– See Your Victory At All Times
“And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” (Matthew 16:18)
According to our theme scripture, the destiny of the Church is victory over Satan and his works. And who are the church? Those built on the Rock which is Christ- that is, the believers. And so when He spoke to Peter, He was in fact speaking to all of us; and He had confirmed this before, when He said to Peter and the other apostles “What I say to you, I say to all” (Matthew 13:37). Praise God!
In Christ, we are bound for victory at all times. It is what God says, and He hasn’t changed His mind; for it is written that He shall cause us to triumph in all things (2 Corinthians 2:14), and shall bruise Satan under our feet (Romans 16:20). And that is what He sees when He looks at us. On the other hand, if this hasn’t been our experience, then it means we aren’t yet fully living with this consciousness.
You see, only you can limit the manifestation of God’s truth concerning you; and a lack of consciousness is one way you do that. David said that a man can have great honour but if he isn’t conscious of it, he will live like a beast that perishes (Psalm 49:20). Thus, unless you live from this understanding and perspective of victory, you may not experience the reality of victory. It takes sight to possess; and whatever you can see is what you get. That’s what God told Abraham (Genesis 13:15); and as spiritual seeds of Abraham He tells us the same- for it is a basic rule of life.
For instance, Jesus had given His disciples power to heal all sicknesses, but at certain times they couldn’t still do it; and he attributed it to their lack of faith- their inability to believe it enough to walk in its consciousness, and thus in its reality. Hence, we must do better. I know things may be hard- I know because I have my own days, but instead of speaking and acting defeated, learn to affirm your victory over it all. Habakkuk tells us to speak victorious words even when nothing seems to be working around us (3:17-19). Paul tells us to speak what we desire not what we may be experiencing (2 Corinthians 12:10). Let’s take a cue from them and agree with God’s Word today, and see a breakthrough even though what’s there now is a barricade, and watch what happens next.
My sights are set on things that are of God. My judgments are based on what the Word says, and not what the world has said concerning me. My experiences align to all He has declared. It may not appear as such now, but surely it shall come to that. This is because He has said all things are mine because I am His, and that He has blessed me with every blessing. Therefore, it is impossible for me to be pitied or to be a victim; I am a victor all day, and everything I do culminates into victory through Christ Jesus. Amen.