WALKING IN HIS VICTORY, SERIES With Pastor Joseph Ziba
The teaching on walking in his victory uncovers the reality of what Jesus Christ has accomplished for mankind through His death and resurrection.The death and resurrection of Jesus is the assurance of the victory we have attained in Him and it’s that victory which is meant to be the basis of Christianity. In this scripture, the Bible portrays the finished work on the cross which has granted us a privilege to walk as overcomers by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony.
Revelation 12 v 10 -11 says: Then I heard a loud voice saying in Heaven “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of the brethren, who accused them before God day and night, has been cast down.
“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death..
The death and resurrection of Jesus is the assurance of the victory we have attained in Him and it’s that victory which is meant to be the basis of Christianity. In this scripture, the Bible portrays the finished work on the cross which has granted us a privilege to walk as overcomers by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony.
The word overcame in v 11 is quite significant, expressing something already done which only requires consciousness of mind to experience it as the reality and for us to walk in His victory.. Acceptance of what has already been done in Christ is the key that enables a believer manifest a life of victory as intended by God.
John 16 v 11 also reveals that judgment has already been passed on the devil through Christ making him no longer a factor. The proper use of the blood of Jesus makes him tremble and accept the harsh reality that he is conquered.
In Hebrews 12 v 24 the Bible says the blood of Jesus speaks better things for the children of God and the voice of the blood and what it declares is only heard by the Father.
This mans that regardless of what the devil tries to convince you that is contrary to what the blood of Jesus speaks should not be entertained as it is a proven lie.
The message of grace that the blood speaks guarantees us an assurance of our salvation, forgiveness of sins, access to divine health, prosperity and eternal life among other promises. What is needed for a believer is to confess of what the blood is speaking to the father.
Confessing of what the blood of the Lamb has done establishes the reality and trains the spirit to be acquainted with the truth therefore making it easy to abide in Him. The word confessed is known as rhema and it is the active word or sword of the Spirit.
This is why it needs to be engrafted in the spirit through acceptance and when it comes out, this word releases power and makes the devil tremble.
Whenever we confess negative due to fear or circumstances surrounding us we end up contradicting what the blood is speaking to God for us. Nothing comes out of the spirit without the acceptance of the soul and this includes our mind hence the need to establish the truth in our thought pattern.
The other important factor for us to walk in our victory is spiritual identification or knowing exactly who you are and what Jesus has made us through his death and resurrection.
This also requires an awareness of what the blood of the Lamb speaks and as already explained, it is a message of grace (Hebrews 12 v 24, Amplified version)
The blood of the Lamb speaks of our sanctification which means to be set apart by God. Sanctification in the New Testament is by the Spirit of God and it reveals what is freely given to us.
Hebrews 13 v 12 says: Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people with His own blood, suffered outside the gate.
From this scripture, we understand that sanctification is a plan of God for His children as people who are already set apart and put in the class of God (1Peter 1 v 2)
Sanctification talks about being made holy and this has put us in the class of God and made us untouchable from anything of the darkness. God demonstrates what he has done to His children who are born again in Ezekiel 36 v 26 where He says: I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you: I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.
This is what God has done for us to ensure we remain sanctified by His Spirit and from this verse we can be assured that we are like Him.
1 Peter 1 v 2 reads: Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the father, in sanctification of the spirit, for obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus: Grace be to you and piece multiplied.
Sanctification by the Spirit and being sprinkled by the blood has made us perfect and we are to be obedient to the voice of the master.
What the devil brings to our attention that opposes this perfect plan of sanctification should therefore not be given a place as the Holy Spirit doesn’t bring condemnation or reminds us of our past sins, He rather convicts us of our sins.
Sanctification has also made us consecrated and God guards and values what He has consecrated. Apart from obedience, God also wants us to sanctify Him among people so that what has been done by the blood of the covenant should not be taken lightly. (Hebrews 10 v 29)
The blood of the Lamb also speaks of our redemption (1 Peter 1v 18-19) as one thing that should be valued since our souls were purchased and rescued through the death of Jesus.
Jesus paid a ransom for man’s salvation and He brought freedom from sin and its consequences.
Acts 20 v 28 says: Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood
Redemption demonstrates God’s value of a soul and that is why He has brought us back to Him through Christ.
Through redemption we have been liberated from transgression and this enables us to know who we are after being purchased.
According to Titus 2 v 14, Jesus gave Himself for us that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people zealous for good works.
Redemption has brought freedom and made us sons of God who He can use for His purposes. Our understanding of this freedom brings us into the glorious liberty of the saints which is what will deliver the creature from the bondage of corruption (Romans 8 v 21)
The understanding of redemption releases the maximum flow of anointing in one’s life and makes us walk in His victory!