Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Guest Blogger-Craig Sloan

"Remember Your Previous Victories"
from Positioned for Greatness
I will be sharing one principle about understanding your enemy each day out of my present life. Today I want to deal with this thought. "The enemy will underestimate you because he is not aware of your past victories."Satan is not everywhere at one time (Omnipresent) and he does not know everything (Omniscient). Those are Godly attributes, satan is limited. Goliath had no idea that the 12 year old boy named David had seen past victories. If he had been acquainted with David's victories he might have rethought the battle. Many times the enemy is unaware of what you have been through to get to this point.You have to remind yourself of what you have been through to this point and the fact that God has been faithful not 90% of the time but all the time. He shows up not realizing that you have already defeated a lion and a bear before you got to him. And the same faith that took down that prior opponent will cause you to take down this opponent and all you have to do is draw from the same well that got you to this point.You don't need someone to encourage you, you just need to get somewhere and rehearse the fact that if it had not been for the Lord who was on your side, you would be crawled up in a corner somewhere about to lose your mind! Here is what I know!Revelation 12:11, says we defeat the enemy by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony and they...A testimony is a declaration of what God has already done. In other words they overcame the next obstacle by testifying to themselves of what God had already done. This is what God has already done and that's why this next battle will be no different. This is how you overcome, you testify of Jesus.Paul said that the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. Your testimony is a prophecy to your present battle of its demise. Wow! Your last victory prophecies to your giant of his defeat! It is the testimony of Jesus that unlocks prophetic potential on the inside of you that can bring you into your brand new day!And when the enemy becomes aware of your past victories, he becomes fearful. God will then go before you and demoralize your enemy before the battle is even started.To be continued...

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