KEY SCRIPTURE: Genesis 22:17 KJV “That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;”
A critical study of the life of the Israelites in the old testament reveal that so long as they were in obedience to the Lord, they never lost any battle. No matter the size and magnitude of their enemies they were always victorious. In our key scripture the Lord blessed Abraham and covenanted with him that his seed shall possess the gate of their enemies. The meaning of that word means they would always dispose their enemies. They would never for once be overpowered by their enemies. It was in the light of this that Joshua could not take the defeat from the city of Ai. Joshua 7:6 KJV “And Joshua rent his clothes, and fell to the earth upon his face before the ark of the LORD until the eventide, he and the elders of Israel, and put dust upon their heads”. Iniquity had entered their midst. It simply means they had not kept faith with the Lord.
The life and experiences of David buttresses this point so much. He fought about fifty-six (56) fights and never lost any. Every battle was the Lord’s. He never fought for himself. God has no failure in any form for the seed of Abraham. Dear child of God, you are also a seed of Abraham just like David. Galatians 3:29 KJV “And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise”. Now who are our enemies? Our Enemies are devils which are manifested in various forms. Sin, diseases and every satanic activities. No child of God must give in to sin. No disease is strong enough to destroy you. No ancestral power must overpower you.
Why are many Christians defeated?
1.Many children of God do not have a consciousness of continuous victory always.
2. Many children of God do not stick diligently to the word of God in times of challenges.
These are the two main reasons why many Christians live a life of up and down Christian life.
My life is not up and down, but upward and forward. I always expect victory in every context and I always have victory. I stay with the word no matter the gravity of the challenge. I walk in perfect health, victory over sin and I’m prosperous in every way. Glory be to God.
Luke 10:19 KJV. “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you”
Romans 8:37 KJV. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us”.