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In our spiritual warfare with the devil, using the Word of God as a weapon and standing on our believers’ authority helps us “get our fight back.” This battle is all about maintaining the victory that Jesus has already won for us. When He went to the cross, He obtained healing, deliverance, prosperity, soundness, answered prayer, and every other victory we will ever need in life. Fighting the good fight requires that we recognize the victories that have already been made available to us, and maintain them through our stance of faith. The enemy tries to deceive us into thinking we must work to get what God has already given us, the same way he deceived Adam and Eve. We must be on guard against this. As long as we stand firm on God’s promises, regardless of what is going on around us, we win.
God has made many promises to us, but we need to know how to respond to those promises in order to receive them. The general answer is to respond in faith, but we can break that down into specific things we can do to conquer whatever issues rise up against us. These strategies work for our healing, our finances, our prosperity, and anything else we need in life. As believers, we are empowered to succeed in situations that defeat others. We are in a spiritual battle, and we win when we stand on the promises found in God’s Word. The enemy will do everything he can to push us off the Word, but employing our faith in what Jesus has done keeps us from being moved. Believing in what God tells us results in blessings, not because we deserve them, but because of His favor toward us.
Most people think that emotions cannot be controlled, but Christians have been given authority over our emotions. God gave us emotions as a gift, but we should not allow them to govern us or control our lives. Feelings of depression, rejection, or inferiority always have the potential to overwhelm us, but there is no reason to be emotionally out of control. The enemy uses our emotions to try to move us away from God’s will for our lives, so we must be vigilant against attacks in this area. When we find ourselves in a situation, we must not allow it to dictate how we feel. Instead of letting our emotions deal with us, we have the power to take charge and proactively deal with our emotions. Doing this gives us victory.
The difference between the Old Testament Abrahamic covenant and the new covenant of grace is that under the old covenant, no faith was needed to receive God’s promises. All that was necessary was to be a descendant of Abraham by blood. Under grace, belief in what Jesus did is the only requirement to receive the promises. This radically impacts every area of our lives. Under the old covenant, only certain people were eligible to be blessed; everyone else was excluded. Under grace, all who believe are blessed. Every division and limitation is erased in Christ, and we are equal in Him. The blood of Abraham is no longer necessary to inherit the blessings when we have the Spirit of Christ.
When we struggle with issues that rise up against us, we can draw encouragement in the knowledge that we are not going through our issues all alone. God, Jehovah Rohi, is the God who sees; He sees everything that happens to us. He cares deeply about everything that affects us and is concerned about everything that concerns us. He is not a God who is angry, distant, or aloof, but a God who is full of love and compassion. He wants the best for us and wants us to experience victory in every area of our lives. Believers have the privilege of being God’s beloved children through whom He can express Himself. When we obey what He tells us, our eyes will be opened to others’ needs, and we can take action to truly make a difference in their lives.
Because of the current covenant of grace under which we now live, we do not have to struggle to get what we need to succeed. Everything has already been done and made available to us by the cross of Christ. However, to get Jesus’ finished works to manifest in our lives, we must respond to them in faith. This includes our salvation, deliverance, prosperity, forgiveness, and every other promise that God made. We can claim the promises for ourselves when we understand the spiritual laws He established. Not only is it important that we are aware of these laws, but we must also know that Christ has given us specific authority to enforce them. Regardless of who we are or what is going on in our lives, these spiritual principles will always work for us without fail if we believe them.