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“The divine babe of the manger is the one who would die on a cross, and was raised on the third day. Christmas is inseparable from Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday.”
During the time of year that is purportedly set aside to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, I find it quite interesting that very often it is nothing of the sort. There is a commercialism that has shrouded the intent of the holiday that highlights materialism and gluttony as opposed to the Advent of Christ into the earth realm. Even beyond the gross commercialism, however, there is a general skewed focus that emphasizes a visual construct of a baby in a manger with very little consideration for what His entrance into our existence really meant.
“But what appeared to be a defeat was actually the greatest victory of all.”
The audacious and tenacious faith we possess to declare victory in all circumstances and over all adversity is rooted in our connection to the victory of Jesus Christ. We are conquerors because Jesus Christ emerged triumphant over Death, Hell, and the Grave and by virtue of His victory righteousness and justification have been imputed to us. Moreover, our justification through faith in Him has given us access to His efficacious grace whereby we are empowered to stand victoriously!
The term conqueror refers to one who overcomes or wins in war utterly vanquishing forces that oppose them. In Romans 8:37, we are declared to be superior or greater than conquerors as it relates to those things that would attempt to disqualify or alienate us because of the superior force of God’s love which has won us an incontrovertible victory! The enemy and his opposing forces don’t stand a chance against us when we recognize the authority we walk in because of the gift of His grace!