Victory begins with being alert. It is the key that unlocks the door of victory. As a child of God, you must live in the world were you face battle every day in life, every week. You have no choice. In fact, Jesus prayed in John 17:15 that God would not take us out of the world, however that we should be protected from the devil while we were in the world. James said it this way. “pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit the needy, helpless, orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world. Therefore, scripture holds the keys to your victory in Christ Jesus.
Being a Christian is not very easy. This is because you are faced with different kinds of battles in life every day. But the biggest battle is the one that can take you away from God. This type of battle has to be fought and one spiritually. The Bible makes it clear that the race is not to the swift. This means your strength cannot help you win this battle. Only the Lord Jesus can fight your battle for you. Because we live in corrupt and perverse world where the word of God is a very scarce but through faith you win the battle.
Now you might ask this challenging question. How do I keep myself unspotted from the world while living in the world? Although it may seem difficult, it’s not impossible. First, God would never command you to do something in His Word that you could never do. Secondly, God has empowered you and so many people with His grace (His power and ability) to live in the world and not be of it. So, victory is bequeathed to you by the Lord Jesus Christ through His death and resurrection.
According to Cambridge English dictionary keys is defined as a piece of metal that has been cut into a special shape and is used for opening or closing a lock, starting a car engine, etc. Moreover, if you want to experience victory in your carrier, business and in your life don’t be afraid of any problem, regardless of how threatening it seems. Refuse to be intimidated by anything or anyone. Be prepared to stand for God’s Kingdom, no matter what the cost or what other people might say or do. Don’t just know the Word, but put it into action and don’t allow the things of this world bother you. God’s power is superior and is able to deliver you from the hands of the enemy (Satan).
In this article we shall examine the keys to your victory in Jesus that will assist you to remain unspotted so that it won’t be stolen from you.
1. You must not compromise.
As a child of God whom God’s power dwells in, compromising leads to death of your testimony. Because you’re on earth, the eyes of people in the world are continuously upon you. The world is looking for an excuse to label you as a hypocrite. The world will tempt you to compromise your values. Political correctness and seeker-sensitive churches water down the truth so that it is not recognizable. Compromise blends in with the crowd and appears to be neither black nor white. God is not ruler over the kingdom of gray.
2. You must always walk in love and forgiveness.
As an apple of God’s eyes you must live and let love be your watch word. Because God is love. Love covers a multitude of sins. Your faith in Christ Jesus will not work if love is not present. While the Holy Spirit convicts the world, you must not condemn it. You must forgive those who have wronged you, speak the truth in love, and as a result, your light will shine such that the world will see your good works and glorify the Father in heaven. Without love and forgiveness you are no different than the world. But with love nothing can overpower you.
3. You must know who you are.
You are a spirit filled child of God. You are the light of the world and a child of the King. You are washed with the blood of Jesus and righteous. Therefore no weapon formed against you can prosper and you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you.
Unless you know who you are, you are susceptible to the lies of the enemy. Satan will attempt to confuse you and make you think you are weak and powerless. You should know that God have given you power and authority over the evil plans of the enemy (Satan).
4. Understand that Jesus has already overcome the world.
You can walk through, because Jesus broke through. Because of what He has done, you have been given His power and ability (grace) to do even greater works. If you can believe that Jesus told the truth when He said, “I have overcome the world” (John 16:33), then you should have no problem harvesting the spoils of His victory.
5. You must know what the world is.
As a child of God you should be able to clearly define what is right and wrong. Without this understanding, you might not know where the pitfalls are and you can easily be knocked into one. 2 Corinthians 2:11 says that if we are ignorant of Satan’s devices, he will be able to take advantage of us. You must be able to clearly define what is right and what is wrong.
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The shield of faith and the helmet of salvation is also among the keys you need to be victorious in Jesus. Unbelief and doubt robs you of your victory in Christ, hence the need for faith. I have good news for you; you can never be defeated. But your victory is only guaranteed if you make God your friend today.