Monday, August 19, 2013
Four steps that will ensure victory and they have brought victory over and over again in his life. They are in line with God's Word.
1. Make the decision: I WILL NOT BE DEFEATED, I WILL RECEIVE FROM GOD.~1 John 5:4-5~because everyone who has been fathered by God conquers the world.
This is the conquering power that has conquered the world: our faith. Now who is the person who has conquered the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?~
*For whatsoever - This expression implies the most unlimited universality. Is born of God overcometh the world - Conquers whatever it can lay in the way, either to allure or fright the children of God from keeping his commandments. And this is the victory - The grand means of overcoming. Even our faith - Seeing all things are possible to him that believeth.
Who is he that overcometh the world - That is superior to all worldly care, desire, fear? Every believer, and none else.~1 John 5:7 ~(usually so reckoned) is a brief recapitulation of all which has been before advanced concerning the Father, the Son, and the Spirit. It is cited, in conjunction with ~1
John 5:6~and~1John 5:8~by Tertullian, Cyprian, and an uninterrupted train of Fathers. And, indeed, what the sun is in the world, what the heart is in a man, what the needle is in the mariner's compass, this verse is in the epistle. By this ~1 John 5:6~ and~1 John 5:8-9~are indissolubly connected; as will be evident, beyond all contradiction, when they are accurately considered.*
2. Resist Satan: REFUSE TO ENTERTAIN HIS THOUGHTS.~2 Corinthians 10:3-5; James 4:7~
*~2 Co 10:3~For though we live as human beings, we do not wage war according to human standards,
~2 Co 10:4~for the weapons of our warfare are not human weapons, but are made powerful by God for tearing down strongholds. We tear down arguments15
~2 Co 10:5~and every arrogant obstacle that is raised up against the knowledge of God, and we take every thought captive to make it obey Christ.
3. GIVE YOUR ATTENTION TO GOD’S WORD~Proverbs 4:20~. Fix your mind only on God's Word~Joshua 1:8~.
4. REFUSE TO SPEAK WORDS CONTRARY TO WHAT YOU BELIEVE YOU HAVE
RECEIVED (Mark 11:23-24). Answer every doubt immediately with the Word of God.
Answer every symptom of sickness, unforgiveness, lack, strife, fear, etc. immediately with the Word of God.