Pastor's Corner

VICTORIOUS RACE

Lamentation 3:22-23 It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. 23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. All glory be to God in the highest for the privilege to be alive

1 Jn 5:4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. 1 Jn 5:5 Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God.

The above scriptures simply define what our theme is. But for the purpose of emphasis and general knowledge. Victory is an act of defeating an enemy or opponent in a battle, game or a competition. Race is a situation whereby individuals or groups compete to be first to achieve a particular objective.

But in the context of the above theme we are talking about victorious race i.e. the victory of the Soul of man. We know that the spiritual controls the physical and the bible makes us to understand that God is a Spirit -John 4:24 and man is created in the image of God. -Genesis 1:26. These simply imply that man is a spirit i.e. God's likeness; but he has a soul and lives in a body. The soul of man is what makes him a spiritual being. Gen 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. God the Spirit created the world and made the man to have dominion and rule the earth -Genesis 1:28, but man chose to opt for Satan's advice of disobeying his creator.- Genesis 3:5 Man therefore surrendered his heritage of dominion of the world to Satan. See and hear Satan's attestation confirming that Man surrendered his heritage to satan in the the underlined statement in the bible text below:

  • Luk 4:5 And the devil, taking him (Jesus) up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
  • Luk 4:6 And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.

Jesus Christ also makes us to understand that worldly success is vanity compare to success of the soul. - He said in Mark 8:36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

The opening bible text says whatsoever is born of God overcomes the world, meaning that every child of God defeats this evil world. 1Jn 5:5 Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God. The world is currently under the control of the devil and it takes those who are born again i.e. Those that have received Jesus into their lives, those that have confessed Him as their Lord and Saviour to overcome the world. See what the next text says: 2Corinthians 4:4 ...the god (Satan) of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

If we fail to retain the knowledge of God in us then we have failed woefully and therefore become vulnerable to Satan and his attack. What is the knowledge of God? Knowing the personality of God revealed through Jesus Christ His Son. 1Corinthians 1:24 ...Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. By Wisdom God made the earth and by understanding He established the heaven -Proverbs 3:18.

Therefore to overcome the world and have a glorious and victorious race you need Jesus right now. Tomorrow may be too late. Time is the greatest enemy of mankind. Make haste while the sun shines. The moment of right decision is now!

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God Bless You

Your Brother
Gbenga Adeyefa-Ojomo


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