Victory Life Now…

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Seven Victorious Daily Confessions…

  • I am highly favored of the Lord.
    I am highly favored of the Lord.
    Proverbs 12:2— A good man obtaineth favour of the Lord: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn.
  • I am debt free and prospering.
    I am debt free and prospering.
    3 John 1:2—Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
  • I am spirit led.
    I am spirit led.
    John 8:14—For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
  • I am walking in divine health.
    I am walking in divine health.
    Isaiah 53:5—But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities, the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
  • I am winning souls for Christ.
    I am winning souls for Christ.
    Proverbs 11:30—The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.
  • I am walking in the wisdom of God.
    I am walking in the wisdom of God.
    Psalms 49:3—My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.
  • The blessing of God overtake me.
    The blessing of God overtake me.
    Deuteronomy 28:2—And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God.
  • I am praying to get good results.
    I am praying to get good results.
    Mark 11:24—Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

BE a Witness to ALL people.

It’s one thing to witness. It’s another thing to BE a witness. Too many Christians only want to go to Heaven, but don’t want to serve God. Before we go to heaven, God wants us to help others to be ready to go to Heaven too.

  • Acts 1:8 New King James Version – But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

We can think we are doing fine. But we are not doing fine if we are detached from God. If Christ is not the head of your life, you are not doing fine. Many people believe they are fine, but they are lost. If we don’t have a relationship with Jesus, we are not okay. We are all born into sin and we must all be born again.

  • John 3:3 New King James Version – Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

We each have to make a decision for our own soul. Just because someone was baptized doesn’t mean they are born again. Water baptism is a symbol of a commitment made to Christ, but it is not the commitment in and of itself. Also, just because we are doing well materially, doesn’t mean we are doing well spiritually.

  • Luke 12:16-20 New King James Version – 16 Then He spoke a parable to them, saying: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded plentifully. 17 And he thought within himself, saying, ‘What shall I do, since I have no room to store my crops?’ 18 So he said, ‘I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build greater, and there I will store all my crops and my goods. 19 And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease; eat, drink, and be merry.” ’ 20 But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul will be required of you; then whose will those things be which you have provided?’

This man gave glory to himself, not to God, for his accomplishments. It’s sad when you think you are doing well without God. Don’t be focused on possessions. Possessions can blind you and distract you. Sometimes the possessions of people can blind believers. We see people that are less fortunate and think that they need to know the Lord. But, we can see people that are doing well and think that they don’t need to hear the Gospel.

Take time to witness to everyone. The Holy Spirit will lead us to people of all walks of life. Nice people go to hell too. Rich people can go to hell too. Be open and ready to witness to anyone as the Holy Spirit leads. Are we walking past people because we think they are doing fine?

  • Acts 8:26-40 New King James Version 26 Now an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, saying, “Arise and go toward the south along the road which goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” This is desert. 27 So he arose and went. And behold, a man of Ethiopia, a eunuch of great authority under Candace the queen of the Ethiopians, who had charge of all her treasury, and had come to Jerusalem to worship, 28 was returning. And sitting in his chariot, he was reading Isaiah the prophet. 29 Then the Spirit said to Philip, “Go near and overtake this chariot.” 30 So Philip ran to him, and heard him reading the prophet Isaiah, and said, “Do you understand what you are reading?” 31 And he said, “How can I, unless someone guides me?” And he asked Philip to come up and sit with him….35 Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning at this Scripture, preached Jesus to him. 36 Now as they went down the road, they came to some water. And the eunuch said, “See, here is water. What hinders me from being baptized?” 37 Then Philip said, “If you believe with all your heart, you may.” And he answered and said, “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.” 38 So he commanded the chariot to stand still. And both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water, and he baptized him.

Sometimes the Lord will direct you to a specific person, the same way He led Phillip in the passage of scripture above.

  • 2 Timothy 4:5 New King James Version – But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.
  • Luke 14:23 New King James Version – Then the master said to the servant, ‘Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.

Victory OVER the devil.

“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.” John 10:10-11 New King James Version

The enemy’s mission is to steal, kill and destroy. But Jesus came that we might have life and have it more abundantly. We are supposed to be so sold out for Jesus that when the enemy tries to use us, he will see a sign that says, “Not available–SOLD OUT”.

  • 2 Corinthians 2:11 – New King James Version  lest Satan should take advantage of us; for we are not ignorant of his devices.

The enemy will try to attack you through possessions if the enemy can see your heart is attached to possession. Too many people are chasing paper and material things. The enemy will use whatever appeals to you to draw you away from the Lord. Put nothing and no one in your life higher than the Lord. Keep God first.

  • 1 John 2:15 New King James Version – Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

We can’t have a love for God and a love for the world at the same time. We must choose. We need to have some tools to fight back.

TOOL ONE–DECLARE THAT YOU ARE COVERED BY THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB. Lay your desires down for Jesus and testify about the Lord. Never deny Jesus.

  • Revelation 12:11 Living Bible – They defeated him by the blood of the Lamb and by their testimony; for they did not love their lives but laid them down for him.

TOOL TWO–OPEN YOUR MOUTH AND SPEAK THE NAME OF JESUS. But you must have a personal relationship with Jesus for this to be effective. We need to be known in the spirit realm for trusting Jesus.

  • Acts 19:13-15 New King James Version13 Then some of the itinerant Jewish exorcists took it upon themselves to call the name of the Lord Jesus over those who had evil spirits, saying, [a]“We [b]exorcise you by the Jesus whom Paul preaches.” 14 Also there were seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, who did so. 15 And the evil spirit answered and said, “Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are you?”

TOOL THREE–DO YOUR PART AND RESIST THE DEVIL. God will not force you to submit to Him. That’s our part. God will not force you to resist the devil. That’s our part. But the Lord will give us strength to overcome as we obey Him. Because God loves us, He will give us consequences when we don’t submit to God.

  • James 4:7 New King James Version – Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

TOOL FOUR–STAND ON THE WORD OF GOD AND HIS PROMISES. This is how Jesus defeated the enemy. Jesus is the Word of God made flesh and He used the Word of God to overcome temptation.

  • Matthew 4:7-10 Living Bible Jesus retorted, “It also says not to put the Lord your God to a foolish test!” Next Satan took him to the peak of a very high mountain and showed him the nations of the world and all their glory. “I’ll give it all to you,” he said, “if you will only kneel and worship me.” 10 “Get out of here, Satan,” Jesus told him. “The Scriptures say, ‘Worship only the Lord God. Obey only him.’”

TOOL FIVE–PRAY! It’s sad when believers don’t pray. It’s very sad when churches neglect prayer and altar calls for prayer. Prayer is how we appeal to God for help. It is comparable to how a petition is brought before a judge for a ruling and for restitution.

  • Luke 18:1 New King James Version – Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart,

TOOL SIX–PUT ON THE WHOLE ARMOR OF GOD. Don’t leave the house unless you are fully dressed in the armor of God.

Ephesians 6:10-18 New King James Version10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 17 And 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, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints—

TOOL SEVEN: WALK IN THE WISDOM OF GOD.

Strength to Witness (Part 2)

We all need strength to witness. Everyone needs Christ and we all had someone witness to us about Jesus. When people are going through issues, they need someone to tell them about the love of God and salvation through Jesus. There are even people in your household who may not be saved–they may know Jesus, but not live for Him.

As soon as we give our hearts to the Lord, we will be tested. It can happen on the job, among your friends, and even in your family. But persecution because we are standing for Christ is a blessing. But when people face trouble they will look for those who have a relationship with the Lord to pray for them. This is the perfect time to talk to them about Jesus. Be a witness.

Jesus is the Master of witnessing to others. We can learn from His example. Jesus used natural things people were concerned about to witness to them. Jesus was at the well and ministered the Gospel to a woman who came to get water. She became so excited about salvation, she forgot all about her water pot and told everyone she knew about Jesus.

  • John 4:28-30 New King James Version – The woman then left her water pot, went her way into the city, and said to the men, 29 “Come, see a Man who told me all things that I ever did. Could this be the Christ?” 30 Then they went out of the city and came to Him.

Everyday you walk out your door, be available to be a witness for the Lord. You can be a witness at the store, on the job at the post office. What good is it if we know the Lord and we don’t share Him with others.

Witnessing 101

  1. Open your mouth and say something.
  2. Learn how to say “Jesus loves you” through sign language.
  3. Know that what you have to say about Jesus is more important than what they have to say if they don’t know Christ. (That doesn’t mean we can’t listen and be respectful while communicating)
  4. Direct the conversation back to Jesus and back to them (not difficult questions or problems in the world)
  5. If you hear someone talking about their troubles, turn their attention to Christ Jesus. Ask them if they have tried Jesus.

Why Witness?

The Word of God commands us to witness. Focus on people that are lost, who don’t know Christ (not the ones who are already saved.)

  • Luke 14:23 New King James Version – Then the master said to the servant, ‘Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.

Eliminate their excuses and direct them to salvation through Jesus.

  • Luke 14:16-24 New King James Version16 Then He said to him, “A certain man gave a great supper and invited many, 17 and sent his servant at supper time to say to those who were invited, ‘Come, for all things are now ready.’ 18 But they all with one accord began to make excuses. The first said to him, ‘I have bought a piece of ground, and I must go and see it. I ask you to have me excused.’ 19 And another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to test them. I ask you to have me excused.’ 20 Still another said, ‘I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.’ 21 So that servant came and reported these things to his master. Then the master of the house, being angry, said to his servant, ‘Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in here the poor and the maimed and the lame and the blind.’ 22 And the servant said, ‘Master, it is done as you commanded, and still there is room.’ 23 Then the master said to the servant, ‘Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. 24 For I say to you that none of those men who were invited shall taste my supper.’ ”

For instance, we could reply: If you have property, you need God to help you manage it. If you have a problem, God is the best one who can help you solve it. If you are married, your spouse also needs to know the Lord so you can have a blessed marriage. Eliminate the excuses.

Imagine having a wedding and you planned for 200 people and only 30 show up. No one wants to waste that much food. So the host opens up the invitation to anyone–not just those people who were originally invited. That’s what God wants us to do. Take the invitation of salvation to everyone. The Lord has plenty of room.

The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who wins souls is wise.”

Proverbs 11:30 New King James Version

Issues with the devil. (Part 3)

Try downloading the “app” Shut Up devil. It has scriptures for every issue. Use scripture when the enemy comes against you.

The last thing the enemy wants you to do is heed the Word of God. So the enemy comes against your mind and the minds of other people. The enemy will use other people to come against you. Sometimes we think others have issues and are wrong. But, we also have issues. Don’t focus on other people. Focus on defeating the enemy that’s coming against you through people.

Put the enemy out of your house. The devil doesn’t pay rent and he is not part of the family. Put the devil out your house.

  • 2 Corinthians 4:4 Living Bible – Satan, who is the god of this evil world, has made him blind, unable to see the glorious light of the Gospel that is shining upon him or to understand the amazing message we preach about the glory of Christ, who is God.

The enemy uses ungodly music to lure people away from God. We can get so caught up on the beat and melody that we become blinded by ungodly lyrics that get into our spirit and influences our behavior.

  • Don’t expect unbelievers to understand godly things.
  • Unbelievers don’t understand why we make godly choices.
  • When we don’t follow the ungodly crowd who is blinded by the devil, then the name calling begins.

Satan uses temptation to lure us away from God. We are all tempted by different things. The enemy will come at us with what we like. So watch and pray. Guard your heart. There are some things God will not allow us to do, that others do and get away with it. The enemy uses temptation to get us to sin. Just because we think a sinful thought doesn’t necessarily mean we have sinned. But we are responsible for how we handle sinful thoughts that come our way. We can take authority over our thoughts.

  • Matthew 4:1 New King James Version – Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.

Anybody can pass the test if there is no temptation there. But can you pass the test when your commitment to Christ is tested? Even Jesus was tempted. But Jesus passed every test. Jesus fought back with the Word of God. Jesus referenced scripture and shut the enemy down.

  • Matthew 4:4 New King James Version – But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’ ”

The enemy also tempted Jesus to use His power without prior instruction from God the Father. He also tempted Jesus with worldly fame and power.

  • Matthew 4:7 New King James Version – Jesus said to him, “It is written again, ‘You shall not tempt the Lord your God.’ ”

We don’t test God. God doesn’t have to pass our tests. We need to prove ourselves to Him by being obedient and faithful.

  • Matthew 4:10 New King James Version – Then Jesus said to him, “Away with you, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.’ ”

The devil is real, but he already is defeated.

  • Colossians 2:15 Living Bible – In this way God took away Satan’s power to accuse you of sin, and God openly displayed to the whole world Christ’s triumph at the cross where your sins were all taken away.

We all have our cross to bear, the same way Jesus had to bear His cross. We are followers of Christ. When the testing comes our way, we need to bear our cross and keep following Jesus. Don’t go back into the world. Instead, pass the test with the Word of God. Use the Word of God to overcome the testing and every temptation. We can pass the test through Christ Jesus.

Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

Luke 10:19 New King James Version

Learn to recognize when the devil is coming against your mind and use the authority God gave you to defeat him. Things may come our way that hurt. But we can overcome any hurt and struggle through the power of the Holy Spirit.

The Lord has given us power, so why aren’t we using it? We need to have a strategy for the enemy’s attacks. The enemy has a strategy against us and uses it daily. Prayer is the weapon of our warfare. But also be ready to take physical action as the Lord leads us.

Learn to recognize when the enemy is trying to use others and even ourselves. Learn how to examine yourself first.

  • 2 Corinthians 2:10-11 New King James Version10 Now whom you forgive anything, I also forgive. For if indeed I have forgiven anything, I have forgiven that one for your sakes in the presence of Christ, 11 lest Satan should take advantage of us; for we are not ignorant of his devices.

Sometimes it’s as easy as saying, “Shut up devil.” Try downloading the “app” Shut Up devil. It has scriptures for every issue. Use scripture when the enemy comes against you. Refuse to go to the enemy’s turf–the flesh. When we get in the flesh, we lose every time. Instead of reacting–pray.

For example, if the enemy knows you are focused on possessions, then he will use possessions to draw you away. So focused on what the Word says about possessions.

  • Matthew 6:24 New King James Version  “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.

Submitting to God and resisting the devil is worth it. Put up a strong fight and never turn back. Jesus is worth it!

“For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory,”

2 Corinthians 4:17 New King James Version

Strength to Witness (Part 2)

You would be surprised at the number of people who believe they are going to heaven based on their own feelings. Just because a person thinks they are going to Heaven doesn’t mean that they are according to the Word of God. The Bible says we must be born again and go through Jesus in order to enter the Kingdom of God in Heaven.

  • John 3:3 New King James Version – Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
  • John 14:6 New King James Version – Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

All believers are supposed to witness, not just spiritual leaders. Everyone needs to be born again. The Lord needs witnesses. God is looking for willing workers. Winning souls is the most important things we can do for the Lord. The harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few.

  • Luke 10:2 New King James Version – Then He said to them, “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.

God provides great benefits for His workers–eternal life, health, strength, provision and God Himself as our personal Tutor–the Holy Spirit. So, when can you start? Don’t worry. You do not have to witness in your own strength. The Lord Himself will help us have strength to witness.

  • Ephesians 6:10 New King James Version – Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
  • Psalm 19:14 New King James Version Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.

You will have help to witness. You can start right in your own household, among your family. We all know people who are not saved, start with them.

  • Acts 1:8 New King James Version – But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

You will need boldness to witness. It takes courage to obey the Lord sometimes. But if you pray for courage, the Lord will give it to you. Sometimes you need more boldness to witness to family and friends, than strangers.

  • Acts 4:29 New King James Version – Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word,
  • Luke 12:12 New King James Version – For the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.”

You don’t have to know a lot of scripture or be saved a long time to witness for Jesus. Consider the Samaritan woman from John 4. As soon as she got saved she told everyone she knew about the Lord. She dropped everything and became a witness.

  • John 4:39 New King James Version – And many of the Samaritans of that city believed in Him because of the word of the woman who testified, “He told me all that I ever did.”

Don’t try to figure out what you will say in advance. Simply start a conversation and ask the Holy Spirit to help you direct the conversation towards Jesus. Then ask, “Do you know Jesus?”

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”

John 3:16 New King James Version