Summary: Beloved, this message focuses on spiritual facts anyone who wishes to live the life of a winner must know.
Beloved, this message focuses on spiritual facts anyone who wishes to live the life of a winner must know. A person is a winner not by professing it alone, but also by accomplishments. If you sincerely desire to be a winner in the Lord, then, this message is for you. I believe that it will serve as a medicine for your spirit, soul and body, in the name of Jesus. Before we go into the message proper, we shall read all the nine verses of Psalm 8: “O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens. Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger. When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained. What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet. All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field. The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas. O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!”
We serve a God of excellence who wants the very best for His people. This fact is stressed with emphasis in the book of Deuteronomy 28: 13, which says,” And the Lord shall make thee the head and not the tail and thou shaft be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath.” God surely wants us to be winners always. Indeed, nobody wants to be a loser. Everybody wants to be a winner.
WHO IS A WINNER?
A winner is someone regarded as a conqueror. Romans 8: 7 says, “Nay in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us.” A conqueror will not only win a battle, but he will also hold captives and gather the spoils of war. He returns home with all these to show all as evidences of his victory. A winner is someone whose exploits have been made known or exhibited to all. This fact is the same not only at the physical realm but also at the spiritual level. Jesus is an appropriate example of an all time winner, whose exploits cannot be matched by anyone. Of Him Colossians 2: 15 says, “And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it.” That is the type of winner you have to be. Furthermore, a winner is a person who is well ahead of others; he is undoubtedly on top and not beneath. He is a person noted for outstanding or unusual accomplishments. He is someone who never gives up at all. He pursues, overtakes and possesses what the enemy has taken. Do you like to be a winner? Then, pray like this: “I pursue my oppressors, I overtake them and recover my properties from their hands, in the name of Jesus. I pursue the strongman, I overtake him, I recover my goods from his hands, in the name of Jesus.”
A winner is a person who is above adversity, worry, poverty, depression, fear, frustration and sin. When you are above, every other thing will have to come under you. For example, there is no way a bicycle would challenge an aeroplane in performance.
A winner is a person that the Bible calls an overcomer. 1 John: 4-5 says, “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 21: 7 says, “He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.” A winner is a person whose life is under the complete management of the Lord Jesus Christ. Such a person has left the management of his life to the Lord Jesus Christ. A winner is a person from whose eyes the scale of unbelief has fallen off.
All winners know the following things:
1. The devil is a thief and a liar.
2. The devil has no legal right to control their lives.
3. Satan can be forcefully commanded to restore whatsoever thing he has stolen.
4. All the seeds of Satan can be forcefully destroyed. (At this point, I implore you to close your eyes and pray like this: “All conscious and unconscious satanic seeds in my life, be destroyed, in the name of Jesus.”