Fight like a winner
“Jesus has already won the victory, but it doesn’t mean you won’t have to fight. What that means is – you have the advantage. Your Victory over the enemy has already been made possible. All you have to do is stand in it, enforce it and contend for it!” Walter Bright
-fight like a winner.
Take some time to fully grasp the following verses. Jesus had given us the advantage over the enemy.
His victory guarantees our victory!
“The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.”
1 John 3:8
“He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him.”
Colossians 2:15 ESV
“God made us alive with Him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross.”
Colossians 2:13-14 ESV
“For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.”
1 John 5:4 ESV
“I tell you the truth, those who listen to my message and believe in God who sent me have eternal life. They will never be condemned for their sins, but they have already passed from death into life. John 5:24
So what part do we play in this epic battle? If Jesus has already won the victory, why do we still have to fight?
Our victory is already won, but we still need to stand in it
“You will not need to fight in this battle. Stand firm, hold your position, and see the salvation of the Lord on your behalf, O Judah and Jerusalem.’ Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed. Tomorrow go out against them, and the Lord will be with you.””
2 Chronicles 20:17 ESV
“Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication.”
Ephesians 6:14-18 ESV
Our victory is already won, but we still need to enforce it
“Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”
Luke 10:19 NKJV
“For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.”
Mark 11:23 NKJV
““Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”
Matthew 18:18 NKJV
“And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues;”
Mark 16:17 NKJV
“No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And their righteousness is from Me,” Says the Lord.”
Isaiah 54:17 NKJV
I love Isaiah 54:17 – Weapons may be formed – but they will not prosper unless you let them. This verse is about your God given and inherited authority to enforce the victory that Jesus has already won for you. It says, “you shall condemn.
Our victory is already won, but we not only have to stand in it, enforce it, but also travail for it!
“Then one of the crowd answered and said, “Teacher, I brought You my son, who has a mute spirit. And wherever it seizes him, it throws him down; he foams at the mouth, gnashes his teeth, and becomes rigid. So I spoke to Your disciples, that they should cast it out, but they could not…“When Jesus saw that the people came running together, He rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it: “Deaf and dumb spirit, I command you, come out of him and enter him no more!” Then the spirit cried out, convulsed him greatly, and came out of him. And he became as one dead, so that many said, “He is dead.” And when He had come into the house, His disciples asked Him privately, “Why could we not cast it out?” So He said to them, “This kind can come out by nothing but prayer and fasting.””
Mark 9:17-18, 25-26, 28-29 NKJV
There are certain issues in life that you’re going come across that will demand more than just the usual response. Some demons are stubborn, some problems persist and some habits become strongholds.
Whenever you encounter such things you’re going to not only stand in your victory, or enforce your authority, you’re going to fast, and travail for it. Sometimes you’re going do a lot of fasting and praying before you can begin to see the breakthrough.
Dear Heavenly Father, I thank You for the authority you have given me. In Your Name let all of Your enemies be scattered!
2 Corinthians 10:3-6
Today let’s take authority over all the powers of darkness.