‘We achieve this victory through our faith.’ 1 John 5:4 NLT
The Bible says, ‘Every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith.’ To live victoriously you must do these three things:
(1) Restrict the devil from moving in your life. Jesus said: ‘I promise you that God in Heaven will allow whatever you allow on earth, but He will not allow anything you don’t allow. I promise that when any two of you on earth agree about something you are praying for, My Father in Heaven will do it for you. Whenever two or three of you come together in My name, I am there with you.’ (Matthew 18:18–20 CEV) Satan doesn’t want you to know you have the God-given power to restrict his movements in your life, but you do. Use it!
(2) Dare to believe and reach for what God has promised you. Paul says, ‘Whoever sows generously will also reap generously.’ (2 Corinthians 9:6 NIV) A seed is anything you plant for a desired result, and a harvest is anything you decide to receive back from God. And both require an act of faith. Not only is God your source of supply, He’s unlimited, impartial, and generous.
(3) Wake up the dreamer within you. The Bible says, ‘Your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. Even on My servants, both men and women, I will pour out My Spirit in those days.’ (Joel 2:28–29 NIV) Your season of life and your gender are no problem for God. Just ask Him to rekindle your faith and refocus your vision. Choose to live victoriously!
SoulFood: Zech 9–11, Lk 23:13–25, Ps 34, Prov 24:29–31
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2023