Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ and maketh manifest the savour of His knowledge by us in every place. (2 Corinthians 2:14)
“God is your heavenly Father, and He is glorified when you reflect His life, joy, and victory!” – Mark Hankins
God does not want His children to live with a continual consciousness of sin, failure, defeat, weakness, guilt, and inferiority. As a father of two children, I know I don’t want my children to live that way. This does not mean that you won’t have challenges. You live in a world that is full of adversity, but you are overcomers because you are born of God. (1 John 5:4) Instead of a sense of sin or guilt, you should have a sense of righteousness and triumph.
The Apostle Paul was shipwrecked, snake-bit, beaten in the head, and left for dead, yet he came out saying, “I am more than a conqueror in Christ.” (Romans 8:37) He came out smelling like a rose with victory over the world, the flesh, and the devil. Paul saw himself in Christ.
God wants you to smell like the triumph of Christ. This means you have to live in the consciousness and with the confession of who you are in Christ.
Confession: I am more than a conqueror in Christ. I have victory over the world, the flesh, and the devil!