Mathew 1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
Every time reference is made to Jesus as Emmanuel, let it be a reminder that as a regenerated person you have been built to live victoriously in this life.
Jesus had two names which signify two purposes for which he came. As Jesus, He came to save his people from their sins. Matthew 1:23 reveals his second name as Emmanuel, which means God with us. The significance of Him being Emmanuel is that he gives us power to overcome sin, death and all circumstances that you may face. He was not given the name Emmanuel, simply to have a fancy title; it was for the express purpose that you would be enabled to live victoriously in this life.
If you have the new birth experience, you were built for victory. At times your circumstances may cause you to think defeat, but be reminded that you have been empowered to be victorious. In the book of Acts, Peter gave us a glimpse of that victorious living. As a result of his message on the day of Pentecost, 3,000 souls were saved. Thereafter he healed the lame man In Acts 3, raised Dorcas from the dead In Acts 8, and his shadow caused the sick laid in the streets to be healed in Acts 5. Peter never had any special powers that you who have been born again don’t have. The example he set should motivate you to walk out your victory regardless of your circumstances.
Life Application: Walk in the power that you have been given with the expectation of victory.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for a victorious life in you. In Jesus name, amen.