(This is not the Finale promised. That comes later.)
Since Jesus is our example and model, what we feel about the opposition we Christians face needs to follow his response. Whenever we see the apostles living and preaching, they fearlessly followed Christ’s example. He remained unimpressed by the opposition. And unafraid of the opposition. For “Having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross....” Colossians 2:15.
Making a spectacle of the spiritual powers confronting him means he: mocked them; ridiculed them; snapped his fingers in scorn at them; and figuratively spit in their face as the leaders literally spit in his at his trial.
Let us learn a great truth. God will never expect from us what he hasn’t given us power to achieve. No height exists that we can’t climb; no depth we can’t descend; no situation we can’t master.
Therefore, Jesus will not have his people thinking they’re defeated when he KNOWS HE’s VICTORIOUS! And, since he lives in us through the Holy Spirit, we share HIS victory. He wins through us NOW because he WON for HIMSELF while on earth!
Never give up as a Christian, because it’s hard. Never give in as a Christian because it seems impossible. Never stop trying to be a Christian, even if it seems you’ll never make it. God designed the Christian faith to succeed when it should and must. It will never fail us if we persevere in faithful obedience to our Living Lord! End Part VII