Fighting from the point of victory

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I read in one of the books by Joseph Prince (can't remember which one) that as a child of God saved by grace we don't have to fight for victory. We are victorious through the finished work of the cross. So we fight from victory not for victory. I've been reminding myself of that and many scriptures since Sunday afternoon.
I thank God that in His all knowing wisdom He put such books, scriptures and promises in my hands, my heart, and my memory knowing that this day was coming. I know that God has been doing a work in our lives and that sometimes you have these periods of polishing when He is getting rid of the junk that keeps us in bondage to the wiles of satan.
I hold tight to the words Jesus spoke to Peter in Luke 22 when He said "satan has asked for you that he may sift you like wheat. But I have prayed for you that your faith shall not fail." So if even Jesus is praying for us, how can we not be in a place of victory...a place of rest?
I know Tommy. I know his heart. I know the annointing that God has placed upon him to do His business-to be His willing and obedient servant. No he's not perfect and he falls but he never stays down. He seeks God with all his heart, mind and soul.
So I have to believe that God has given him words of comfort, peace and encouragement to hang on to as well. I know that God will remind him of the words in Psalm 91:1-2. "He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the sahdow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, 'He is my refuge and my fortress; my God in Him I will trust.'"
And in 14-15, "Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name. He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him, And show him My salvation."
Thank you to all my family and friends who have loved me during this time and joined me in prayer. I pray Tommy is feeling that love as well and knows he's not in this alone. You all have helped to keep me grounded and upright. I can never thank you enough. I love you all and I pray God blesses you abundantly today and always!