Romans 16:20 Victory Is Coming Soon

The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you. Romans 16:15

The world is always looking for victory. People want to win and be on the winning side of any battle. However, many do not get to see victory.

For many people, the battles in life are so overwhelming, that they feel they will never be able to win. All their peace is lost, because all they can see is defeat coming with no real hope of victory. Some will give into the battle and quit fighting and moving forward.

As Paul brings his letter to the Romans to a close, he tells them that soon God will crush Satan under their feet. He then prays that God’s grace will be with them.

While the world is often in physical battles, the believer is constantly in a spiritual battle. Satan and the system of this world desire that the believer be destroyed. This battle can be in the physical, but is often in the heart and mind. The world wants to pull the believer away from Christ Jesus and remove all hope.

Although the world appears to be winning the battle, with sin being accepted and promoted more and more, there is coming a day when they will lose. Every day is one day closer to when Jesus will return and wipe away all sin for all eternity. At the moment He does that, He will also wipe away all tears, pain and suffering for every believer for eternity.

Satan and sin will be crushed under the feet of believers in the final battle of victory over sin.

Until that day, God’s grace will be with the believer who is focused on Him, keeping him in His will and peace. The believer will have peace, knowing that some day the battle will be won and finished.

Every day Satan is out to break you down and destroy you. This is a battle for your soul, that will last for eternity.

Focus your life upon God and His word. Know that there will be a day when Jesus will return to take you home with Him for eternity. Understand the peace that God gives you with His presence by your side.

It may be today, tomorrow or in a number of years, but some day you will step across the victory line with Jesus.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will know the peace you can have in God; that you will have the hope of the return of Jesus; that you will continue to fight the Lord’s battle in this world; and that God’s grace will be with you to guide and strengthen you in the fight.

Romans 15:13 How To Overflow With Hope

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13

Hope is something that many in this world do not have. Everything in their lives appears to be falling apart, including the world around them. All that is shown in the news is death and destruction.

People are struggling to find joy and peace, causing them to look for both in places where there is only death and more pain.

As Paul is drawing to close on his letter to the Romans, he is praying that God will fill them with joy and peace as they trust in Him. The reason for this is so that they may overflow with hope through the Holy Spirit.

Along with the world, many believers have lost a lot of joy and peace as they look at what is occurring around the world. Not being blind, they also see death and destruction. It does not appear as if God is doing anything to stop the evil that is rising.

Strong and true believers, however, will see things differently. While they see the death and destruction, they know that God and His followers will win in the end. The recognize that God’s word says that things will get worse before they will get better.

In knowing this, they have a joy and a peace that the world cannot know nor understand. The Holy Spirit residing in them gives them power to stand strong and true for God. They know that God is working out all things for their good, despite the circumstances around them.

Believers, who are standing like this, are looking forward to the day when Jesus returns and wins the battle for eternity.

Allow the Holy Spirit to fill you with His power and hope to make it through the battles in your life. As you trust in God, you will be filled with a joy and a peace that all will be well in the end and that you are on the winning side.

Do not let the death and destruction of this world rob you of the joy and peace God has for you. This world will die and all death and destruction will be destroyed for eternity some day soon when Jesus returns to take you home for eternity.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will know the joy in trusting God; that you will know the peace in trusting God; that you will overflow with hope in Jesus; that you will be filled, led and empowered by the Holy Spirit.