“But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of Him everywhere.”2 Corinthians 2:14
You might be thinking: what even does jubilant mean?
Jubilantly means, “in a way that shows or involves great happiness, especially because of a success.” (Oxford Dictionary)
When we read 2 Corinthians 2:14, we hear this great news that in Christ we are being led in triumphal procession.
The resurrection of Jesus Christ from the grave shouts, “Victory!” Death has been conquered.
Our sins have been paid in full on the cross.
We are given access to our Heavenly Father, our Creator, through the Son.
His Spirit pours His victory and triumph into our hearts along with His perfect peace, love, and grace.
The message of Christianity is never one of defeat but continually one of victory.
There is no condemnation.
There is no more shame.
Every tear will be wiped away.
Jesus says to us that we still will have trials in this race of life.
However, He reminds His disciples,
“Take heart, for I have overcome the world.”John 16:33
The word in Greek for overcome is nikaó which means ‘to carry off the victory, come off victorious.’ (http://Biblehub.com )
This verb implies a battle with a victory at the end.
So in all these things we could experience in life [tribulation, distress, persecution, famine, nakedness, danger, sword], we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. (Romans 8:35 & 37)
This is why we can run jubilantly no matter what comes.
May each of us run every step jubilantly in Christ this week with our hearts focused on the victory Jesus has won for us.
- Where have you allowed a defeated thought to overcome your mind?
Take that thought captive and replace it with the truth of the victory we have in Christ.
- How can you run jubilantly this week while training, at work, and with your friends and family?