1 John 5:4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the VICTORY that overcometh the world, even our faith.
1 Corinthians 15:57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the VICTORY through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Jesus wasn’t a philosopher looking for a following or a creator of a religion begging for a place of popular acceptance among the world’s religions. He came as Heaven’s Champion and Challenger. No other religion claims its founder arose from the dead or predicted his own resurrection. No man is rich enough to buy his way out of death; no man is smart enough to outwit death; and no man is strong enough to out muscle death. The grave always wins. Our Jesus, though, said, “… fear not, I am the first and the last. I am He that liveth and was dead; and behold I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death Revelation 1:17, 18.” He is the One and only to challenge death and beat it. He gave that victory to us.
The Cross and Resurrection of Jesus takes care of our life now in this world and that which is to come. We have victory now (1 John 5:4) and in the future (1 Corinthians 15:57). Our victory now is by faith in the finished work of God through Jesus (faith in His grace) which covers all things that pertains to our spiritual and natural lives.
There is also victory in the future in our resurrection or rapture. We do not here much preached about what is to come but what awaits every born again believer beyond physical death or the Rapture is far better and far exceeds living on earth. There is another level of life to come for all those who have submitted to the Lordship of Jesus. Romans 8:18 says it this way, “For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.”
Since the time of Adam and Eve and the Fall in the Garden God has been moving us toward this culmination of our redemption. It is the completion of the redemption of our physical body and deliverance from the bondage of corruption (cursed earth and creation) Romans 8:18-25. Nothing we suffer here on earth is worthy in comparison to the glory that shall be revealed in us. This is the Blessed Hope of our salvation.