Victory Life Now…

  • Bible Study Tuesday 7PM EST on Victory LIFE-Line Conference Call
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  • Intercessory Prayer Saturday 10 AM on Victory LIFE-Line Conference Call
    Intercessory Prayer Saturday 10 AM on Victory LIFE-Line Conference Call
    Grow closer to the Lord. Speak to Him and expect an answer. Led by Pastor Rosa Brown.
  • Youth Ministry inside the Main Sanctuary
    Youth Ministry inside the Main Sanctuary
    Raise your children to love the Lord, know His Word and hear His voice.
  • Families Worship Together and Sit Together
    Families Worship Together and Sit Together
    The whole family enjoys Worship and The Word inside the Sanctuary.

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.

Prepare NOT to go to hell (Part 3).

Without Jesus in our heart, our destination is hell. Jesus died so we can have a new destiny in heaven with God the Father. Hell is not a big party–it is a place of torment that was created for the devil and his evil angels. (Read Matthew 25:41-46) The Lord doesn’t want any person to go to hell.

  • John 3:16-17 New King James Version16 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. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

The enemy blinds people to the truth of God’s love and His Word.

  • 2 Corinthians 4:4 New King James Version – whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.
  1. Blinder Number One – Our personal opinion (discussed last week.)
  2. Blinder Number Two – The love of the world
  • 1 John 2:15-17 New Living Translation – Do Not Love This World 15 Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. 16 For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world. 17 And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever.

Beware of the lust of the flesh. It’s funny how we have to make ourselves do what is right, but we don’t have to try to do wrong. Sin is the default if we walk by our fleshly nature. We have to obey the Spirit of God to resist sin. We have to bring our flesh under subjection. Our spirit gets saved, but our flesh never gets saved–it goes back to the dust when we die.

Beware of the love of the world. Only what we do for the Lord truly matters. The humanistic system that goes against the ways of God will not be in the kingdom of God. Don’t get caught up in the world’s way of thinking. We must renew our mind with the Word of God to see things from God’s perspective. For instance the world says: Get even with your enemies. But the Word of God says: Love your enemies. Satan will use the distractions of the world to lure godly people away from the Lord.

NOTE: When we stand for God’s Word we shouldn’t be surprised if we experience rejection. Jesus was rejected even though He loved everyone and spoke the truth. We are not greater than The Master. If we follow Christ, we will experience rejection too.

Consider Lot and his family who dwelt in Sodom in Gomorrah–an exceedingly wicked city. (Read the entire account in Genesis Chapter 19).

  • Genesis 19:12-14 New King James Version12 Then the men said to Lot, “Have you anyone else here? Son-in-law, your sons, your daughters, and whomever you have in the city—take them out of this place! 13 For we will destroy this place, because the outcry against them has grown great before the face of the Lord, and the Lord has sent us to destroy it.” 14 So Lot went out and spoke to his sons-in-law, who had married his daughters, and said, “Get up, get out of this place; for the Lord will destroy this city!” But to his sons-in-law he seemed to be joking.

Don’t take the Word of God lightly. God is not joking about sin–He will judge sin.

  • Genesis 19:23-26 New King James Version 23 The sun had risen upon the earth when Lot entered Zoar. 24 Then the Lord rained brimstone and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah, from the Lord out of the heavens. 25 So He overthrew those cities, all the plain, all the inhabitants of the cities, and what grew on the ground. 26 But his wife looked back behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.

God doesn’t want us to look back and long for sin or this fallen world.

“If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple. And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.”

Luke 14:26-27 New King James Version

A Transformed Me in 2023! (part 2)

“but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.” 2 Peter 3:18

No parent wants to see their child stay the same. God is the same. He wants His children to grow. The Lord wants us to grow physically, mentally and spiritually. The Lord is transforming us into His image.

  • 2 Corinthians 5:17 New King James Version – Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

God has made us new. We are born-again. But, do need to RENEW our mind.

  • Romans 12:2 New King James Version And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

Growing in Christ means we also have to grow in forgiveness. We have to choose to let things go so we can keep growing in Christ. We must give others the grace to keep growing too by forgiving others of their trespasses. Forgiving others is a choice. When you forgive the offender, the offender has no power over you. Forgiving is not optional. The Lord commands us to forgive because He is forgiving.

  • Matthew 6:14-15 New King James Version  “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
  • Romans 3:23 New King James Version for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
  • Romans 6:23 New King James Version  For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

ALL HAVE SINNED AND ALL CAN BE FORGIVEN THROUGH CHRIST.

We can put all our concerns on God’s desk. Choose to say, “I’m going to let God handle it.” This is a renewed mind. Even Jesus chose to forgive after He was unjustly crucified on the cross.

Luke 23:34 – Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.”

Keep these pointers in mind to grow in forgiveness:

  1. Forgive quickly
  2. Forget quickly
  3. Move on quickly

Prepare NOT to go to Hell (Part 2)

The Bible says, “… all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23)” Since we were all born into sin. Anyone who rejects Christ or His Word, will end up in Hell. Nobody goes to Heaven by accident. People who end up in Heaven made choices along the way that prepared them to enter that holy place of everlasting peace and joy,

We must be careful and prayerful so that we do not miss opportunities to tell people about Christ. The enemy uses “blinders” to keep people from seeing the truth. But God’s Word will expose the deception if we desire to receive it. The enemy can make people think they are having a good time sinning. The party life can seem fun. But, it is an illusion. When the party is over, the hangover comes, the loneliness returns and the problems of life have not gone away.

God wants to give us strength and peace to face all of life’s difficulties and even have joy while doing it. God is loving and merciful and wants every person in the world to be saved from hell.

  • 2 Corinthians 4:4 New King James Version– whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them

If the Word of God hurts our feelings, then we need to adjust. Truth can hurt, while lies can feel good. Here are a few blinders (really lies) of the enemy:

One of the blinders of the enemy is our personal opinion. Everybody has an opinion, but God’s Word is what matters.

  • Proverbs 14:12-14 New King James Version12 There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death. 13 Even in laughter the heart may sorrow, And the end of mirth may be grief. 14 The backslider in heart will be filled with his own ways, But a good man will be satisfied from above.

If our opinion, dream or prophetic word didn’t come from God, then we open the door to be deceived. Don’t put more weight on a dream than God’s Word. The worst place to be is in the position of a backslider. The world doesn’t want a Christian and God will bring correction to His wayward children. So the backslider gets trouble on both sides. Realize this–there is nothing to go back to. Jesus says, “Follow Me.” We can’t follow the Lord and go back to the world at the same time.

  • Matthew 16:24 New King James Version – Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. 

Dreams and prophetic words from God will be supported by the Word of God. Everything God does, the enemy tries to counterfeit it. The enemy goes the opposite way of God. Also when God gives a prophetic word, there is usually a part that we need to play in order for it to come to pass.

  • 2 Corinthians 6:1 New King James Version  We then, as workers together with Him also plead with you not to receive the grace of God in vain.

When we don’t know what to do, we need to simply trust God. God will lead us on the path that leads to everlasting life. We must put God’s Word higher than our own thoughts and opinions.

 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.

Proverbs 3:5-6 New King James Version