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5 Promises For Your Battle

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I bet we could use some good news right about now.

Need a little relief.

Ready to make camp somewhere far from the battle grounds of life.

What if I told you that we have more than just deliverance from whatever battle we’re in right now, but that we have freedom that comes from someone taking the champion title for us years ago.

That there’s a powerful difference between the two.

And that we just need to believe it and live it.

When I heard speaker and writer Christine Caine preach that very thing at Passion 2016 a few months ago, it was like a huge curtain of deceit had been pulled away. The enemy would love us to think in terms of deliverance from this one battle we’re in, in the moment… and settling or wishing for immediate deliverance, instead of realizing the full potential of the freedom already given us.

The enemy loves when we take our eyes off the Freedom Giver and let ourselves get carried away with our own need.

And the enemy loves when we go on the defence when our offense has already been declared a win.

How many times have I only asked God to remove me from the immediate circumstance, when His desire is to unlock the freedom we’re supposed to already walk in, the freedom He died for, and carry it with us into every situation.

The resurrection, the ultimate victory supplied.

Over every battle, even the ones to come.

Are we living as victorious as we should be? A resurrection-quality victory? Do we keep the perspective of someone who knows we have already inherited freedom regardless of how the outcome seems?

Am I looking at life through the lens of resurrection and victory?

As I watched the live conference on my screen, I had to ask myself if I had let myself become so obsessed with instant deliverance that I forgot once again that the battle isn’t ever mine, it’s His! That He brings a freedom greater than any isolated-delivering, and that every battle that comes my way is, as Caine stated, “Fought FROM a position of victory, not FOR a victory!”

So okay, that really changes everything.

I went to my Bible to see verses on battles with new eyes and ears.

We’re not just delivered, we’ve been given His immeasurable freedom to claim for our own.

Am I looking at life through a lens of resurrection?

So here’s 5 promises from His Word for your battles and as you read them, make sure you read them through the eyes of a victor!

Romans 3:37 has the promise of a victorious status.
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.”

1 Peter 2:9 has the promise of being chosen and living now in His wonderful light, with no more darkness.
“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light.”

Psalm 40:9-10 gives us the right to make a firm declaration!
“I have told the glad news of deliverance in the great congregation; behold, I have not restrained my lips, as you know, O Lord. I have not hidden Your deliverance within my heart; I have spoken of your faithfulness and your salvation; I have not concealed your steadfast love and your faithfulness from the people.”

2 Chronicles 20:15 is a promise from the very mouth of God Almighty, a promise we can anchor our freedom to when battles come!
“And he said, “Listen, all Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem and King Jehoshaphat: Thus says the Lord to you, ‘Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed at this great horde, for the battle is not yours but God’s.”

Philippians 4:19 is a promise of the provision that literally finds itself in the form of Christ our victor who purchased our freedom.
“And my God will supply every need of yours according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”

Friends, we are no longer defined by our battles.

He desires that we be defined by how we were purchased by His death for complete freedom.

One of my favorite words in Hebrew text is the word ‘chuphshah’ (pronounced khoof-shaw’). It’s one of the hebrew words for freedom. There are quite a few words for freedom, many meaning a holiday, taking a liberty, freely spontaneous.

But would you like to know the special definition for chuphshah?

It means ‘slavery no more’

Let Him whisper it once more, “You are no longer bound to this fight, beloved. I already purchased the victory.”

Let Him paint the truth across your heart, “You are not defined by this one battle, you carry my stamp of deliverance, bought with a price that cannot be beat.”

Let Him fuel you to full-time-freedom, “You are no slave to the enemy, but a victor because I gave you the win. Now live it.”

We already have the victory supplied.

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I pray we take those five promises from His Word, and allow them to propel us into the Promised Land this week, as already-victors.

And remain free.

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21 Comments

  1. Such a great word for today Christine! And on a Monday, no less. How fitting. I’ll be letting this settle in my spirit all day today.
    Thank you for that.

  2. Perfect encouragement. I’m glad you finished with Philippians 4:19. We have been trying for so long to have more children and want more so badly. Each month that goes by with another “no” from God hurts our hearts, even though we know His plans for us and His timing is best. That verse is an excellent reminder that He is providing everything we need, even through this struggle and season of waiting. Thank you. <3

    • Christine Duncan

      April 11, 2016 at 7:37 PM

      Oh, I’m so glad The Father is using these words to strengthen and encourage. His timing is often far from what we want, but is timing so full of His plans that always top ours. I’m awful at waiting for His resolutions for my needs to play out. Awful. Still learning this!
      I’ll for sure add you guys to my prayers! Let’s keep in touch, lady! 🙂 Hugs.

  3. What you’ve shared today really does change everything, Christine! The battle isn’t mine, it’s God’s. And the outcome isn’t unknown … He’s already won. I can totally relate to becoming obsessed with instant deliverance, though, and the truth of these five verses really helps bring my focus back where it belongs. I hope you have a wonderful day, my friend!

    • Christine Duncan

      April 12, 2016 at 12:18 PM

      There are so many verses now that read with a different significance when I think about battles in the right light. So many that go from tiny picture to big picture, lol. (And your words today on your blog, wow, lady!)
      So glad whenever you stop by, Lois! And thanks!

  4. So grateful for the sword that is the word of God. Love the freedom picture you’ve painted here. There is life and victory when we take our battles to the pages of His book. Great resources in scripture you shared too, Christine. Good words!

    • Christine Duncan

      April 12, 2016 at 4:26 PM

      Aw, thank you, Tiffany! I love how God’s authority over our battles is so clear in those verses. I pull them out and say them aloud when I feel I need reminded of Who the victory rests in! Learning more and more how to use them as the foundation to step out in obedience when needed. Hugs and blessings, girl!

  5. Great post Christine! “Resurrection-quality victory!” Love the term – embracing the life. Thanks for sharing these powerful promises. Blessed to sit next to you on #IntentionalTuesday! 🙂

    • Christine Duncan

      April 12, 2016 at 5:02 PM

      Joy! So glad we’re neighbours over at #IntentionalTuesday… I’m just now heading over there, so I can’t wait to read your words! I love that His promises endure, don’t you? They’re for today, and the next, and the next…. your comment makes me smile 🙂 Have a fabulous day! Lord bless!

  6. This is really beautiful, Christine. I agree. I too often cry out for freedom from the immediate battle and forget that the ultimate battle is already won. Victorious. No longer a slave. I was a slave to fear for far too many years. Thankful for victory over fear and trusting Him for all I need going forward. Even strength and reminder on the days I forget. I would love it if you’d share this and any other post at our Friday Link Party.

    • Christine Duncan

      April 12, 2016 at 5:18 PM

      Thanks for such beautiful words, Deb, very grateful. A slave no more… sometimes I think I need to stamp this across my forehead or hand so I don’t forget not to fall back into old habits of fear, myself, lol!
      I am writing down your linkup for my coming Friday for sure, so many communities of encouraging and brave women out there, I love it! Thanks for the invite, and have an amazing week in Him, Deb!

  7. I love the verse in 2 Chron! The battle is not mine. He has overcome the world! I hold onto the verse in John 16:33. Because He has overcome the world, I can have peace in Him through the now and for the later. I am so thankful that He has done what He done for us. visiting from Jennifer’s linkup #10

    • Christine Duncan

      April 12, 2016 at 5:42 PM

      Oh man, I love that verse in John… what a promise to hold onto! “Lord, take every battle!” I might be overheard saying this at any given time of the day to be honest, lol. So glad to connect with you, Kristina, through the linkup community! I appreciate your lovely words, and praying you have a fantastic week in Him 🙂

  8. These words are so empowering! We may know the truths of each one, but too often the enemy’s devices of distraction (in whatever form it comes) can cause us to lose track of this reality. This reality makes all the difference in the world because it reminds us of our position and it also reminds us that until the Lord returns, the battle will continue. Battles and battle skirmishes are parts of a war and the war we face is one that began a very long time ago when Satan rebelled against God in heaven. We need one another to help us keep this straight. Loved visiting you today as your neighbor at the Linkup at Purposeful Faith.

    • Christine Duncan

      April 12, 2016 at 9:17 PM

      Yes, a reality that really does make such a huge difference, doesn’t it Pam? It’s an awesome thing to come alongside women who love His promises and truths, like yourself, and definitely, we have to keep encouraging each other into victory in Him! Grateful to have you stop by, Pam, thanks so much 🙂

  9. Cheryl M Burton

    April 12, 2016 at 8:30 PM

    Daniel 7:21,22

    • Christine Duncan

      April 12, 2016 at 9:07 PM

      “I was watching; and the same horn was making war against the saints, and prevailing against them, until the Ancient of Days came, and a judgment was made in favor of the saints of the Most High, and the time came for the saints to possess the kingdom.”
      Goosebumps, Cheryl, goosebumps. The Almighty moving on behalf of the saints… amen!

  10. Wow—you’re right; we really were on the same mindset today! 🙂 Love seeing these scriptures and truths here. This really speaks to me too: “wishing for immediate deliverance, instead of realizing the full potential of the freedom already given us.” May I grow to more fully grasp the freedom I already have been given!

    • Christine Duncan

      April 12, 2016 at 9:12 PM

      His freedom, so freely given to us… changes every circumstance, doesn’t it! Thankful for you today, Lisa and the whole lovely community of bloggers of truth! Blessings this week, m’dear.

  11. great post, Christine! It’s so true-we tend to think of deliverance as what is yet to come, and forget to look at where we’ve been and the deliverance we’ve already claimed! And I love that word–chuphshah.

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