TOPIC:YOU CAN ALWAYS WIN
Opening Text:Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place (2 Corinthians 2:14).
One Bible character that inspires me greatly is King David; there’s so much about him in Scriptures that’s so inspiring. He was a very successful king, who never lost a battle. The only time Israel ever lost a battle in David’s day was when he didn’t go. How could a man be so successful? It shows us the kind of mindset that he had. Think like that: you’re ordained of God to win always and never lose.
There’re people who are used to winning and losing. They say, "Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose; sometimes you’re healthy, and sometimes you’re sick." For them, life is full of ups and downs, but that’s not the way it should be. You can, and should, always win. That’s the life of the man in Christ—a life of glory, excellence, and constant victories. Jesus was always a winner; He was always victorious because of who He was and what He knew. Success or failure will depend on who you are and what you know.
God said, "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…" (Hosea 4:6). Some of God’s people suffer because they lack spiritual knowledge—true knowledge of God’s Word. However, 2 Peter 1:2 says, "Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord." Notice he didn’t say grace and peace will be added, but that they’ll be multiplied through knowledge. This is a special kind of knowledge; it’s not "ginosko" (the introductory knowledge you receive when you accept Christ as Lord of your life). This knowledge is "epignosis"; it’s specialized and accurate knowledge. It is experiential knowledge; knowledge that relates with that which is known.
All the beautiful and wonderful blessings and promises God has given you in His Word won’t do you any good if you don’t know about them and know what to do with them. To win always in life, you need the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord. Through this knowledge, you multiply grace and peace in your life. "Peace" here means "power over crisis." Meaning that, in the midst of the storms and troubles of life, you’ll always win. Glory to God!
I’m a winner, a success, and a victor at every count. I walk in continual victory because I know who I am. Everything I’m involved in prospers because I have the life of God in me and have overcome the world.
f u r t h e r s t u d y:Proverbs 11:9; 2 Peter 1:3
: Mark 10:32-52 Numbers 14-15
: Acts 24:1-9 Psalm 56