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The Promise of Personal Victory!
Background of the Promise
These words are taken from a prophecy about Israel's future security!
God's wrath will pass! Isa. 51
There will be a wonderful restoration. Isa.52
The Messiah will come. Isa. 53
The desolate will have life and God will protect Israel! Isa. 54
Wonderful restoation. Isa. 55
Gentiles will become part of this inheritance! Isa. 56
This promise is in the midst of the restoration to life of Israel.
This promise applies to us today because we are the restored Children of God.
God's wrath has passed in our lives!
The Messiah has come!
The desolate places are being restored!
God's protection is upon us!
There is always an enemy that wants to stop God's plan!
Jesus declared that the agenda of the enemy was to steal, kill, and destroy the life of men and women on the earth.
With that in mind we must know that our enemy has strategies and schemes to bring about his objectives.
In the Lord's Prayer, Jesus teaches us to pray in Matthew 6:13 "...lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil." The clearer translation of that verse is "...deliver us from the schemes of the evil one."
In fact, the Apostle Paul declares this same thought in Ephesians 6:11, "Put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand against the wiles (in other words, the schemes, strategies, plans) of the devil."
Our Promise verse is to believers that, by the power of God, they will overcome the schemes and plans of the enemy!
Everything that he throws at us will come to nothing!
There is an underlying premise in Scripture of the call for us to overcome the enemy in everything!
Understanding the nature of overcoming
21 "When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own house, his possessions are safe.
22 But when someone stronger attacks and overpowers him, he takes away the armor in which the man trusted and divides up ...
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