Romans 8:37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
2 Corinthians 2:14 But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place.
There is an old Indian fable which tells of a mouse who was in constant distress because of its fear of cats. So a magician took pity on it and turned it into a cat so it would have no more fear. Now, as a cat, it was in fear of dogs. So the magician turned it into a dog. Now, as a dog, it was stressed out in fear of tigers. Then the magician turned the dog into a tiger. Now, as a tiger, it was shaking in fear of hunters. The magician finally said to the tiger, “Be a mouse again. You only have the heart of a mouse, and I cannot help you.”
There is a lesson here — if we never deal with the root of our issues, and ultimately the issue of fear … we’ll fail to walk victoriously in all that we do. If we fail to achieve victory, it is not because of a lack of resources or strength … but rather a failure to confront our fears. Ultimately, the fear to overcome is the fear of death!
As Hebrews describes through Yeshua’s (Jesus’) death, “He might destroy the one who has power of death, that is the devil, and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to a lifetime of slavery.” [Hebrews 2:14-15] In Revelation, the description given to those who were victorious … “conquered by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives unto the death.” [Revelation 12:11]
So the key is overcoming the fear of death, and once you have conquered the fear of death … then it becomes an easy task to live for Him. This is one of the keys to walking victoriously. For the promise is given to us … for we are more than conquerors and we can walk in triumph over any circumstance revealing Him in the process.
So, never allow your problems to define your heart attitude or crush your spirit. Whether you are a mouse, a tiger, or a man, through Messiah your victory is assured as His aroma fragrances the world around us.
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