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He Gives Victory Over Sin
By Victoria Osteen - Apr 30, 2009

"In first Corinthians 15:57 it says, "Thanks be to God who gives us the victory through Christ." Notice, it doesn't say, "Thanks be to God who gave us the victory one time." It says, "Who gives us the victory." It's in the present tense, meaning that every single day God stretches out His hand of victory to us. The question is what are we going to do with that victory? Are we going to just leave it on the table, or are we going to lay hold of the promise? 

Remember, because of Jesus, you have the victory over sin. You don't have to be a slave to bad habits, wrong mindsets, or wrong attitudes any longer. You have been given a robe of righteousness by your heavenly Father. It's a sign of His great love for you. Some people put on that robe of righteousness as if they are trying to cover up their sin. But God doesn't cover up your sin; He washes it away every single day. If you've failed, if you've stumbled, if you've faltered, if you've found yourself in the middle of sin, God still loves you so much! He loves you enough to say, "You can rise up. You can overcome. You can have victory." Don't run from God, run toward Him. Simply say, "Jesus I have sinned. I've done some things or said some things I wish I wouldn't have. So I'm asking You right now to cleanse my heart and mind." Do you know what that does? It opens the door for God to immediately cleanse you. It breaks the power of condemnation and ignites His overcoming power on the inside of you.

I encourage you today to make the decision to lay hold of the victory that Christ gave you. Don't allow anything to hold you back from the wonderful promises God has in store for you!

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