“We will rejoice in your salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners! May the Lord fulfill all your petitions” Psalms 20:5 (NKJV)
In our theme verse, King David expresses the need to rejoice in the Lord’s salvation in the future-tense, our responsibility to praise Him for our victory in the future-tense based on if and when we get the victory and ends up with a conditional statement “May the Lord fulfill all your petitions”
This was the reality of the people at the time for they lived under the expectation of the revelation of God’s salvation translating to the victory which would enable them to celebrate in the name of our God and have all our petitions fulfilled.
However, today with the revelation of God’s salvation and victory who is Christ Jesus, we’re expected to have different expectations from those in the Old Testament. Today we speak in the present continuous tense because the work is done!
Today we have victory through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; “… but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15:57 (NKJV). Today we have all the cause to rejoice and lift our voices for joy and today we have all our petitions fulfilled; “… and all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.” Matthew 21:22 (KJV). Halleluiah!
Is the work REALLY done? And do we REALLY have that victory? In my discussion with a fellow son of God, he said: “forget the Bible, this (the happenings now in the world) is reality!” I can’t tell you how disappointed I was not at him but at the fact that his statement revealed.
Many sons of God globally are not experiencing this victory in their daily lives and thus end up thinking scripture is a bundle of fairy tales. I used to think that way too, the reason why I can totally relate. Out of frustration of not having this said victory manifested in our daily lives, many sons of God have resorted to living a “casual Kingdom Life.”
Let’s read what our Father has to say about this; “Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.” And He said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son.” Revelation 21:5-7 (NKJV)
Our Father reiterates “it is done!” and He further gives insights on how to access this victory and inheriting all things that are making the victory apparent.
First, we must have the desire for “the water of life” which is encapsulated in The Word. Second, we must overcome to inherit all things. Yes! we are overcomers already in Christ Jesus, in Him we have overcome the devil and principalities and powers, and even the world through our Faith in Christ Jesus.
However, there is yet one battle and which is the most important if we must experience salvation’s bliss; we must overcome ourselves; we must overcome our humanity by transforming our minds by the Word so as to enjoy the life Jesus Christ obtained for us. This is achieved by consistently speaking and acting – practicing out The Word of God in our every dealings.There is yet one battle and which is the most important if we must experience salvation’s bliss; we must overcome ourselves; we must overcome our humanity by transforming our minds by the Word so as to enjoy the life Jesus Christ obtained for us.Click To Tweet