Enjoying victory in Battles
“For thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle: thou hast subdued under me those that rose up against me. Thou hast also given me the necks of mine enemies; that I might destroy them that hate me.”
Psalms 18:39-40
God is the One who empowers us to face the battles of life. And He is the One also who subdues our enemies under our feet! Hallelujah!
No doubt, we are faced with one battle or the other every now and then. Whether we are conscious of it or not. Don’t be perturbed, battles are part of our journeys through life. We are born into it, and till Jesus comes back, there will be battles to be fought. The truth is that battles are real. Also, our victory is real!
As Christians, our battles majorly are spiritual in nature, as we are not fighting against humans or flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. The Bible says, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Ephesians 6:12
The force behind our victory is God. He is the One who causes us to triumph over the powers of the enemy. To be victorious, we must accept the responsibility to become strong in God and in His mighty power. We must put on all of His armour so that we will be able to stand firm against all the warfare strategies of the devil. We don’t need Ak47 or missiles to fight the devil and his cohorts. The Bible says, “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds.”
2 Corinthians 10:4
Let’s consider 3 important weapons to use against the enemy:
1. The Word of God!
The Word remains our principal and veritable source of strength against the enemy. The knowledge of the word is key to our victory. And Faith in God and His word will guarantee victory any day and anywhere.
“Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.”
Ephesians 6:16
2. The blood of Jesus Christ!
“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb…”
Revelation 12:11
The blood of Jesus Christ is our victory-inducing arsenal against the enemy. We can only overcome the devil and his cohorts by invoking the blood of Jesus Christ in faith. When last did you plead the blood of Jesus? Right now, begin to invoke the power in the blood of Jesus over your known and unknown battles.
3. The name of Jesus Christ!
“That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;”
Philippians 2:10
The Bible says that at the name of Jesus every kneel shall bow. The name of Jesus is a spiritual arsenal against the enemy. We don’t know how powerful the name is, until we use it against the enemy in faith.
My beloved, one enemy that we need to combat ferociously is sickness! Many people have been battling one sickness and the other. If you are plagued with one right now, I have good news for you. Faith in the name of the Lord is all you need. Call on your pastor or elders in church to pray and anoint you in the name of the Lord and you shall be healed. The Bible says, “Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:”
James 5:14
I decree and declare that you will be victorious in all your battles in Jesus mighty name.
Yours sincerely,
Joe Jesimiel Ogbe