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
In the last devotional we discussed the second key to victory – Identifying our source, the solution, and our supply. The source is God, the solution is found in the Law of Sowing and Reaping and is in the provisions, principles of God being appropriated and applied in our lives. The supply is God’s riches. He has both the ability and desire to provide for our victory.
If we have not developed the needed confidence in God’s supply and the applied principles of His Word, the devil will continually wear away at our confidence and steal our victory. If he can successfully entice us to replace God’s Promises and Directives with our own or cause us to modify God’s purposes to suit our desires, he steals our victory. It would be germane to our discussion and understanding to read the entirety of the 23rd Psalm.
Psalms 23 – “The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters. 3 He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake. 4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil; for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me. 5 Thou dost prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; Thou hast anointed my head with oil; My cup overflows. 6 Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life, And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.”
The third step or key to Victory is – We Must Identify our Position, Potential, and Power. We are heirs of God that is our position. We are overcomers, that is our potential. We filled with the Spirit and that is our Power or source of Empowerment. The apostle John declared it beautifully in 1 John 4:4 – “You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.” It is revealed and declared in Acts 17:28 that in Jesus we live and move and have being and in 1 John 4:17 that “as He is, so are we in this world.”
The devil wants to defeat us but God wants to and has empowered us. In Jesus we are more than conquerors! Therefore, it is imperative that we Identify the Enemy, the Need, and the Problem. It is vital that we Identify the Promises and Directives of Scripture for Victory. It is necessary that we take the appropriate action to not only obtain but maintain that victory. We repent where that is required and we apply the principles of God’s word and having done all to stand, keep on standing.
Stand firm in the faith and the promises of God. Act upon what the Word of God declares and verbally declare those promises and provisions to be ours. God said we can have beyond what we can think or ask, but He tells us to ask!
God bless you as you enjoy the fullness of the Victory Jesus purchased for us at Calvary!