Thursday, January 29, 2009

Who you are

"The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet." Romans 16:20

When the angel came to a defeated man named Gideon, he greeted him with "The Lord is with you, O mighty man of valor" (Judges 6:12). Even in defeat, that's who you are -- a mighty man of valor.

If you are in Christ, you are more than a conqueror. You are living proof that Satan is a loser. You are humiliating him every day. Not because you are strong but especially when you are weak and Christ is your only strength, your only hope. How frustrating for Satan -- to have weakened you and defeated you and brought you low, only to discover his Enemy strongly present, with you, at your point of need.

True for me too.

Did we in our own strength confide
Our striving would be losing
Were not the right Man on our side
The Man of God's own choosing
Dost ask who that may be?
Christ Jesus it is he
Lord Sabaoth his name
From age to age the same
And he must win the battle.