There was a heavyweight boxing bout recently between Anthony Joshua (British) and Wladimir Klitschko(Ukrainian), in which Anthony eventually won on a knockout. As for such fight, you must be in it to win to be crowned the champion. No one is conferred a champion or a winner without entering a boxing ring. You’ve got to fight before you win. Notwithstanding, with God, everyone is a winner with or without a fight. Believers in Christ are the only set of people crowned with a victory even before a fight. They only enter into a fight to claim their victory. When I say a FIGHT, I mean battles, troubles and challenges of life.
Moreover, no one who is an athlete wins a prize unless he competes according to the rules. 2Timothy 2:5(ISV)
Perpetual victory is the birthright of every believer. We are born to win in every struggle of life. To overcome a spiritual attack and the forces against our health, monetary resource, marriage issues and so on: your present situations not withstanding. I’m not oblivion here. Of course, I recognise you might be living in a spot that makes you feel DEFEATED. I’m not in any way disputing that. Rather let you know that the word of God is not at the mercy of our feelings or conditions. The word of God reigns supreme over our challenges….. And cannot in any way invalidate what the word of God promises.
For every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith.1John 5:4(NLT)
DON’T GIVE UP YOUR BIRTHRIGHT
God is ever a winner, A man of war and has never lost a fight. Being born again enlisted us to a family of God. Of course, when a child is born into a family, it automatically entitled him access to that family inheritance. You don’t have to pray for it. Of course, the portion allocated may vary due to the position in the family and the child being in the good book of either or both of his/her parents who owns the heritage. In the Bible days among the Jews, the first born of the family has the right to the lion’s share while the balance is dealt among other siblings. But this position could be modified for many different causes. Reuben and Esau were typical cases where their rights were handed to someone else, despite the fact that they were both firstborns: but in both cases, they were at faults…… Esau sold his and Reuben slept with his father’s concubine. Hence it’s very possible for one to lose what rightfully belong to them. May it not happen to you in Jesus name.
See that no one is sexually immoral, or is godless like Esau, who for a single meal sold his inheritance rights as the oldest son. Hebrews 12:16(NIV)
”IF YOU DON’T SEE YOURSELF AS A WINNER THEN YOU CANNOT PERFORM AS A WINNER”…. ZIG-ZIGLAR
As a child of God, you are born into a triumphant family. The transformation from the realm of darkness to light was our first victory (Mk 3:27). At the point of Salvation, every believer is born to triumph in life. And that doesn’t change regardless of what the world might throw at you. It doesn’t alter your nature, it doesn’t change your personality in Christ. You are born to ride over every storm of your life. You are above, not beneath. You are the head and not the tail. Why? Because you are on the Lord’s side. The side of victory. You are a victor because God is your father. The one that makes Heaven and the Earth. Nothing will befall you without the knowledge of God. Your test and trials must pass through the TABLE of God Almighty for VETTING. If He allows it, it’s because He recognises you are capable of defeating it. Don’t consider yourself defeated nor as a victim. Whatsoever you are going through has come to PASS. This you must know this you must believe.
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. 1Corinthians 10:13(NIV)
I will go forward in this series in my succeeding post. Please do follow me on this teaching. In the next series, I will spill the beans about why, FAITH, KNOWLEDGE and ATTITUDE matter to defend our victory in Christ. Satan is in trouble!
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