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“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
                                                                      Romans 6:23

      The victorious Christian life is a gift not a reward. A gift is something freely given to you, while a reward is something you earn. 
      Victorious living is something God has prepared to give to us.  It is a gift given, not something attained thru self-effort. 
      So many Christians have a mis-conception; imagining that while salvation comes freely, victorious living depends on ourselves. We know that we cannot add works to obtain salvation.  We must simply come to the cross. Yet some feel that for sanctification we must accomplish good works. This is to say that though you cannot be saved by works, you need to depend on works for victory. 
      Let me say this, “Just as you are not saved by good works, you also do not overcome by good works.” God has declared that you are unable to do good. Just as Christ died for you on the cross, so now he lives for you within. That which is of flesh is flesh, and God rejects all that comes from it. 
    Now this does not mean you are not to look for good works, think of good works, or even do good works, as a Christian you are to look, think and do, but what this means is you are not living victoriously  because of your good works. 
Victory is a gift given to you from God. 

    “...but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
                                                       1 Corinthians 15:57

So believer, today realize this; You must allow Christ to live out God’s will in your life. You cannot live it, but He can, and He will, if you allow Him. 
This realization becomes  “VICTORIOUS LIVING”
                                                                    
                                                                                 Bro. Clay