What an awesome God we serve! You are welcome to this second half of the month. It has been a wonderful year and God has promised to crown this year for you with His goodness and your path dropping with fat things. Therefore, expect it and it shall be yours in the mighty name of Jesus Christ!
I started this month with the topic: You are Born to Win. You must always have a winning mentality; if not, the enemy will continue to defeat you. I started by telling you that life is a battle field and you cannot be declared a winner if you don’t fight. You must understand that this fight is not against any human, although they might be used as agents, but it is a fight of faith and is purely against the devil. It is written:
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places (Ephesians 6:12).
However, if you must winner every battle against you, you must be fully aware of your identification with Christ, at every stage of His redemptive work. Understand that: In every stage of Christ’s victory at the cross over the devil, you were with Him. You were hidden in Christ, gloriously triumphing over the devil. When you let that sink into you, you will develop a victory mentality; you will be conscious of your legal victory in all battles of life.
You have a winner covenant with God; He has destined you to win. You are not meant for failure or defeat, but for great exploits in victory. The good news is: You can have as many victories as the battles you have, as long as you abide in God and know Him intimately. It is written:
…But the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits (Daniel 11:32).
God has concluded everything needed for your victory. His intentions are not for you to go through ups and down, but for you to be ever-victorious in all battles of life. If you search through Scriptures all that God has said about you, and you commit yourself to doing them, you will win at all times.
However, you must understand that even though you are born to win, your victory is closely tied to your faith. The degree of your faith in God, determines the level of triumphs you encounter. Faith is your foundation for victory and you build your faith by how much of the Word of God you know and apply to your life. It is written:
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God (Romans 10:17).
The point is because many believers don’t really study the Word of God, they underrate their victory. They do not seem to understand their victorious position in God and so the faith in their victory is dashed. If only you can see that you have been baptized into an ever-winning family, you will never be molested by the devil. Therefore, release your faith in the victory you already have in Christ, dare to confront every challenge that comes your way and exercise your victory over them. Your will never be defeated again in the mighty name of Jesus Christ!
Now that you know that every believer is born to win and there is no challenge that is ordained to be beyond you, you must walk victoriously. You can only do that if you are born again. That is, born of God through the Blood of Jesus and of the Spirit. The opportunity to be born again is ever with you, but you must take the step of confessing Jesus as Lord and Saviour with your mouth and believing in His restoration power in your heart (Romans 10:9).
To do this, you should say this prayer in faith: Dear Lord Jesus, I come to You today. I believe You died and rose again for my sake. Forgive me of my sins, take over my life, make me Your child and let Your peace reign over my life. Thank you for saving me. Now I know I am born again!
Congratulations, you are now born again! I believe that you will begin to experience the reality of the price that Jesus paid for your sins at Calvary. All-round rest and peace are guaranteed you, in Jesus’ Name! Call or write, and share your testimonies with me through firstname.lastname@example.org, OR call 07026385437 and 08141320204.
For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian Bookstores: Salvation: The Way of Escape , The dignity of the Believer and Born to Win authored by Dr. David Oyedepo.