A Thought for Today December 6, 2018

A Thought for Today December 6, 2018

“Faith is the Victory”
 
Please read the following verses.
1 John 5:1-5
1 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well.
2 This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands.
3 This is love for God: to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome,
4 for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.
5 Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.
 
As I was reading this passage, a song came flooding out of my memory of a song the Codorus Male Quartet sang.
 
Reflect on faith as you read or sing along.
 
 
Faith is the Victory
1 Encamped along the hills of light,
Ye Christian soldiers rise
And press the battle ere the night
Shall veil the glowing skies;
Against the foe in vales below
Let all our strength be hurled;
Faith is the victory, we know,
That overcomes the world.
 
Faith is the victory!
Faith is the victory!
O glorious victory,
That overcomes the world.
 
2 His banner over us is love,
Our sword the Word of God;
We tread the road the saints before
With shouts of triumph trod.
By faith, they like a whirlwind’s breath,
Swept on o’er every field;
The faith by which they conquered death
Is still our shining shield.
 
Faith is the victory!
Faith is the victory!
O glorious victory,
That overcomes the world.
 
3 On every hand the foe we find
Drawn up in the dread array;
Let tents of ease be left behind,
And onward to the fray.
Salvation’s helmet on each head,
With truth all girt about,
The earth shall tremble ’neath our tread,
And echo with our shout.
 
Faith is the victory!
Faith is the victory!
O glorious victory,
That overcomes the world.
 
4 To him that overcomes the foe,
White raiment shall be giv’n;
Before the angels, he shall know
His name confessed in heav’n;
Then onward from the hills of light,
Our hearts with love aflame,
We’ll vanquish all the hosts of night,
In Jesus’ conqu’ring name.
 
Faith is the victory!
Faith is the victory!
O glorious victory,
That overcomes the world.

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