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Apply the Word towards Victory

This word was given to me recently from Psalm 1:3,

“He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.”

What a blessing it is to be given this word, which I gratefully receive as encouragement from the LORD. And I stand on this scripture for GOD’s will to be done and His word to be accomplished. (I think I shall memorise this verse, hold onto it, and remember GOD is faithful.)

Next, what shall I do with this word? How do I apply the word towards victory? Do I work hard to bring it to pass? Or do I simply walk by faith, trusting that GOD will do what He has promised? 

When given a word

First, I’m incredibly grateful for this Word and I do believe it is GOD’s personal word of encouragement to me. Therefore, I accept it, I trust it, I pray into it, and I obey as the LORD leads me… in order for His will to come to pass.

I called this post Praying for Victory. But it isn’t for my victory, but for His.

A common mistake

Isn’t it wonderful to be used by GOD? Whether it is preaching the Gospel or praying for others, whether it’s writing a poem after GOD’s own heart or offering tea to a lonely person, ministry is GOD’s, not ours. 

Jesus quotes from Isaiah, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed” (Luke 4:18)

… It isn’t me that is doing the miraculous or the kindness, but it is GOD working through me.

I might have to work at preparing GOD’s word for a congregation, or I might be the one memorising scripture so that I’m ready to be used of the LORD, but it isn’t my anointing, it isn’t my power, it isn’t me doing the blessing, but Jesus/Yeshua working through me by His Holy Sprit.

The most important thing

I believe 100% that when we realise it is Christ working in us and through us — not us — then in our total surrender, He can do anything. 

But the 3 ingredients to serving for GOD and His kingdom to come on earth as it is in heaven, is 

  1. to surrender and 
  2. to be prepared and
  3. to be available.

Praying for Breakthrough

In order to obtain victory, we need to surrender. Yes, we need to pray, but just we are servants of the Most High GOD. We are His hands and feet. When we realise that, then we can truly being to pray for the breakthrough. And the victory, GOD’s victory, will come.

Be blessed. Shalom and Love.

Sarah