(Your Victory Is Assured)
TO THE BIBLE: John 16:33
“I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”
Have you recently found yourself experiencing all kinds of trials, temptations, and persecutions as a result of your faith in Christ? The Lord has a word for you today. He’s asking me to tell you not to be afraid, or lose faith in the face of such seemingly overwhelming challenges and oppositions. Instead, maintain your composure and boldly declare, “I’m more than a conqueror!”
The Word says, “Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution” (2 Timothy 3:12). If you’re a Christian, you’ll face tribulations, challenges and difficulties. Nevertheless, the Lord assures us in Isaiah 43:2, “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you.” Notice He didn’t say there won’t be trouble, but that the trouble would be of none effect.
Recall the testimony of the three Hebrew boys in Daniel chapter 3. In spite of the hatred, rejection, false accusations, condemnation, and sentence to death in the fiery furnace, they came out unhurt and victorious in the end. Their story wasn’t only about their miraculous deliverance from a fiery end, but also from the terrible persecution they faced. So you’ve got to realize that there’re adversaries on every side, but in the midst of them all, the Word of God puts you over. Therefore, refuse to fear, for the Lord is with you…always!
Dear Father, I thank you for leading me always to triumph, and helping me win every day, against every odd or adversity. I exercise my authority in Christ, over all the ability of the enemy, and I’m victorious now and always, in the Name of Jesus. Amen.
Use the words you read in the “Go Deeper” scriptures to strengthen your faith. Rejoice for you’re not alone.