give strength.  Every believer has been given all things that pertain to life and godliness through the knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.  Every believer has full access to the baptism of Holy Ghost.  Every believer is an heir of God and a joint heir with Christ.  So, I know the immediate answer to my queries.  Many Christians don’t know what they possess in Christ, and the reason for that is, many Christians don’t know who they are in Christ.  If a believer knows who he is in Christ, and knows what he possesses in Christ, then he also knows that for the believer, there is no such thing as quitting, for victory is assured to those who will endure to the end.  There is no bell for a stopping or resting period in a fight.

Manna for Today – 1 John 4:1-6; 1 John 5:4; Philippians 4:13; John 14:12-14; John 15:7; John 16:23-24