Tag: Victorious

Unshakable Faith

David Wilkersonby David Wilkerson

 

“Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward” (Hebrews 10:35).

If you are a Christian, you are in a fierce war. In fact, you’re in a life-and-death battle for your faith. Satan is determined to shipwreck and destroy the faith of all of God’s elect. And the stronger your faith, the greater will be his attack against it.

You see, unshakable faith in the Lord causes hell to rage. Nothing poses a greater threat to Satan’s kingdom than a Christian who is immovable in faith. Why? Because it is by faith and its released power that Satan’s kingdom is subdued. By faith, righteousness is born and demonic fires are quenched. God’s promises are obtained and the mouths of lions are shut.

The apostle Peter came under a ferocious attack against his faith. His trust in Jesus so enraged hell that Satan asked permission to sift him to see if he would stand.

“Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren” (Luke 22:31-32).

God has given us a powerful weapon to use against Satan’s attacks on our faith. We are not to try to figure everything out. Rather, we are to set our eyes on “the great cloud of witnesses” already in glory who have made it through with their faith intact. (Hebrews 12:1).

What a picture. This verse depicts an army of victorious saints from every era, beholding us watchfully like a crowd in the bleachers. They’re wearing crowns of righteousness and waving palms as they cheer us on in our race: “Run with patience! We fought to the death and didn’t fall. God kept us, and our faith prevailed. The truth works: We won! We are overcomers. So you keep on. You can overcome in hard times.”

by Dvid Wilkerson

His Victorious Will

A.B. Simpsonby A.B. Simpson

Not as I will but as thou wilt (Matt. 26:39).

To will and to do of his good pleasure—Philippians 2:13

There are two attitudes in which our will should be given to God.

First, we should have the surrendered will. This is where we must all begin, by yielding up to God our natural will and having Him possess it.

But next, He wants us to have the victorious will. As soon as He receives our will in honest surrender, He wants to put His will into it and make it stronger than ever for Him. It is hence-forth no longer our will, but His will. And having yielded to His choice and placed itself under His direction, He wants to put into it all the strength and intensity of His own great will and make us positive, forceful, victorious and unmovable-even as Himself.

Not my will, but thine, be done (Luke 22:42). That is the first step. Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me (John 17:24). That is the second attitude. Both are divine; both are right; both are necessary to our right living and successful working for God.

by A.B. Simpson