In 2017 The Fragrance of Victory...

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IN 2017, THE FRAGRANCE OF VICTORY
December 31, 2017

 

Eph 1:15 NKJV  Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints,

Eph 1:16 NKJV  do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers:

Eph 1:17 NKJV  that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him,

Eph 1:18 NKJV  the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,

Eph 1:19 NKJV  and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power

Eph 1:20 NKJV  which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places,

Eph 1:21 NKJV  far above all principality (governing principles and rules of this world's system) and power (earthly influences of this world; through the lust of the eyes, lust of the flesh or the pride of life) and might (satanic forces or miraculous abilities of the prince of this world) and dominion (the ruler (the devil) and his rule of this world through false apostles, prophets and teachers), and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.

Eph 1:22 NKJV  And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church,

Eph 1:23 NKJV  which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.

 

Eph 2:1 NKJV  And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins,

Eph 2:2 NKJV  in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience,

Eph 2:3 NKJV  among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others.

Eph 2:4 NKJV  But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us,

Eph 2:5 NKJV  even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),

Eph 2:6 NKJV  and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,

 

Rev 3:21 NKJV  "To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.

Rev 3:22 NKJV  "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches."

 

THEREFORE WE ARE NOT TRYING TO BECOME AN OVERCOMER, FOR WHEN WE WERE SAVED WERE RAISED UP TOGETHER WITH CHRIST AND WERE SEATED WITH HIM IN HIS THRONE

 

HIS CHURCH, HIS PEOPLE, HIS SONS AND DAUGHTERS, THEREFORE, ARE ALREADY OVERCOMERS!

 

AS (in the manner that) I also overcame... THROUGH HIS DEATH, BURIAL, AND RESURRECTION.

 

Joh 16:33 NKJV  "These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world."

 

1Jn 4:4 NKJV  You are of God, little children, and have overcome them (false prophets speaking by the anti-christ spirit), because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

 

THE SPIRIT OF CHRIST IS IN US IS THE OVERCOMER!

 

1Jn 5:4 NIV  for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory (the means of success) that has overcome the world, even our faith.

1Jn 5:5 NIV  Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.

 

2Co 2:14 NKJV  Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph IN Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.

 

2Co 2:14 GW  But I thank God, who always leads us in victory because of Christ. Wherever we go, God uses us to make clear what it means to know Christ. It's like a fragrance that fills the air.

 

IN 2017, THE FRAGRANCE OF VICTORY

 

OUR IDENTITY IS NOW AN OVERCOMER IN CHRIST

 

OVERCOME: G3528 nikaō; nik-ah'-o

From G3529; to subdue (literally or figuratively): - conquer, overcome, prevail, get the victory.

 

G3529; G3529 nikē; nee'-kay

Apparently a primary word; conquest (abstractly), that is, (figuratively) the means of success: - victory.

 

EVERYBODY SAY, "I AM AN OVERCOMER!"

ITS TIME TO “NIKE”… “JUST DO IT!”

 

Rom 8:37 NKJV Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.

 

MORE THAN CONQUERORS: G5245 hupernikaō; hoop-er-nik-ah'-o

From G5228 and G3528; to vanquish beyond, that is, gain a decisive victory: - more than conquer.

 

THROUGH HIM; with Him, in Him, because of Him… we have entered into His victory

 

AN OVERCOMER IS ONE WHO IS MORE THAN A CONQUERER AND HAS ALREADY ENTERED INTO, AND STANDS BY FAITH, IN CHRIST’S VICTORY OVER THE WORLD

 

THEREFORE AN OVERCOMER WILL ALWAYS PREVAIL

 

THE MEANS AND THE SUCCESS OF OUR VICTORY IS ALWAYS THROUGH HIM, AND BY FAITH IN CHRIST OUR OVERCOMER.

 

Rev 1:4 NKJV  John, to the seven churches which are in Asia...

 

7 Churches; Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamos, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, Laodicea

7 Issues to overcome

7 Rewards to him that overcomes

 

To the angel of the church at...

 

1. Ephesus; (Hitchcock Bible Names) “desirable”

 

Issue to Overcome; having left their first love (of He who is near); departed from the passion and desire they had for Jesus at the first, loving with their mouths and not with their hearts

 

Overcomers Reward; Rev 2:7 KJV  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.

 

2. Smyrna; “myrhh; bitter sufferings and trials”

 

Issue to Overcome; godly suffering

 

Overcomers Reward; Rev 2:11 KJV  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.

 

3. Pergamos; “a fortified tower, height or elevation”

 

Issue to Overcome; Doctrine; those who hold to the doctrine of Baalam (teaching them to compromise their prophetic gift, or their convictions of the faith, for the sake of popularity, money, sexual gratification, or personal gain) and to the doctrine of the Nicolaitans (Gnosticism; denies the need to be born again of the Spirit, stating that knowledge of the truth alone is what saves us, and therefore morality and committing sinful deeds of the flesh really don't matter).

 

Overcomers Reward; Rev 2:17 KJV  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.

 

4. Thyatira; “odour of affliction”

 

Issue to Overcome; putting up with the spirit of Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce; she subtly moves into a leadership role and through witchcraft attempts to manipulate those in authority to do her will, and in the same way seduces away the simple minds of the sheep causing division and destruction.

 

Overcomers Reward; Rev 2:26 KJV  And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:

Rev 2:27 KJV  And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.

Rev 2:28 KJV  And I will give him the morning star.

Rev 2:29 KJV  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

 

5. Sardis; (Hitchcock Bible Names) “Prince of Joy”

 

Issue to Overcome; completing the work of the ministry assigned by God; faith to finish, finishing their course and ministry with joy!

 

Overcomers Reward; Rev 3:5 KJV  He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.

Rev 3:6 KJV  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

 

6. Philadelphia; “love as brethren, fraternal love, brotherly love”

 

Issue to Overcome; overcoming a little strength, being small in size, numbers influence, and dignity.

 

Overcomers Reward; Rev 3:12 KJV  Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.

Rev 3:13 KJV  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

 

7. Laodicea; “the right of the people”

 

Issue to Overcome; Lukewarmness to works and plus being chastened by God. Because they say, "I am rich and wealthy and have need of nothing". Therefore it's about "I" and not about Christ and His works.

 

Overcomers Reward; Rev 3:21 KJV  To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

Rev 3:22 KJV  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

 

Eph 2:5 NKJV  even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),

Eph 2:6 NKJV  and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,

 

2Co 2:14 GW  But I thank God, who always leads us in victory because of Christ. Wherever we go, God uses us to make clear what it means to know Christ. It's like a fragrance that fills the air.

 

FOR THE HOUSE OF GOD…

 

WE ARE MORE THAN CONQUERORS THROUGH HIM WHO LOVES US

BECAUSE WE ARE OVERCOMERS WE WILL ALWAYS PREVAIL

 

AND IN 2017 THE FRAGRANCE OF OUR VICTORIES  WILL FILL THE AIR!

IN 2017, THE FRAGRANCE OF VICTORY!

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2Co 2:14 GW  But I thank God, who always leads us in victory because of Christ. Wherever we go, God uses us to make clear what it means to know Christ. It's like a fragrance that fills the air.