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Monday, July 25, 2005

18 weeks to christmas!

"Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain." ~Author Unknown

Rainy days, showers and dark clouds and it's only 18 weeks to Christmas! I know, summer in the British Isles doesn't last that long. As the year draws closer to Autumn and those rainy days get more frequent...it's good to know the spiritual reality of our days doesn't change.

New life happens every day, a new day is a new challenge and new test. Paul talks about our life situation like this...

Colossians 2 :14-15 "Having canceled the written code, with its regulations, that was against us and that stood opposed to us; he took it away, nailing it to the cross. And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross"

Paul also said in 2 Corinthinas 2:14 "But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him."

It's true, being led in triumph means all our enemies have been triumphed over. When a Roman General was victorious in battle he was given a triumph by Caesar and arrived back in Rome with all he had captured in procession behind him - all captured soldiers and prisoners were led behind him. Here Paul reminds us that we too in reality live in this triumph that Jesus provided for us and leads us in continually...not just once, but continually.

We don't need the gimmicks of "positive mental attitude" and the self helps that promote independence from everyone (inc God), we have the reality of triumph and this triumph has a beautiful aroma of the knowledge of Him and the Good News He brings...Praise God..


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