As humans, we love winning. Winning makes us feel good and losing does not. Whether it’s a sporting event or a simple game, we like to win. Our first instinct is to want to win at anything. Overtime though, we may learn that winning is not everything. To some of us, whether we win or lose makes no difference to us. But, there was one man who won the ultimate victory and that man is Jesus Christ. What was the victory? Well, we’re going to find out as we discover the victory of Jesus.
First, we must realize that there is a victory won by Jesus Christ and the victory is given to us. 1 Corinthians 15:57 says, “But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” We are given a victory, but what is that victory? The victory over death. How do we know? The writer of Hebrews tells us in Hebrews 2:14, “Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death-that is, the devil”. However, this is not victory over physical death, but over eternal death. Moreover, what happened after Jesus died? He rose! Jesus raised from the dead. If Jesus would have died and not risen, there would have been no victory over death. Instead, Jesus rose from the dead, and that is the victory of Jesus. Jesus conquered death by raising from the dead.
Through this victory, we have victory of eternal life. We also have victory over this world. John tells us this in 1 John 5:4, “For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world-our faith.” Our faith in God and Christ results in our victory over the world. Even though we may be persecuted on this earth, in the end, we will have eternal life.
In conclusion, Christ gives us victory over eternal death through his death and resurrection. Without it, we would not have eternal life. Our faith is also the victory that has overcome the world.