Tag: Position

The Position Of Victory

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

In a critical moment in Jehoshaphat’s reign, God gives His people a prophetic Word. He says this: “You need not fight in this battle, station yourselves, stand and see the salvation of the Lord on your behalf…” In this is a secret of living a victorious life. The key is in the words “station yourselves.

God wants you to have victory in your life; victory over sin, over bondage, and over attacks from the enemy. It’s His will to bring you victory. But just as it was with the people in Jehoshaphat’s time, there’s something you have to do. You need to station yourself in the proper position for that victory. If you’re stationing yourself in front of the TV all day, you’re not in position for victory. If you’re stationing yourself in thoughts of fear, worry, anxiety, depression, you’re not in position for victory. If you’re stationing yourself to fall into sin, you’re not in position. Station yourself in the will and Word of God. Do what He says, step out in faith, and believe His promises – and you will be in position – stationed for victory.

Today’s Mission

Today, in whatever situation you’re facing, station yourself for victory by standing on the Word that God has given you. Stand and see your victory!

by Jonathan Cahn

No Pride of Position

John MacArthurby John MacArthur

“Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped” (Philippians 2:5-6).

Christ’s coming to earth is the supreme example to us of humility.

We can usually identify with what someone else has experienced when we have gone through the same thing. Even if we haven’t been through what the other person has, we can perhaps relate because we might someday have a similar experience.

However, it is much harder to comprehend what Christ experienced when He stooped from His lofty position at the right hand of God to come to earth as a man. We’ll never understand the magnitude of that descent because we never were and never will be God. Nevertheless, today’s passage presents, as a pattern for us, Jesus’ attitude in coming to this world.

As a Spirit-filled believer (Eph. 1:3-5, 13), the Lord has lifted you out of your sin and given you the privilege of being His adopted child. He thereby allows you to recognize and appreciate a little more what humility is all about. Like Jesus, you will have to descend from an exalted level when you reach out in humility to those who don’t know Him.

Jesus further set the standard for us when He did not view His high position “a thing to be grasped.” Loftiness of calling should never be something we clench as a prized personal possession to exploit for our own benefit. That is the attitude we would expect to see in worldly people of influence. But it should not characterize those who claim to follow Jesus’ standard.

In contrast, if you are Christ’s disciple you will see more and more of His humility in your life. That will occur as you continually exercise a selfless attitude toward the privileges and possessions He has given you. By not clinging to these benefits, you will truly exemplify Jesus’ attitude and more effectively serve others: “Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor” (Rom. 12:10).

by John MacArthur