I have a testimony to share this week: I have been teaching and believing that I am who God says I am – I am a child of God and I have the powers and abilities that the Word of God says I do. I live by faith in this teaching. But the enemy has been targeting me intensively lately and by Monday I found myself at a low point, feeling discouraged and depleted. I even felt that the enemy was getting the better of me….
Then I was reminded of a basic principle: Struggle is one of life’s greatest teachers. Struggle is where you learn how God wants to use you in this life. Struggle is where you stop leaning on your own understanding and start leaning on the wisdom of the Lord. It is in the struggle and in the storm that God teaches you strength.
I was reminded, it is essential that I know and fully identify with my identity in Christ….
Whom the Son sets free is free indeed. Your pain from yesterday is finished. Your brokenness is finished. Your hurt is finished. He’ll give you life in place of death. Hope in place of sorrow. Strength in place of weakness. In Jesus name, it is finished!
God is your Father, YOU are a child of the Most High God – nothing is impossible to you, you are (already) more than a conqueror, He is for you, not against you. When you believe that, you will never be the same. FURTHERMORE “For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world – our faith”. (1John 5:4) – you can overcome everything the world throws your way empowered by an overcoming faith rooted in the victory of the Son of God. “But I don’t FEEL victorious…” You cannot declare negative things about yourself (and give power to the enemy) and expect to live a positive life! Align with the Word!
I needed to lay hold of my overcoming faith: No weapon formed against me shall prosper, no enemy can defeat me, and no barrier can keep me from God’s promise. I am a champion, because of what Christ gave me at the cross
Jesus never promised you an “easy journey” – but He did promise to be with you through it all and that He has already overcome the world – you already have victory over the enemy – he is already defeated. Then why do we let ourselves live “defeated”? Because we have not yet fully identified or taken possession of our new identity in Christ.
God’s plans for you will prevail! No man, no hater, no devil can stop what God has for you. Receive the FINISHED work of Jesus. There is nothing that the blood of Jesus cannot handle! He has ALREADY given you victory
When God says throughout His Word that He will sustain you it literally means that He will strengthen you, He will provide for you. It means that He will guide you, that He will nourish you, that He will open things up for you.
You have reason to rejoice today because the God that we serve is sitting on the throne and is in total control. Everything will be alright. Isa 41:10 Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand
Let all discouragement be broken off now & the Lord show you the deception of the enemy and the truth of His love and hope AND your identity in Christ