Overcoming Victory - Carol Krum
Untold millions of believing Christians have continually contended in faith for their healing throughout the world. Their cries for healing in body, soul and spirit have been carried on the wings of angels into the throne room and presented to the Father through His Son, Jesus. The Father sees only His precious shed blood and all that it accomplished on the cross at Calvary. He sees salvation, righteousness, healing, wholeness and restoration.
In our human frailty, when we are in pain, either physically, emotionally or spiritually, the truth of ALL that was accomplished through the blood of Jesus can sometimes “take a back seat” in our thoughts, while we wrestle with our flesh to come back into alignment with God’s ultimate work in us through Jesus. We can become unaware of how often we speak the language of the world around us, picking up the negative nuances that are so freely thrown out into the atmosphere in which we live. We can easily become “contaminated” without even realizing it is happening. But always, it is the Holy Spirit who woos us back under a sweet, holy conviction of the presence of His love, which awakens within us a desire to respond to His truth rather than the lies of the world. We are then able to step back into our rightful position where we take our stand in faith, picking up our sword (the Word) and engage in the declarations of truth what is rightfully ours.
We are reminded in Proverbs 18:21 that it says,
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”
Therefore, what we declare becomes the food that we eat! Psalm 119:103 says,
“How sweet are Your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!”
Jeremiah 15:16 says,
“Your words were found, and I ate them, and Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart…”
If our diet is filled with the delectable Word of God, just imagine the testimony that is being formed within us. That is why Revelation 12:11 says,
“And they overcame him (the accuser) by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.
Our overcoming victory so often lies in the power of the words we declare in truth. And it affects everyone within our atmosphere of influence. Just this morning, I was with a young man who was struggling with depression. I simply began to declare the truth of Jesus Christ and all that He has done, thanking Him for His goodness, faithfulness and trustworthiness, praising Him for Who He is and how there is nothing too big for Him to redeem, transform, heal and deliver. By the time we parted, this young man had his smile back on his face and within his heart. He walked away praising God with great joy!
Yes, there is life in the power of the tongue, and we, as the Bride of Christ, are commissioned to rise up and let our light shine for all the world to see. The very words (of God) that we speak are the keys given to us to use with authority. What better way is there to advance the Kingdom of God within ourselves, in our family, in our ministry and on the earth! This is why the Bride has been called to speak the heavenly language that aligns with the truth of all that has been accomplished through the Blood of the Lamb. It is vitally important that we know the Word of God well and by heart, for it is from that place within where those rivers of living water will spring up and flow freely from our lips. Romans 10:17 says, “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the (spoken) word of God.”
Genesis 1:3, 6, 9, 11, 14, 20, 24, 26, 29 all begin with “Then God said”. Everything good was created by what God said! So if we expect to see things restored to their natural condition, should we not be doing the same thing? It will always come down to the words we speak that are in agreement with God.
TADA!! Therein lies Overcoming Victory!
The Word of God is His very breath in articulated form, so why would we not speak in agreement with Him? Proverbs 4:20-21 says,
“My son, give attention to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart; for they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh.”
Carol Krum is the Partner Coordinator at the Spokane Headquarters and our resident encourager in joy.