by Ernest Easley

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The Secret to Victorious Living (2 of 3)
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
Judges 13-16
October 2, 2011

We're learning more today from the life of Samson about The Secret to Victorious Living. As you're turning to Judges 13 .. I cannot help but believe that you truly want to live a victorious life. Nobody in their right mind says, "I want to live a defeat life."
Not one person here sets out to live in defeat. Knowing that .. my question to you is this: why have you settled for it? Why have you settled for living a defeated life?
Jesus didn't come, suffer, die and rise from the grave for you to live a defeated life. He came, suffered, died and arose from the grave so that you might live a victorious life!
Victory over self! Victory over sin! Victory over Satan! So … are you living the victorious life that Jesus has for you OR are you living the defeated life that Satan has for you?
Well .. the tragedy of the book of Judges is that the children of Israel had settled for the defeated life. That's why the book of Judges is called "the book of failure." Seven times in 4 centuries the children of Israel were caught in a cycle of defeat.
They would sin against God. God would bring judgment. He would raise up a deliverer. They would repent of their sin.
Then they would sin again. God would bring judgment. He would raise up a deliverer. They would repent and over and over this cycle would occur and they are all found here in the book of Judges.
Now last time together we were introduced to one of the most well known of the Judges: Judge Samson. And it's from Samson we learned last time that the secret to victorious living is surrendered living. Every area .. every day .. surrendered to the Lordship of Jesus Christ! And when you're not willing to live the surrendered life .. you will fall and fail in the areas where you are the strongest. That's what happened to Samson and if you're not careful .. it will happen to you. There is victory in s ...

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