I heard Pastor Jay Stewart make this remark. “We are to fight from the place of victory; not for victory itself.” The work of Jesus is finished and the victory is already ours. Do we pray and live like the victory is already ours? Most of us don’t. It must make Jesus very sad that we refuse to walk by faith and trust in the finished work.
When we pray for a prodigal child, a financial problem, a job loss or a friend who has cancer; we pray from a place of victory. Can you imagine how our prayers would change if we practiced praying from victory unto victory. In other words why do we pray defeated prayers; as if God doesn’t hear and can’t answer them? He is able to do exceedingly and abundantly beyond what we could ask or think or imagine. We need to pray with great hope and expectation to our God who is mighty in power.
Jay also mentioned that the blood of goats and bulls could only covered sin, The blood of Jesus does more than covers; it cleanses people from their sin. We are washed as white as snow when we repent and turn from our sin. It’s as if it never happened because Jesus forgives and removes the sin from us and remembers it no more. Hallelujah! What a Savior!
Will you and I choose to trust His finished work? If so; we can dwell in the house of the Lord forever. To dwell means to abide or remain. Jay says it’s not a hotel mentality, nor a renting mentality; it’s a come in and dwell with me in a house that’s been paid for. It’s a what’s Mine is yours mentality. Jesus is our Rock and our Shelter. No one can take that away from us.
Prayer in Motion:
Lord, help me to remember to fight from victory unto victory, not for victory but from the victory You have given me. When you declared, “It is finished.’, You meant the work of the cross was done. Thank You Jesus! It’s in Your Name I pray. Amen!