Many people do not want to think about going through trials or facing battles. It is not easy to accept that we will have to endure trouble.

Battles are real; however, for Christians, our victory is assured. If
we want to win at all times, we must understand that God is the source
of our victory.

A. “But thanks be to God, Who in Christ always leads us in triumph—as trophies of Christ’s victory—and through us spreads and makes evident the
fragrance of the knowledge of God everywhere…” (2 Corinthians 2:14, AMP).

1. God’s leadership and guidance causes us to triumph.

a. Christ is not Jesus’ last name; it means “the anointed one and His anointing.”

b. The anointing is supernatural empowerment.

c. Are you being led by Christ?

d. We should consider what things may be hindering God’s leadership in our lives.

B. We must know the difference between the battles we bring upon ourselves and those we face simply because we are Christians.

1. If you are living according to God’s Word, the trials you face are an indication that you are on your path to destiny.

2. When we find ourselves in a battle, it does not necessarily mean we have missed God.

C. Our faith is the victory that conquers the world (sickness, poverty, bondage, and pressure) (1 John 5:4, AMP).

1. We need faith to win; our faith will bring results.

a. Faith is a practical expression of the confidence you have in God and His Word.

b. Every attack in life is an attack on your faithfulness.

c. You will not have to endure anything God has not already empowered you to go through.

d. How will you develop if you don’t have battles to conquer?

e. Call yourself the winner before the battle begins.

a. This is what it means to call those things that be not as though they already are.

D. Many times we confuse knowing about God with knowing Him personally.

1. Do you know Him through intimate experience and a personal relationship?

a. Establish oneness with God and His Word.

b. The Word should become a part of you; that is when your victory is assured.

E. The Lord is strong and mighty in battle (Psalm 24:1:10).

1. Might is the anointing for battle.

a. You cannot separate the Holy Spirit from the anointing.

b. When the anointing of wisdom, understanding, counsel, power, knowledge, and the fear of the Lord are upon you, burdens will be removed and yokes
will be destroyed (Isaiah 11:1, 2).

c. Might is the power to get the job done; we already have it in us.

2. Might and wisdom work together (Matthew 13:53, 54).

a. People recognized two attributes of Jesus—His wisdom and might.

b. Wisdom is the divine knowledge you receive when you do not know what to do.

c. Might is also the power to put wisdom to work.

F. There is a switch that turns might on in our lives.

1. Might is released through the knowledge of the Word of God.

a. It is the revealed knowledge that comes directly from Heaven.

b. In other words, it is the rhema, or spoken, Word of God.

c. The gates of Hell cannot win against revelation knowledge.

d. Are you willing to spend enough time with the Word until you get revelation knowledge?

Scripture References:

  • 2 Corinthians 2:14, AMP
  • 1 John 5:4, AMP
  • Psalm 24:1-10
  • Isaiah 11:1, 2
  • Matthew 13:53, 54