#72 Victory in the Vessel
Posted: Thursday, May 18th, 2017Print
About The Mystery of Discipleship Series
Jesus’ closest disciples were trusted to speak for Him and tell us His story. All are called to the mystery of discipleship, but the choice is ours.
2 Corinthians 4:7-10 NASB
But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves; we are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.
I have learned a lot about our Lord Jesus from observing Paul. Not Paul’s words alone but his attitude, his resilience and, most amazing, his unassailable joy. The explanation of Paul’s phenomenal energy and supernatural enthusiasm is…Christ’s life.
Jesus, the Son of God, is the treasure in the earthen vessel.
His victory within Paul rose to triumph over every assault because He defeated and disarmed the enemy on the Cross. Not only does Christ live within the disciple, the victory of Christ resides within as well. Jesus is the victory in the vessel. His victory is so complete, so perfect, that nothing of this warfare can ultimately defeat you so long as you rely on Him.