Are you expecting to experience a wonderful victory in your life this year?
Maybe you’re believing God for a new home or a new vehicle. Maybe you’re waiting to see the full manifestation of your healing or the salvation of a loved one. If you have been praying and declaring God’s Word and haven’t experienced any changes, it’s easy to begin to second-guess yourself spiritually. It’s all too easy to look at your situation and think it will never change or that God has forgotten all about you.
But that’s not what the Word promises you!
The Word says that God wants you to have victory! And when you’ve done all you know to stand in faith, He tells to continue standing some more (Ephesians 6:13-14 ).
To help you see a wonderful victory as we close out this year, we’ve compiled 5 Ways To Stand in Victory Over Every Situation.
1. Dare To Believe Without Seeing
“Jesus said to him, ‘Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.’” –John 20: 29 (NKJV)
When Jesus spoke to Thomas, He made it very clear to us all that seeing is not believing. Instead, we are to use our faith to obtain what we don’t physically see yet. For example, God used His faith to create this earth through what He spoke. He didn’t see the earth physically before He created it; He simply spoke the results of what He wanted to see and expected those things to appear (Genesis 1:1-31).
In this same way, as we continually develop our faith and speak into existence what we want in accordance with God’s Word, we can expect the things of God to appear in our lives. By continually developing our faith, we keep ourselves in a place of being able to believe and stand for miracles, even when we don’t see them in the natural yet. If we don’t have our faith built up, then we can easily believe what we see and hear in the world around us and not what the victorious Word of God promises us.
At the same time, it’s important to understand that our miracles and victories will not just appear. Faith is not a vending machine whereby you push a button or speak one scripture and a miracle drops in your lap. No, you prepare for your victory by faith, with the belief that you will see your miracle. You begin by building your faith, praying scripture after scripture, until you have no doubt and are fully persuaded in your faith. Then you receive your victory with that very same faith you’ve been building up, knowing that it’s only a matter of time before you see a full manifestation in the natural.
2. Dominate Your Circumstances With the Force of Faith
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.“ –Hebrews 11:1 (NKJV)
Faith is a force stronger than the mightiest river—and the substance of this force has the power to dominate every situation and every circumstance in your life. As a believer, you have a choice to use this force of faith to your advantage. Just as you can cooperate with the force of a mighty river and coast along with it, so you can also cooperate with the force of faith in order to grab hold of your victories. Knowing how to use this force starts with understanding three principles:
- Faith comes from hearing the Word of God. We’ll talk more about this in our next point, but no matter what kind of promise you’re looking for, you can speak scriptures out loud, and listen to sermons to build up your faith on a daily basis (Romans 10:17).
- Faith is fed by reading and studying the Word, and praying in tongues (Jude 20). Just like we feed our bodies the nutrients they need to function properly, we also feed our spirits the Word of God.
- Faith is released through the words we speak. Jesus released His faith by His words, and we release our faith the same way (Mark 11:22-24). We dominate with the force of faith by using faith-filled words (Romans 4:17; Hebrews 1:3).
3. Practice Using Your Faith
“So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” –Romans 10:17 (NKJV)
At one time or another, we’ve all been impressed with an Olympic athlete’s excellence. To achieve Olympic status, athletes train day after day, year after year, in order to develop the skills necessary to dominate their sport. In the same way, we can train spiritually, developing our faith to operate with the adept skills necessary to receive our victory in every situation.
As you practice using your faith by daily speaking and studying the Word, you’ll learn to automatically respond to circumstances and trouble with the Word of God (Mark 11:23). Practicing will train your heart and renew your mind to respond with God’s life-giving, conquering Word (Romans 4:17, 10:10).
• God’s Word on our lips and in our hearts produces life and prosperity (Deuteronomy 30:14-15).
• God’s Word in our hearts produces a long, prosperous, peaceful life (Proverbs 3:1-2).
• God’s Word in our hearts produces life, healing and health (Proverbs 3:1-2 ).
• Confessing with our mouths and believing in our hearts produces salvation (Romans 10:9).
4. Learn How To Take Your Victory by Faith
“For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.” –Mark 11:22-24 (NKJV)
In teaching us about faith, Gloria Copeland has often said, “You need to take it!” In other words, we aggressively take the promises of God by using our faith, God wants us to boldly use our faith and the authority he’s given us over Satan to get the enemy out of our affairs. He doesn’t want us whispering, so to speak, when it comes to confronting the devil and telling him to take his hands off areas of our lives where we are experiencing his attacks and resistance.
Jesus paid the ultimate price for your freedom, healing and prosperity; and you have every right to remind Satan of this. Satan has no authority over you. He has no power to inflict whatever curse he is trying to put on you, be it poverty, lack, sickness, relational deficits, or anything else contrary to God’s blessings and promises.
One of the greatest ministers of his time, Brother Charles Capps, lived in poverty until he realized he could call things that are not as though they were according to (Romans 4:17). Like Brother Capps, if you want blessings, you too can declare and call in those blessings—and they will come to you.
If you are experiencing poverty, don’t keep repeating what you see in your bank account. Stand up and declare what God says about your bank account—that you have more than enough to meet your needs (Philippians 4:19). Instead of responding based on what you see, faith gives you the opportunity to respond based on what the Word says. And with God’s faith-filled words coming out your mouth, you can change the course of your life!
If you are looking for a specific miracle, find what God says in the Word. Find His promise about the miracle you need. By speaking His promises over yourself daily, you will be standing in faith for your victory.
5. Add to Your Faith Corresponding Action
“For she said, ‘If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be made well.’” –Mark 5:28 (NKJV)
We often refer to the woman in Mark 5:28 as “the woman with the issue of blood.” When she said, “If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be made well,” in essence, she was speaking against what she saw in the natural, and taking her healing. What she saw in the natural was uncontrollable blood loss and a Roman dictate to quarantine inside her house because of her condition. The punishment for violating this law was being stoned to death.
Yet, she had heard of Jesus and the healing power He carried, so she put the force of faith to work. She kept repeating that she would be healed through His power, until one day she finally became fully persuaded and stepped out in faith. She didn’t wait for her circumstances to be perfect or for the crowd around Jesus to dissipate. She took action. She got down on her knees and crawled to Jesus, expecting to be healed.
Brother Copeland calls this corresponding action. She believed that when she touched Jesus’ garment she would be healed, so she acted upon it. And when she did, she received exactly what she was expecting—she was healed and made whole (Mark 5:25-34).
Whatever you are believing for, take action today. If you are believing for a new car, clean up the one that you have, and get it ready to sell or sow into another person or ministry. If you are believing for healing, speak scriptures aloud, and do something you weren’t able to do before, even if it’s a seemingly simple act such as moving your finger. No act of faith is too small for God!
If you haven’t received what you have been waiting on this year, well, the year is not over! There’s still time to take by faith what God has promised. Through your faith in Jesus Christ, you can have your prosperity, your healing, your deliverance, your family, along with peace and joy. Put these 5 Ways To Stand in Victory Over Every Situation into practice, and enjoy your best Christmas and new year ever!
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