Without a doubt, Paul was one of the greatest Christians that walked this earth; even though he had emotions, and a certain type of discouraging moments just like you and I.
We read a passage in II Corinthians 2: 12-14 “Furthermore, when I came to Troas to preach Christ’s gospel, and a door was opened unto me of the Lord, I had no rest in my spirit, because I found not Titus my brother: but taking my leave of them, I went from thence into Macedonia. Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.”
His spirit was at an unrest; he lacked peace of mind and heart because of not finding nor speaking to his co-laborer, and preacher brother Titus.
But the Spirit of God impressed on him of this truth; not only to help him, but to write it to help us centuries later. Verse 14 says “Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.”
1. Always[every time]
2. In every place [every where, or in every condition, or circumstance].To triumph in Christ. Wow! What a promise, what an encouragement! The Lord causes us always to triumph in Him; also meaning to celebrate a triumph; obviously on our behalf; in Himself.
It doesn’t mean there won’t be hard times, burdens, tribulations and even persecutions. But with this promise of scripture; we do not have to be down; we do not have to worry or even wonders: “Am I going to fall? Am I going to fail?”
Those words don’t go along with triumph. It is rather synonymous with victory! Or with winning! Or with conquering! These are the words we read in scripture associated with being in Christ.
This would have to apply with the ministry, with relationships, with trials and temptations; …
We are positionally in Chirst from the moment of being born again. The issue with our Christian life, as it relates to being the recipients of this type of assurance of triumph, is: are walking in the Spirit?
Are we spiritually in Christ because of our yieldedness and submission to Him, His word, and His will.