Rev’d Dele Amusan – Bermondsey Conference Pastor
Victory is a win over a challenging situation or an opponent. The world is full of challenging circumstances, but the Lord’s promise to us is that everyone who is born of God is an overcomer. If you have confessed Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, you are born of God. Your faith in the Son of God gives you victory over the world. Your faith in Jesus Christ causes you to have control over storms of life.
“8 Now it happened one day that Elisha went to Shunem, where there was a notable woman, and she persuaded him to eat some food. So it was, as often as he passed by, he would turn in there to eat some food. 9 And she said to her husband, “Look now, I know that this is a holy man of God, who passes by us regularly. 10 Please, let us make a small upper room on the wall; and let us put a bed for him there, and a table and a chair and a lampstand; so it will be, whenever he comes to us, he can turn in there” (2 Kings 4:8-10).
In 2 Kings chapter 4:8-37, the Bible records the account of a Shunamite woman, who showed hospitality to prophet Elisha. She was wealthy but had no child, and her husband was old. In return for her act of service to Elisha, the Lord rewarded her with a long-forgotten desire of her heart. The Lord gave her victory over childlessness. As a child of God, there is never a time when it is not right to do the right thing, and there is never a time to do the wrong thing. Our Lord Jesus went about doing good.
“… how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him” (Acts 10:38).
Therefore, your faith in Jesus always obligates you to do good. In order to continuously maintain your victory, you must learn to do what is right even when it feels wrong.
Some years later disaster struck; the Shunamite woman’s child died. Instead of planning for the boy’s funeral, she placed the dead body on Elisha’s bed, and went to meet the man of God. This was an act of faith. She believed that God could raise her son from the dead. In order to maintain your victory, you must learn to keep on keeping on, especially when you feel like giving up. Be a confident believer. A confident believer follows their heart, they go by their faith in God, not their feelings or what the crowd around them is saying. We can’t make spiritual progress without faith. The Shunamite woman had confidence in the God of Elisha, therefore, when her child died, she went back to him.
“For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith” (1 John 5:4).
Sometimes the greatest pressure comes before the greatest victory. Whatever your circumstances may be today, have faith in God for victory. You are an overcomer because the Lord is always with you. He has promised in Hebrews 13:5 “… I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
I pray that you will continuously be victorious this month and the rest of the year.
It is well with your soul.