Summary: We all need to have victory in our lives.
Why You OUGHT TO BE A VICTORIOUS CHRISTIAN
1st John 5:
1Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.
2By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.
3For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
4For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
5Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?
The many defeated Christians are caused from a lack of understanding of our position and provisions given us in the book of Romans.
Romans 8: 32He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
1. The Heavenly Father over us.
Psalm 121: 1I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
2My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.
3He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
4Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
Provisions are unlimited
2. Jesus Christ going before us.
Hebrews 12: 1Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
2Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
3For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.
He went to the tree for you and i.
He went to the tomb for us
3. The blessed Holy Spirit in us
Romans 8: 9But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
Enlightens us of the will and work of God
Enables us to minister the task
Enthrones Christ in the temple of the believer
4. The word of God under us
Psalm 119: 105Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
The foundation stands forever
The faithfulness shall never fail
The furnishings will never be exhausted
5. Goodness and mercy following us
Psalm 23: 6Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
Mercy keeps us from getting what we deserve
Goodness gives us what we did deserve
Good bye only when we enter the Eternal house of God