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Summary: how to live in victory, to be an overcomer

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LIVING IN VICTORY, BE AN OVERCOMER

I can do everything through Christ who strengthens me.

Ek is tot alles in staat deur Christus wat my krag gee. PHI 4:13

1 JOHN 5:4-5

because everyone who has been born from God has won the victory over the world. Our faith is

what wins the victory over the world.

Who wins the victory over the world? Isn't it the person who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

Want alles wat uit God gebore is, oorwin die wêreld; en dit is die oorwinning wat die wêreld oorwin het, naamlik ons geloof.

Wie anders is dit wat die wêreld oorwin as hy wat glo dat Jesus die Seun van God is?

As born again children of God we are destined to be victorious and overcomers.

We need to realize and discover this truth that we are born of God, we can live in victory every day.

In order to enforce our victory, there are battles that we have to win while we are alive on earth.

There are battles that we are going 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 an overcomer you need

to be victorious in the attacks that come against you.

How many attacks have you have?

There are six major battles that we as believers must face in our Christian walk which we must

overcome.

1) Win the battle against your body

Galations 5:19-21Now, the effects of the corrupt nature are obvious: illicit sex, perversion, promiscuity,idolatry, drug use, hatred, rivalry, jealousy, angry outbursts, selfish ambition,

conflict, factions, envy, drunkenness, wild partying, and similar things. I've told you in the past and

I'm telling you again that people who do these kinds of things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

But the spiritual nature produces love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

En die werke van die vlees is openbaar, naamlik owerspel, hoerery, onreinheid, ongebondenheid;

afgodery, towery, vyandskap, twis, jaloersheid, toornigheid, naywer, tweedrag, partyskap;

afguns, moord, dronkenskap, brassery en dergelike dinge, waarvan ek julle vooraf sê, soos ek al vroeër gesê het, dat die wat sulke dinge doen, die koninkryk van God nie sal beërwe nie. Our biggest enemy is our self, our body. The flesh will always fight against the truth

of God and His word. Satan uses suffering. Because we are disobedient to the word

of God, and we are human and do things that result in suffering.

2) Win the battle against your mind.

Romans 12:2

Don't become like the people of this world. Instead, change the way you think. Then you will

always be able to determine what God really wants-what is good, pleasing, and perfect.

En word nie aan hierdie wêreld gelykvormig nie, maar word verander deur die vernuwing van julle gemoed, sodat julle kan beproef wat die goeie en welgevallige en volmaakte wil van God is.

Just like your body, your mind can also become an enemy that fights against the things

of God. Why would satan want to attack your mind, because it is the part of the image of

God where He communicates with you and reveals His will to you.

When the devil roars in your head telling you lies start roaring the word of God back at him

Your thought life leads to an attitude

Your attitude leads to an action

Your action leads to an achievement

Satan will deceive you by lies and will affect your thoughts.

3) Win the battle against your finances

Matthew 6:33

But first, be concerned about his kingdom and what has his approval. Then all these

things will be provided for you.

Maar soek eers die koninkryk van God en sy geregtigheid, en al hierdie dinge sal vir julle bygevoeg word.

God wants each and every one of us to be blessed financially. To win this battle we have

to defeat lack and poverty, too many people suffer from the ‘not enough’ syndrome.

God wants you to have power over your finances, to have more than enough.

4) Win the battle against your health

James 5:14

If you are sick, call for the church leaders. Have them pray for you and anoint you with

olive oil in the name of the Lord.

There is a battle that the enemy wages against your health. Jesus is our healer and we

can win that battle.

Is daar iemand siek onder julle? Laat hom die ouderlinge van die gemeente inroep, en laat hulle oor hom bid nadat hulle hom in die Naam van die Here met olie gesalf het. En die gebed van die geloof sal die kranke red, en die Here sal hom oprig. Selfs as hy sonde gedoen het, sal dit hom vergewe word.

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