In the time of Jesus, when a Roman General defeated an enemy, there would be a parade welcoming him and the soldiers home. The general would enter on a white horse wearing his finest military attire. Behind him would be all of the spoils of his victory. There would be carts of the bounty brought back, followed by his soldiers, and at the end were all of the captured people. It was a triumphant procession that the whole city came out to celebrate.
“But thanks be to God, who always leads us in Christ’s triumphal procession and through us spreads the aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place.”
You Are Victorious
When Jesus defeated sin and death on the cross, that victory became ours. We are now part of the triumphant procession because we are no longer slaves to our sins. We joyfully march behind Jesus because his bloodshed on the cross has restored us to a right relationship with God, and now we are heirs to the inheritance to come. You are an overcomer who is victorious because you put your faith in Jesus Christ. You may have never won anything else in your life, but you have with Jesus.
Battles Still to Be Fought
Just because a Roman general would have victory in a battle didn’t mean his job was done. There were more battles to be fought. The same goes for you. Jesus has brought victory in your life, but there are still spiritual battles to be fought until we are eternally in His presence. We are to fight the good fight and finish strong. Please don’t give in to the temptation of taking it easy because your destiny is determined.
As you continue the fight, you accomplish something else. You spread the knowledge of Jesus in every place you go. You might spread this knowingly, but most of the time, it is unknowingly. As a child of God, the Holy Spirit is in you. People see the difference in you can carefully watch. They want to know the key to your joy and peace. That is why you need to be prepared in season and out to give an answer for your faith. Someone might come up to you and ask.