For many people today there is no certainty anymore that God
exists. Or that He - even if He does exist - has anything to do with
this world or with me personally. Maybe there is a Force, a driving
power behind the processes of history and Creation. But a personal God?
That concept of God slowly faded away after the atrocities of the 20th
and the 21st century. Science and technology have taken their place. But
will they be able to save the world? Or save my life? Or give me that
inner feeling of peace, and happiness and bliss? Can they satisfy that
inner void that I feel?
The Christian faith claims to be a
religion of deliverance, of redemption. A religion of inner freedom.
But is there such a thing as a life that is really free? A daily life
full of energy, power, enthusiasm, a life of 'WOW'? And if that were
possible, how do you get it? How can you personally participate in the
redemptive work of Jesus Christ? And be free, really free?
Christians long to have a taste of the joy and the freedom that the
Christian faith brings. At the same time they hardly notice or
experience that they have been set free from 'sin'. Many are stuck in
the vicious cycle of sinning, asking for forgiveness and sinning again.
author wants to show the reader from the Bible that it is really
possible to live a life of victory. For with/in Christ our sin-nature
also died on the cross. Therefore 'sin' no longer has a right to have
power over us. The Holy Spirit enables us to start a New Life, so that
we may walk in the Spirit and bring forth the nine-fold fruit of the
Spirit. That is not a dream. That is a Biblical promise! 'Living a Life
in Victory' every day!