When I woke up this morning, the phrase ‘look into the eyes of victory’ popped into my head. I thought about it for a while, okay, several hours. I stared at my laptop screen for a while too, still with thoughts of Jesus’ victories over this world and over it swimming in my head.
He put on my heart reminders of His Victories over sin and death, at the cross. And also the reminder that as believers who follow him by faith, that our home is in Heaven with him for eternity. Lives change because we receive God’s mercy, his gift to us.
Simply Some Thoughts
We just celebrated Jesus’ birth. With that being said, some of God’s promises and a few victorious verses come to mind. Let’s have a look, shall we?
“And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.”Genesis 3:15 NIV
“The one who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.” 1John 3:8 (NIV)1 John 3:8 NIV
“Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped. Then will the lame leap like a deer, and the mute tongue shout for joy. Water will gush forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert.”Isaiah 35:5-6 NIV
“Jesus replied, “Go back and report to John what you hear and see: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor. Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me.”Matthew 11:2-6 NIV
“They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. In their fright, the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ Then they remembered his words.”Luke 24:2-8 NIV
“ And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning, or crying, or pain; for the old order of things has passed away.”Revelation 21:3-4 NIV
Friends, as believers, let us look into the eyes of victory. His eyes. He has won, and we know how the story ends. But, for those who believe, and profess that Jesus is their Lord and Savior, and follow. The story doesn’t stop there, for it continues onto eternity.
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Originally Published December 27, 2020