We are on the winning side! Everyone likes to win! We are winners! Hallelujah!
I Corinthians 15:57 – But thanks be to God, who gives us the VICTORY through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Romans 8:31-32 – If GOD IS FOR US, who can be against us?
Romans 8:37 …in all these things WE ARE MORE THAN CONQUERORS through Him who loved us.
2 Corinthians 2:14 – Now thanks be unto God, which ALWAYS CAUSES US TO TRIUMPH IN CHRIST, and makes manifest the savor of his knowledge by us in every place.
SONGS OF VICTORY
It’s good to sing songs that are based on Scripture! The Psalmist said, “Your statutes (Word; law; teachings & instructions; decrees; ) have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage”. – Psalm 119:54
I remember many years ago the profound impression that was made on my life when I was attending Bible School & a blind man came to minister at one of our chapel services. Although he was handicapped with blindness, he very beautifully & joyfully accompanied himself on the piano as he sang these words:
“Every day is a victory day, every day is a victory day, every day is a victory day – when you put it in the hands of the Lord!“
If he could rejoice and experience VICTORY everyday, even though impaired with blindness – how much more should the rest of us rejoice every day in the wonderful blessings of VICTORY!
There’s victory in the name of jesus
THERE’S *VICTORY IN THE NAME OF JESUS,
VICTORY IN THE NAME OF JESUS,
VICTORY IN THE NAME OF JESUS –
LIKE NO OTHER NAME I KNOW!
* (Also) HEALING; BLESSING; POWER; SALVATION; DELIVERANCE—
“Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and WE ARE ESCAPED. Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.“
We are given VICTORY over our enemies. We can discern the tricks and traps of our enemies and escape them, with the help of the Lord.
Jesus said that we are to pray that we might be counted worthy to escape all the things that will be coming upon the earth during these last days. (Luke 21:36)
He also talked about the snare that will be coming upon all the earth. (Luke 21:35). A snare is a deceptive trap that catches the unaware, and entangles them. We have to be very watchful these days! Anything that without it might limit our freedom to buy & sell if we don’t accept the mark, we need to be prepared to refuse, even if it means severe persecution or even death!
Let’s remain faithful servants of the true and living God, and not bow to any ungodly, anti-Christ system that demands our allegiance and worship!
We need to be prepared to get VICTORY over all of the deceptive tricks and traps of our adversary the devil, including His deceptive mark in these last days!
MARK OF THE BEAST
Near the end of time, a time of great trouble – greater than the world has ever seen will occur. The book of Revelation gives some solemn warnings:
Revelation 1:3 – BLESSED is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for THE TIME IS NEAR.
Revelation 13:16-18 – He (BEAST) causes ALL, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to RECEIVE A MARK on their right hand or on their foreheads... and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: HIS NUMBER IS 666!
Revelation 14:9-11 – “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and RECEIVES HIS MARK ON HIS FOREHEAD OR ON HIS HAND, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, …which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the MARK OF HIS NAME.”
Revelation 15:2 – And I saw …and those who have the VICTORY over the beast, over his image and over HIS MARK and over the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, having harps of God.
Revelation 16:2 – So the first went and poured out his bowl upon the earth, and a foul and loathsome sore came upon the men who had the MARK OF THE BEAST and those who worshiped his image.
Revelation 19:20 – Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. These two were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone.
Revelation 20:4 – …I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had NOT worshiped the beast or his image, and had NOT RECEIVED HIS MARK on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.
KING DAVID’S declaration
I Chronicles 29:11 – Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, the power and the glory, THE VICTORY and the majesty; for all that is in heaven and in earth is Yours; Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, And You are exalted as head over all.
Psalm 98:1 – Oh, sing to the Lord a new song! For He has done marvelous things; His right hand and His holy arm have gained Him the VICTORY.
victory won on the cross
John 19:30 – He said, “IT IS FINISHED!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.
Jesus completed His work. His mission was accomplished! The VICTORY over the devil had been won and the works of the devil destroyed!
Colossians 2:14-15 – …having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us… He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the CROSS. 15 Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, TRIUMPHING OVER THEM in it.
John 16:33 – “In the world you shall have tribulation, but be of good cheer – I HAVE OVERCOME the world!”
Isaiah 25:8 – He will swallow up death in VICTORY; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces; …for the Lord has spoken it.
I Corinthians 15:54-57 – …then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in VICTORY.” “O Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your VICTORY?” But thanks be to God, who gives us the VICTORY through our Lord Jesus Christ.
JESUS HAS THE KEYS OF HELL & DEATH
Rev. 1:18 – “I am alive forevermore, and have the KEYS of hell and of death.” (JESUS)
Matthew 28:5-7 – And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that you seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for HE IS RISEN, as he said. …go quickly, and tell his disciples that HE IS RISEN FROM THE DEAD;…
Acts 1:3 – To whom also he shewed himself ALIVE after his passion by many infallible proofs…
John 11:24-25 – Jesus said unto her, I AM THE RESURRECTION, AND THE LIFE: he that believes in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live…
I Peter 1:3 – Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy has begotten us again unto a lively (living) hope by the RESURRECTION of Jesus Christ from the dead..
I John 3:8 – …For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
THE GATES OF HELL WILL NOT PREVAIL
Matthew 16:18 – …I will build my church and the gates of hell WILL NOT PREVAIL against it!
Revelation 12:11 – And THEY OVERCAME him (Satan) by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
Can we maintain VICTORY to the end?
Matthew 24:12,13 …because iniquity (sin; lawlessness) shall abound, the love of many shall grow cold. 13 But he who ENDURES TO THE END shall be saved.
Is it possible to live a VICTORIOUS Christian life?
1 John 5:4 For whatsoever is born of God OVERCOMES the world: and this is the VICTORY that overcomes the world, even our faith.
I John 4:4 – GREATER is he in you..
Matt. 19:26 – with God ALL things are possible!
Phil. 4:13 – I can do ALL things through Christ…
Rom. 8:31 – If GOD is for us, WHO can be against us?
Rom. 12:21 – OVERCOME evil with good. (God wouldn’t tell us to do something that was not possible to do.)
WHO BRINGS VICTORY? — JESUS!!
CREATED TO BE VICTORIOUS
Being a Christian doesn’t guarantee that we don’t have pressures, problems, trials, trouble and tribulations!
However, Jesus promises to be with us in our times of trouble, and help us to be MORE THAN CONQUERORS through Jesus!
The Lord was pleased with Caleb’s demonstration of faith, & he was greatly rewarded. Jesus is looking for that same kind of whole-hearted faith and devotion in these last days. He asks, “When the Son of man comes, shall He find FAITH on the earth?” (Luke 18:8)
Numbers 13:30And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, “Let us go up – at once, and possess it; for we are well able to OVERCOME it”.
1 John 2:14 – …I have written unto you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have OVERCOME the wicked one.
THE WORD OF GOD IS POWERFUL
Romans 1:16 – I am not ashamed of THE GOSPEL of Christ, for it is the POWER of God…
Hebrews 4:12 – The Word of God is living and POWERUL…
THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT
Hebrews 4:12 – For the WORD OF GOD is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Ephesians 6:17,18 – … take the helmet of salvation, and the SWORD OF THE SPIRIT, which is the WORD OF GOD; 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit…
2 Corinthians 10:3,4 – For though we walk in the flesh, we do not WAR according to the flesh. For the WEAPONS OF OUR WARFARE are not carnal but MIGHTY in God for pulling down strongholds…
Ephesians 6:12 – We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Revelation 17:14 – These shall make WAR with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall OVERCOME them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.
jesus helps us to overcome
Jesus helps us in our troubles!
He is with us!
He answers our prayers!
He delivers us!
He fights for us!
He revives us & strengthens us!
He gives grace!
practical things we can do to assist us in living a life of victory
Morning prayer (Look to God as our source of victory)… Pray without ceasing! Live a life of constant and conscious fellowship with God!
It is good to seek the Lord first in the day (Matthew 6:33). Start each day off right, and it makes a huge difference in the rest of your day.
Yesterday I was blessed when I heard a report from our pastor in Polillio islands. There’s a group of them (over a dozen) who have been meeting daily (almost every day – early in the morning, from 4 to 6 a.m.) for prayer & a devotional time together. They just finished going through the book of Matthew, discussing and sharing from it together. PTL!
Living by EVERY WORD that comes from God! Use God’s Word, & practice it! Make it personal –- ‘this is God’s Word to me’! Know God’s Word, read it, meditate in it, etc…
Speaking victorious words (the Word of God) – don’t give place to the devil (Ephesians 4:27).
Understanding the revelation of His grace.
Realize that we exist for God’s pleasure, not our own!
REWARDS FOR VICTORY
Rev. 3:21 – To him that OVERCOMES will I grant to sit with me in my throne, EVEN AS I ALSO OVERCAME, and am set down with my Father in His throne.
Revelation 2:7 – To him that OVERCOMES will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
Revelation 21:6-7 – He said to me, “IT IS DONE! (It’s a finished work!) I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End… He who OVERCOMES shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son.
Revelation 15:2 – And I saw… those who have the VICTORY over the beast, over his image and over his mark and over the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, having harps of God.
MORE THAN CONQUERORS
We are VICTORIOUS through JESUS!
We are TRIUMPHANT!
JESUS is GREATER than the world, flesh, and devil!
WE CAN OVERCOME!
JESUS IS OUR VICTORY!
* A special note of interest – The picture posted is one that was sent from Polillio Islands last week. It was taken during a recent youth gathering at our mission base, there.