“Victory In Jesus” Late Mr. N. Daniel
What is this fine linen? It is the righteousness of saints. The church of God will qualify herself to be in the presence of the Bridegroom by your righteousness. V.16 You will be surprised to see Jesus as the King of kings and Lord of lords. Your lord is the true Lord. The One whom you have called King is the King of kings. You may have seen many kings and lords but Jesus, you will find, is the lord of lords and He is the King of kings. You have chosen the Highest. You will find you have had grand success in your life. One day you will say, "I have not made a mistake in choosing Jesus. I chose the Highest while the others were choosing the so-called great things of this world". You have chosen the lowly path and the greatest. How happy you will be when you see Him as He is! The One you have chosen is the Highest in the universe. If you have suffered for Him, if you have denied yourself for Him, it will give you the greatest satisfaction. Now He asserts Himself. If you submit to Him and are one with Him, when you see He is Lord of all, you will reign with Him. He is the King of kings and Lord of lords. His Bride wears my righteousness as linen. It is my righteousness. My righteousness has beautified His Bride. By His grace, I have attained such perfection. You will see the Church beautified by your life. I John 3:9,14. You are born of God, not merely born of the Spirit. At the time of new birth, we are born of the Spirit. When we are perfected, we are born of God. We are full of the love of God. Love is the all-conquering power. So you supply the Bride of Christ with the clothes she wears. She wears your holiness, your love and your sanctifying graces.
You forget that you are going to beautify the Church. The lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh and the pride of life will not touch you. You will reach a height where these things have no place. Once you struggled against them and thought you could not conquer. Many Christians despair at certain levels. But there is no despair in Christ. You will win and you must win. That is the resurrection. Your Lord has won a victory. Be filled with the love of God and the righteousness of God. Then your righteousness will become the white linen. You have struggles in your life. To have wrestlings in spiritual life is good. Jacob was defeated for a long time but he won finally. At the time when defeat seems to overwhelm you, say, you WILL win. Those whom you are not able to love, say, you WILL love. In the matter of holy life where you were defeated, you WILL win. I John 3:24 Don't give up your faith. Hold on; fight the battle; victory is yours. God wants you to be perfect and wants you to obey all His commandments. “All power is given unto Me to give it to you”, says Jesus.
In this Fellowship let us not expect any defeat. A deeper sense of righteousness will take hold of us. In the recent retreat what perfect harmony we had! How peacefully we lived here! Is it not of God? God controlled the weather and made it cool. I John 4:7,12. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us. When you get accustomed to God dwelling in you, your whole personality undergoes a change. Those things once impossible, become possible. Where you could not love, you begin to love. Where you could not exercise faith, there you begin to exercise faith. There is no defeat for you when you believe in the Son of God. Say to yourself in faith, "There is no defeat for me, but I will rise from height to height and reach the place which the saints reached. I will reach the inheritance of the saints. I will pray in wisdom and according to God's will and one day see perfection. I will walk hand in hand with my Lord. Then I will become one with Him." Let this be your sure hope. I John 5:4 When you are filled with the love of God and you are adorned with the holiness of God, it is thus the Bride of Christ looks beautiful. V. 14 You come to a place when your confidence reaches perfection. As a young man, in my prayer, I asked according to His will. I had the victory I wanted by His grace. When I was failing, He held me up and He Himself led me. I don't despair about you since you have chosen my Lord. At the time of failure, He comes to help you. I John 5:15. This is very difficult to understand. A man called Bevington was once dying. The Doctors gave him up. When he was dying he asked everyone to leave his room. He was fainting, but put his finger on this verse and pleaded. 'If we ask according to His will, we know we have received what we want.' The fainting man regained consciousness. He put his finger on this verse and prayed on. Suddenly healing came and he jumped out of his bed. The hostess was frightened. But Christ had healed him. We should never be discouraged but claim victory over every weakness. Be perfect! Supply the white linen to the Bride. Know that your Lord is the real Lord. How clearly this faith manifests itself in your personality! How bold, courageous, hopeful and joyful you will be! Say that you will obey the commandments, love your enemies and be like your Master! Say that you will be completely victorious!