Daily Devotions From Maranatha

January 11, 2018


Something Better

1 Corinthians 15:26

The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.

I heard one time about a preacher who was visiting in another church. He was there each night for a week of meetings. One night as he came in for the service, he greeted on of the local men and asked him this question, “Have you got the victory, brother?” The man responded with a statement that puzzled the preacher, he replied, “No, I’ve got something better.” The preacher asked, “What could be better than victory?” To this the man said, “I’ve got the Victor.”

Now to you that may seem to be a play on words, but in reality it is so true. The fact is that in Christ we have victory, because He is the victor. To say I have the victory is to imply that I have to continually battle from one skirmish to another, but to have the victor means that no matter what the fight, no matter who the enemy is, my victory is assured. The victor always has the victory.

You will find that victory is not an act or an action. It is not in winning in any given situation. Victory, in it’s purest sense, is in a person. It is in the person of Jesus Christ. When you have Jesus in your life, you have the victory at all times, He is that victory.

Remember, when times get hard and even when it looks like you are not going to make it through, that Jesus said that He would never leave you nor forsake you. You can take refuge in that one certainty in this life. If He never leaves you, then you will never be without victory.

Have you come to the place in your Christian walk that you have stopped struggling for that elusive state of being victorious and started resting in the fact that Jesus is your victory in all things?

MY WORD CONFESSION: Jesus has defeated every enemy that can ever come against me, therefore, I have His victory at all times.