You are beginning to get the sweet taste of victory, but still the feeling haunts you that you are going to slide way back to the beginning. You sometimes also have a bad day and here is where you must be careful that you don’t become wishy washy, stay on track, you know things are changing and you also know that you will have the complete victory. James 1:8 —Double minded man is unstable in all his ways
You will not slide back to when you first began, this is a lie. The truth sets you free and once you have five or six scriptures from the Word of God, (once you know the Truth, it is difficult for the enemy to take this away) you cannot go back the way you were. You CANNOT go back to the way you were!
I said to a lady the other day: So you would leave Jesus?
She said, “No, I would never do that!”
I said: Then you can’t go back!
IT’S ALL ABOUT KNOWING HIM!
Your deliverance is all about a revelation of Jesus Christ today and knowing that He is resurrected from the dead, and He has totally defeated the enemy on our behalf, this is the essence of overcoming. Once you know that Jesus wants you free, that He has already finished the work that has accomplish it…you CANNOT GO BACK ON THAT! You’d have to deny Jesus Christ completely.
She said: “Oh, I think I get it!”
The truth will set you free and lies will keep you in bondage.
When you get some victories, demonic entities are going to come and say that you can slide back over a weekend, but that is impossible.
Can you slide back…yes, but it would never happen over a short period of time,it would have to be little by little by little, over a long period of time. They don’t have the power to overcome you. They only have power over you, because we let them have power because of the thoughts we entertain. We LET THEM HAVE POWER. If we take that power away, they will flee, because they are already defeated. What we are doing here is getting you to the point that YOU know they are defeated, they already know it. They know that very well, YOU need to KNOW it also.
Jesus loves overcomers.
Jesus was THE Overcomer.
When you think about the Garden of Gethsemane and what He faced there, you are talking about an overcomer of the first order.
You are following in His footsteps.
In Revelation He talks about Overcomers a lot.
Why does Jesus like overcomers?
Because you have been through a huge battle and you have won just exactly the same way that He has won: “It is written”, you have relied on the word and the finished work and you have destroyed the works of the enemy, 1 John 3:8.
1 John 3:8
The reason the Son of God appeared
was to destroy the devil’s work.
Jesus was manifested to destroy the works of the enemy and now you are doing that.
All of Heaven loves that…especially in people that have been beaten up most of their lives in this area….bipolar, depression, suicidal stuff going on and have had a miserable life.
Jesus wants His Body to help them come out of this.
When you start doing this, defeating devils, you are really pleasing Heaven, pleasing Jesus, pleasing God Hebrews 11:6 and you are bringing glory to our Father. These are the works He was talking about brings them to His feet.
All who are victorious will be clothed in white. I will never erase their names from the Book of Life, but I will announce before my Father and his angels that they are mine.
1 John 1:4: you have joy given by Jesus as you sense the victory coming. Run with that!
1 John 1:4
And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.
How have you overcome? By faith. What is faith? Trusting the Word, trusting the Finished Work of Jesus, and acting on the word Faith without action is dead James 2:7. How do you know you are in faith, when you act …………….
Now without faith it is impossible to please God, for whoever comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who diligently search for him.
The Word has delivered you just like it said it would in Romans 1:16, going back to where we started: the Gospel is the power of God unto salvation to everyone who believes It.
The power is in the Word of God.
We have been ministering the Word of God to you.
You have taken it and acted upon it, James 2:20.
James 1:22: Act on the Word…this is a simple definition of faith.
Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.
Faith without corresponding action is dead. People who say they believe in healing and deliverance, but don’t preach it in their churches on a regular basis, then they do not really believe it. They are just giving lip service.
People ask me all the time: “How do I know I am in faith?”
You act! If you don’t, you aren’t in faith…..period!
It’s very simple, there is nothing complicated about it.
Faith with action IS faith. James 2:20
Gal. 5:22: fruits of the spirit.
But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness.
You are moving into the fruits of the Spirit.
Gal. 6:15: you are a new creature.
It doesn’t matter whether we have been circumcised or not. What counts is whether we have been transformed into a new creation.
Now that you are overcoming this thing, you are actually coming into the place of that new creature that you became when you gave your life to Jesus.
I heard Curry Blake (John G. Lake Ministries) talk about it once and I believe that it is absolutely true: “If you understand who you are as a new creation and you act on it, you will drive most of your issues out of your life.”
If you understand what happened when you became a new creation and you will apply to your life what happened there, act on it and renew your mind, you wouldn’t be in the position you are in now. What you are doing now is going back and renewing your mind to what happened when you were saved.
2 Cor. 5:17: As a believer, you are a new creature in Christ.
So that if any one is in Christ, he is a new creature: the old state of things has passed away; a new state of things has come into existence.
Say this: “Thank you, Jesus, I am a new creation. All things have become new.”
Have things become new in your life? “Yes. Yes”
This was true when you were saved, now you are making it true today.
And they go: “Wow!”, the scripture is coming alive.
That is our job, to make the Scripture come alive in peoples life’s. Old things are becoming new. The Word of God will change our whole reality, how we view things.
“Well, that is an exaggeration…”
No, it isn’t an exaggeration. It will change the way you view things completely, it is called transformation…. Romans 12:2
I have talked to people that have come out of depression, etc. and that is what they say:
“I have changed my complete perspective on how I view everything.”
It’s like looking at the world with totally new glasses.
When you line up to the Word of God, it will change you. It will change the way you think. It will change the way you act. It will renew you completely.
And that isn’t in just one area.
The lady I was talking about who was suicidal and cutting herself, because of the side effects of all the medication she had been taking, said she couldn’t read, couldn’t study, couldn’t take an exam and pass it.
I said: Baloney! When you get past this thing, the Word of God will renew your mind, you will be able to go to college and you will pass any exam.
She look at me in unbelief. I said: I’m telling you, this is true!!! You will see.
Two months ago she passed her nurses’ exam.
She has seen many ‘old things’ pass away, and she is walking in the new.
She has come into a living relationship with Jesus Christ and is seeing Him continue to set her free in all areas of her life. The truth had set her free, and she had resisted the devils and they fled from her, THE WORD IS TRUTH ………….
God is no respecter of Persons, Acts 10:34 and three other times it is quoted in the N.T. It means that God will not treat people differently, whosoever, accepts the word of God as truth can have complete freedom from any oppression.
Rev 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
You are making this scripture a reality in you live, no one can overcome spiritual forces any other way but by the blood of the Lamb, we all needed to be Born of God, have our sins washed away and then we seal our victory over any oppression by confessing with our mouth what Jesus has done for us, this is called in the bible, our testimony.