Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Walking In Victory

Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. 1 JOHN 4:4

This is a wonderful verse but as I was reading it tonight the Lord showed me how I was reading it wrong.

Notice it doesn't say that the Greater One indwells you and so you will overcome the world. We tend to read it like that.

But it doesn't say we WILL overcome the world, it says we HAVE overcome the world.

Why is this distinction important? Because it means we don't have anything to do in order to overcome the world. You don't need to pray or fast to overcome the world. You don't need to do anything.

It has already been done for you. The Greater One indwells you. That means you will never encounter a situation you haven't already overcome.

There's no fight to it except the good fight of faith. There's no victory to be won; only the acceptance of being an overcomer. We don't go into situations to overcome them - we go into them as overcomers already. 

It's not about willpower - it's about faith. You are not striving to win - you rest in the victory.

The enemy of our souls wants to tease us into a battle. Why leave the winner's circle to go scrapping in the mud in a fight you don't have to engage in?

We are not here to win a war; we are here to walk in the victory.

The Greater One indwells you. That is all the victory you will ever need.

Say it over and over:- "The Greater One indwells me so I walk in victory all the time!"

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    Exodus 24:3-4 Then Moses came and recounted to the people all the words of the Lord and all the ordinances; and all the people answered with one voice and said, "All the words which the Lord has spoken we will do!" 4 Moses wrote down all the words of the Lord.......


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    Matthew 4:4 But He answered and said, "It is written, 'Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God!"


    Jesus said live by every word that comes from God. He did say say live by every word that comes from Pope Benedict XVI, Martin Luther, and Jerry Falwell.


    Luke 10:25-26 And a lawyer stood up and put Him to the test, saying. "Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life ?" 26 And He said to him, "What is written in the Law? How does it read to you?"


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    Acts 17:2-3 And according to Paul's custom, he went to them, and for three Sabbaths reasoned with them from Scriptures, explaining and giving evidence that Christ had to suffer and rise again from the dead, and saying, "This Jesus whom I am proclaiming to you is the Christ."


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    John 20:30-31 Therefore many other signs Jesus also performed in the presence of disciples, which are not written in this book; 31 but these have been written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name.


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    Where does Peter say creed books, catechisms, Bible commentaries, books about the Bible, and other writings of men are Scriptures?


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