For the past couple of years I have been reading the Psalms and Gospel of John during my morning and evening bible reading time. Recently God provided me the wisdom to add Revelations to my daily mediations. So every morning before I start my day I read one Psalm, one topic in the Gospel of John and one topic in Revelations. Again one psalm, Gospel of John and Revelations before I end my day.
I feel like Psalms reflects the challenges which I face in my life on a day to day basis and how God is rescuing me in my Journey through out the day. When I read the Gospel of John I look at my Saviour Jesus Christ and being saved by the blood of the cross reminds me of the fact that He came to deliver me out of these pains and sufferings. And finally when I read the Book or Revelations I get reminded of how to prepare myself for the day of His coming.
It is a gradual transition from fighting our day to day problems (Psalms), to the handing over our live to our Saviour (Gospel of John), to Preparing myself for the coming of His Kingdom (Revelations). All these books speak of the pains and sufferings, Psalms speaks of the pains and sufferings which are borne by the Chosen ones of God, like King David and the Israelites who were in exile. Gospel of John talks about the pains which our Lord Jesus Christ went through on the cross, and how people rejected Him and crucified Him. Finally the Book of Revelations speaks about the pain and sufferrings to the people who follow the beast, the Harlot, the City of Babylon.
Each of these Speak of the Victory of God. Psalms testifies to us and puts the hope in us about how God rescued His people and guides them through the victory amongst their enemies. "He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me." (Psalm 18:17 NIV) Gospel of John testifies the Victory of Jesus over the death on the Cross. “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33 NIV). And the Book of Revelations speaks of the Victory of the Word of God over everything and everyone on this earth. "I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty." (Revelation 1:8 NIV)
It is a real blessing to one of those who have been chosen to have the wisdom and knowledge of the plans and promises of God. It is our security and blessing to be able to have our hope and anchor in the Word of God. In the life where the devil surrounds us with piles of insecurities and fear and tries to take us into captives, it is such a blessing to be able to be secure and safe in the Lord.
I too have been reflecting on the VICTORY we have CHRIST! We have and are IN the Word, which is JESUS - So we are automatically VICTORIOUS! But this victory may not always be apparent as we go through the day to day circumstances of life. The psalms is really good at conveying that life may not always be easy - David went through a lot, but his end result was always victory. I guess we need to remember that as we here on earth, there will always be trials - but if we keep our eyes on JESUS - Victory will always be Ours.
I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. in this world you will have trouble, but take heart. I have overcome the world.
No despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loves us
We do this by keeping our eyes on JESUS, the champion and the perfecter of our faith. Because of the joy awaiting Him, He endured the cross, disregarding its shame and he is seated at the right hand at the throne of God.