Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.
Zechariah 4:6 (KJV)
Victory is not accomplished in our own might, but by the Spirit of God working in and through us. Jesus has made victory available, and it is the Holy Spirit’s job to bring the finished works of Jesus Christ into manifestation in our lives. Trust your unseen Partner who is the Holy Spirit—He will enable you to do what you cannot do on your own, and He will supply you with the strength, wisdom and ability you need.
If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
John 15:7 (KJV)
Abiding in Jesus and letting His Word abide in us sets us up for victory and good success. Our heavenly Father is not withholding anything from us, and our part is to let His Word abide in our hearts. Having the Word rooted in our hearts makes us receptive and available for the favor of God to manifest in our lives!
For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
2 Corinthians 5:21 (KJV)
On the cross Jesus was made sin for us so that we could be made the righteousness of God in Him. Right identification is crucial for victorious living. We must get it rooted into our hearts that the moment we got born again we were made the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. We did nothing to earn or deserve this, it is simply the gift of God’s unmerited favor. Understanding who we are in Him enables us to live out of who He has called us to be.
Now acquaint yourself with Him, and be at peace; Thereby good will come to you. Receive, please, instruction from His mouth, And lay up His words in your heart.
Job 22:21-22 (NKJV)
Knowing God will always lead to good coming to us. The more we lay up His Word in our hearts, the more will we find ourselves at peace. And as we confidently stand on the Father’s promises to us in Christ Jesus, we will come to reign victoriously in all of the arenas of our life.
The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,
Romans 8:16 (NKJV)
The Holy Spirit bears witness of our identity in Christ. He continually whispers into our hearts that we are children of God, that we have His favor and blessing. The more we listen to the Holy Spirit who will confirm the Word of God, the less receptive will we be to the voices of fear, doubt, confusion or condemnation. Let us spend some time every day with the Holy Spirit as He guides us into all truth.
For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
Romans 6:14 (KJV)
The purpose of the law of Moses was to bring people to an end of themselves. The law was given to recognize our need for a Savior. Grace, on the other hand, liberates us from all guilt and condemnation, thereby enabling us to live right. Grace transforms us from the inside out, teaching us to live godly and victorious lives. And grace is not a curriculum or a doctrine; grace is a Person, His name is Jesus.
Remember me, O LORD, with the favour that thou bearest unto thy people: O visit me with thy salvation;
Psalm 106:4 (KJV)
Salvation is directly tied to the favor of God. When we receive salvation through placing our faith in the finished works of Jesus, we enter into the favor of God. This means that God blesses us, not because of our works or our efforts, but because of our faith and trust in Him. Today, receive the unmerited favor of God that has already been provided for you!
But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
Acts 1:8 (KJV)
The Holy Spirit is our power source, and we ought to draw on Him continually. He enables us to go into the world and be effective witnesses for Christ. When we follow the promptings of the Holy Spirit, He will show us what to do and what to say, and He will help us to live as examples and demonstrations of the love, grace and mercy we ourselves have received.
Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
John 14:17 (KJV)
The Holy Spirit is the spirit of truth. He makes the truths of the Word of God real to us, He confirms the reality of the Word to our heart. We are called to live in complete dependence upon the Holy Spirit as He enables us and equips us to do what we cannot do in our own strength. Let’s fellowship and commune with Him daily, and draw on His strength, wisdom and ability as He works on the inside of us.
How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
Hebrews 9:14 (KJV)
Anything we do in an effort to try and get right with God through our own performance is called dead works. Putting our faith in Jesus and the sufficiency of His finished work delivers us from this bondage, and it sets us free to serve God out of a pure heart. Now we are not working to try and become righteous; we receive by faith that we are already the righteousness of God in Christ, and our right living flows out of our right believing.