Living In Triumph Every Day
Living In Triumph Every Day
Is my currency and inheritance
Ordained of God, for those in the Way
Regardless of the circumstances.
We leap over walls and run through troops
And Giants-Goliaths-become bread to us.
Through obstacles we obtain green shoots
If God be for us, who can be against us?
Like eagles, ferocious winds work for us
Carrying us upward from glory to glory
We’re more than conquerors, storms work for us
Change our playing field, change our story.
All things work together for our greater good
Because we love God and called to fulfil His purpose.
His Word is our weapon and our very food
And we win always, regardless of those who oppose.
Our trajectory is upwards and forward only
Because as He is, so are we in this world.
We command principalities and they comply.
Because greater is He in us than he in the world.
We have Authority over demonic powers
No matter how they pretend or camouflage
When we command in Jesus’ Name they bow and cower
We tread down on serpents and scorpions at large.
1John4:41John5:4,John16:33, Eph6:10-18,2Cor2:14,1Cor5:57, Ro8:11,28,31,32,36-39
Seven Sayings of the Saviour on the Cross
There are seven sayings attributed to the Saviour, as He hung on the cross between heaven and earth in the last moments of His earthly mission.
He was the only one born to die. John-the – Baptist saw Him as the Lamb that takes away the sin of the world. (John 1:29) He fulfilled the various types and shadows we find in the Old Testament: the innocent ram killed by God, whose skin was used to cover Adam and Eve before they were driven out of the Garden of Eden (Gen3:21), the Passover Lamb in Egypt (Ex 12:13), the various annual sacrifices, the scapegoat on whom all the sins of the people was confessed on and let go into the wilderness. (Lev 16:21-22).The list could go on and on.
This was a grand fulfilment.
Whereas these statements cannot all be found in any of the synoptic gospels, they can be collated from the four gospels for our meditation and revelation to us today.
Let us see the lesson they offer individually:
Luke 23:34: “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do”.
What does this teach us?
He is praying for those who were crucifying Him. He wants them forgiven because they did not know what they were doing. He saw beyond the natural. He saw through the eyes of His Father. And this is an example for us to follow. We are enjoined by Paul to be imitators of Him. (Eph5:1) John-Beloved told us to walk as He walked. (1 John 2:6)
He also said, “… as He is, so are we in this world.” (1 John 4:17)
Jesus also said we should pray for our enemies. (Matt 5:43-47)
So He was practising what He preached. We have to do the same. ( Ro 12:19-21)
And later on we see Stephen, the first martyr, following His Master’s footsteps.
“Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.”
60 … “Lord, do not charge them with this sin.” (Act 7:59-60)
Praying for our enemies also demonstrates our confidence that all things work together for our good because we love God and are the called according to purpose.(Ro8:28) And so nothing will happen to us unless He allows it. Jesus Himself told the high priest, He had power to lay down His life and take it up again. He also told them His Father was capable of sending legions of angels to set Him free but it was their hour. So Jesus had a sense of destiny. (Matt 26:53, John 10:18)
And when we do we will live a victorious life, no matter what. (2Cor2:14, 1Cor15:57)
Another truth we need to glean from this statement is that He died for everyone – not just those who were crucifying Him. In fact it can be said that we were also responsible for His crucifixion. We were all compromised by the fall of Adam. “All have sinned.” We have all like sheep gone astray and the Lord had laid all our iniquity on Him (Isa 53:6, Rom 3:23). He became our scapegoat. ( Lev 16:8, 2 Cor 5:21)
So as we think of this statement at this time and at other times we should be:
3. Forgiving and
4. Assured that all things are working for us.
5. we should be in no doubt that He died for every one.
2. Luke 23:43: “Verily, I say unto you, today thou shalt be with me in paradise.”
As we all know, Jesus was crucified between two criminals. Isaiah foretold this about 800 years before it happened. “He was numbered amongst the transgressors.” (Isa 53:12)
One of the criminals taunted Jesus, “He saved others but He cannot save Himself. If you are the Son of God, save us and save yourself.” (Matt 27:42, Luke 23:37)
The other criminal was wise, recognising that He was innocent and He was God, with the power to forgive and restore anyone who is penitent. And so he prayed to be remembered,” “Lord, remember me when You come into Your Kingdom. ” (Luke 23:42)
Jesus replied immediately, “Today, you will be with Me in paradise.” (Luke 23:43)
This underscores God’s forgiving power to the sinner, anytime he realises His sin and repents no matter what sin He may have committed. This may be unfair to the natural man but sin is sin in the sight of God and abhorrent no matter what man may think of it and if it is repented of , it shall be forgiven, no matter how heinous.
However, this is not a scripture to use for delaying repentance till the last minute. No one knows the last minute. (Prov27:1, Jam4:13)
We all need to have a short account with God – repent like David, once we realise we have sinned and receive forgiveness and restoration. We can also use this you bring hope to the hopeless that no matter how far gone they may think, God is still merciful and will forgive if they call on Him in penitence.(Ps51)
Even Judas, who betrayed Jesus, would have been forgiven if he repented.
3 John 19:26–27: Woman, behold thy son. (Says to disciple) “Behold thy mother”
In this statement we can see His love and care for His mother, despite what He was going through. He looked beyond Himself. This is the God-kind of life we have been made partakers of. Regardless of what you go through, see beyond yourself. See the bigger picture. Go the extra-mile. Be selfless. Care for others and God will take care of you.
Jesus, here was making provision, giving security to his mother by entrusting her into the hands of a trusted friend. He was putting His house in order, knowing He was going away.
We too should make provision for our dependants before we leave. We should not leave them penniless- broke busted and disgusted, lamenting and grieving not only for the death but also for the debts and responsibilities left behind unattended. This is why we need to work hard and smart and provide for our family. Paul said he who does not provide for his family is worse than an infidel and has denied the faith. (1Tim5:8)
4 Matthew 27:46 and Mark 15:34: “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?
This reveals the enormity and gross nature of sin. It is so detested, distasteful, disgusting, alienating that it even separated God – the Son from God-the Father. In this same way, we should hate sin and stay far away from it. It should also open our eyes to what Jesus saved us from.
Furthermore, it shows the dark moments we too could experience in life where it would be seem so grim and dark that we may feel abandoned by God. David foreshadowed this in Ps22. He also experience this type of dark moments. An example was when he was dethroned by his son Absalom and he wandered in the wilderness. Another occasion was when after defeating the Philistines and triumphing over Goliath and decapitating him, he found himself running from pillar to post, hiding from King Saul who wanted to kill him. again at Ziklag the men who were in debt, distressed, disgruntled, depressed, whom he had championed and recycled into business tycoons, turned against him when the Amalekites swooped on their camp , burnt it down and took captives all their sons, daughters and wives. They spoke of stoning David. He had to enquire of the Lord, receive a Word with which he pursued, overtook and recovered all. 1 Sam30:-8,18-19)
Yes, you and I will come to this “My God, my God!” moment(s). After all He told us to take up our cross and follow Him. (Luke9:23)
And when it happens, we need to encourage ourselves that we are in good company, identifying with Jesus. David had many moments like it and he encouraged himself in the Lord and came back up. Job was there and eventually he was restored. Naomi was there and wanted to be called, Mara, bitter water. But God was meciful to her and despite her lack of faith blessed her more than she could ask or think because of Ruth. Yes, you and I will go through the valley of the shadows of death; we will often go through the valley of Baca (Ps 84:6), the valley of weeping:, but we can, say like the David, “I will fear no evil. For You are with me. Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table for me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil. And my cup overflows. Surely, goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the presence of God forever.”
Yes, because you trust in Him, you will make that valley of Baca, a place of spring. You will go from strength to strength, glory to glory and from strength to strength (Ps 84:7, Hag 2:9). You will bounce back like Jesus bounced back in resurrection. ( Matt28:6)
You will bounce back like Abraham and obtain laughter – Isaac (Gen 21:1-7). You will bounce back like Job and have twice as much as you lost and even more (Job 42:10-17,). Therefore, regardless of what you go through, stagger not at the promise of God, in unbelief but rather give glory to God. (Rom 4:20-21) When your back is on the ground, you can only look up. And that is the best thing to do anytime, any day, everywhere.
5. John 19:28: I thirst.
When Jesus made this statement, His humanity shone through His divinity. He was famished, thirsty, dehydrated and and wanted water. However instead of water He was given gall. They gave Him poison instead. (Matt 24:34, Ps 69:21) It was prophecy being fulfilled. The word of God cannot be broken. Besides, it shows us that we cannot trust men in our hour of dire need. Man will disappoint us. After all it was those who just a week ago chanted in adulation, “Hosanna! Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord”, ( Matt 21:9)changed their tune so quickly to” Crucify Him! Crucify Him! ” (Luke 23:21)
6. John 19:30: “It is finished.” COMPLETION, PERFECTION, ACCOMPLISHMENT
What a climax of redemption! What an assured, victorious and triumphant declaration of a done deal. He was satisfied that He had paid the price-the highest price for mankind. It was indispensable and indisputable. Nothing could be added to it and nothing could be taken away from it. He did it once and for all. Hallelujah!
And because “It is Finished!” regardless of the depths to which you have sunk or may sink, you’re coming out of it if you trust in Him.
Because “it is finished”, you will fulfil your purpose. Because of “It is Finished!,” the good work God has begun in your life, He will continue to work at until He brings it to a glorious fruition.
7. Luke 23:46: “Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit.”
This speaks of a wonderful, glorious, joyful reunion.
Jesus ascended to heaven after the crucifixion and this statement looked forward to that. He was confident of the reunion and fellowship with the Father and the Spirit.
We too should be looking forward to the Lord’s reappearing. 16 For the LORD shall build up Zion; He shall appear in His glory. ” Ps102:16
Paul told us in 1 Thess. 4:16,The Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with shout of an arch angel and the trumpet call of God. The dead in Christ will rise first. And we who are alive and remain shall be caught up with them in the air. And so shall we be with the Lord forever.
He told us to comfort one another with these words. 1Thess4:16-18
We are also told, “He who has this hope purifies himself, even as He is pure. 1 John 3:3
John foresaw the Marriage Supper of the Lamb and wrote,” Let us Rejoice and be glad. And give the glory to Him.” For the marriage of the Lamb has come and the Bride has made herself ready.” (Rev19:7)
He’s coming soon and very soon to take His bride, who will be without spot nor wrinkles or blemish. (Eph 5:26-27)
Let’s trim our wicks and make sure we like the five wise virgins have sufficient oil in our lamps. (Matt 25:1-13)
Let’s ensure we keep clean our white garments and run our race with patience and endurance and finish well to the glory of God. (Matt 22:11-14)
So in conclusion forgive others just as God has forgiven you. (Eph4:32)
Cherish your relationships. Good relationships are invaluable. You cannot put a price on them. Take care of our family.
Heaven is our home. We are sojourners here.( Phil3:20)
And regardless of the distress we go through here we need to remind ourselves that it is temporary. Our light affliction which is just for the moment, works for us a far more exceeding weight of eternal glory. All things are working together for our good because we love God and we are called according to His purpose. (2Cor4:16-18)
Victory is ours in everything we do and wherever we go. We should confess it and expect it because of “It is Finished!” (2Cor.2:14)
Our Final Victory
50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption.
51 Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed —
52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
54 So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.”
55 ” O Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory?”
56 The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law.
57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.
There Is a Name Greater
The Greater the Test
The Greater the Testimony
The greater the trial
The greater the triumph
Our God is greater than the greatest
Higher than the highest
Stronger than the strongest
Bigger than the biggest
Wiser than the wisest
He is the Sovereign God
Able to do exceeding abundantly
Far above what we can ask or think or dream of;
Far beyond our wildest dreams
According to the power at work in us.
He can be trusted to keep against that day
that entrusted into His Hands
There is a Name- Jesus- Greater
Than any other name
9 Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name,
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth,
11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Phil2:9-11
12 Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” Acts4:12
“Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.
16 He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.
17 And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues;
18 they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
SEE VICTORY UPON VICTORY
See Victory upon Victory
Possibilities upon possibilities
See open doors and favours
Following you day after day.
See angelic hosts on assignment,
Ministering spirits at your command.
See the boundary lines fallen in pleasant places for you
See the goodly heritage assigned to you
Say what you see in the Spirit
And see what you say
Coming your way, come to pass.
Prepare for your celebration.
See beyond the natural.
See the Supernatural.
14Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. 2Cor2:14
57But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.1Cor 15:57
12 The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, He shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
13 Those who are planted in the house of the LORD Shall flourish in the courts of our God.
14 They shall still bear fruit in old age; They shall be fresh and flourishing,
15 To declare that the LORD is upright; He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him. Ps 92 :12-15
9 ‘The glory of this latter temple shall be greater than the former,’ says the LORD of hosts. ‘And in this place I will give peace,’ says the LORD of hosts.” Hag2:9
4 Blessed are those who dwell in Your house; They will still be praising You. Selah
5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, Whose heart is set on pilgrimage.
6 As they pass through the Valley of Baca, They make it a spring; The rain also covers it with pools.
7 They go from strength to strength; Each one appears before God in Zion.
18 But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord. 2 Cor 3 :18
18 But the path of the just is like the shining sun, That shines ever brighter unto the perfect day. Prov 4 :18
17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.”
I Am Born of God
I Am Born of God
Born of the Word-
The Word of Life
The Word that is life.
I hail from God
And Now in Christ
And Christ is in me
My life is Christ.
We share the same life
He is the Vine
And I am of the branch- the Church
He is the Head
And I am part of His Body.
I am a son of God
With the divine nature
A manifestation of His Word
With a future that is sure and secure.
In Him I Have:
HOPE, HEAVEN, HEALTH
ROYALTY, RIGHTEOUSNESS,rights and privileges,resurrection power
INHERITANCE, INTERCESSOR, INSIGHT
SUPPORT, SUPERNATURAL STRENGTH SUPPLY, SAINTHOOD,
TRIUMPH, TRUST, THINGS THAT ARE GOOD, Truth
ADVOCACY, ANGELIC ASSISTANCE, ABILITY
SUPERNATURAL WISDOM, KNOWLEDGE, UNDERSTANDING,sanctification
His Word is the Seed
That makes me succeed
When it is decreed
And acted upon.
1 John 3:
1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:John1:12
23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.1John4:17
5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.John15:5
2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,
3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 2Cor5:17
6 I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.
11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
Sudden surprise awaits you as
Every obstacle and impediment that have held you back give way and
Peace profound follow you, causing you to
Triumph in all you do and wherever go. God by His Spirit will cause you to
Enter and occupy your promised land and have dominion.
Multiple incomes streams will be opened for you as the Lord
Brings you into glory unusual, breakthrough that’s breath-taking.
Enjoy, give thanks, praise, glory, and honour.
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice. Happy Upliftment in September.
I Always Win
Father, I thank You that the earth in all its fullness belongs to You. Yours, O Lord, are the cattle on a thousand hills. The sea is Yours and Your hands formed the dry land. The silver is Yours and so is the gold.
I bless Your name because You love me with an Everlasting Love and Your mind is full of me. You make provision for me before the need arises and You are working everything together for my good.
Therefore, I will not fear any evil because You are always with me, in me and for me. No weapon formed against me prospers. You have given Your angels charge over me. They are ministering spirits on standby, waiting for my instructions.
Thank You that I am secure, protected, covered, and will never be disadvantaged.
Your Spirit in me gives me the edge-cutting edge, the advantage in all I do and wherever.
Your presence makes a difference, just as it was with Joseph. Wherever I go, I carry Your presence and that is what makes the difference. Therefore, I will always win, because all things work together for my good. I will always win because the boundary lines have fallen in pleasant places for me and I have a goodly heritage. I always win because I have the Divine Nature and the wisdom of God at work in me. I always win because God is for me and no one can be against me. I always win because God is at the helm of my affairs and fights for me. The battle is not mine but His. I always win because He has gone ahead of me to make crooked places straight.
So when I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, because He is always with me. He makes a banquet for me, right in the presence of my enemies and He anoints my head with oil and my cup overflows.
Even if I am blackmailed, falsely accused and imprisoned or quarantined, like Joseph, I will keep prospering, thriving and triumphing because Your mercies endure forever and Your goodness is without measure.
I am blessed, all the time and in every place. Even a place famine, like Gerar, Your presence will make a difference and I will look unto Jesus, the Author and the Finisher of my faith. He never fails. David said, “I was young, but now I am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor His seed begging for bread.”
When I come to the crossroads of life, I shall hear Your voice saying to me, “This is the way. Walk in it.”
Yes, I shall hear from You at such times because Your sheep hear Your voice. And the voice of a stranger they will not follow.
You will direct me by Your Holy Spirit, my Guide. You will instruct me and teach me the way I should go. And as I follow Your bidding You will bring me to my wealthy place, my place of a hundred gold return. Yes, I always win even when surrounded by my enemies who may seemingly outnumber me. I know, that I know, that there are more with me than are against me. As it was with King Jehoshaphat, so shall it be for me. That which is designed to destroy me will promote me. Those who come against me in one way will flee in seven ways. All I will do is praise my God and sing, “Praise ye the Lord. For His mercy endures forever.” And my foes will stumble and fall. They will destroy themselves. And what more? Where I have asked for protection, God will not only protect me but exceed my expectations by giving me a mammoth harvest, even using those same enemies. He remains the same, yesterday, today and forever. I always win. Thanks be to God who always causes me to triumph. Greater is He that is me than he that is in the world. Nay in all these things, I am more than a conqueror through Him who loves me. The Kingdom of God may suffer violence but the violent take it by force. I overcome by the blood of the Lamb and by the Word of my testimony.
I always win because Christ in me, is my hope of glory. Christ is my life. I was crucified with Him, buried with Him and raised up with Him and now sitting with him in heavenly places, far above principalities and powers and thrones and names, not only in this world but in the world to come. I always win because He made me the head and not the tail. He said, “Behold, I give you power over the power of the enemy.” ‘ In the world, you will have tribulation but be if good cheer because I have overcome the world.’
The Lord is My light and my salvation. He is the strength and stronghold of my life. This is why I always win.
Step Out of the Boat
You have to have to step out
of the boat to walk on water.
You have to doubt your doubt;
Know there is a power higher
Able to do beyond your wildest dream.
You have to step out in faith
Saying, “If I perish, I perish,” like Esther.
And God would honour your faith
And You will not go under for going over.
He will still the storm and wind that will blow;
And you too will ride the storm and cross over.
So get out of your comfort zone
Step out of the comfort of the boat
And you’ll see the fruit of the faith sown
Defy the storm and the wind that dare.
Keep your eyes on the Author and Finisher.
Your test will surely bring a testimony.
Your obstacle will birth a miracle
Your enemies will push you into your victory.
Your adversity will bring prosperity and plenty.
Your trials will blaze the trail of your triumph.