1 Corinthians 15:53-58 (ESV) For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality. 54 When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.” 55 “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” 56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 58 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
As we labor, doing what God asks us to do through the power and might of His Spirit, remember it is Jesus Christ who gives us the Victory. The Holy Spirit at work in us, unleashing the full potential of Christ in us has no match. Death, sin, mortality…none can stand against the fortitude of a faith-filled believer. Victory has been secured at the cross and through the power of the Spirit at work in us we live it out. When the Gifts of the Spirit are manifest in a born-again believers life, they provide testimony to the power of God now at work within mortal man, giving hope to a lost and dying world. Let’s you and I continue to discover the more of who our God is, how He works in and through us and what we can do for Him when we choose to only believe.