Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place, 2 Corinthians 2 : 14
Today we are having service and celebrating Christmas together. With the Christmas theme this year: “Greater Triumph, Greater Harvest,” we will rejoice and have a spiritual feast. The reason for us to rejoice is that this year, we are entering the year of Ayin Zayin – the year of glorious triumph and the year of great harvest.
In the verse above, it is clearly stated that our triumph is in the Lord Jesus. Through His sacrifice on the cross, every curse we should have borne, have been borne by Him. And in return, we receive every abundant blessing. Our sins are borne on the cross; and whoever believes in Him and confess their sins, are forgiven and saved. Our sicknesses and weaknesses are also borne by Him and are exchanged with health and strengths. The bondage of poverty is exchanged with complete wealth (spiritual, physical, and psychological). In short, each one of our losses, in any kind of form, has been exchanged with His amazing victory. The devil has been defeated and Jesus is victorious for us! Whoever believes and lives by this, they will always experience the victory and blessings. Hallelujah.
The verse above also states that through Jesus’ triumph in our lives, the gospel of the Kingdom of Heaven will be spread everywhere. Everyone who meets us will experience the knowledge of God because Christ’s victory in us gives us the power to be a witness and a blessing for others. And through us, the fragrance of Christ’s name will be diffused wherever we go. It’s amazing when this happens in our lives. The victory we have will be used by the Lord to save many souls, and even nations.
The good news we receive today is, before we can be a blessing for others, the Lord will first give us victory in our lives. He will take care of every aspect in our lives that needs to be fixed. Praise the Lord. Our part is to believe and surrender fully to Him and be obedient in doing His commands that are written in His Word, Matthew 7:24-27.
Let us enter the new year by increasing our love to the Lord and His Word. Trust in Him and His Word more, and start to do His Word with obedience and faithfulness so that we can experience victory after victory. We will see that the Lord will start to trust us with many souls and even nations.
Today, with faith, we declare together that we will experience “Greater Triumph, Greater Harvest.” Expect something big to start today. Amen!
Merry Christmas 2016. Rejoice. God bless.
Pastors Raymond & Juliet Pranoto