Monday, November 1, 2004

Declaring the Day

This is the day the LORD has made;
I will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24
Many Christians are familiar with this verse. In the context of the Old Testament, and as it was used ceremonially, it referred to a special day of celebration, a culmination of many days. It was not just about being thankful to having another day of living, but it was a day set aside to rejoice in a special victory.

Under the New Covenant we have in Jesus, every day is now a day of victory and rejoicing, celebrating who He is and the wonderful, multifaceted salvation He has won for us.

Paul said, “Thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 15:57). “Thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ” (2 Corinthians 2:14).
In all these things, we are more than conquerors though Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, not things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:37-39)
The Apostle John declared, “This is the victory that has overcome the world — our faith. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God” (1 John 5:4-5).

If you know Jesus, today is the day that the Lord was made for you to rejoice and celebrate the victory with Him. Therefore, shout for joy and be glad this day. Whatever situation or circumstance you are dealing with today, declare His victory over it. For Jesus is Lord, and His victory is your victory.

This is the day that the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it!