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Celebration of Victory



Your right hand, O LORD, was majestic in power. Your right hand, O LORD, shattered the enemy– Exodus 15:6

This is some of the victory song of Moses and Israel when God destroyed Pharaoh.

Miriam & the Women of Israel at the Red Sea

But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him. – 2 Corinthians 2:14

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor any thing else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. – Romans 8:37-39

And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross. – Colossians 2:15

These are some of the places speaking of victory over Satan and his armies by the Cross of Jesus.

As great as God’s victory over Pharaoh was in the “Battle of the Red Sea,” Jesus’ victory over Satan in the “Battle of Golgatha and the Garden Tomb” is greater. More people are saved by Jesus than through Moses – and our salvation is greater than that of Israel.

Why do so many remember this victory as a funeral and not rejoice as Israel did at the Red Sea? In fact, I’ve been to funerals where there was more joy than many churches have while partaking of the bread and wine.

Doesn’t the fact Jesus gave instructions concerning the Lord’s Supper at the Passover suggest anything to us? The Passover is Israel’s celebratory national memory of God’s deliverance at the Red Sea.

Why do we express so little joy at God’s Table in His Kingdom? Are we afraid that if we really start celebrating, “things might get out of hand,” and people might get excited about being a child of God?


One Response

  1. Thanks for this, Jerry. It means a lot to me, as I am trying to re-program myself out of the blood-and-gore meditation I’ve done my entire life.

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