Victory was made available at the cross!
I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace. In the world you have tribulation and distress and suffering, but be courageous [be confident, be undaunted, be filled with joy]; I have overcome the world.” [My conquest is accomplished, My victory abiding.]
JOHN 16:33 AMP
The finished works of the cross has already given us a victory we can tap into and learn to abide in. He proclaims that He has told us these things so that we may have perfect peace. That peace can only come from His finished work by pulling from it.
At salvation it was planted in our spirits in seed form. Tribulations come and as we read in James 1 they come to test our faith.
The testing of our faith produces things in our life that help grow us and establish us in Him better. Without it we are moved and tossed by trials and triblation and every wind and doctrine until we are firmly anchored correctly.
Well, that has been the case for me I can say. I was in a place where if we are believers we should be exempted from suffering as we have Jesus in our life. If we are enduring any hardship we have sinned greatly.
At another time in my faith journey if we were enduring hardships and trials a prophetic word was all that was needed to see you through it.
When it boiled down to it. I still had great problems holding on to prophetic words or even repenting at every turn thinking I had done something so transgressing it brought this on.
Little did I realize also, that I myself was the cause of alot of my hardships. Being a great worrier, full of anxiety, depression, fear, panic, paranoia that my soul manifested around me the reality that my inner lived in.
Pastor has had to go in with precision like a surgical construction worker to tear down strongholds that had set up in my soul to then get proper Godly and truth strong holds to begin to be built. She has labored with me helping cultivate and get me in alignment for what my life is suppose to be for Gods glory.
It has been a turning and allowing the old to die off and inplant the good of the truth of the word to begin to tap into the abiding victory.
It has begun shown itself out in my life it has manifested better transportation which was desperatley needed. The anointing of God on Pastors life and her taking me under wing has shown the power of proper connection and the need for a personal relationship with God.
That personal relationship with God through His word in prayer, meditation, worship and study has helped me move into a place of learning to dwell in that victory. Am I perfect in it? No! It is a slow move on process of unpacking and setteling that is taking place.