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Victory

Victory is a gift. It’s in the Bible, 1 Corinthians 15:57, NKJV. “But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Remember, manmade methods are nothing if you have God on your side to fight your battles. It’s in the Bible, 2 Chronicles 32:8, NKJV. “With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the LORD our God, to help us and to fight our battles…”

David didn’t need weapons to take down Goliath – the battle belonged to the Lord. It’s in the Bible, 1 Samuel 17:47, NKJV. “Then all this assembly shall know that the LORD does not save with sword and spear; for the battle is the LORD’s, and He will give you into our hands.”

We are conquerors in Christ. It’s in the Bible, Romans 8:37, NKJV. “Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.”

It’s in the Bible, Romans 8:31, KJV. “What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?”

We can have victory, because Jesus in us is greater than that which is in the world. It’s in the Bible, 1 John 4:4, NKJV. “You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.”

It’s not our might or power, but the Spirit that will accomplish God’s will. It’s in the Bible, Zechariah 4:6 “…‘ Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the LORD of hosts.”

Christ has overcome the world and we can overcome the world through Christ. It’s in the Bible, John 16:33, NKJV. “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

Victory is not a matter of education, progress, or feeling – it is a matter of faith. It’s in the Bible, 1 John 5:4-5, NKJV. “For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?”

Victory is promised by the blood of Christ. It’s in the Bible, Revelation 12:11, NKJV. “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.”

Jesus came to earth to experience with us all our weaknesses. We can go to Him for mercy and grace when we need it. It’s in the Bible, Hebrews 4:14-16, NKJV. “Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”

In our weaknesses, God gives us His strength. It’s in the Bible, 2 Corinthians 12:9-10. And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Pray in all situations. It’s in the Bible, Philippians 4:6-7, NKJV. “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

God causes us to triumph, and through our triumphs we testify of Christ. It’s in the Bible, 2 Corinthians 2:14, KJV. “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.”