Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy;
Psalm 107:2 (KJV)
As the redeemed of the Lord we are to say with boldness that we have been set free from any and all forms of bondage. When we confess our redemption and the finished works of Jesus Christ, we are releasing our faith to lay hold of the victory that Jesus has already made available.
And he led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation.
Psalm 107:7 (KJV)
God will always lead us by the right way. When we follow the leading of the Holy Spirit, He will lead us in the way of God’s perfect will for us. Our role is to trust Him and to follow His promptings. And the will of God for us is to see His goodness and His favor coming to pass in our lives.
Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
Colossians 3:2-3 (NKJV)
We set our minds on heavenly realities through the Word of God. It is the daily renewing of the mind in the Word that makes us open, receptive and available for everything that has become true about us in Christ to manifest as our day to day life.
O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
Psalm 34:8 (KJV)
We taste and come to know the goodness of God through our intimate fellowship with Him. The more time we spend in His presence through worship, prayer, praise and His Word, the more do we find that we can trust God with all of the areas of our lives. And out from this trust is birthed a life that leads from victory to victory.
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
Psalm 100:4 (KJV)
When we realize that there is always something to thank God for, we will naturally find ourselves giving Him praise. Even in the midst of a challenge or a difficult time, we can thank God that He has already provided the way out. When we know our God and His goodness, we really cannot help but be thankful.
For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
1 John 5:4 (KJV)
The key to living a life of victory is our faith. We use and develop our faith by setting our hearts and minds upon the promises of God, by meditating on them and confessing them until they become real to us. When we are convinced of the reality of something before we can perceive it through our physical senses, we are living in the victory of faith.
And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.
Galatians 3:12 (KJV)
Anytime we are looking to our works as the reason for why we should be blessed, we are not operating in faith. Faith is to remove ourselves from the equation, and to look only to Jesus. Because of the finished works of Jesus the blessing has been made available, and faith reaches out with boldness and takes what grace has made.
Remember me, O LORD, with the favour that thou bearest unto thy people: O visit me with thy salvation;
Psalm 106:4 (KJV)
When we receive salvation through placing our faith in the finished works of Jesus, we enter into the unmerited favor of God. This means that the blessing is on our lives, not because of our works or our efforts, but because of our faith and trust in Jesus.
I’ll put my Spirit in you and make it possible for you to do what I tell you and live by my commands.
Ezekiel 36:27 (MSG)
This is the power of grace at work in us, and it lifts the pressure off of our shoulders. Our trust and dependence are upon God’s Spirit working in us through His Word, transforming us, giving us the faith we need, and empowering us to become all He has created us to be.
The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,
Romans 8:16 (NKJV)
The Holy Spirit bears witness of our identity in Christ. He continually whispers into our hearts that we are children of God, that we have His favor and blessing. The more we listen to the Holy Spirit who will confirm the Word of God, the less receptive will we be to the voices of fear, doubt, confusion or condemnation. Let us spend some time every day with the Holy Spirit as He guides us into all truth.