FROM VICTIM TO VICTORIOUS

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Deuteronomy 28:7 The Lord will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before your face; they shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways.

Some Christians think that if there are problems in their life or they are coming under some form of attack, then they must be doing something wrong. But living a victorious life in Christ does not mean you will never come under attack, it means when you do come under attack, your enemy will come from one direction but flee from you in seven!

When you carry the correct mindset and thinking, that's when you move from being a victim to becoming victorious in Christ.

A picture the world comically presents is that of the devil and angels always being in a tug-o-war battle on the shoulders of people. But when you read the Bible I have never come across a tug-o-war battle between Jesus and the spiritual forces of darkness. I only ever see the forces of darkness fleeing from Jesus!

Jesus commanded demons to leave. The devil tried to test Jesus for a little while, but eventually, he had to leave. Likewise, you may find yourself being tested and tempted for a season, but your spiritual enemy cannot remain in the presence of a person who understands the victory they possess in Christ.

All it took was just one word from Jesus and entire legions of demons fled (Luke 8:26-39). And when the Word of God comes out of your mouth in Jesus' Name, and you believe it, it carries the same authority as when it comes out of Jesus’ mouth.

One place you will find the enemy coming against you will be in the marketplace. He might come through your competitors, your colleagues, your bosses. It might be through economic seasons or other market forces testing you through worry, fear, and persecution. This is a picture of the enemy coming against you in many different ways – but regardless of how he does, Deuteronomy 28:7 says he will flee from you in many more ways!

Jesus paid with His life to give you victory over the enemy. He triumphed over all of them through the cross. This picture of the cross is what you need to hold onto and declare every time you feel the burden of pressure or circumstances beginning to conspire against you.

Don’t allow yourself to become a victim of circumstances – this only takes you toward fear, self-pity, and discouragement. Direct your mind and spirit to go toward the cross. Towards the victory that Jesus purchased for you. Declare that victory! Meditate upon that victory! Focus on that victory! And the peace of God will rise up from within you – it rises out of your spirit and fills you with joy, peace, trust, faith, and hope. It guards your mind and your heart from fear and worry and the attacks of the enemy.

The Lord is with you today!

Pastor Wayne Simpson


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

The Lord will cause all your enemies to be scattered before you.