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Series: The Battle Is The Lord's
Dr. Stan Coffey
2 Corinthians 2:14-15
I. THE PERSON OF OUR VICTORY
II. THE POWER OF OUR VICTORY
III. THE PLACE OF OUR VICTORY
IV. THE PRAISE OF OUR VICTORY
I want you to take God's word and let's turn to Second Corinthians Chapter 2. We are going to look at verse 14 tonight and we are in a series of messages here on Sunday night called, "The Battle is the Lord's".
Whether it be a financial battle or whether it be an emotional battle in your life, whether it be a battle with your own situation in your job, in your family, whatever it may be, the battle is the Lord's.
You and I are not able to win that battle, we are not able to win that victory, but praise God the victory has been won for us. That is what the apostle Paul is talking about in this passage of scripture.
I want you to notice what he says, "NOW THANKS BE UNTO GOD." You know we are in this Thanksgiving season and it's always a good thing for us to be grateful and to remember all the things God has done for us, not only the problems that we had, the burdens that we faced, but also the blessings that we have had. Amen?
We are not always mindful of that and Paul begins with a note of thanksgiving. "NOW THANKS BE UNTO GOD WHICH ALWAYS CAUSES US TO TRIUMPH IN CHRIST AND MAKETH MANIFEST THE SAVOR. (That is the fragrance) OF HIS KNOWLEDGE BY US IN EVERY PLACE.
FOR WE ARE UNTO GOD A SWEET SAVOR OF CHRIST IN THEM THAT ARE SAVED AND IN THEM THAT PERISH." Now what he is saying is the battle is the Lord's.
The Christian life is not a life of defeat but it is a life of victory. Some people call it the deeper life, some call it the victorious life, some call it the exchanged life, and some call it the overcoming life. Call it whatever you want to call it, but it is a truth that Thanks be unto God, it causes us always to triumph in Christ Jesus our Lord.
So victory is the normal Christian life. If you are not living in vict ...
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