Christian, as he was so are you also in this world, and as he is so shall you also be. Christâ€™s triumph is the triumph of every true and right principle; it is the triumph of every true and right heart. You will have to suffer for it. There is no victory to be achieved nowadays except in the same way as the Saviour achieved it, namely, by suffering. But that is not Christâ€™s greatest triumph which he achieved on Golgotha? The triumphal chariot in which he subdued sin and death, and hell, was none other than his own cross. So, beloved, we must expect to conquer, but it must to by shame. You must expect to triumph, but it must be by being made to suffer, and by being despised. But you shall triumph after all.