Something made my soul jump for joy recently. I was reminded of a very important lesson that we all must heed. Being reminded of Christ and what He accomplished was far more than we could ever imagine. So let’s get right down to it for VICTORY IS YOURS FOR THE TAKING! (II Cor. 2:14)
Satan loves to keep us in guilt, condemnation and making us feel quite inferior. No matter what we do, things seem to get worse and the pit deepens. He loves to keep us guessing and seeking for success. We all strive to be better by trying to do the right things or reading the Bible more or even trying to give more. But what we must realize is that we already won!
See, when Jesus died and won over every single curse that Satan could throw at us; He gave us the opportunity of His rest. There is nothing we have to strive for. We don’t have to try to be better. We don’t have to try to make more money. We don’t have to try to change. We don’t have to try to get ahead. That’s the beauty of Jesus. HE ALREADY WON!
So, what does that mean for you and me? Very simple…all we have to do is remember that Jesus already won and because He lives within us, we have victory. (Romans 8:37) No matter what your circumstances look like, see the cross. No matter what’s coming against you, Jesus already was victorious. Rest in Him! (Matthew 11:28-30)
That’s why it is written for us not to lean on our own understanding. (Proverbs 3:5-6) That’s why it is written that we sit in Heavenly places. (Ephesians 2:6) It is imperative that we know and see Jesus for all He has done. Satan is a liar and roams around, seeking those of us he can devour. He wants us to think that we are going to fail. He does everything he can to make sure we don’t grasp this concept or even when we do grasp it, he tries to steal it away from us.
When God wanted something to happen, He spoke words. (Isaiah 55:11) That’s exactly what we must do for we are made in His image. (Gen. 1:26) When something is lacking in your life, speak victory to it for you already have it. It might not look like things are going to change or that you have a way out…BUT YOU DO! Speak to your circumstances because CHRIST ALREADY GAVE IT TO YOU! That’s why it is written to believe in the unseen! (Hebrews 11:1)
There is absolutely nothing we face today that Christ didn’t already conquer. So, instead of thinking I don’t have enough money, I need a better job or I can’t break this habit…REMEMBER CHRIST LIVES WITHIN YOU and YOUR ARE VICTORIOUS! Trust and believe with all your might.
Victory is yours for the taking through Jesus Christ.
SPEAK IT…DECLARE IT…RECEIVE IT