Victorious!

And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it. Colossians 2:15

The above verse is one of my favorites because it describes the practice of a victorious king parading his defeated foes behind him as he enters the city.

Throughout the Bible, we find the Lord described as a protector, a conqueror, and a deliverer.

David calls the Lord his fortress, a fortified place or stronghold.

Fortress

Isaiah also speaks of walls and gates protecting God’s people.

In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah; We have a strong city; salvation will God appoint for walls and bulwarks (a wall of earth). Isaiah 26:1

Salvation Walls

Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, wasting nor destruction within thy borders; but thou shalt call thy walls Salvation, and thy gates Praise. Isaiah 60:18

Praise

Jesus calls us a city. Unlike today, cities once had walls to protect it.

Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Matthew 5:14

Castle on a Hill

And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of the LORD: and thou shalt be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken. Isaiah 62:12

We are not abandoned. God is with us! We will overcome. We will stand victorious!

Do you have a favorite imagery in the Bible? If so, I would love to hear what it is.

Blessings

 

3 thoughts on “Victorious!

  1. AWESOME! My quiet time is around 6 AM. I’m usually so focused on the words (and my coffee) that I tend not to visualize the passage. But, I’m missing out on such vivid, powerful visual images. Thanks for the reminder, Gail! Happy Wednesday, sweet friend!

  2. Love the Words and the appropriate pics!!!
    One of my favorite verses is in Matthew that says ‘come unto Me ye who are weary and I will give you rest ‘…
    But there are hundreds if not thousands more I could call “favorite”!!! You too I am sure!
    Have a great day and may God bless you!!!

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