God has planned the end from the beginning (Isa. 46:10), and has ordained victory for His church, not defeat. How can a sovereign God lose? How can Jesus, as King of kings and Lord of lords, who has all authority and power in the universe, not prevail in history? We must learn to live by faith in Godâ€™s precious promises and not by sight.
Jesus is presently reigning from the Fatherâ€™s right hand in heaven. The risen and ascended Christ is presently sitting on Davidâ€™s throne, which is in heaven. Jesus is defeating His enemies as the Scripture promises. The Great Commission will be accomplished before Christâ€™s Second Coming because Jesus has all authority and power.
Jesus has ordained His church as the primary agent in His spiritual conquest equipping her with spiritual weapons - preaching and prayer - to accomplish the Great Commission. Jesus is going forth conquering to conquer (Rev. 6:2).
God was pleased to bring to pass some of historyâ€™s greatest revivals because of faithful preaching and praying.
Today, does Christâ€™s church exude this confidence in Godâ€™s promises? Are we diligent in the exercise of the divinely powerful spiritual weapons at our disposal? When Christâ€™s church once again recovers its vision, we will see the mighty hand of God revealed.