The Victory in Prayer
As it was discussed in yesterday’s blog, every day you fight battles, and either that battle is won in victory or defeat. Through the power of prayer, it is a preparation for the victory you are going to receive in what you’re battling with. The power of prayer is limitless because it’s a form of surrender to the victorious One, our God! If you want to read about the battle in your prayer, you may go to this link: The Battle In Your Prayer and read the full article on it.
For our last article for our “Prayer Series”, we are talking about how we are positioned for victory. So why do you need to know about victory and how is it related to prayer and your life as a Christian? There are a few reasons why this is part of our life as a child of God and let this be an encouragement to you that after reading this, we, the Salvation Garden pray to let you realize the importance of victory in everyone’s lives.
In Romans 8:37, “No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.” It was through Jesus Christ that you and I received salvation and through that salvation, we have freedom, restoration, healing, deliverance, and part of that salvation is victory. It is the identity of Jesus and that is being victorious. As Jesus won over sin and death upon the cross, you have received the victory as long as you accept Him as your Lord and Saviour. Being a child of God, there is an identity that is promised and you should walk upon that identity. Being victorious is your identity. It is who you are because it is who Jesus is. 1 Corinthians 15:57 says, “But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”You cannot change who you are but you can choose either to live on it or not. If you set your mind on the truth that victory is in you, then you will conquer your battles together with God. However, this world created a complex image of what identity is and that’s where identity crisis comes but knowing the Word of God and what it says about you, then you are sure of who you are in Christ. You are a victor because He is victorious!
A part of your identity comes to your destiny. You are destined for greater heights and win over battles in life. Whether that be a spiritual, mental, physical, or emotional battle, you are meant to be victorious through Jesus! But, walking into your destiny is a big challenge for every child of God because there are a lot of sacrifices you would need to make and choices you never wanted to make but you can overcome them through prayer accessing the strength to fight the battles you face to be able to be victorious. God desires for you to be victorious. However, when you pray for victory, your heart matters. If you pray for your selfish ambitions then God will surely not grant that prayer of yours. If you pray over a battle that you facing like comparing yourself to someone else or being jealous over the blessings that your friend is experiencing, then God will grant you victory over those feelings that you have and He will give you peace that passes all understanding to let you know that you have your destiny to fulfill and comparing yourself to someone else’s destiny is not in His plan for you. Victory starts in the heart, then the faith, and through prayer.
Your prayers are your shout of victory towards your battles and what you go through just like the Israelites when they were marching around the walls of Jericho, they were silently marching but on the 7th day, that’s when they blew the trumpet and started shouting till they reached victory through the walls of Jericho falling down. Prayer is your communication with God and the Holy Spirit is guiding you in discerning what to do when you face trials or challenges in life but just like the Israelites, you should know how to listen to God’s instructions for you to achieve your victory. You need to know that prayer changes not only your perspective but the way you approach every battle and so when you pray for victory, learn to listen to God’s voice so that you will surely march towards the victory God has planned for you!
We, the Salvation Garden, pray that through every week, you may learn in every series we release, and as the Prayer Series ends in this article, we hope that you were blessed to read all of it and learn from it. Remember that prayer is a lifestyle and we need to pray in order for us to communicate with our God. If you want to read more articles, feel free to visit our website https://www.thesalvationgarden.org/ and check our blogs and the upcoming series. We have a lot in store for you and we would love to hear from you!