God Gives Us The Victory

1 Corinthians 15:54-57–Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
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God gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ–We don’t have to win the victory, it has already been won for us. We don’t have to work for it. We can’t buy it. God gives it to us as an act of His grace. It is undeserved and unmerited, yet because He loves us He gives it to us.
1. Victory over sin–The wages of sin is death and Jesus paid the wages for our sin.
2. Victory over death–”The sting of death is sin”. Jesus took the sting out of death when he died and was touched by the sting of death. Death could not hold Him.
3. Victory over the grave–Jesus won this victory when he arose from the dead and the dead in Christ will rise again also. He said, “Because I live, you shall live also”. The grave could not hold Him.

Thanks be to God–Let us be ever thankful for what God has done for us and be constant in offering our thanksgiving unto Him for the “Victory In Jesus“.  Rejoice in God for this great Victory.