Grace A. Johnson
Victory in Jesus!
Updated: May 15, 2021
Guys, I’ve been wanting to write this post for a while now, and I haven’t mostly because (1) I didn’t have a perfect point until yesterday, (2) I’m really lazy, and (3) I’m still not very certain how effective it will be.
So I’ll keep it short.
I just want to be the friendly reminder in your ear (or your inbox…) during this trying time.
I’m standing. So should you.
Because we appealed to Heaven (read here) and the prayers of the righteous avail. Where two or three are gathered in God’s name, He is there. When we ask, when we knock, He answers and HE DELIVERS! I just read that passage in Luke today, where Jesus says to ask and YOU WILL RECEIVE. SEEK AND YOU WILL FIND. KNOCK AND THE DOOR WILL BE OPENED.
We’ve asked. Lord have mercy, how we as the Body of Christ have fasted and prayed, interceded and pleaded. We appealed to God for mercy, for grace, and for Donald J. Trump to be our president for the next four years.
Then we let go and let God govern (read here). We prayed and we voted and then we said, “Here You go, God. Do Your thing.” We knew He would act, because it is true what Benjamin Franklin said, that “God governs in the affairs of men.”
But now we’ve stepped back and accepted defeat. Why? Because WE HAVE LOST FAITH!
And yet God says “DO NOT LOSE FAITH! You have prayed, you have asked, and you have believed in My will for America and for her president. You voted for Trump, and I WILL GIVE YOU TRUMP! Don’t accept the evil! Don’t step back! Don’t lose faith! Why will I deny you My promise? Why will I take back My words? If I have declared victory over the enemy, then I WILL HAVE MY VICTORY! I have torn the veil in two and given you permission to ask—not only that, but I have said that if you ask, YOU WILL RECEIVE! Delight yourself in Me and I will give you the desires of your heart! I have placed within you a desire for good, for life, and for more of Me in America—and I WILL DELIVER, so says the Lord your God. All you have left to do is PROCLAIM VICTORY!”
I read a book once (go figure) called A Stranger in Savannah by Eugenia Price. It was about the Civil War—most specifically, Sherman’s march down to Savannah. Even though the Savannahians convinced the Union general not to burn their city, as he did those preceding them, Sherman took everything from them. He destroyed their fort and killed their men. In the end, of course, the Union won the war.
At the end of the book, the main character said to himself, “Where is the victory?” Though they may have spared Savannah, there was no victory in what had occurred.
As I closed that book, a song came to mind. You may have heard it before; it’s fairly popular. It goes something like this:
Victory in Jesus!
My Savior forever
He sought me and He bought me
With His redeeming blood
He loved me ere I knew Him
And all my love is due Him
He plunged me to victory
Beneath the cleansing flood
There was, is, and always will be VICTORY IN JESUS! Stop accepting defeat and welcoming evil! Don’t believe that your prayers fell on ears that did not listen. God heard, and He has already replied!
He says to proclaim victory! That’s all we have left to do! Live victoriously, because HIS WILL SHALL BE DONE! He will have His way with America, in the name of Jesus! Celebrate His victory and proclaim it to all the doubters, all the evil-doers, and all the nations! RECEIVE His triumph! Accept God’s agenda, not man’s, not Satan’s—GOD’S! His way are so much higher than our ways!
Stand and STAND THEREFORE! You will be rewarded for your faithfulness, no matter what the outcome!
There is ALWAYS VICTORY IN JESUS, so go out and proclaim it!