IN CHRIST, ALWAYS TRIUMPHANT
2 Corinthians 2:14 But thanks be to God, who always leads us triumphantly as captives in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of Him.
Our triumph lies in our captivity to Christ. Christ-Captives are doing His will, day by day, moment by moment. His purposes are becoming our purposes; we are moving from what we want, to what He wants; we are walking more and more in step and in tune with Him. The I, Me, and My of our identity, wants, and possessions are being invaded by Him. We are learning to submit all to Him, not by compulsion but through personal intimate relationship. We are looking at Him and not at the world. The carnal is overcome by the Spirit in our beings, our walk, our talk. . And thus the fragrance of Christ more fully invades our lives and transcends our lives to enrich the atmosphere, the environment and the people around us, so that others may pause and wonder, (whether we are having a good time or trying time), ‘what is that cleansing and pure fragrance that I sense in this place or in this conversation? It could only be Christ!’