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Jesus Our Champion
September 22, 2022 by Nancy Ruegg
That title comes from the New Living Translation of Hebrews 12:2:
Isn’t that a strength-infusing image? Picture our Lord Jesus wearing a spotless white robe, sitting tall on a regal white horse, a golden sash encircling his chest. See his face glowing like the sun, eyes blazing like fire. And in his hands rests a scepter of iron. Everything about him conveys authority, glory, and power.
But more important than how he looks, of course, is what he does. And that list is extensive.
We have a Champion on our side—an all-victorious One—who is ready to help us win this race of life as we stay focused on him.
Scripture reveals remarkable truths about our Champion. The following sixteen statements not only create an acrostic, but offer glorious reasons for praise.
Our Lord Christ is:
Jesus, the Son of God through whom all things were created and through whom we live.
Everlasting Father, protecting and providing for us now and always.
Sovereign over all, reigning with wisdom, righteousness, and mercy.
Unfailing and unchanging in his personal love for each of us.
Savior to all who believe in him.
Overcomer of our arch enemy, Satan, who’s already been defeated.
Upholder of justice and truth, always acting with integrity, always speaking rightly.
Rescuer from every evil attack, who will take us to heaven when the time is right.
Conqueror of death who brought us the good news of salvation, offering life to us that never ends.
Hero of impeccable character and omnipotent power, willing to help us every moment.
Alpha and Omega, the all-sufficient One who always was and always will be.
Mighty Warrior King, coming to earth again to establish his glorious kingdom.
Perfector of our faith, who will never give up on us.
Intercessor for all believers, continually pleading for us before God.
One and only Word of God—communicating and manifesting the magnificence of God to us.
Name above all names, the result of his absolute perfections and humble sacrifice in our place.
And what will be the result as we focus our contemplations upon Jesus our Champion?
His influence will penetrate to the core of who we are.
The Apostle Paul put it this way:
We’ll begin to act and react like Jesus, talk and even think like Jesus.
And in the process we’ll become champions ourselves—victors and conquerors, able to triumph over whatever comes our way.
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I praise You, Lord Jesus, for being my Champion. What a glorious relief to know that you—the all-sufficient One–go before me each day, ready to defend, protect, guide, and provide. May I keep my eyes fixed on you to bolster my faith and grow me more like you. I do want to live in confident victory!
2 Corinthians 2:14a; Deuteronomy 31:8;
Psalm 91:14-15; 2 Peter 3:18; 1 John 5:4
Scriptural support for this post:
 Daniel 7:9; Revelation 19:11-15; 1:13-16; Daniel 7:14
 Philippians 3:7-12; Hebrews 12:2
 1 Corinthians 8:6 NLT
 Revelation 21:4
 Ephesians 1:19b-21; Jeremiah 23:5; Isaiah 42:1; James 5:11
 John 15:13
 John 3:16
 John 16:33; 1 John 3:8
 Jeremiah 33:15; Revelation 19:11; 1 Peter 2:22
 2 Timothy 4:18; John 14:2-3
 1 Timothy 1:10 CEV
 1 John 2:1; Ephesians 1:19; Philippians 4:13
 Revelation 22:13; Colossians 1:13-20
 Isaiah 42:13; Psalm 72
 Philippians 1:6
 Romans 8:34 GNT
 John 1:1; Colossians 1:15; 2:9
 Philippians 2:6-11
 1 Corinthians 15:57; Romans 8:37
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