THE VICTORY IN THE CROSS
These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.1 John 5:13
Believers have received victory from God through the death of our Lord Jesus Christ. That victory in fact is the power of God unto salvation for believers. 1 corinthians 1:18 helps us understand this better.
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved, it is the power of God. -1 Corinthians 1:18
Before you would become a partaker of the victory in the cross, then you must have first believed in the event of the cross in itself. You cannot partake of this victory if you do not believe in the events that took place around the cross, which is the death and resurrection of Christ.
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.-Romans 5:8
Man was already in a perpetual state of loss after the fall of Adam, and everyone who came after followed suit in that order. We had lost the battle, we were beaten down already with guilt and pain and sorrow. We had no way to reach our father, we were isolated and alone, helpless and convicted. Romans 5:12 shows us ourselves in this state “Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men because all sinned..” -Romans 5:12
After God saw the state that we were in and also seeing that there was no way we were getting out of this on our own, with love and compassion in his heart, he extended his love towards us and gave us that one thing that was dear to him, HIS SON JESUS!
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”-John 3:16
After this sacrifice was made, VICTORY in Christ through the cross was made available for us, UNTO SALVATION. This victory became so that we were Victorious in everything we do, our businesses, our daily walk with God, and our relationship with everyone around us. We received victory over everything and anything that doesn’t obey all that God has said about us. But MOST importantly this victory gave us ETERNAL LIFE; victory over the sin nature and Death.
These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God. -1 John 5:13
Further Reading: John 16:33, Romans 5:8, Galatians 2:20
Confession: I am a partaker of the victory at the cross, I am a partaker of the victory of the sacrifice of Christ. God showed me his love by giving me the life of his son Christ, and through his son Christ I am an heir of the kingdom of God.