Philippians 3:12-14

“Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.“

The greatest British Prime Minister to ever serve was Winston Churchill. He brought England through World War II and gave much of his life to service for his country. Even though he accomplished so much in his life, it was wrought with failure. It was through theses failures that Churchill learned the ability to “Keep calm, and carry on.”

While serving as the Lord of the Admiralty when he was 40 years old, Churchill led the prevailing idea of attacking Turkey on its Dardanelles Coast - particularly the city of Gallipoli. He thought that this campaign would provide the link between the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea, ultimately winning Greece, Bulgaria, and Romania to the Allied Forces. The campaign met with utter defeat and cost Britain and France over a million casualties in the first 4 months of the conflict.

Churchill later made the statement, “Success is just going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” If he had given up after a failure, then World War II would have been a very different story for the British people. But he kept going.

Every Believer must lay aside every failure, every doubt, and just keep moving forward with the knowledge of the grace and mercy of Jesus Christ. We must sanctify our lives the best we can every day, live according to the Word, and just keep moving.

Don’t give up because you’ve failed. Every morning His mercy is new. Just lay it aside and keep moving forward in the grace of God today.

61-0213 - “And Thy Seed Shall Possess The Gate Of His Enemies”

The sweetest words in the Bible when He said, "Father, I sanctify myself that I might sanctify them." What was He trying to do? Set an example. He was sending twelve man out with a Gospel that would conquer the world, and He's depending on you and I to do it. If He could sanctify Himself like that, why ought we to set aside every failure, and every doubt, and everything else, and sanctify ourselves? For we are the seed of Abraham through Him, that are more than conquerors through Him. Yes.

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