John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
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.

The Christian life ought to be one of joy, in fact, fullness of joy. That is not to say problem free, trouble free, or trial free but joy in the midst of it all. That joy can be experienced even in a political season full of strife, debate, and political rancor. That joy is our strength and it is ours because of Jesus’ victory. Jesus HAS overcome the world, not “going to,” not “I will,” not “I’m in the process of,” not “someday I plan to,” but I HAVE.

He defeated sin. WHERE? In the world.
He defeated sickness, WHERE? In the world.
He defeated satan, WHERE, In the world.
He defeated the curse. WHERE? In the world.

His overcoming the world and victory on the Cross is the basis of our joy. Our joy is based on something unchangeable and an already accomplished fact. The requirement to live by faith to please God is also so we can experience victory in life in all areas of our life. I Jn. 5:4 says, “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world; and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.” Look no farther for a way to win in life, this is it, faith is it. This is the victory we’ve been looking for, it’s in our faith. Our faith is the answer in every area of your life, in this world, that we want victory in. If the devil through deception and lies can keep us looking for victory in life in another way, and keep us out of faith, he can keep us out of victory. Our faith and hope for experiencing victory is not in any political party but in Jesus Christ alone.

Our faith is in Jesus’ total victory over sin, sickness, satan, and the curse. Our faith proceeds from a victory already won and it becomes ours the moment we are born of God. We maintain that victory over what we face in life by our faith. The same world overcoming faith of Jesus was given to every believer (Rom.12:3). That’s something to rejoice and shout for joy about.

Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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