BY Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith (1 John 5:4).
There’s so much negative information in the world today, and this has instilled fear in the hearts of those who aren’t rooted and grounded in the Word. The Lord Jesus referred to this in Luke 21:25-26 when He described some of the signs of the end of the age. He said, “…there shall be …distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth….” In Luke 18:8, He asked, “…when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?”
You’re to stand your ground in faith, irrespective of the challenges and hardships in today’s world. Train your faith with the Word to prevail against the odds and adversities of life. Refuse to give up or give in to the pressures around you. Ephesians 6:13-16 says, “…having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.”
Keep your switch of faith turned on, by staying your mind on the Word. When Satan throws the dart of fear at you, refuse it, because the greater One lives in you!
It makes no difference that the world is experiencing severe economic slump as a result of the recent global crisis; you’re the seed of Abraham! You’re a joint-heir with Christ; never talk or live as one who’s disadvantaged; affirm God’s truth! The creative power of His Word becomes effective once ignited by the faith-response from your spirit, bringing about a transformation in your life and situation from glory to glory. Hallelujah!
I’m strong in faith and in the grace that’s in Christ Jesus. I speak victory, prosperity, health, strength, and courage always, for greater is He that’s in me, than he that’s in the world. The Word of God has taken full possession and expression in me, through my spirit, soul, and body. Hallelujah!
FURTHER STUDY: Proverbs 18:21; 2 Corinthians 4:13; Philemon 1:6
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Hebrews 9:1-10 & Lamentations 1-2
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: 2 Peter 1:1-12 & Ezekiel 40