THEME: VICTORY IN CHRIST
“The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the Lord.”
-Several instances in the Bible have seen the phrase, “The battle belongs to the Lord”. This includes and not limited to, 1 Samuel 17:47; when David defeated Goliath, 2 Chronicles 20:15; when King Jehoshaphat vanquished the Moabites and Midianites etc. Apostle Paul also submits part of his final exhalations to the Ephesians enlightening them that, in order to assess victory in Christ, one requires to be strong in the Lord and His might power, but not in our own power (Ephesians 6:10). When we submit our battles to the Lord with humility, He crowns us with victory (Psalms 149:4).
All pure metals are non-ferrous elements except iron. Iron is classified as the most abundant of all metals. In its pure form, it rapidly corrodes from exposure to moist, air and high temperatures. It is almost impossible to destroy iron but it’s own rust can. Likewise, anyone who does not faith destroys himself from inside. Jesus says that nothing external defiles a person but only what comes from the heart (Mark 7:18-19). Nothing can destroy a person faster than his/her unbelief, negative attitude and evil thoughts. The Lord calls us to be transformed by the renewing of our mind, that we may prove what is His good and acceptable and perfect will (Romans 12:2). We are also called to maintain a positive mindset through faith. Only in Jesus Christ do we find life in abundance. Sometimes life situations bog us down and we get discouraged. Jesus calls us to Himself when we are downcast and heavily laden and He gives us rest. To cast all our burdens and cares unto Him for He cares for us. Rust on transmission gears gradually reduces its rotation speed and finally kills the entire function of the system. Likewise unbelief in our hearts slowly kills our souls and we begin to malfunction. When fear and unbelief creeps into our hearts, we develop stress which leads to depression, and if not administered, one commits suicide. COVID-19 pandemic has taught us that everything may fail including:- health, doctors, vaccines, money, power and connections, but only God can never fail. Jesus died for our sins and has adopted us as His children, and we belong to Him. Let us never loose hope and courage for nothing can separate us from His love. Our faith in Christ is like the wheel of iron which keep our entire system going. It positively imparts our spirits, our souls and bodies to function as God intends us to. Without faith we cannot please God for He rewards those who earnestly seek Him (Hebrews 11:6). Lot was saved with his entire family, and during their escape, his wife lost faith and looked back. Sadly, she turned into a pillar of salt. Jesus is not pleased with those take the plough and look back and he is not fit for His kingdom (Luke 9:62). Let us have strong faith which imparts into us His righteousness, leading to victorious lives. Abraham believed God and it was accounted to him for righteousness. When we pray let us not look back with double-mindedness for God does not respond (James 1:6-7). We are called to focus on Christ the author and finisher of our faith, and never loose hope. We are victorious in Christ and always maintain the right focus on Him and cultivate positive confessions which is good food for our souls. Unbelief erodes our hope in Christ and we end up loosing the price. Joshua and Caleb believed they had what it takes to conquer the enemy even when the saw giants, they gave a good report and inherited the promised land. It is through such faith in Christ that we inherit His eternal Kingdom. Christ died for our sins so that we may live victorious lives. He is seated at the right hand of the Father in glory and we are seated with Him in heavenly places. It is this sure hope that we have in Christ for eternal life.
We praise You Abba Father our God. We exult You and worship You in spirit and in truth. We humble ourselves before You asking for mercy and grace. Touch our hearts and remove all forms of fear and unbelief from us. Increase in us faith so that we may please You. Fill our hearts with hope for we trust in You alone. Remember merciful Savior all those who are sick, suffering and depressed that You may make them whole. Be with all nations which are hard hit by COVID-19 and face war, that You may deliver them. Deliver our nation from corruption dear Jesus and streamline our leadership. Deliver us dear Jesus from all our challenges that we face and answer our hearts desires. Break every chain in our lives, families and nation by Your blood Jesus for the battle belongs to You. We break through every impenetrable walls and barricades in the realm of the supernatural in Your name Jesus. We take authority over all that belongs to us and take our possessions in Your name Jesus. We cancel and break every form of witchcraft, curse or evil word pronounced against us, our families and nation. Redeem all the souls of our loved ones from demonic entanglements and bondages. Remove us from the sentence of death and curses from our blood lines and give us abundant life. We take possession of all that belongs to us in Your name Jesus. Thank You Jesus for giving us victory through Your blood. Thank You for loving us. Lead us Holy Spirit in the way that we should go. Teach us to do Your will Holy Spirit, we humbly beseech You. All our hope and trust is in You. All glory, honor, power, dominion and strength belongs You Jesus now and forever. Amen
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