Victorious in Christ

Victorious in Christ
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The story of David and Goliath is a familiar one most of us learned in Sunday school. David was
a shepherd boy and Goliath was a Philistine giant, who represented Israel’s most feared enemy.
David chose five smooth stones to fight Goliath, but he only needed one to defeat him. How did
David defeat Goliath? He was able to defeat the enemy of Israel because knew where his help
came from. Rather than seeing himself as a defeated foe, David saw himself as victorious in the
Lord. David knew this because of his relationship with the Lord, who time after time had given
him the victory. Just as David was victorious in the Lord, Christians can be victorious today as
well. 1st John 5:4 and 5 says – For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the
victory that has overcome the world – our faith. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who
believes that Jesus is the Son of God? By faith, David called those things that did not exist as
though they did (Romans 4:17). Hence, he was able to defeat the Philistine army, which was
impeding the progress of Israel. As a believer in Jesus Christ, what is your approach to dealing
with giants – to managing adversity? Or is adversity managing you and impeding your progress?
Jesus said, in the is world you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer, I have overcome in the
word (John 16:33)

David was a type of Christ because he did not use a sword to kill Goliath. Instead by faith he
spoke a God-centered declaration and then acted on what he believed (See 1st Samuel 17:32-
38). Likewise, Christ did not physically combat the Pharisees. He reproved them with the
scriptures. Hebrews 4:12 says, the Word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any
two-edged sword. Christians are also Christ-like and have the Word as a weapon to use against
our enemy, satan. Take the helmet of salvation and sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God
(Ephesians 6:17). Speaking God’s Word over a situation requires us to do so by faith. Faith is
knowing that the Word of God is true and acting like it applies to you. Jesus said, “And I will give
you the keys to the kingdom of heaven. And whatever you bind on earth will be bound in
heaven. Whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven,” (Matthew 16:19; 18:18).

David knew that God loved him and would give him the victory. Psalm 57: 3 (NLT) says, He will
send help from heaven to rescue me, disgracing those who hound me. My God will send forth
his unfailing love and faithfulness. The keys to living victoriously in the Lord include reading the
Bible to discover who you are and what you have in Jesus Christ, prayer, fasting and spending
time alone with Him. Thanks be to God, who has given us the victory in Christ – AMEN

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  1. Robert Anderson : December 5, 2018 at 11:53 am

    Love it Pastor Ron, “Victorias in the mode” King David, one of my favorite people in the Bible a man after after God’s heart.

  2. Robert Anderson : December 5, 2018 at 11:59 am

    Love it Pastor Ron, “Victorious in the Lord” King David, one of my favorite people in the Bible. A man after God’s heart.

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