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Thursday, July 10, 2014

War In Your Heart

Background of Victory

The purpose of this book is to show the Biblical pathway of victory through union with Christ by way of the Cross and the throne.

Victory through Christ

The dictionary meaning of the word victory is 'the act of conquering, especially in battle; triumph." A victor is a "conqueror; a winner in any contest." Victory, then, implies the existence of an enemy or enemies who must be conquered in battle.

The Bible is a book of warfare. God has enemies with whom He is in conflict and over whom He wins the victory through His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. This victory is won in two stages; by the Cross and by the Throne. There is a crucifixion culminating in a crowning.

Victory Through Union with Christ

A Christian is one who is in an organic, living union with Christ. Christ's own definition of a Christian is given in John 14:20: "Ye in me and I in you." Through Paul He carried the revelation further. "He that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit" (1 Corinthians 6:17). Therefore, by virtue of this union, Christ's enemies are the Christian's enemies. By the same reasoning, Christ's victory is the Christian victory.

The Christian is Christ's trophy. Once a bondslave of satan and sin but now freed by Christ, he has become the joyous, willing captive of the Lord Jesus, who leads him on in the train of His triumph to celebrate His victory over all His enemies.

~Ruth Paxson~

(continued with # 2 - "Victory the Paramount Necessity of the Christian")

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