6 Major Requirement for an Ever Winning Christian Life
I have never seen a man who accepted Jesus and regret it – Billy Graham.
It is possible to have a problem and struggle free life as a Christian, you can exist in a world of sweat less breakthrough and triumph, as a matter of fact, you are ordain to operate in a world of breakthrough and victory, that is why the bible says, “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me, all the days of my Life – Psalm 23:6.
you can see that the Bible says, “All the days of my Life” so you can enjoy daily release from heaven and enjoy divine provision and favor even as you journey through the earth, it is God’s agenda that you have peace and joy as you walk with the lord on the earth, and even all the days of your life.
Also the bible made a profound statement which conveys the heart and the mind of God towards his people; in the book of 3 John 1:2, Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
So you can see that, God’s desire for us is good?
Also the Bible says, Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation ( Psalm 68:19 ).
Did you take note of the word “Daily”?
God is good and his agenda for his people is that they will experience and enjoy his goodness in every faucets of life, you might however be wondering and be asking, why does the contrary happens?
Why is it that, the goodness is not been experience?
Well, i’d be making some points here to help you have a better understanding, first of all, you must understand that no desire or prophetic word gets fulfilled by itself, you just have to war it into a reality, ( 1 Timothy 1:18 ).
There are contentions from the enemy with your desired change of level and even for the inheritance which is available to you in Christ Jesus, you must be conscious of the fact that, the enemy is a roaring lion, and for that reason, there are requirement and steps you must take for you to be able to have that which God as promised you.
But before i go deeper, i must first establish here that, your FAITH and LIFE must be based and established on the standard of the WORD OF GOD!
This is where many believers miss out, the word of God still does wonders even in our days, we living in a changing world, but the word of God is never changing, it stands forever, it stands strong!
So i’d love to make some of those steps known to you, what you need to embrace seriously for you to be able to have a ever winning christian life and ever progressive/productive FAITH as a child of God.
Requirement for a Winning Christian Life;
1. Prayer : We serve a true and living God, and when you are born again, you automatically gain access to the father, and Prayer is a major means of communication with the heavenly father, so we can not afford not to miss out on prayer as a major key for our victory.
Jesus our lord, prayed through out his journey on the earth, he was given to prayer and that is why he was able to fulfill the counsel of God on the earth, which we all testify to it today.
Prayer is a major requirement, and prayers are in levels too, you use prayer to swift realms of power and dominion, you transform and transfigure your life and destiny, when you are praying, that is why the bible says “Pray without Ceasing – 1 Thessalonians 5:17″.
No matter the oppression from the devil, no matter what the enemy throws to you, you will always come out victorious when you are giving to continuous prayer, the problem with us many of the time is that we pray little and we give up! But the Bible says, “Do not be weary in well doing – Galatians 6:9 . Men ought to pray and not faint – Luke 18:1 .
Elijah was a prophet that was given to prayer, and the bible says, he prayed that, there will be no rain, and it was so, and later the bible says, he PRAYED AGAIN “7-dimensions of prayer” and The heaven gave rain again, isn’t amazing?
That is what happens, when you go up to pray to God in faith, in confidence, using his word and according to his well, so f you want to experience the goodness of the lord and you want to see God working for you and through you on the earth, then you must be a praying Christian.
One of the rewards of prayer, is “True Power“, you are empowered on the mountain of prayer, to take absolute delivery of that which is available to you in Christ Jesus, i wrote an article on praying in the spirit, this article will help you understand the hierarchy of spiritual operations in prayer and how you can ray with the anointing to command things to happen in your favor.
If an ever winning Christian Life is your desire, then prayer is the demand, when you are continually on the altar
of prayer, then you can be so sure, you will be ever winning and in control of Life.
2. Word of God : This is our weapon of spiritual warfare, you can not navigate appropriately, untill you are giving to the word of God, which is the word of Truth!
It as the ability to make you and give you an inheritance, among they that are sanctified (Acts 20:32).
The oral of our life as Christian, is channeled after the ways of God through Christ Jesus, and we must know this ways, and that is only possible by the word of God, so we must never take the word of GOD for granted, but rather, we must be addicted to the word of God, one of the keys to winning in every aspect of Life, is “Wisdom”, this Wisdom is only conveyed by the word of God, when you are a lover and a reader of the word of God, you trade and dwell in the realms of Divine Wisdom, because the word of God helps you to build a constructive state of mind, which is the mind of God (1 Corinthians 2:16), as a matter of fact, you can not pray well, till you prayed accroding to the word of God.
The word of God is practically a conveyor of the “Will of God”.
The word communicates the will of God.
The word of God is power, the bible says,For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart(Hebrews 4:12).
When Jesus finished the 40-days fasting and prayer, the bible says, he was tempted by the devil, its so amazing that Jesus didn’t bother to pray again, he just impose authority and victory solely by the word of God, this is how powerful the word of God can be in the hand of the believer, a word-less Christian is a power-less Christian, you are only empowered by the volume of the word of God that is in you, The bible says, Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear(Hebrews 11:3).
So, if the world was framed by the word of God, then there is absolutely no problem in this world that can not be confronted and overcome by the world of God.
I would love to quote a scripture here; And now I commend you to God and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified (Acts 20:32).
From the scripture, we can see that the word of GOD have the power and ability to give you “Inheritance”, for an ever winning Life, you must give yourself to the word of God, there is power in the word of God.
3. Faith : Faith is a potent force in the hand of every believer, and it started from salvation experience, someone preached to you, you believe and accepted the Lord Jesus as your Lord and saviour, and that is how you kick-started your christian Journey, but it does not ends there, you also need FAITH to walk through this journey to the end, Faith is always believing God for what he says, he will do, knowing fully well that he is not a man that he would lie, neither s a son of man that he will repent of his word, whatever he says, he will do, that is exactly what he will do!
Faith in the heart of man compels the hand of God in the direction of that man, when you believe God is almighty and there is nothing he can not do, then you truly begin to experience his mighty manifestation in your life, many people are praying, but they have problem as regard believing God, some don’t even believe in their prayer, FAITH is a major requirement for us to please God, miracles, signs and wonders happens freely in an atmosphere where Faith exists, God can do anything and everything, but he won’t do anything forcefully on anyone, you are the one to compel the hand of God in your direction, and you do so by FAITH.
The amazing thing is that, the Bible says ““
So our living, survival and exploits is at the mercy of our FAITH, The Bible says, Abraham believed the lord, and it was counted for him as “Righteousness” – Romans 4:3.
Your FAITH in God is build up by the word of God, you encounter with God through his word helps you to build up faith, Praying in the spirit is also an essential way of building up your FAITH, you swift Faith level, which ultimately means you swift POWER-LEVEL, The Holyspirit also help our faith to be profound and to be establish in the Lord and his word.
The day, you believe the Lord and his word is the day, you are set for an encounter,
if your FAITH says, YES’ God will never say NO! – Archbishop Benson Idahosa.
Matured Faith does not say, God do something, it rather says, God, what must i do for my desired change to come – Bishop David Oyedepo.
Any FAITH that makes God absolutely responsible for the outcome of the event is an irresponsible Faith – Bishop Oyedepo.
Faith places demands on you, as to responsibility, which goes a long way to determine the outcome of your desired change of level.
For instance, your obedience to the word of God is a prove of your FAITH in God, and immediately you walk in obedience, you have commit God’s integrity to show up!
If you want financial breakthrough, you know that giving and Tithing is the key!
Your FAITH becomes potent when there is a work attached to it, this is a requirement for the release of the change/intervention you truly desire.
4. Obedience : This is a major key, I remember the song we use to sing, back in the days, “Trust and Obey”, for there is no other way to be happy in Jesus than to trust and obey, so Obedience to God is a major way to experiencing victory and an ever winning Life as a child of God, when you obey the word of God, you have proven to be have FAITH in God, and God too will eventually prove to you that he is FAITH-FULL.
There is no blessings for the scriptures we know off hand, the only rewards that comes is when we go and practice what we know, knowledge is great but been a doer of the word is what brings the blessings.
But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves( James 1:22 ).
An ever winning christian Life answers to obedience, the bible says,
And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth ( Deuteronomy 28:1 ).
So Obedience is a way out to experience supernatural lifting, obeying the word of God, serving the interest of God’s kingdom is what makes you to be outstanding in Life.
When you come to a state whereby God is always leading you, you are surely going to fulfill your glorious destiny in Christ Jesus, its important for you know that God is more than willing to lead you, he only wants to be sure, you will obey, when your obedience is full, God will surely lead you more and more, The Bible says;
And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left ( Isaiah 30:21 ).
5. Holy Spirit : We can not have a fulfilling Christian existence with out the spirit of God, one thing about God is that, his ways and his laws are not grievous at all, they are loving rather and they are not going to happen to you forcefully, you rather yield yourself to God, or God leaves you, he doesn’t walk with people by force.
The Holyspirit is the promise of the father, which Jesus talked about and promises to ask the father to give unto us, you need to know, When Jesus left the earth, that was when the ministry of the Holyspirit begin powerfully on the earth, The Holy Spirit is our guide, our comfort, he’s the 3rd person in the God-head and he wants to relate with every True child of God, that is why the bible says, as many that are led by the Spirit, they are the sons of God ( Romans 8:14 ).
Divine Direction is what brings about Victory, exploits, dominion and ever winning Christian Life on the earth, the Holyspirit is the one that brings about divine direction, that is why it is important for every True church of JESUS to embrace the teachings on the Person of the Holyspirit, you can not love and follow God with all your heart except by the help of the Holy Spirit.
For instance, when The Baptism of the Holy spirit came upon the Apostles in the Upper room, we say that they were all filled with the Holyghost and began to speak in other tongues, after that encounter, Peter went out to preach and 3000 people gave their lives to Christ…. just like that?
That’s what the Holy Spirit can do, when Jesus finished praying, the bible says, he returned in the power of the spirit.
And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;( John 14:16 ). So, you experience the Holy Spirit when you desire him and you prayed for him to come, he will come, i prayed for the baptism of the holyspirit, meany years ago, and it came, you can do the same, for better understanding on the holyghost Baptism, click here.
6. Thanksgiving : You can not do well in Life without a praise-ful and thankful heart unto God, there is so much God as done for you and no matter what you think, is not working, God is still God and he still faithful.. Blessed be his name both from now and forever.. amen!
The Bible says,
Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.
6 Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us.
7 God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him ( Psalm 67:5-7 ).
So Thanksgiving to God is not a choice, is not an option, it is a necessity, God is worthy of all praise and glory, you can not afford to owe God praise that is sue his name, i would also love to make you understand that, true worshipers of God are always high flyers in Life, they can never be grounded, King David is a good example of a true worshiper!
Even though, God is omnipotent and can do all things, he can not praise himself, so he need me and you to praise him.
David said; I will praise you seven times a day because all your regulations are just ( Psalm 119:164 ).
and that is why, every Battle, David ever had to fight, he won them all, God is always backing him up in the journey of his life, because he was a true worshiper, remember it was the same david that play string instruments and evil spirit left Saul, so True worshipers are always sending the demons spirit out of anywhere they are, because praise-ful and thanks-ful lifestyle always birth the release of the anointing, when you praise and worship God, he releases upon you, fresh anointing of the spirit, with which you’d be able to command exploits.
Miracles do Happen in Praise! The other day, when Paul and Silas were in the prison, the bible says, they prayed and PRAISED! Then the MIRACLE HAPPENED! GLORY TO GOD!
25 And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.
26 And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed.
27 And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled.
28 But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm: for we are all here.
29 Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas,
30 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?
31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
32 And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house.
33 And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway.
34 And when he had brought them into his house, he set meat before them, and rejoiced, believing in God with all his house. ( Acts 16: 25-34 )
These are the ways through which we walk with God as a Christian to experience Victory on the earth realm.
It is not difficult, because there is GRACE, I pray that in the name of Jesus, Grace to walk with God in the true and sincerity of what you have just learn now will be released upon you in the name of Jesus!
God bless you in the name of Jesus!
Written : AKANNI TOLU MATTHEW