Posted by: judyhitson | August 19, 2022

Freedom to Overcome

Freedom to Overcome
by Judy Hitson

Rev.12:11 YLT and they did overcome him because of the blood of the Lamb, and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life — unto death;

Whom did they overcome?

We read in Rev.12:9 NASB And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world…

We can overcome Satan through Christ who set us free, John 8:36. We are not alone to fend for ourselves when we are in Christ and Christ is in us by His Spirit. The Lord wants us to walk in peace through trials and tribulations and  overcome the world with Him, John 16:33.

God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power, and of love and of a sound mind, 2 Tim. 1:7.

Have you been born of God?

The Bible tells us in 1 John 5:4-6 NKJV For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? This is He who came by water and blood–Jesus Christ….

There are two kingdoms.

Col.1:13-14 NLT For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son, who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins.

When I was born again, it was a dramatic experience for me, like coming from death to life. I was blind but now I could see. The Holy Spirit gave me life. My spiritual eyes were open. I began reading the Bible; it came alive to me. The Lord was speaking to me in personal ways. He brought women in my life who invited me to a weekly prayer group and to Bible studies. My life changed from worldly interests to become a woman of the Word, delivered from fear and filled with faith in Christ.

There were difficulties to overcome in relationships with my family and church family as I went from practicing religion to grow in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, my Lord and my God.

Those early years in Christ were awkward for me to talk with others. Instead of speaking truth in love, I spoke truth in anger. I fell prey to the tactics of the enemy which turned people away rather than lead them to Christ.

Praise God for deliverance and inner healing ministries where I found help to be delivered from religious spirits and be healed from the inside out to overcome old sin patterns. There are many facets to this new life in Christ and lessons to learn to overcome the enemies of the flesh, the world and the devil. Maturing in Christ is a process with freedom in the Spirit to overcome each enemy.

Prayer: Thank You Father in heaven for freedom in Christ, for His shed blood and for the help of Your Spirit to overcome enemies of the flesh, world and devil. Lord grant me ears to hear and a heart to heed what the Spirit says to the churches to overcome in Revelation 2-3. Amen.


Responses

  1. Thank you for sharing your salvation and Holy Spirit journey! Praise God for His continuing work in us!

    • Amen Rozelle. Thank you for reading our blog.

  2. This is a very excellently written teaching and such a cleat and basic message Judy.
    Congratulations for a well constructed teaching. I am so proud of you. Love ❤️ and blessings always and so honored to be a part of your former struggles and journey towards wholeness in relationship with Jesus! I vouch for you in this: You have OVERCOME much by God’s love and truth!

    • Thank you Lalita for the encouragement and for your part in my journey in Christ.


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