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Which Giveth Us the Victory

the words "but thanks be to God which giveth us the victory through out Lord Jesus Christ" surrounded by a circle of dried flowers

The words "but thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ" surrounded by dried flowers

"But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ" ~ 1 Corinthians 15:57

Victory! (the Greek is nikos - where Nike got their name). That's a lovely word. When I was in 4th grade, I wanted my name to be Victoria. I thought it sounded so strong and that I would be on top of things if people would just remember that my name had changed. Apparently they didn't. (would be a different story today!)

1 Corinthians 15 is all about what happens to us after we "fold our earthly tent". Death can be scary - even if you are assured of your destination. But verse 54 tells us that Death is swallowed up in Victory". Paul personifies them, as if they are characters in a play - he is downright taunting with his quotation of Hosea 13:14 in verse 55 โ€œO death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?โ€ Death will be DESTROYED. What is left? LIFE! Life with Jesus Christ, all because of His work on the cross.

Romans 8:37ย  "...we have complete victory through Him who loved us!". Some translations say, "We are more than conquerors".

O victory in Jesus
My Savior, forever
He sought me and He bought me
With His redeeming blood
He loved me ere I knew Him
And all my love is due Him
He plunged me to victory
Beneath the cleansing flood
~songwriter E.M.Bartlett


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