The Victorious Life
“Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God… For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?” (1 John 5: 1a, 4 – 5).
Believing is a continuous life time process for everyone on the planet earth. The difference is in what you believe and this is the secret to success or failure, victory or defeat in life. For Christians, we are told in 1John 5: 1 “Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God… “. Watch this: John is not telling you to confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead and you will be born of God. NO! He is saying you should believe that Jesus is the Christ and you will be born of God. What is Christ? Christ is the power of God (1 Corinthian 1: 24), the Anointed one and His anointing.
Believe that Jesus is the Anointed One and believe in His anointing. If you believe that Jesus is Christ, you will seek to be anointed with His anointing because as He is, so are we in this world (1 John 4: 17). Everyone born of God is anointed with the same anointing that was upon the Lord Jesus. He was anointed with the Holy Ghost and power, and everyone born of God is anointed with the Holy Ghost and power. This is the first secret to a victorious life. This transcends being saved but not anointed with the same Holy Ghost and power. Believers are declared sons of God by God Himself through a visible sign of the outpouring of the Holy Ghost and power upon them. John says, believers are born of God by the will of God, not man (John 1: 13).
Therefore, do not seek for a man’s approval (- a pastor or whoever) to declare you a son of God. Let the heaven declare you a son of God by the outpouring of the Holy Spirit and power upon you, for this promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as the Lord our God shall call (Acts 2: 39). This is crucial because it determines whether you are going to be a victorious Christian or a defeated folk; a successful believer or a failure. It all starts here with this glorious heavenly declaration and affirmation that you are now adopted as a son of God and have received the Spirit of the Son of God, Christ Jesus, the Anointed Lord and Saviour (Galatians 4: 6). To be continued …
Always remember, for a supernatural life in Christ, the Master’s command is, “You must be born again!” (John 3: 7).
POINT OF ACTION FOR DEVOTION
- Read 1 John 2: 27. Believe in the Anointed One and get anointed. This is your only hope for a victorious life in this present world. Do not be deceived and do not be fooled by any man including preachers who may tell you it is okay to be a Christian without the Holy Spirit and power. If your church does not believe in the Holy Spirit and the anointing (Acts 1: 8), it is time to get out from that church before you die as a defeated folk laden with problems.
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Bishop Oden, PhD, is a Glory Maker and a Glory Intercessor, with deep prophetic insights to the mysteries of God. He is the superintendent of Global Message of Hope Mission International, Calgary- Canada and has published nineteen books. He is charged with raising Glory Army of Believers and Intercessors for the Lord Jesus Christ, equipping this generation across denominational boundaries, creating wealth and abundance and and restoring life, hope and joy.
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