On Monday morning at 4:30 our phone rang and we both knew that it was a call about Marilyn’s brother; and that he had passed from this life into the life of eternity. Her brother has been suffering for numerous years with leukemia and Parkinson’s disease. The first thing that ran through my mind was the song “VICTORY IN JESUS!” His fight was over, and he was in the presence of Jesus. No more pain, no more suffering, only joy beyond compare.

According to the book of Hebrews, Jesus, “having offered one sacrifice for sins for all time, sat down at the right hand of God” Hebrews 10:12, suggesting that his victory is already secure. Yet, the last part of this very same sentence states that Jesus is “waiting… until his enemies are made a footstool for his feet” Hebrews 10:13. His victory has already been accomplished, but all creation and Jesus himself still await a future day when sin and death are no more Romans 8:19-24. Ultimate VICTORY!

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