Foolish, weak, or Victorious?
Are you living in the experience of Victory, overcoming everything in this world that might rise up against you? Look at what God wants us to understand:
For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world – our faith.
1 John 5:4
Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.
Do you see that? YOU are born of God and and therefore, YOU overcome the World! Now that is really good news, but if you stop there you won’t come into the fullness of the understanding of that statement. Keep reading because John tells us HOW that overcoming is turned into reality within our experiences; “our faith“.
Jesus confirms that our faith is important for walking in the experience of Victory over every thing in this world that would set itself against you. He attained the full experience of Victory for us. Notice that believing we have received that Victory comes first and THEN the experience and feeling of the victory WILL come into existence. Believe first that you have received the victory and then you WILL HAVE, a past tense indicator, that Victory WILL come.
“You mean to tell me Michael, that if I just simply persevere in believing that I will have the new better job, my bill will get paid, my sickness will leave, or the persecution will stop, that it will?” Aren’t you glad that i did not architect this plan for victory in your life? i am quite sure i (lower case emphasis intentional) would have created a way more convoluted process than simply believing. 1 Corinthians 1:27 – “But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty;”.
Who would have thought that in this scientific, logical, physical world we live in that something as transcendent as a mere belief in your mind, could change matter and atoms and ALL the things of this world?! Oh it is such good news that Jesus and John reveal here, isn’t it?
I want to encourage you to just believe today! Throw caution and reserve and doubt to the wind and just believe that you already have the Victory over everything you encounter in this world that would seem to be stealing, killing, or destroying; and see what happens.
May you walk in the FULL experience of Victory today as you go about merely believing that you have already received that which you need. May you also carry that over into someone else’s life on their behalf.