Posted by: John-Paul | April 13, 2018

MARCHING IN TRIUMPH

Song to read by:     Marching to Zion

When Yahweh delivered the Israelites from bondage in Egypt, He told them to plunder their defeated masters (Exodus 12:36) and to march out in formation as military conquerors. (Exodus 11:4)

God desires all His people to march in triumph through the world, overcoming the temptations of the flesh, the tribulations of the world, and the oppositions of the Enemy. So many scriptures bear out this statement.

Exodus 13:18 And the people of Israel went up out of the land of Egypt equipped for battle.

2 Corinthians 2:14 But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere.

Eph 6:13 ff Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.

Heb 3:7-4:12 Call to enter God’s Sabbath rest.

Isaiah 40: 27-31

He gives power to the faint,
and to him who has no might he increases strength.
Even youths shall faint and be weary,
and young men shall fall exhausted;
but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
they shall walk and not faint.

Jesus himself said his followers would overcome the world just as he did. “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)

And in John 14:12, “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father.”

James 1:12 Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.

God calls all His followers to overcome the world.

Jesus did it (John 16:33).

The shepherd boy David did (1 Samuel 17).

Job did (Job 1:20-22).

Joshua and Caleb did (Numbers 14:38). My coming novel, Joshua and Caleb: Journey to the Promised Land, tells their story.

We can (Romans 8:37).

Hebrews 4:9-11

So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, for whoever has entered God’s rest has also rested from his works as God did from his.

 Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience.

 

What calamity, what risk, is so great that God Almighty cannot carry you through and make you one who conquers?

What territory has God given you to conquer in His name? To what part of this world does He want you to bring His Kingdom?

 


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