“Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul” (Hebrews 10:38-39).
The Scripture shows that in the last days, there’ll be perplexity of nations, men’s heart failing them for fear; but we’re not of them that draw back; we believe to the end. Jesus said, “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33). Jesus already overcame the world for you, and gave you the victory over Satan, and the negative systems, happenings, and operations in the world; you’re more than a conqueror.
Your faith in Christ is the victory that overcomes the world: “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith” (1 John 5:4). Despite the challenges and adversities that you might face, don’t lose your faith. Remember, it is possible for someone to lose his faith. If it’s possible to receive faith and increase it, then it’s also possible to lose it; which is why you should be steadfast and unmovable in the faith (1 Corinthians 15:58).
Don’t cast away your confidence in the Lord, or His Word. Be courageous. Stand on His Word, irrespective of the pain, difficulty, or the challenges that Satan might unleash against you. The devil’s intention is to make you cast away your confidence and lose your faith: don’t grant him that luxury. Instead, resist him; tell him, “Satan, I’m not moved. I’m what God says I am, I have what He says I have, and I can do what He says I can do.” When you resist the devil he has no choice but to flee.
Refuse to allow anything change your faith-outlook and perception on life; maintain your stand in the Word, singing your victory song.
My faith in the Lord is my victory. I’ve overcome Satan and his cohorts, and the systems of this world. I’m confident in the power and ability of the Word of God, which I’ve believed, and by which I live, to move from glory to glory, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
1 Cor. 15:58
1 Peter 5:8-9
(Taken by permission from Christ Embassy Church , aka Believer's LoveWorld Ministries , Lagos, Nigeria. www.ChristEmbassy.org )