God’s Definition of Victory

ALIGNMENT:
Sometimes things have to get worse before they get better. It’s about God’s greater plan, not our comfort or convenience. Past disobedience can leave a nation’s enemies in their midst that must be conquered once and for all. Sometimes the process of eradicating them is risky and costly. But GOD’s promise prevails in the end as He is faithful to deliver His people.

Josh 11:19-23
19 Except for the Hivites living in Gibeon, not one city made a treaty of peace with the Israelites, who took them all in battle. 20 For it was the Lord himself who hardened their hearts to wage war against Israel, so that he might destroy them totally, exterminating them without mercy, as the Lord had commanded Moses. 21 At that time Joshua went and destroyed the Anakites from the hill country: from Hebron, Debir and Anab, from all the hill country of Judah, and from all the hill country of Israel. Joshua totally destroyed them and their towns. 22 No Anakites were left in Israelite territory; only in Gaza, Gath and Ashdod did any survive. 23 So Joshua took the entire land, just as the Lord had directed Moses, and he gave it as an inheritance to Israel according to their tribal divisions. Then the land had rest from war. NIV

We as Christians must “man-up” in the face of uncertain times. We must walk in our Kingdom authority and truly trust in the promises of God. It’s time for the church-at-large to stop letting the enemy oppress them and RISE UP AND CONQUER!!!! No more cowering in the corners of defeat or hiding under the covers of despair. When everything around you seems to be failing or crumbling, God’s promises will STAND! Put your hope in no one, no thing, no circumstance, but in God alone.

God’s ultimate plan is to draw people to Himself. For those of us who are ready for Christ’s return, we must be willing to endure difficult times if that’s what it takes for more people to bow their knee to Jesus Christ. We can’t measure “victory” by how much money we have in the bank, how many vehicles we own, or whether or not our preferred candidate wins an election. In a Kingdom mentality, victory equals SOULS.

If only we could be like Paul when he said in Rom 9:1-4: “I speak the truth in Christ—I am not lying, my conscience confirms it through the Holy Spirit— I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were cursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my people, those of my own race, the people of Israel.”

 

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About Mary L'Esperance Held
http://www.maryloveslife.org

One Response to God’s Definition of Victory

  1. Nkem says:

    Wow! I just stumbled across your blog, and it is amazing! So amazing!To be reminded that there is more to God and life outside my little family. God bless you!

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