Greetings in the name of Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything; what counts is the new creation. Peace and mercy to all who follow this rule—to the Israel of God. (Galatians 6:14-16)
What do we boast in our life? Yes, we, Christians, should boast the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ in our life, but it is not always happening. If not carefully and constantly reflecting our life against the cross, soon we find our eyes have been drifting away from the cross of Jesus. Especially, when we are smoothly sailing on a clam sea, our mind starts concern more about what we see and enjoy on earth. Life is good, and we easily dwell in this mode. Soon we feel the power of life in our hand, rather than being a passenger of smoothly sailing ship, and we become a captain of the ship. As we know, in reality, it is opposite. This is the time that our spiritual power is at the lowest. We are really vulnerable to all kinds of Satanic attack. Of course, the clever Satan attacks our weakest part, with which we have been struggled long long time – the deadly one among our past sins that we have not completely dealt with God before the cross. Without the shield of Holy Spirit, we are essentially bare and totally exposed to our enemy. Our defeat is sure, and it is matter of when, not if. We must be always vigilant not to be in a deep spiritual sleep to keep our old self from taking dominion over us.
The above Bible verse tells that we boast in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. The cross of Jesus is the source of our strength, and through the cross, we can win over the world. No matter what Satan does (even attacking our weakest part), through the power of the cross of Jesus, we can and will win.
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. (Romans 8:37)
Not just winning. We will become and are more than conquerors. Yes, we are victorious by Him who loves us. He loves us and He is always with us. Our victory is sure. This victory is so powerful that it does not stay in us. It reaches out to the world around us, and touching the lost by the love of Jesus Christ. This love is the strongest in all creation. Once we are touched and loved by Him, nothing can separate us from His love.
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38-39)
Death of life, angels or demons, the present or the future, any powers, height or depth, anything else in the world that we can see, think of or even imagine cannot separate use from the love of God in Christ Jesus. This assurance and power will make us win anything that we confront now and in the future. The true power of love reaches its peak when it is given to others. Our Lord Jesus Christ demonstrated this on the cross. He loved sinners and those who pierced Him. Then He become more than conquer of the world. When we love others, we will be like him -- more than conquerors in everyday of our life, and be a messenger of the God’s love to the lost. Yes, the world will continue try to crucify us, but in reality, the world will be crucified by us in the power of Jesus.
We are already dead on the cross. Then we become a new creation in Jesus Christ through His love, and we also radiate His love to the world. This is the only thing that really matters. Yes, the peace and mercy of God is always with us in any circumstances on earth. No longer being indulged in the earthy thing, and being tangled by the earthy pleasure and boast. Instead enjoy the new relationship with God as a new creation in Him, and proclaim His love, mercy and peace to those who are suffering, lost and yearning for a salvation. Praise the Lord, who loved us and transformed us to a new creation! His love endures forever because He has no rotating shadow. To Him and only Him, give the highest glory and praise from now and forever! Amen.