March 16: Faith’s Victory

1 John 5:4

“For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.”

Mark 11:23

 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.

Faith is the victory that overcomes the world. Everything of the world order is subdued by faith. Hebrews 11:33 tells us that the saints of old “…through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouth of lions…” They subdued the kingdoms of the world through faith. Faith in God is a potent, subduing, overcoming force. Nothing can overpower faith. It is God’s ruling and reigning force of dominion. Therefore, when faith is let loose, the world comes under its crushing influence. Our opening verse tells us that whatsoever is born of God overcomes the world, and this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith. This speaks of the faith we have in Jesus Christ. Faith in Jesus Christ as the risen Lord and Saviour is the victory that overcomes the world. This is the first principle of victory over any and every challenge that comes our way. This must always be our reference point for victory now and then. When you are faced with any unpalatable situation, remember that Jesus Christ won the victory for you, and your faith in Him as Lord and Saviour is the victory over that situation. Your faith in Jesus Christ is the victory over the world and every challenge that it presents.

That Jesus is Lord of your life is proof that nothing else can lord it over you. Your faith in Him as Lord is potent enough to overturn and uproot every challenge that comes your way. The Lord Jesus Himself who is your Lord is Lord over everything. He is your Saviour, so He saves from everything that threatens your life. When you begin to pray about God’s intervention in your life, remember that Jesus is already Lord over that situation about which you are praying. Through faith in God and prayer, you bring to bear on that situation the Lordship of Jesus. Don’t let anything stagger you from the solid rock conviction that Jesus Christ is already Lord over you and every affair of your life. Therefore, rest in Him, for this is the victory that overcomes the world, even your faith.

My Solid Front (Confession):

In the Name of Jesus, I declare that my faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour overcomes the world. Nothing of the world order has the power to overcome me. By faith, I subdue kingdoms, stop the mouth of lions, and work righteousness. I cannot be defeated by any situation, no matter what! Amen.

Further Meditation:

Hebrews 11:1-6; 1 John 5:1-4.

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