A Fixed Fight
Praise the Lord everybody!!! Praise the Lord everybody!!!! I greet you in the matchless name of Jesus Christ. I am excited about the word that God has given me. I don’t know about anyone else, but it never fails that the word He gives seems to encourage and strengthen me before I can ever share it and that lets me know it’s an on-time word for somebody. Amen. I can’t speak for anyone other than myself, but the intensity of my own battles has seemed to increase. The enemy has begun to try to pick a fight, so it seems daily. Its like he said, let me take her out, let me knock her out before she reaches her destiny. But I came to serve notice on the enemy today that he’s got to come better than that, he’s got to try a new trick, he’s got to re-evaluate his plan, why because I am more than a conqueror, why because no weapons formed against me shall prosper, why because greater is He that is within me than He that is in the world.
The book of Deuteronomy 28:7 reads:
“The Lord will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before you. They shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways.” So, my title on today is The Fight is Fixed!!! “You Have the Victory Amen, ‘You Have the Victory the Fight is Fixed
Often times the enemy wants us to believe that we are defeated, and down for the count but as a child of God how can you be defeated in a fixed fight. Amen!!! The bible says that the battle is not ours but the Lords, I came with a word for someone, (The fight is fixed, you have the victory).
What kind of boldness and confidence would it give you to know that you are guaranteed to win, that you cannot lose? That no matter how powerful or how strong your opponent is, no matter what tricks they pull, no matter what their advantages over you may seem to be, you are the declared winner!
(and you haven’t even thrown the first punch)?
I know it may not make sense (but from a God perspective) victory is (not) determined by the outcome, it is established by the income (In other words it is established by faith, and faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God Ro 10:17)
In other words, you can know you have won the fight, before you ever step into the ring,
The fight is fixed, and you have the victory
I don’t know what battle you are facing right now, I don’t know what enemy might be raising up against you right now, and I don’t know what the devil is trying to do in your life today, and I don’t know what mountain is standing in your way ( but I came to tell you no matter who you are or what you are facing the answer is the same (FAITH)= #1firm belief in the integrity, ability, effectiveness, or genuineness of, belief and trust in and loyalty to God,
#2 something that is believed especially with strong conviction
Victory is not external, victory is internal.
Men in the world determine victory by what’s going on around them, or not going on around them, They determine victory by the absence of external conflict,
But God determines victory by what’s going on inside of us. (This is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith).
Victory Is first an attitude: (The attitude of faith)
Attitude from the dictionary means #1 a position assumed for a specific purpose, #2 A mental position about a fact or a state of condition
When we get Gods word in our hearts it produces an attitude (A position assumed for a specific purpose and a mental position about a fact or a state of condition
You need to get an ATTITUDE
Let me help you assume a position for a specific purpose, this should help to develop a mental position with regard to a fact or state of conditions
We are more than conquerors through him that loved us and gave himself for us.
Greater is He that is in us than He that is in the world.
I can do all things through Christ which strengthened me.
No weapon formed against me shall prosper, and every tongue that riseth against me in judgment I shall condemn.
And they overcame him by the blood of the lamb and the word of their testimony.
I just believe somebody’s getting an attitude adjustment right now.
Victory begins with a decision: (The decision to believe that God told the truth)
Who hath believed our report and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed. Isa 53:1
(Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus Christ is the son of God.) 1Jn 5:5
Victory is a discipline: It takes a disciplined person to manifest victory, Since our victory is faith and faith is born of the Word, We must discipline ourselves to believe the word regardless of what circumstances say.
Like the widow women with her little pot of oil; She went in and shut the door. You have to shut the door to everything that contradicts the word. (You have to shut yourself in to faith) and shut out everything else, (doubt, fear, confusion, feelings, pain, sometimes friends and family).
Victory demands determination: Victory is not a onetime experience, victory is a way of life, it is a Spirit life that is born in us. (This is the victory that overcometh the world even our faith.) Victory is the spirit of perseverance, Victory is the the spirit that stands at the door and continues to knock even though the answer is no.
Victory is the spirit that hears the criticism but keeps on pressing,
Victory is not a life without problems, Victory is a life that faces problems with a promise.
For every problem there is a promise, Victory is the faith that (clings to the promise) until the problem is defeated.
2 Samuel 23:9 And after him was Eleazar the son of Dodo the Ahohite, one of the three mighty men with David, when they defied the Philistines that were there gathered together to battle, and the men of Israel were gone away:
2 Samuel 23:10 He arose, and smote the Philistines until his hand was weary, and (his hand clave unto the sword): and the LORD wrought a great victory that day; and the people returned after him only to spoil.
Here is a man who became one with his sword, his hand clave unto his sword, that means his hand became welded to his sword, he held on to the promise until the problem was defeated, and your victory and mine is in becoming one with the word.
Victory is not based upon people, sometimes people stand in the way of victory.
As in the case of Jairus Daughter (Jesus put everyone out except Peter James and John)
The old saying is, there’s strength in numbers. (That is only true to a certain extinct. )
That is if the numbers are in faith, and the numbers are anointed, and if the numbers believe the Promise.
(God does not recognize numbers, he recognizes faith)
Jonathon said: 1Sam 14:6 it may be that the LORD will work for us: for there is no restraint to the LORD to save by many or by few.
Victory is (not) never going through a trial, -Victory is (going through) a trial
1 Peter 1:7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ.
Victory is not in never going through a trial, Victory is in How you go through the trial
This is how victory goes through a trial: Victory goes through a trial knowing that it is working for you.
2 Cor 4:17-18 This light affliction which is but for a moment (worketh for us) a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we look not at the things which are seen but at the things which are not seen for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
Ro 8:28 And we know that all things (work together for good) to them that Love the Lord, and are called according to his purpose.
Job said it this way:
The Lord knoweth the way that I take and when I am tried I shall come forth as gold. In other words, I will be better for this.
So I just stopped by to tell someone, I don’t care what your facing tonight ( faith has fixed the fight) Faith has never lost a battle, from Genesis to Revelation to faith has never lost a battle,
But you say (Pastor) You don’t know what I’m going through, I’m going through hell. I’ve never been through a storm like this before; I’ve never been through a fire like this before.
(Well you ought to be shouting right now, because you just prophesied your own victory) You said I’m going through, (Say it again so you get used to hearing yourself say it, (I’m going through, I’m going through, I’m going through)
I don’t care what the devil does, I don’t care what he throws at me, I’m going through.
David Said: Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil for thou art with me, thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
You are getting through this!
The fight is fixed,
It may look bad right now but the fight is fixed and at a certain point the devil is going down because he has to.
It may be the first round, the second round or the third round (But my faith tells me the devil is going down).
Jesus said: Lu 10:19 Behold I give unto you power to tread upon serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
Jesus said: Mr 16:17-18 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
1Jo 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
And this is the victory that overcometh the world even our faith.
The fact is (as long as the child of God stays in the arena of faith, victory is guaranteed)
Ro 16:20 And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly.
It may be today, it may be tomorrow, it may be a month from now, but that battle is going to end, that fiery trial is going to end, that storm is going to end and when it does you are going to still be standing.
This is not your first fight, this is not your first storm, this is not your first trial, I know it looks bad but you are going to make it (I prophesy to you, you are going to make it because the fight is fixed, and the only way you can lose is to not fight in the arena of faith).
So, take unto you the whole armor of God, strap on your shield of faith and jump into the ring, the victory is yours in Jesus name. The fight is fixed
Rev. T. P. Lane
“U. R. Valued”