Recently, God laid this scripture on my heart and I feel it is a strong word for the Body of Christ to stand on during these wild times we’re living in.  2 Corinthians 2:14 in the NKJV says, “Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.”  This powerful verse teaches us powerful truth that has strong applications for us in these last days.

We learn that our destination where God is leads us is and will always be in TRIUMPH.  No matter the battle, hardship, suffering, chaos, etc that we are facing, we can be assured that as we are fully surrendered to God, He will lead us in triumph in Christ.  This verse in the NIV says that we are led as ‘captives in Christ’s triumphal procession.’  This is massively significant because in context, Paul is referring to a triumphal processional that a King would have with his army when a territory belonging to their enemy was conquered.  The conquering king would then have a triumphal processional declaring his victory over the enemy and over the land that had been conquered.  Since we are in Christ and Christ our King is in us, we are led in Jesus’ triumphal procession over the entire world which is an eternal triumph.

In this eternal triumphal processional, Christ diffuses and releases the knowledge of His absolute victory in every single place in this life and for all eternity.  Just think of that for a moment.  Through you, as you abide in Jesus, you are continually led in His triumphal procession through life, and in that leading, He is actively diffusing through your surrendered life the aroma of His victory over the enemy and over the grave to every situation, circumstance, and issue we encounter or face.  That very aroma is known to the rulers of darkness and all evil powers, because that aroma is the aroma of Jesus’ sacred, victorious Blood!!  As we dive deeper into this revelation of 2 Cor 2:14, we begin to learn much more about how we’re being led and what is being released through us as we follow the Holy Lamb of God.  I pray that you all would go forth this week and in this season and beyond, more aware and actively partnering with the aroma of Christ being released in you and through you to everything around you.  As a result, I believe there is greater breakthrough to be seen and experienced spirit, soul and body as we co labor with Christ and walk authoritatively in His victory.  Glory to the Lamb of God who rules and reigns over all the nations!!!

~Nicholas Barta

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