Most Americans and Christians alike are living their life in Fear!”
I don’t think anyone would argue that there is a very real fear factor in the day and age we are living in.
Fear can be a disabling emotion. It can hinder a person and stop them from doing the things they want to do or need to do.
Fear in the United States is the biggest reason that over 60 million people in the United States receive prescriptions for tranquilizers every year according to FDA estimates.
Let’s face it there is a lot of fear in the world; fear of getting hurt, fear of failing, financial fears, dying fears, losing fears, and all sorts of others’ fears.
People are afraid and fearful but as a child of God, we don’t have to be afraid. We don’t have to live in fear.
1 John 5:4 – For whatsoever is born of God overcomes the world: and this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith.
For all those who ever felt like giving up, you’re not alone. But instead of giving up, it’s time to fire up, there is something new ahead of you.
This word is for someone today, (The fight is Decided Beforehand)
Good news Child of God, I don’t care what you are going through right now, You are destined to win.
God has not given us the Spirit of Fear but of Love, Power, and a Sound Mind!
Tell your friends: (Don’t worry any longer God Has Decided Beforehand The Fight is in your favor).
Wow, what kind of boldness and confidence would it give you to know that you are guaranteed to win, that you cannot lose? That no matter how powerful or how strong your opponent is, no matter what tricks they pull.
No matter what their advantages over you may seem to be, you are the declared winner (and you haven’t even thrown the first punch)?
(Well as unbelievable as it may sound it is the truth)
I know it may not make sense (but from a God perspective) victory is (not) determined by the outcome, it is established by the income.
(In other words, it is established by faith, and faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:17)
In other words, you can know you have won the fight before you ever step into the ring.
I don’t know what battle you are facing right now, I don’t know what enemy might be raised up against you right now, and I don’t know what the devil is trying to do in your life today, and I don’t know what mountain is standing in your way (but I tell you no matter who you are or what your facing the answer is the same FAITH).
#1Firm belief and trust in the loyalty of a Holy God,
#2 Something that is believed especially with strong conviction.
Victory is not external, victory is internal.
Men in the world determine victory by what’s going on around them, or not going on around them, They determine victory by the absence of external conflict,
But God determines victory by what’s going on inside of us. (This is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith).
Victory Is, first of all, an attitude: (The attitude of faith)
Attitude from the dictionary means #1 A position assumed for a specific purpose, #2 A mental position with regard to a fact or a state.
When we get God’s word in our hearts it produces an attitude. A position assumed for a specific purpose and a mental position with regard to a fact or a state
See if this doesn’t help you assume a position for a specific purpose, see if this doesn’t help develop a mental position with regard to a fact or state or conditions
* We are more than conquerors through him that loved us and gave himself for us.
* Greater is he that is in us than he that is in the world.
* I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
* No weapon formed against me shall prosper, and every tongue that riseth against me in judgment I shall condemn.
I just believe somebody’s getting an attitude adjustment right now.
Victory begins with a decision: (The decision to believe that God told the truth)
Who hath believed our report and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed. Isa 53:1
(Who is he that overcomes the world, but he that believes that Jesus Christ is the son of God.) 1Jn 5:5
Victory is a discipline: It takes a disciplined person to manifest victory, Since our victory is faith and faith is born of the Word, We must discipline ourselves to believe the word regardless of what circumstances say.
Like the widow women with her little pot of oil, She went in and shut the door. You have to shut the door to everything that contradicts the word. (You have to shut yourself into faith) and shut out everything else, (doubt, fear, confusion, feelings, pain, sometimes friends and family).
Victory demands determination: Victory is not a one-time experience, victory is a way of life, it is a spiritual life that is born in us. (This is the victory that overcometh the world even our faith.) Victory is the spirit of perseverance, Victory is the spirit that stands at the door and continues to knock even though the answer is no.
Victory is the spirit that hears the criticism but keeps on pressing.
Victory is not a life without problems, Victory is a life that faces problems with a promise.
For every problem there is a promise, Victory is the faith that (clings to the promise) until the problem is defeated.
2 Samuel 23:9 – And after he was Eleazar the son of Dodo the Ahohite, one of the three mighty men with David, when they defied the Philistines that were there gathered together to battle, and the men of Israel were gone away.
2 Samuel 23:10 – He arose, and smote the Philistines until his hand was weary, and (his hand clave unto the sword): and the Lord wrought a great victory that day, and the people returned after him only to spoil.
Here is a man who became one with his sword, his hand clave unto his sword, that means his hand became welded to his sword, he held on to the promise until the problem was defeated, and your victory and mine are in becoming one with the word.
Victory is not based upon people, sometimes people actually stand in the way of victory. As in the case of Jairus Daughter (Jesus put everyone out except Peter James and John).
The old saying is, there’s strength in numbers. (That is only true to a certain extent)
That is if the numbers are in faith, and the numbers are anointed, and if the numbers believe the Promise.
(God does not recognize numbers, He recognizes faith)
Jonathon said: 1 Sam 14:6, it may be that the LORD will work for us: for there is no restraint to the Lord to save by many or by few.
Victory is (not) never going through a trial, Victory is (going through) a trial 1 Peter 1:7 – That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it is tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ.
This is how victory goes through a trial: Victory goes through a trial knowing that it is working for you.
2 Cor 4:17-18 – This light affliction which is but for a moment (worketh for us) a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we look not at the things which are seen but at the things which are not seen for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
Romans 8:28 And we know that all things (work together for good) to them that Love the Lord, and are called according to his purpose.
Faith has never lost a battle, from genesis to revelation True bible believing faith has never lost a battle. But you say, you don’t know what I’m going through, I’m going through hell. I’ve never been through a storm like this before; I’ve never been through a fire like this before.
(Well you ought to be shouting right now because you just prophesied your own victory) You said I’m going through, (Say it again so you get used to hearing yourself say it, (I’m going through, I’m going through, I’m going through) I don’t care what the devil does, I don’t care what he throws at me, I’m going through.
David Said: yet though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil for thou art with me, thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
The fight is Decided Beforehand
It may look bad right now but the fight is Decided Beforehand and at a certain point the devil is going down because he has to. It may be the first round, the second round, or the third round (But my faith tells me the devil is going down).
Jesus said: Luke 10:19 Behold I give unto you power to tread upon serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
Jesus said: Mark 16:17-18 – And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
1 John 4:4 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world.
And this is the victory that overcometh the world even our faith.
The fact is, as long as the child of God stays in the arena of faith, victory is guaranteed.
Romans 16:20 And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly.
It may be today, it may be tomorrow, it may be a month from now, but that battle is going to end, that fiery trial is going to end, that storm is going to end, and when it does you are going to still be standing.
This is not your first fight, this is not your first storm, this is not your first trial, I know it looks bad but you’re going to make it (I prophesy to you, you are going to make it because the fight is fixed, and the only way you can lose is to not fight in the arena of faith). So take unto you the whole armor of God, strap on your shield of faith and jump into the ring, the victory is yours in Jesus name.
The fight is Decided Beforehand
Conclusion: Perhaps there is someone here who needs to come to Christ, repenting of your sin and trusting Him as your Savior. Maybe you’ve been close to that decision before, but you were afraid to respond. Why, oh why, do you fear coming to Him? He loves you. His Son died for you. Jesus rose from the dead to give you the assurance of eternal life. If you have any fear today, it ought to be that you are afraid not to come to Christ.
Yes, and many Christians need to renew a deep faith in God’s goodness. You can come and bow here in prayer, renewing your trust in the loving Savior. Come to Him, and let His love cast out fear this very day!