A battle you enemies can not win!
A battle your enemies can not win!
To say that life has it's share of up and downs, and it's share of battles is an understatement. We can't escape that fact. However, we can begin to win those battles!
Let's start with the scripture below, especially where the word "Because" has been highlighted:
19 They waged war against the Hagrites, Jetur, Naphish and Nodab. 20 They were helped in fighting them, and God delivered the Hagrites and all their allies into their hands, because they cried out to Him during the battle. He answered their prayers, because they trusted in Him. 21 They seized the livestock of the Hagrites—fifty thousand camels, two hundred fifty thousand sheep and two thousand donkeys. They also took one hundred thousand people captive,
22 and many others fell slain, because the battle was God’s....
(1 Chronicles 5:19-22 New International Version)
Victory starts by learning how to make our battles God's battles! And that's a battle our enemies can't win, no matter how hard they try!
Here's three (3) reasons God will take up your battle and make it His own:
First, if it's God’s will, then it's His battle. 1 John 5:14 tells us that if we pray anything according to God’s will He hears us! Meaning He wants it do be done.
How can this help you? Well, your enemies may have a plan to defeat you, but is that God’s will? The truth is that no matter what it looks like, what it smells like, or how bad the odds are stacked against you, if it’s not God’s will then you'll have a chance for a huge victory!
I say chance because you'll need to do something first, and that's learn how to cry out to God. Now, if crying out sounds foreign to you that's OK. The truth is if you searched the entire Bible, from front to back, you’ll find that major victories are won when people, and even whole Nations, cry out to God in prayer.
Searching the scriptures will show you that it wasn't the size of their army, their skill, nor the size of their bank account. It was strictly their ability to cry to God at the right time, which is during the battle. (See Psalm 44)
Luke 18 is a great example of that fact. Jesus talked about a helpless widow who went up against a wicked Judge, a Judge who constantly dismissed her requests.
However, Jesus said that because of her persistence, her constant crying out, she gained the victory. Jesus finished the story by saying,
“And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them? 8 I tell you that He will avenge them speedily….”
(Luke 18:7-8 New King James Version)
The key Jesus pointed out is to cry out to God day and night. This principal is absolutely one hundred percent critical to your victory. So much so that you're going to have to find a way, because crying out gets God's attention unlike anything you've ever seen.
You can cry out anywhere. It could be in your car, at home, when on a walk, or anywhere you feel led. It just needs to be constant during your battle, it's truly a must have if you desire victory.
Finally, God will take up your battle when you believe.
There was a time when Jesus was approached by two blind men, but before He just reached out and healed them He asked an important question first. “Do you believe I can do this?” They said yes, and then Jesus said something very profound to them,
“29 Then He touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith let it be to you.”
(Matthew 9:29 NKJV)
"According to your faith let it be done to you..."
Maybe you've been in a battle for so long that the battle has worn you, and your faith out. Your faith is so critical to your victory that it is often attacked. Battles are not easy, and battles are downright hard, and therefore we be careful not to let our battle take our eyes off the Lord, and then place them onto our battle.
If that happens, and it has happen to me several times, doubt sets in. Then our prayer, and even our desire to pray, becomes weaker and weaker.
Doubt often causes us to say, "What's the use?" Again, when that happens our eyes are usually in the wrong place, which is on the battle, the circumstance, or the problem, instead of on the Almighty.
The devil works overtime in an effort to wear us out by constantly bugging us to quit. Of course, this is not a new approach for the enemy, it's the same plan of attack he's been using for years.
I've fallen prey to his attack so many times and here's how I got victory and how you can too!
Start by praying, specifically asking God to help you cry out, in other words to teach you how to do it. And remember it's not illegal to ask God for help about anything, even if you don't believe, or know how to believe you can ask God for help in that area.
I struggled to believe one time standing in a hospital room. My wife and I were getting ready to pray over a person that the medical staff said was brain dead. What did we do? Well, I was honest with God right then and there. I told Him I was struggling to believe and asked Him to help my faith.
Then my wife and I prayed over this person while standing and days later she awoke and was completely normal!
Trust me when I tell you God is all about winning your battles, and He's so ready, and so willing to help you every step of the way!
I pray this message has blessed you, and I pray you learn how to apply these keys. If you do then I believe it won't be long before you see God’s mighty hand show up on your behalf!
Your brother in Christ,
God Taught Me Ministries
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11/18/2016 03:40:36 pm
Thank you for this message! I needed to hear this, just to be reminded! I would also ask if you wouldn't mind, would you please pray for direction for financial relief. Things have been quite difficult since Emil went to heaven. Thank you for whatever you can do. God bless you!
11/18/2016 04:05:29 pm
Thank you Loretta, and yes we will definitely pray for you.
11/19/2016 05:04:54 am
Please pray for the Barry family and their beloved James, 21 years old, who was taken from them by a horrific act of evil.
11/19/2016 05:22:59 am
Tanya, yes I agree we're praying for Jimmy and the entire family. Praying for God's comfort and peace. And I'll be praying for your foot as well.
11/19/2016 05:37:34 am
Thank you for sharing Chris!
11/19/2016 05:40:08 am
11/19/2016 02:51:21 pm
Chris: As always the message was right on time and right where I needed to be with the battles I am enduring along with my other family members. My sister Joann fell a couple of weeks ago and broke her ankle and destroyed her knee. This all happened while I was facing the incredible giant of distress over my grandson. I hadn't slept well nor coud I even eat well. My faith was getting weary but I still continued to cry out even though I was getting weaker and weaker, my cries were even getting weak. I got sick with a horrible allergy attack and thought it was going to put me further down than I already was. But actually what the Lord wanted from me was to rest and let Him fight these battles. They were out of my control. I had to tell the devil several times that he was a liar and that the Lord was working for us not against us. All I can say is I had to get a new perspective and rest for the next battle that was on its way. It has not let up yet we still one problem after another, but I am building back my faith one step at a time. I need prayers and I still have to deal with all of this mess but I know that He will bring me through. Thank you for this beautiful message. k I am still giving out books. I have to give out my last 5 that I have. I will be calling you for more so I hope that you have them. I enjoy doing that so much and I am so happy that there are people out there that haven't read it yet. I get repeat calls all of the time asking me if I have more books so I tell them I will get them as long as you still have them.
11/20/2016 06:47:37 am
Marie, praise God you are not giving up and remaining steadfast! I will be praying for you and Joann, and yes I'll get you some more books. Thank you for all you do and God bless you!
11/21/2016 01:43:07 pm
Thank you, as always for your encouragement through scripture
11/21/2016 03:53:23 pm
Thank you Patty! Happy thanksgiving to you and your family too!
11/26/2016 03:22:49 pm
Hey Chris I really needed to hear this message. It seems like I am struggling in just about every category in my life. Financial, health, please keep me in prayer that I would cry out to God as much as possible and that he would draw me closer to Him. Please pray for my boys and their new families and their friends that they would draw closer to Him and learn to cry out to God for answered prayers and I godly life.
11/26/2016 04:30:21 pm
Nicky, I will be praying brother, and I know God will honor your hearts cry. love you Nicky.
12/7/2016 06:01:23 pm
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