Now since the children have flesh and blood in common, Jesus also shared in these, so that through His death He might destroy the one holding the power of death – that is, the Devil – and free those who were held in slavery all their lives by the fear of death. Hebrews 2:14-15 HCSB
We are now into the football season. College football is a big attraction for many people. To some it almost becomes a god. They religiously gather around the television to watch their favorite team, shout at the referees, and cheer when their team makes a touchdown. We all desire a winning team and long for a victory. Victories are won and lost depending upon the skill of the players, the coaching, and even to some degree, luck.
These two verses in Hebrews promise that Jesus has won the victory. Those who believe in Him have also won a victory over death. This victory is not dependent upon us or anything we can do because Jesus has done it all. It is only through Him that we experience victory. There is an old hymn, “Victory in Jesus,” that proclaims this truth. The words to the hymn are: “I heard an old, old story, how a Savior came from glory, how He gave His life on Calvary to save a wretch like me; I heard about His groaning, of His precious blood’s atoning, then I repented of my sins; and won the victory.”
Challenge: If you have accepted Jesus as your Savior, you have victory over the Devil and death. Praise God that you have won the victory. Listen to the old hymn, “Victory in Jesus”, on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8ajtJtNXF4