Date: 13th February 2023
Pill of the Week: I have Victory in Christ! (Part 1)
Verse of the week: Deuteronomy 20:4 | 1 Corinthians 10:13
Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen! How are you all doing? Happy New Week! Can you believe that February will end soon? Wow! It has just been by Grace! We give God all the Glory! Like we mentioned last week, we will be spending time showing gratitude to God for what He is about to do this week! Kindly spend a few minutes to say or write all the things you are thankful for- the things He is about to do! You might ask, “I do not know what is going to happen this week!” Well, this is your opportunity to speak into your week! You can thank God for life. Thank Him for a great week at work or school. Thank Him for great feedback from your supervisors. The list goes on and on. You can equally turn your prayer points into thanksgiving statements! This act is very important, and we must all learn how to adopt this gratitude activity to our lifestyle.
Today, we are going to explore what it means to have victory in Christ. This topic is a very important topic. It is one of the truths we have as Christians that set us apart! Having victory in Christ has so many dimensions. We will be exploring about two of them today! Are you ready for today’s post; signed, sealed and delivered by the Holy Spirit. Here we go…
1. He fights our battles (Deuteronomy 20:4)
As children of God, we have an advocate and representative. Once you accept Christ into your heart, guess what, you become a conqueror and a victor. Why? Well, Christ came to the earth, died and paid for our sins! When we become Christians, there is a renewal. In the Spirit, we look just like God (Read our latest blog to learn more about this!) So, when we go to battle against the enemy, God is fighting for us! In the Spirit, we look like God and possess all the abilities God has given us to overcome! As His children, God has given us the power to overcome the enemy. Therefore, we say that God fights our battles for us, as children of God. He has given us the power He holds to overcome.
Let us look at this example! Your earthly parents leave for work. They tell you to take care of the house; giving you the authority to take care of the house. You can take some decisions under this authority; however, you cannot override the bounds of the authority your parents have given you (same for our relationship with God). With that authority, you can decide who to come into the house and who doesn’t. This is exactly how it is in the spiritual as well. We have the authority and power to rebuke the enemy. He cannot come close to us because we have been given the authority to do so. The only chance the enemy has, to draw closer to you; is when you allow him to do so. This is the power we hold as Christians we have (and live in) victory, in Christ.
2. He provides a way so you can endure temptation (1 Corinthians 10:13)
Temptation is something we all experience as humans. Right from, the beginning, in the story of Adam and Eve, we saw the serpent come to tempt the woman. Each day of our lives, we go through various temptations, or sometimes, referred to as strong feelings, to do one thing or another. As children of God, who enjoy victory in Christ, God does not allow you to be tempted beyond what you can bear. Many might wonder how He does this. Well, it is quite simple! God gives us a way so that we can endure it. You see, anytime we are tempted to do one thing or another, the Holy Spirit draws our attention to it, through our conscience. We start to feel uneasy about the situation. The Holy Spirit brings up various other things to keep us away.
There are times we are tempted to do one thing or another and just as we are about to fall into the trap, the Holy Spirit drags us out of it. For example, on a lazy day, you are tempted to do one thing or another. Out of the blue, you receive a call from a parent, sibling or friend. You, then proceed to have a long conversation, that lasts for hours! Has that ever happened to you? Well, this is a clear example of how God works in us, as children of God, who have victory in Christ.
The victory we enjoy is very extensive! It covers everything that the enemy may bring our way. Yes! We enjoy this victory because we have made the decision to be a child of God. Accepting that we are sinners, believing that Jesus is the Son of God- who came to lay down His life for our sins. [If you are yet to receive Christ as your Lord and personal Saviour, there is a short prayer coming up to assist you, to do so!] Today, be encouraged! Know that you have the victory! The enemy has been conquered on the cross. The key is to believe, accept, confess and walk in this truth. Then and only then, would we see the results we earnestly yearn for! Hallelujah!
Watch out for Part 2 of this series. God bless you!
God richly bless you! Thank you, God, for victory!
Have a wonderful day and let God inspire you!
If this is your first-time hearing about Christ, or you have made the decision to make Him the center of your life, kindly say this prayer with all sincerity and truth.
I come to you today as a sinner. I admit that I am a sinner. I believe that Jesus is your Son, and He came on to this earth to die for my sins. Dear Lord, let your Son come and fill me. Lord, I ask that He cleanses me off my sins. I am ready to stand for you and profess your Name. Thank you, Lord. Amen.
If you repeated this prayer with all the sincerity of your heart, congratulations!! You are now a part of God’s family. You get to enjoy the freedom, salvation, and eternal life! Welcome to the greatest family ever. Heaven is jubilating on your arrival. Your fellow brothers and sisters are also excited to have you on board.
Being a child of God is a wonderful thing. The road might not always be easy, but God is with you each step of the way. Guiding you, helping you and encouraging up. You will never regret this decision; I can assure you of that. Two things I would recommend for you to do are,
1. Get yourself a Bible (in a version you understand) and meditate on it day and night. In Joshua 1:8, we are told that when you meditate on the Word, day and night, you will be prosperous and successful.
2. Find a Bible- believing church to attend and fellowship with other Christians. This would help you grow spiritually.