Victory Assured – Pastor Chris
Saturday, March 17, 2018
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world (John 16:33).
How comforting and encouraging the words of Jesus in our opening text! The Master knew all about the world and its corrupt systems designed to cause frustration, misery, and failure, but assured us of victory. He said, “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer I have overcome the world.”
The road to success could be bumpy, with intense trials, challenges, and persecutions, but your victory is assured. 2 Timothy 3:12 says, “Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.” But that’s not the end; 1 John 4:4 says, “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.” So, you see, it doesn’t matter the challenges you face, or the strength of your persecutors; you’ve already overcome them all.
In Christ, we have peace over crises, peace in the face of adversity. That’s why He said, “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace…“ (John 16:33). All the Lord wants is that you keep your focus on Him, on His Word. In Him is every good thing you could ever need: life, health, joy, peace, victory, and glory forevermore! He wants you to live to your best potentials, and for your joy to be full!
Victory is your birthright, for He has raised you, and made you to sit together with Christ in heavenly places (Ephesians 2:6), far above Satan and his cohorts of darkness, and the negative influences of this world (Ephesians 1:21). Therefore, walk in the light of your victory; dominate this world and reign over circumstances.
I live and walk in victory every day because I’m born of God. I declare that I’m reigning as a king in life in all circumstances in my world, through the Word and the power of the Holy Ghost at work in me, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
FURTHER STUDY: Romans 8:35-39 1 John 5:4
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Luke 1:57-80 Deuteronomy 8-10
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Acts 28:11-20 Psalm 81-82
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