God has endued us with power from on high.
And behold, I will send forth upon you what my Father has promised: but remain in the city [Jerusalem] until you are clothed with power from on high. (Luke 24:49)
Power – “authority”.
Endue – to put on and to be clothed with; to be skilled
(Luke 10:19) “Behold, I give unto you power and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”
(Hebrews 2:14) “ . . . He himself in a similar manner partook of the same [nature] of human beings], He himself partook of the same [nature], that by [going through] death He might bring to nought and make of no effect him who had the power of death – that is, the devil.”
With (God = Jesus = Word of God) on your side you cannot be defeated!!! There is power (authority) in the Word. Jesus used the Word to overcome satan’s temptations.
If satan is prevailing over you and defeating you, then it has to be for one of the following reasons: (1) A lack of knowledge of your authority over him; (2) knowing your authority, but failing to act upon it; (3) knowing and using your authority, but giving up too quickly because you are deceived into thinking that you cannot win. Jesus you are my strength in the time of trouble, disappointment, and discouragement.
Trials and adversities may come our way, but they cannot keep us from living a victorious life. Psalm 34:19 states “Many evils confront the consistently righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.” With God on your side, you cannot be defeated if you trust in , rely, and are confident in the Lord Jesus Christ.
No matter what comes against us, it will not succeed if we stand in the authority that Jesus has conferred upon us. In Luke 10:19 we read, “Behold I give unto you power to tread upon serpents, and scorpions, and over all of the power of the enemy, and by no means shall anything hurt you.”
As a Child of God, you have the power to overcome. According to I John 4:4, God said that, “. . .you are of God and have defeated and overcome them [the agents of antichrist], because he who lives in you is greater (mightier) than he who is in the world.”
Walking in Victory “That You Have Overcome”
Victory means deliverance, help, safety, and triumph.
Triumph means to overcome, conquer, joyful, and rejoice.
Victory is a sign that you have overcome conditions and circumstances through dependence on Jesus Christ, which is the only way you can experience victory. When one has overcome a negative condition or circumstance, his natural response is to rejoice because he is no longer pinned under or bound by the condition or circumstance. Therefore, he becomes free to experience joy which yields rejoicing = triumph = victory.
(Romans 8:37) “ . . . in all these things, we are more than conquerors through him (Jesus Christ) that loves us.”
(I John 5:4-5) “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God.”
(Revelation 12:11) “And they overcame him (Satan) by the blood of the Lamb (Jesus Christ), and by the word of their testimony . . .”
Defeat is not God’s plan for your life.
The key to remaining UNDEFEATED is believing, trusting, and relying on the Word of God. This requires using the R-Reading S-Studying;M- Meditating method. As you engage in the R-S-M Method, you will develop a closer relationship with Jesus Christ and experience true love, joy, and peace beyond measure – heavenly treasure.
When you use the power God has given you, everything you do succeeds, flourishes, and thrives because of the Word working mightily in you. Jesus is your strength in the time of trouble, disappointment, and discouragement. He is the peace that calms all of my storms, and removes all of my fears. He is the rock upon which I stand, and upon which my faith is founded. He takes you to higher spiritual heights, so you can soar on the wings of understanding and wisdom.
Wisdom is the principal thing, and requires you to lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all of your heart, mind, and soul. It requires knowing and recognizing that God is ALL MIGHTY and POWERFUL and acknowledging Him in all things.
Karmen A. Booker has been called by God to exhort and teach others the Word of God. She is the founder of Wings of Love Women’s Ministry (WLWM), which is a network of Christian women. Our endeavor is to create an atmosphere and forum where women can realize healing and spiritual growth, while cultivating their God-given gifts and ministering in their local churches and their communities and the world.
WLWM’s desire is to connect with other women who have battled abuse in their lives, and who have been held back from moving forward for whatever reason. We seek to encourage victims of abuse to go forth and grow in their personal relationship with Jesus Christ with more commitment & boldness, knowing that through healing and restoration “the good work God has began in them He will complete.’’
She has produced ministry resources that are designed to equip and encourage women to grow in their spiritual walk with Jesus Christ, and discover and fulfill their God-given purpose for the Advancement of the Kingdom of God.