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Many erroneously think that in Christianity everything is delivered to you on a platter of gold. It is not so. Things don’t just happen, they are made to happen. First Corinthians 16:9 says:

“For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries.”

Being a Christian does not exempt you from warfare; it only gives you an edge over the opposition. This is graphically illustrated in Isaiah 43:1-2 ( read it from your Bible).

Your redemption notwithstanding, God says, “When thou passest through the waters… When thou walkest through the fire…” not, “If thou passest through the waters…if thou walkest through the fire…”

Warfare is inevitable, but victory is guaranteed. God says, “Fear not, I am your redeemer, I am committed to deliver you and give you the victory.” Also in 1 John 5:4, He says:

“For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.”

So, the obstacles are real; the victories are also real. Victory is our heritage. The reality of warfare is further reinforced by Jesus’ experience here on earth. He said in John 14:30:

“… For the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.”

He meant to say, “The prince of this world came to Me. but I beat him hands down! Remember His temptation on the mountain? After Jesus had overcome the devil, the Bible said:

“And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season.” (Luke 4:13).

The enemy kept coming back, but Jesus was battle ready, so He beat him at all times. Maybe you have fallen once under the blow of the enemy, it’s time to rise up again. Champions are not those who never fall, but those who refuse to remain on the floor (Proverbs 24:16). So get up on your feet and stand your ground against the devil in prayers, to secure your glorious destiny in God!

As long as you are still breathing, the battle is not over. Rise up and stop tolerating failure and mishaps! Stop putting up with pains, lack and want. If you won’t arise, your enemy will prevail. One strategy of the enemy is to make you feel you can’t handle the issue. That is a lie! God is committed to your victory, if only you will fight.