Starting on the road to Victory & Staying on that Path
Has something tragic ever hit your family? Or have you experienced a situation in your life that has left you hopeless and almost paralyzed?
Well, we at Eternity Church feel really saddened by what happened to you and really MAD at the devil for trying to ruin your life and trying to destroy your life and your family’s life or even your future.
We know that Jesus said in John 10:10,
“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”
Do you think you can lay hold of that promise in the second part of John 10:10 personally for you and your family? Can you start to fight the good fight of faith to see abundance and overflow in your life and in the life of your entire family? I would like to start you on the journey of victory for your family.
So, I would like to say this: as HORRIBLE as this nightmare has been…as awful as the effect and toll has had on your family thus far… Jesus can turn this around and make ALL things beautiful….and I would dare to say … He can SO redeem this situation; you and your family can live a life of COMPLETE victory, total freedom and COMPLETE healing like you have NEVER lived before - spirit, soul and body.
Jesus can make it that you and your children will have NOTHING missing and NOTHING broken in your lives. He is able to not only make you whole but revive you to live a life of victory and abundance.
Do you believe? Well that is all you need for this to happen - FAITH IN GOD! This is the first step.
Mark 11: 22, 23 says,
22 “So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. 23 For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore, I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.”
I am not asking you to be strong in your own strength, no, it’s ok to be weak, get your strength from God and trade in your weakness for His strength.
Don’t even have faith in your faith or in religion, have faith in God. When the devil shows you your child or your husband or your wife is acting up…. remind the devil your faith is not in your child or your husband or your wife, but in God who is healing and delivering you and your loved ones. Don’t have faith in your prayers. Sometimes you will know what to pray, and other times not. Don’t have faith in prayer. Have faith in God.
Whenever your faith seems weak. Call a friend that is filled with the Spirit and with faith to ask them to pray for you and stand in agreement with you for your faith to be strengthened.
Also, faith comes and increases by reading and meditating on the word of God. So, spend time reading the scriptures.
Your second step toward freedom is forgiveness and prayer:
Now this can be hard for some of us cause hey, this guy, or company or even your spouse doesn’t deserve forgiveness you may say. No, they don’t. But neither do we deserve forgiveness but Jesus gave it to us freely for ALL our sin.
25 “And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses. 26 But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses.”
Now I have to clarify. Forgiveness is not a feeling. You may feel like killing the party that did you wrong. You may hate them but BY FAITH, GOD’S FAITH, ask God to help you to forgive them. Ask Father God to place in you a heart to forgive. Now forgiveness is an ongoing process because every time you see the people, or the school or anyone from the church feelings of anger will come up and when they do, that doesn’t mean you haven’t forgiven it just means you again at that moment need to ask God to help you to forgive, until you have no more unforgiveness in your heart.
Satan loves to evoke old feelings of unforgiveness, bitterness and resentment in our lives.
The same works with forgiving yourself. When feelings of guilt and shame come, recognize those feelings are not from your heart, they are from the devil to paralyse you. Do not accept them but submit to God and resist the devil, then by faith forgive yourself as Jesus forgave you.
No forgiveness does not mean you put yourself in harm’s way or keep subjecting yourself to abuse. You are asking Father God to change your heart toward that person, and have compassion for them.
However, God wants us to be whole and free so that we can love others unrestrictedly so in cases of abuse we need to ask the LORD for wisdom and to provide a safe place so that we can heal and start to love the way that He loves us from a place of wholeness
The third step to victory is saying what God says about your life and your husband and children:
For real change in your life you have to speak words of life over yourself and over your husband and over your family. Write down promises for you and your family in a diary and pray and confess these over your family EVERY DAY! Consistency is key for change. Believe these promises and continue to speak life over their lives till you see the change happen.
When you pray the problem then the problem just gets bigger, God wants us to pray His promises and then believe that we have received them when we pray. That kind of faith brings about the solution, AND it produces hope while we wait for the answer to manifest. So, pray what you are believing for…and don’t give up when you don’t see it come to pass immediately…. patience is faith in perseverance….it is faith in perpetuity, this kind of faith ALWAYS sees positive result.
It is vital that you speak only the end result and what you desire. Don’t counteract the declarations you have spoken in faith. Manifestations may not come immediately, i.e., you may not see what you have prayed for immediately; But Hold fast to your confession. Do not speak contrary or foolish words. Speak as if every word you say will come to pass. You can fill your heart and mouth with faith by daily voicing scriptural confessions. (Heb. 10:23; Rom. 10:8.)
by Pastor Lucinda Davidoff