The life of victory is what God desires for all His children. Jesus was crucified for our victory. When a person is born again, he or she is born into the family of God, the family of victory. God begins to work in the life of such people and guides them to actualise the victory obtained for them through the death and resurrection of Christ.
Believers are law enforcement agents of the Kingdom of God. For you to carry out such duties you must be born again. John 3:3,
for everyone born of God overcomes the world.
1 John 5:4a (NIV)
But in my own opinion, the ultimate victory anyone could have in life is to be born again. It is the moment one is translated from the Kingdom of darkness to light. Satan’s power has been defeated on one’s behalf. Colossians 1:12-15. Satan then will have no right to one’s life, property and family. The only right Satan could have is the one we give to him through sin, ignorance, anxiety and fear.
In many Church circle today, believers are mainly taught on how to pray for victory with less emphasis on how to appropriate those victory. Believers need to know that victory is their birth rights and inheritance in Christ. The focus should be on how to make a demand for it. By letting them know it’s already their inheritance in Christ by virtue of salvation.
According to the scriptures, victory is credited into our spiritual accounts soon as we become the citizens of the Kingdom of God. It is part of our spiritual welfare package. However, we need to make a withdrawal. Because, what is the benefit of a money lying down in our accounts without us making a withdrawal? However victory as our inheritance could be appropriated into our lives in many different ways.
But before mentioning those ways, I will like to establish three other factors that will give us the understanding of how we can enforce our victory. The three factors below must be in place and must be understood.
The Law giver
The Law enforcers
Who is the lawgiver? Isaiah 33:22. The law giver is our God. He instituted the law of victory for all the believers.
What are the laws? Psalm 119:97. Psalm 19:7, Romans 8:2. The word of God as our constitution helps us to know the position of authority we are in God. Having given us authority over the power of Satan and his potential atrocities.
Who are the enforcers? James 1:22. Every believer in Christ are the enforcer of the promises of God. It is our duty to implement what God already made available and freely given to us. Obeying the word of God is our primary assignment.
What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us. 1 Corinthians 2:12(NIV)
HOW DO I ENFORCE MY VICTORY?
How then can we enforce the victory that we have in Christ. If truly they have been obtained for us, how then can we experience it in our lives? Below are my recommendations:
Know it: Satan takes advantage of us when we are ignorant. 2 Peter 2: 2-4, Philippians 1:6, Ignorant can make one to be a victim of oppression. In the Kingdom of God knowledge is vital. Isaiah 5:13. Prayer is very good in our lives but sometimes we direct our prayers wrongly when it comes to living a victorious life. Apostle Paul prayed for believers to have knowledge of their victory. Ephesians 1:17-18. Elisha’s also prayed for the eyes of servant to be opened to see the victory God already put in place in 2 Kings 6:15-17. The more we know what we have in Christ the more we know how to place a demand on them and be at peace.
Believe it: The victory that has overcome the world is our FAITH. 1 John 5:4b. Unbelief opposes the move of God. Jesus could not perform outstanding miracles in His home town due to unbelief not because He wasn’t willing to heal or deliver people. Matthew 13:58. Romans 10:14. Therefore to develop your faith you must know God for yourself. 3:15-19, 4:1. Knowing God, opens you to know more of His ability. Job 42:5. We’ve got to take God by His words.
Confess it: Confession is not for sin alone Hebrews 10:23. I like the story in 2 Kings 4:8-37, The story is about the Shunammite woman who continuously says, ‘It is well’. Even though her son was stone dead. She refused to utter negative confession from her mouth. Your mouth must say the same thing your heart believes. You can’t believe in victory and continue to talk about defeat. Joel 3:10
Be appreciative of what you already have: 1Timothy 6:6. Contentment is not an enemy of ambition neither does it promotes complacency. Rather it helps us to do self-appraisal and appreciate God for what He has done. Everything is not gloom and doom in our lives! There is always something to thank God for in your life. And whenever we thank God for the victory we already have, we set ourselves up to receive more victories in every area of our lives. E.g. Luke 17:11-19