2 Corinthians 2:11 – “in order that no advantage be taken of us by Satan; for we are not ignorant of his schemes.”  NASB

1 Peter 5:8 – “Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls about like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.”  NASB

2 Corinthians 10:3-4 – “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, 4 for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses.”  NASB

I am relatively certain that everyone reading this has experienced and enjoyed the ‘Thrill of Victory’ and the ‘Agony of Defeat’ at some point.  I would seriously doubt that there is anyone reading this who does not desire to have more Joy, Peace, Faith, Hope, Assurance, and Spiritual Power!  Most everyone I meet wants Victory in their lives.  Most everyone desires a sense of Peace so they can weather whatever storm they are facing or will face.  We want a Hope that is steadfast and sure.

Anyone who as read the Bible has read God’s Promises and most want to believe that God truly intends for us to enjoy those Promises and Provisions today.  I have talked to numerous Christians who are struggling with the idea of having God’s Promised Abundant Life on this earth.  They believe they will have it in heaven but have difficulty envisioning a life of Victory here.  They are ‘enduring’ and believe that is their fate in life.

My objective in this series of devotionals is to inspire Hope and possibly answer some questions regarding, “How can we possess the promises and incorporate them into our daily lives?”  Can we have Joy Unspeakable and if so, how?  Can we have the Peace that passes all human understanding and if so, how?  Can we have Hope that is unshakable and if so, how?  Can we have the power to overcome the devil and if so, how?  What is our condition and position in God?

According to numerous passages of scripture, it is declared that we legally have authority and power over the devil.  That is based on the Victory and Authority of Jesus and His bequeathing or delegating it to us.  I suggest that many know, theoretically that we have that authority and power but have never been able to see it translated into reality in their lives.  How do we move beyond that and have the fullness of God’s Promised Victory in our lives?

In this quest to uncover the truth and incorporate it into our lives there is an essential understanding that must be achieved.  The Hope of Victory hinges on Identification or Recognition.  We must Identify several things if we are going to Possess the Promises and enjoy the Fullness of God’s Promised Victory in our lives.  It is as we identify and recognize these things of which I speak that we place ourselves in a position to implement those principles in our lives and move forward into possession of those promises. 

If you could discover how to Live Victoriously would you be interested?  If you could discover how to incorporate the Promises into your daily life would you be interested?  Would you be willing to do some serious soul searching and examination of God’s Promises?  I hope your answer is yes and if it is then I invite you to join me in the next devotional as we begin looking at what I call “Three Keys to Victory.”

God bless you and may your day be prosperous and joyous!

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