There's a higher life in Christ – a spiritual life to which we've been called. As Christians, we're not ordinary. We were made to look like God and to function like Him. We've been built with possibilities within our system. We're not in this world as victims; we were born victorious.
In the book of Genesis, when God made man, the Bible says God gave man dominion over all things (Genesis 1:28). He gave us a life that's superior, not only to the circumstances of life and the forces of nature but also to spiritual beings of evil – Satan and his cohorts. Why then do some Christians still live as ordinary men, instead of living victoriously every day? The reason is their ignorance of the Word. “They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness… I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High” (Psalm 82:5-6).
The Word of God leaves us in no doubt as to the way we ought to live as Christians. We ought to live happy, joyous and triumphant lives always. Thanks be unto God. Jesus said, “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32). The truth is, now that you are born again, now that you are in Christ, you're a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17). Whereas you were defeated and lived as a victim before you came to Christ, all that is history now. Today, with Christ alive in you, nothing can put you down; you're a victor for life!
You might want to ask, “What if the circumstances of my life aren’t such that should give room for rejoicing?” Well, it doesn't matter what your experience in life has been; it doesn't matter how long you might have suffered or been in darkness; light has come to you now. Truth has been unveiled: the truth about what God has done for you, in you, and with you in Christ Jesus.
Rejoice! You were born victorious! Refuse to allow the circumstances of your life to dictate your joy. When your faith is challenged, that’s the time to rejoice. Learn to maintain a joyful spirit even amid daunting and trying circumstances, for the joy of the Lord is your strength (Nehemiah 8:10).
The Bible says that, with joy you shall draw water from the wells of salvation (Isaiah 12:3). Salvation is an all-encompassing word; it refers to soundness, preservation, divine health, success, prosperity and every blessing that the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ made available for the Christian. But to enjoy the blessings of salvation, you must know what God has said concerning you.
Get to know who you are in Him. Study, meditate on, and keep proclaiming the Word, because the Word of God unveils our victorious life in Christ. You were born a victor. You were born to have dominion. You were born to live the superior life, and you were born to live triumphantly every day.
As you put this to practice we look forward to the testimonies that will follow! You can always share your testimonies with us here: healingstreams.tv/testimonies