Talk about motivational speeches, this just gets me ready to conquer the Goliaths in my life! I’m so tired of being attacked by the enemy, he’s relentless in his attacks on God’s children, because he knows we already have won and wants to trick us into thinking we can still be defeated – BUT the truth is, we can’t!
For every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith. And who can win this battle against the world? Only those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God. (1 John 5:4 NLT)
Once we have believed and confessed that Jesus is the Son of God, that he died on the cross for mankind’s sins, rose again on the third day and is now seated in Heaven at God’s right hand – we became children of God! We are now co-heirs with Christ and we have been made righteous by the blood of Jesus!
For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.
So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children.t Now we call him, “Abba, Father.” For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children.
And since we are his children, we are his heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God’s glory. But if we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering. (Romans 8:14-17 NLT)
That suffering is what the devil brings upon us, but because of Christ we can defeat the devil and the suffering he brings us. Jesus bore the cross, the misery and death for us – but he defeated the devil when he rose again on that third day! So anything the devil brings to us, we can refuse it and kick it back to him. David stood up, without fear, and told Goliath that he was going to defeat him, not because of who he was, but because of WHO his GOD was! And that’s exactly what we need to do! When the devil attacks, grab a scripture and defeat him with that sword, say it out loud! When we speak God’s Word over the enemy and the circumstance, we are calling on God’s truth over the devil’s lies and there’s no greater power than the name of Jesus – so believe it and use it!
Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave him the name above all other names, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Philippians 2:9-11 NLT)
So stand up to your Goliath now, whether it be finances, illness, or relationships – speak the Word of God over that circumstance and be free from the bondage that the devil is trying to ensnare you with – every time we allow the devil to defeat us it’s like Jesus being crucified for you again. Stop living in defeat, when Jesus is victorious, it’s not by your strength but by Christ’s strength we fight. Jesus has already won, claim the victory and receive the blessings, favor and grace that God has for you!!
Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you with My [victorious] right hand of rightness and justice. (Isaiah 41:10 AMP)