IT IS MY YEAR OF VICTORY (DISCOVER A NEW YOU)
Joshua 17:14-18, Joshua 18:1
§ We make so much noise about our inheritance, our possession, our victory, our breakthroughs, etc but yet we will not venture out to possess them.
§ Whatever limitations you may be experiencing now, the good news is that the “the Wood Country” is waiting for you.
§ Virgin lands, new achievement, great impact, breakthroughs, etc are all waiting for you to take.
§ Rom. 8:19 says “For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.”
§ That job is yours, that business is yours, that admission is yours, that scholarship is yours, though the giants are still there but they will move as soon as you step in.
§ They are only permitted to be there until you arise.
§ All you need to do is to stand up, cut down the “Wood Country” and take possession.
THINGS TO NOTE WHEN SEEKING YOUR VICTORY
1. CONFRONTATION IS INEVITABLE
§ If you are afraid to confront your enemy you will never defeat him.
§ For every demand for enlargement be ready to take territories.
§ Bible Reference: Joshua 17:17-18,
§ You have great powers at your disposal, you are not too small or too young, just think it, accept it, believe it and act it.
§ Jesus said in Luke 10:19: Behold I give unto you powers to tread on serpent and scorpion……………………
§ Paul said in 2Cor.10:4: For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty through God to the pulling………………………….
§ Paul said in Phil 4:13: I can do all things through Christ………………………………..
2. BATTLES ARE FOR EVERYONE
§ When you boldly confront your battle then you will be crowned a “Conqueror”
§ Let us consider this Scripture. Duet. 20:1-4
§ Duet. 20:1 says; When thou goest out to battle
§ “When… not if” no one is exempted we all have battles of life that we need to fight
§ Area of battle may differ but we battle in one way or the other.
§ The devil is ready to engage you each time you take a step of greatness, it is up to you to either win or accept defeat.
§ Rom. 8:37 says: Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through (Him) Christ that love us
§ Another requirement for winning is “setting things in motion”
§ Deut. 20:1 says; when thou goest…
§ Only people who have the right strategy have the hope of winning
§ Strategy may be inform of;
Knowing which prayers to pray for your needed breakthrough,
The required exams or subjects for that course,
The certification required for that job,
The training required for that position
Getting the right information for that opportunity
§ Those great ideas are nothing until you do something with them.
§ If you run away from those problems today, you will return to meet them.
§ Stop dodging it, face it squarely and get rid of it once and for all.
§ Stand up from the drawing board, you have planned enough, become a DOER.
§ Confront your situation, your poverty, your sickness, your lack of admission, lack of job, etc with those great plans.
4. HOW DO YOU SEE? (WHAT DO YOU SEE)
§ Duet. 20:1 says; when thou goest out to battle against thy enemies, and seest horses, and chariots, and a people more than you, be not afraid of them……………
§ You will always see your enemy looking larger than life but when you see with the eyes of the spirit they are just a stepping stone into greatness.
§ Ignoring a problem is not faith, it is foolishness. Faith is looking at an apparently insurmountable problem in the face with the spectacles of Scripture.
§ Heb. 12:2, Duet. 20:4
§ Elisha understood this principle when the Syrian army came and besieged him and his servant. 2Kings 6:15-17
§ Instead of looking at the Syrian army he saw the host of heaven ready to do battle on his behalf.
5. STEP OUT
§ In Mark 16:15-20 as the disciple went in response to the great commission, the Lord also went with them working and confirming the Word with signs following.
§ The signs will not manifest until you step out.
§ Quote from George and Halen Jasze the author of born to win (We cannot discover new world until you have the courage to lose the shore. We cannot walk on water until we get out of the boat. Whoever restrains you from a fight has robbed you of your crown. Whatever stops you from starting your journey has denied you of your destination)
§ You cannot succeed if you maintain the status-quo or remain in one spot, Go for something new.
§ If the Israelite had not stepped out into the Red Sea, they will not have discovered the express road into their greatness. Exodus 14:15
§ If Peter had not stepped out he will not have discovered how to walk on waters
§ As long as all the men of Israel refused to go, Goliath remained a winner but when David arose a new chapter opened for Israel
It is our year of VICTORY go out there and win your battles
If you must keep a company of friends this year, choose the company of the courageous
Choose the company of the conqueror
It is time to conquer, so arise and shine for your time has come
PASTOR LANRE AREOLA
for more details on pictures and procedures of the service: check our posts on www.facebook.com/gacikeja and our tweets on www.twitter.com/gacikeja.