We started a new series recently looking at the Victory that we have in Christ. A phrase that is very often used in churches, but more than often is not really understood. This series is an opportunity for us to look into what the phrase actually means, and we will be doing so across the next few weeks.
We looked this week at the Victory that we have in Christ, a Victory that is ours, Forever! This was an opportunity for us to investigate, and look at what the Bible says about heaven. We began by thinking about what people assume heaven looks like; maybe being in the clouds, maybe at the top of some stairs, or perhaps at the stop of some stairs made of clouds?!?
We looked at Ecclesiastes 3:11 which says: “He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.” So this being true, why do we often assume that heaven isn’t going to consist of all the good things that God has given to us?
In discussing what it means to have Victory, Forever, we were shown three things that we have.
We have hope, we have resilience and we have purpose. In understanding this our perspective should shift. Colossians 3:1 says “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.” This hope, resilience and purpose should be set in the Victory that we have in Jesus, not in those things around us.
Understanding these things allows us to look at and understand the Victory that we have, Forever!
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