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Friday, August 11, 2023

Already Won in Jesus Christ


Are you in a battle?  Your battle not only belongs to the Lord.  He has already won it. 


When David spoke to Goliath, he addressed the oppression of evil coming against Israel.


“You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin,” David told Goliath, “but I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of armies of Israel, whom you have defied” (1 Samuel 17:45)!  


In Christ, God became human “for only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the devil, who had the power of death” Hebrews 2:14, NLT).


The enemy might attack you with lies of loss, sickness, and failure, but you stand against him in the power of the name of above all names—the name of Jesus—the one who broke the enemy’s power over death. God has put everything under Christ’s authority (Ephesians 1:21-22). And the authority that Jesus gave the disciples to have power over the works of the enemy (Matthew 10:1) has been given to us (Matthew 28:18-19). 


The power of the Cross and Resurrection have spoken life! But to experience this Truth, we must exercise by faith what we have been given. The Grace of Jesus has already conquered your sin, your sickness, your need, and blessed you (Ephesians 1:3). God declares that His complete work of redemption is finished (John 19:30, 1 Peter 2:24). His Word affirms that this is true. God’s Son became flesh because only as a human being could he give His life for our sins and sicknesses and every destruction of the enemy that comes against us. In dying for us, Jesus broke the power of the enemy, the author of death. God, the author of life, sent Himself as His Word (John 1:1) and healed us from all our destructions (Psalm 107:20).


“This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand,” David told Goliath. “Then all this assembly shall know that the Lord does not save with sword and spear; for the battle is the Lord’s, and He will give you into our hands” (1 Samuel 17:46a, 47).


Yes, your battle is God’s. You don’t own it. But time is nothing to God. He doesn’t see past, present, or future failures, sicknesses, and circumstances. He sees the timeless and finished healing work of His Son in you. God sees you whole and healed and forgiven and made new by the Resurrection power of His Son’s perfect sacrifice.


Do you see your battle already finished—over with—done?  In your born-again spirit, you have received Christ’s finished victory. It’s time to be renewed by the Word and transformed by its Truth so you can believe it. God wants to give you a spirit of revelation in your knowledge and wisdom of who He is in you (Ephesians 1:17).


And who is He is you? “The glory which You gave Me I have given them,” Jesus prayed to His Father, “that they may be one just as We are one: I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one” (John 17:22-23a, NKJV). The glory of God came to live within you when you believed in Jesus as your Savior.


David only had the promise of a battle that he believed would be won. But David believed that the battle belonged to the Lord. We have the promise that all our battles are already won. The war is over. Sin and sickness and death are overcome. Finished. But like David, do we believe it?  


When you get a revelation from the Holy Spirit that Grace has already won your war over sin and sickness and all the power of the enemy, you believe it in your heart. And when you believe in your heart that you are victorious, you walk by faith and not by sight. You receive out of the blessings Jesus purchased for you with His life. 


All things are possible to the one who believes (Mark 9:23). Your battles are won because He is in you, and you are in Him. The war over sin and sickness is finished and won. Believe in His glory that He has given you. Believe that He lives within you. And according to your faith, you shall receive (Matthew 9:29).


© 2023 Lynn Lacher


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