Are you ready for your victory? January 22, 2017
Reverend Webb delivered the message to our congregation that was timely and heaven sent to remind us of God’s faithfulness and sovereign power.
He stated that, “Victory is within our reach if we remain focused, faithful and, steadfast. God will rescue us from the trials we go through but, we must ask Him for help. Some of us will not ask because we don’t feel worthy or don’t want to then, owe Him something in return.” He then asked how many know that we already cant repay God for what He has done.
11 Is it not you, God, you who have rejected us and no longer go out with our armies?
12 Give us aid against the enemy, for human help is worthless.
13 With God we will gain the victory, and he will trample down our enemies.
Rev. Webb explained that in the text the Israelites had enemies to the left and right of them. David in this scripture prayed not merely for rescue but, for victory. Are you asking God to help you win?
God can use your situation to show His power. You can rejoice now in the battle. All you have to do is think of past victories that He has helped you. He stated that the battles we go through can be overwhelming. But, to pour out your heart to God and He will be merciful and supply the answers even if it is just how to go through the battle until He gives the victory.
He gave us several examples from the Bible of God’s triumphs
Remember to continue to praise God and remember His divineness. He emphasized that we should respect His abilities and that should give us comfort as we humble ourselves to His will and way.
Remember God is both perfectly loving and perfectly just.
Be careful when God gives you the victory that you don’t take the credit for it yourself. It is not your abilities that cause you to be successful but, God’s nobility..
The 3 steps necessary to find victory over sin.
- Seek the power of the Holy Spirit and God’s Word
There is a difference between reading and hearing God’s word and Doing God’s word.
- Stay away from Tempting Situations
Like a child on the candy aisle. We sometimes have to keep ourselves
- Seek the help of wise counsel. Go to them for advice or for prayer .
We all have areas that temptation is strong and habits that are hard to break. Philippians 4:8 Admonishes us to think on things of good virtue and report, to think on things that are honorable, lovely, pure and just.