We all enjoy the entertainment of a good fight scene. The fight may be one of strength, or one of intellect, or one of strategy and wits, or even one involving the power of love. In any case, it is the pivotal point of decision that brings the tension — will my hero (the one I sympathize with) emerge victorious? Will he or she overcome the tremendous obstacles that must be conquered?

Have you ever noticed how unfulfilling it is when, in your estimation, the party that emerged victorious had the advantage from the get-go? There was no contest. His victory was lackluster, uneventful, a real yawner, even disappointing and disturbing. Everybody likes to root for the perceived underdog.

Christ was the perceived underdog on the Cross. All the world’s power and authority, even the vehement anger of even His own people was rallied against Him. The tension and drama is even more heightened since He was innocent and we know it. Was there ever a more glorious, majestic and awe inspiring victory in Time? No, never.

God loves to replay that video. He loves us to watch it and see the victory of His Son over the enemies of God. Paul desired for nothing but to preach Christ and Him crucified. I encourage you, it is the best, most glorious story you will ever hear or experience. It bears repeating over and over.

And that is just what God is doing. He is playing that scene over and over again in the lives of His children. We are now the underdogs. We are confronted with a host of enemies of our souls. They are mounted and daily take charge to attack us, primarily our minds. But we have armor and weapons of warfare. Satan, the World and the Flesh (ourSelf) have made an alliance to defeat us. Make no mistake about it, we are weaker than them. But in my weakness He is made strong. We emerge, no ascend, from our daily dying to a greater victory than the day before.

And this is the victory, even our faith. This is what all the angels look in upon, how God is manifesting His sons in the victories won by their faith.

But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest him? 7 Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands: 8 Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him. 9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. 10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. 11 For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren, 12 Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee. 13 And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me. 14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; 15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. 16 For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham. 17 Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. 18 For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted. Heb. 2:6-18

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