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Fighting FROM Victory!
John 19:30 -“When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit”
One of the most profound statement that Jesus ever made and one that I believe He will never make again is “it is finished”. There are many profound statements made by Jesus but this is like the mother of all statements which every believer need to fully comprehend, embrace, believe and live out as we stand at the Gates to pray and make intercession.
As believers and even as Gatekeepers, our standing and our authority rests totally on this statement. Because of the accomplished work of Jesus by His death on the cross and through His resurrection on the 3rd day we have the victory. Jesus made an open shame of the devil once and for all. It is a completed work.
Colossians 2:12-15– “having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the powerful working of God, who raised him from the dead. And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by cancelling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross. He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him.”
2 Corinthians 5:17– “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come”
Do you pray with the understanding of Jesus’s victory? The shedding of His blood, His death and resurrection cancelled your debts with all the Legal demands, and all your trespasses?
Let us remember this position as we pray for our leaders this week.
Romans 13:1 “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.”
1 Timothy 2:1-3 “First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior,”
I want to encourage us all during these difficult times in the nations, that it is not a season to be fearful but a time to re-align and renew our minds as victorious Saints and start to pray FROM a position of victory and not FOR victory because Jesus got the victory for us already over 2000 years ago.
Arise with authority of the finished work, and ENFORCE the victory that is already yours. It’s the best position to be in.
Luke 10:19 “Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you.”
Have a victorious week!
Även James W. Goll skriver på samma tema i dessa två artiklar:
Praying from a Victorious Perspective
Praying From Victory Not Towards It!