Summary: Believers at times really struggle with difficult issues. We do not live in a perfect world which means we have to deal with battles which confront us continuously. But Jesus has given us assurances that we can live victoriously in a fallen world. In
Battles You Must Win
Believers at times really struggle with difficult issues. We do not live in a perfect world which means we have to deal with battles which confront us continuously. But Jesus has given us assurances that we can live victoriously in a fallen world.
In order to enforce our victory, there are battles that we have to win while we are alive on the earth. There are battles that we are going to have to face as Christians. It does not matter how anointed you are, or how powerful your prayer life is. It does not matter how busy you are in ministry or how well you know the Word, there are battles that you are going to face and to be a winner, you need to be victorious in the attacks that come against you.
1 John 5:19 - We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one.
Romans 8:31 - What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
There are six battles that believers are going to face in their Christian walk which they must win.
1. Win the battle against your body
Our bodies can be our biggest enemy. Our Adamic nature demands conformity to the flesh and will always oppose what the Spirit wants it to do. The flesh will always fight against the truth of God and His Word.
1 Corinthians 9:27 - But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.
Galatians 5:19-21 - Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
2. Win the battle against your mind
Just like the body, your mind can also become an enemy that fights against the things of God.
Strongholds are mental habitual patterns of thought that are not consistent with God’s Word. These fortresses exist in the thought patterns and ideas that oppose God and give the devil a secure place of influence in your thought life.
Proverbs 23:7 - For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.
Romans 12:2 - And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
3. Win the battle against your finances
God wants us to win the battle over our finances and wants each and every one of us to be blessed financially. To win this battle, we have to defeat lack and poverty. Too many of God’s children suffer from the “not enough” syndrome. God wants you to have dominion over your finances. God wants you to have more than enough and one of the ways that you can win the battle over your finances is to apply His principles for financial blessings.
Matthew 6:33 - But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
4. Win the battle against your health
There is a battle that the enemy wages against your health. Jesus is our healer and our health and we can win the battle that comes against our bodies.
James 5:14 - Is anyone among you sick? 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.
5. Win the battle against your relationships
Relationships are important and the people we choose to surround ourselves with should be done with much prayer and consideration. It is important to surround ourselves with people who are like-minded and who love the Lord and who encourage us to pursue and fulfill our calling.
Proverbs 22:6 - Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.
2 Corinthians 6:14 - Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?
6. Win the battle against your soul
Matthew 16:26 - What good will it be for a man or a woman if they gain the whole world yet they lose their own soul. What can a man give in exchange for his soul?
There is a battle for your soul. There are people who claim that they are Christians but they are not saved. They do not go to church and do not bother with the things of God.