Victory is Ours

Posted on: April 11, 2015, by :

I believe every  born again Christian struggles with the thought of having to face all kinds of battles daily; from the little “naggings” in relationships to that major besetting sin – it is like constant torment.

Recently, the Lord awakened me to the fact that victory IS given to us  – but we must have a Joshua and Caleb kind of outlook towards taking this ‘Promise Land’ of victory that He has given us. Read Numbers chapter 13:30 and 14:6 to see Caleb’s attitude and Numbers 14: 24 onwards to see God’s commendation of them. Notice that this attitude causes God to be able to “bring” them both into the promise.

As God’s born again sons and daughters, we too have been handed victory – He promised; but we must keep the right attitude of heart.

Victory has been handed to me … my enemies have been vanquished by God for me and handed over to my authority under God for me to do with them what I will … like the Israelites; see Joshua 21:44 (NRSV)

[44] And the LORD gave them rest on every side just as he had sworn to their ancestors; not one of all their enemies had withstood them, for the LORD had given all their enemies into their hands.

NOTE also our Lord’s (ADONAI’s)  faithfulness:

Joshua 21:43 (CJB) [43] (45) Not one good thing that ADONAI * had spoken of to the household of Isra’el * failed to happen; it all took place.

I must resist the enemy in confrontation (and in submission to God) and then God will give me rest afterwards. (Joshua 21:43 above) and confirmed in James 4:4-8, but especially verse 7:

James 4:4-8 (CJB) [4] You unfaithful wives! Don’t you know that loving the world is hating God? Whoever chooses to be the world’s friend makes himself God’s enemy! [5] Or do you suppose the Scripture speaks in vain when it says that there is a spirit in us which longs to envy? [6] But the grace he gives is greater, which is why it says, “God opposes the arrogant, but to the humble he gives grace.” * [7] Therefore, submit to God. Moreover, take a stand against the Adversary, and he will flee from you. [8] Come close to God, and he will come close to you. Clean your hands, sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded people!

So, let us guard our hearts to keep the right attitude so we can reap the promised victory and the rest that eventually comes with it.