Victorious Life Awaits Us All by Clay and Felicia Worrell

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Welcome, Brother Harold and Ms. Bev are on assignment. This is my beautiful wife Felicia and I am Clay Worrell… it’s great to be with you again!

Do we have the victory in Christ Jesus? Do we have the victory in Christ...?  just checked my Jesus this past Saturday / I haven't had a bad day in years

Let's get started right… How many of you all remember the High School pep rallies? Remember sophomores, sophomores don't be shy... Let me hear your battle cry… VICTORY. Saints of God, don't be shy, LET ME HEAR YOUR BATTLE CRY... VICTORY, we are the saints not sinners any longer. Once we were sinners who sin, now we are saints that sin… Once we had no victory, now we have it all. The word Saints is often confused to select group due to Roman Catholic categorization... The word Saints is used by Paul some 40 times in Scripture referencing ALL those who believe and are in Christ Jesus. We have the Victory in Christ Jesus

Question… Physically speaking in respect to size and mass and power what the greatest force you have ever seen in Nature, mountains, volcanoes, tornados, hurricanes, sun, blackhole or man-made..… I know many are military and seen massive ships, bombs,......

Mirror… YOU in Christ… all 100 to whatever pounds…

The key with any force is how its focused and directed.... 

Air isn't that powerful until its under pressure and focused

Water isn't that powerful until its focused in a dam or stream as in pressure washing

Light isn't that powerful until its focused with a magnifying glass… or even more powerfully focused into a laser able to cut through steel…

And as for us the same… 

We are in a battle on this side of eternity with words, thoughts as they become actions.. The devil operates in the shadows of the mind not yielded to the Word

Ephesians 6:12 (KJV)

12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.        Demons and devils job, --Salvation, --Word and torment. ( A human without a body)    

2 Timothy 1:7 (KJV) For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. Knowing our purpose and being focused is key... 

God made it clear from the beginning His intent for mankind before the fall..

Genesis 1:26,28 (WBT) And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping animal that creepeth upon the earth.28 “ subdue the earth..”

3 KEYS when reading the Word of God is to know…

God can not lie (Numbers 23:19)

God can not be a respecter of person (Acts 10:34)

God's Word can not come back void (Isaiah 55:11)

After the fall God brings mankind back into right standing or Righteous w Him

2 Corinthians 5:17-21 (AMP)

17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ [that is, grafted in, joined to Him by faith in Him as Savior], he is a new creature [reborn and renewed by the Holy Spirit]; the old things [the previous moral and spiritual condition] have passed away. Behold, new things have come [because spiritual awakening brings a new life]. 18 But all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ [making us acceptable to Him] and gave us the ministry of reconciliation [so that by our example we might bring others to Him], 19 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting people’s sins against them [but canceling them]. And He has committed to us the message of reconciliation [that is, restoration to favor with God].

20 So we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making His appeal through us; we [as Christ’s representatives] plead with you on behalf of Christ to be reconciled to God. 21 He made Christ who knew no sin to [judicially] be sin on our behalf, so that in Him we would become the righteousness of God [that is, we would be made acceptable to Him and placed in a right relationship with Him by His gracious lovingkindness].

Ephesians 2:5-8 (NIV)

5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. 6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7 in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. 8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—

Notice in verse 6… we aren't going to be seated as the mind wants to see and receive... “..we are seated..”

Ephesians 1:3-10 (MSG) We are blessed with every spiritual blessing

3-6 How blessed is God! And what a blessing he is! He’s the Father of our Master, Jesus Christ, and takes us to the high places of blessing in him. Long before he laid down earth’s foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love, to be made whole and holy by his love. Long, long ago he decided to adopt us into his family through Jesus Christ. (What pleasure he took in planning this!) He wanted us to enter into the celebration of his lavish gift-giving by the hand of his beloved Son.

7-10 Because of the sacrifice of the Messiah, his blood poured out on the altar of the Cross, we’re a free people—free of penalties and punishments chalked up by all our misdeeds. And not just barely free, either. Abundantly free! He thought of everything, provided for everything we could possibly need, letting us in on the plans he took such delight in making. He set it all out before us in Christ, a long-range plan in which everything would be brought together and summed up in him, everything in deepest heaven, everything on planet earth.

Those Scriptures are beautiful.. But there is a thought in everyone's mind at some point in life… WHY AM I HERE.. I cant run.. We can't run from our fingerprint or DNA, 100 Billion to 7.6 Billion.. Never has there been a you, nor will there be…

Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

(Not to take out of context.. Jeremiah was writing to Israelites warning there would be suffering.. And there will also be in our own lives) the fact remains He has a plan

Ephesians 2:10 (NLT) Specifically tells us who we are...

10 For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.

A Word of wisdom and warning..

James 1:5-8 (NIV)

 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. 6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7 That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. 8 Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.

We know these Scriptures, and they are so true about every facet of our lives..

Job 36:12 (ESV) But if they do not listen, they perish by the sword and die without knowledge.

Prv 10:21 The lips of the righteous feed many, but fools die for lack of sense.

Prv 5:23 He dies for lack of discipline, and because of his great folly he is led astray.

Hosea 4:6  “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge:.....”

We have to get locked in on the Word… *Jesus and you at the gym.. As we approach the gym with focus and commitment in time our bodies have no choice but to get in shape. Our bodies yield to weights and exercise.. The mind is no different.. With focus and commitment our mind will yield to the Word.* The KEY IS Commitment and keeping mindful our feelings, emotions and heart are the enemy of our Divine Destiny

4 Signs We Need To Be In The Word More: 1.) We discuss our warfare, Instead of the promise of victory 2.) We discuss our doubts, Instead of our faith in God 3.) If the Word were dominating our mind, it would dominate our mouth and actions

Let's look at how the world and devil attacks.. 

‘OUR’ CHILDREN'S BRILLIANT MIND…. The attack on the mind begins early…. No wonder so many are in a mess as I was.. Educators have found children at the age of four have a brilliant mind. The same group of children were studied in their early 20s, and only 10% were still operating at the genius level, or what I call the, “brilliance level,” and in their late 20s, early 30s, only 2% were still operating at the genius or brilliance level. The question you have, like I had, is where did this genius or brilliance go? It didn’t go anywhere, but it became buried by a society that says, “Color within the lines, sit down, give it back, you can’t do this. “By the time a child is 17 years of age, they have heard, “No,” 150,000 times, and “Yes,” 5,000 times. The more you continue to hear what you can’t do, where you can’t go, and who you can’t become, eventually you believe it. There is a neurological path that is created in the brain that causes individuals to shut down. The way this is corrected is Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

We are born with only two fears: The fear of loud noise, and falling. Certainly NOT FAILING or the many other fears we have acquired… Fear is a liar

2 Timothy 1:7  (KJV) For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

Six years ago today I was laying on a mattress of vomit alone. I had been to 25+ Detox Units, 20+ Hospitals, 4 failed programs and had tried to commit suicide on three separate occasions. I had destroyed marriages and family.. I had no hope for the future, I had no hope for myself. I had completely given up, but that was soon to change. You see I lacked focus, humility and obedience to the Word of God. For 12 long years after the prayer of Salvation Id remained in so much darkness.. Seemingly powerless, until I got focused on the Word of God. I am certainly not a self-made man; I am a God made man. 

Luke 16:13

No servant can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money."

Galatians 1:10

Am I now seeking the approval of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ.

Do we have the Victory and if so how… and most importantly how do we REALIZE it in our everyday walk on this side of eternity? But I'm focused as is Bishop and Pastor Travis in all of us growing up in the Word. To truly find your purpose and Divine Destiny! I will share some foundational keys you must have to build upon a victorious life...

1 John 5:5 NIV

Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.

Now let's look at what does the word Salvation really means. It’s so much more than just our eternal…

SALVATION, the word “salvation” in the Greek language is “soteria” (so-tay-ree-a) #4991, rescue,

safety, deliver, health, the word “saved” in the Greek language is

“sozo”(sode’-zo) #4982, it means “ to save, deliver or protect, to be made

whole (health, prosperity and peace of mind).

Who are we and what are we capable of with focus and belief?

Philippians 4:13 (NIV) I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

Mark 9:23 “‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.”

Psalm 139:14 (NIV)I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful,  I know that full well.

1 John 4:4-6 (MSG)

4-6 My dear children, you come from God and belong to God. You have already won a big victory over those false teachers, for the Spirit in you is far stronger than anything in the world. These people belong to the Christ-denying world. They talk the world’s language and the world eats it up. But we come from God and belong to God. Anyone who knows God understands us and listens. The person who has nothing to do with God will, of course, not listen to us. This is another test for telling the Spirit of Truth from the spirit of deception.

God has equipped us... 7 Key Words... Read Your Bible Doing What It Says

2 Peter 1:3 (AMPC)

3 For His divine power has bestowed upon us all things that [are requisite and suited] to life and godliness, through the [[a]full, personal] knowledge of Him Who called us by and to His own glory and excellence (virtue).

Place your life in His Hands in all you do. Jesus, Spouse, Family, Church, Community

Matthew 6:33 (KJV) But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Ephesians 3:20 (AMPC) Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]—

Philippians 2:13 For it is God who works in you to will and to act on behalf of His good pleasure.

Ephesians 1:3-6 (MSG)

The God of Glory

3-6 How blessed is God! And what a blessing he is! He’s the Father of our Master, Jesus Christ, and takes us to the high places of blessing in him. Long before he laid down earth’s foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love, to be made whole and holy by his love. Long, long ago he decided to adopt us into his family through Jesus Christ. (What pleasure he took in planning this!) He wanted us to enter into the celebration of his lavish gift-giving by the hand of his beloved Son.

Revelatory Scriptures about Wealth

Philippians 4:19 (KJV)

19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

He would not give us the power to get wealth if He didn't want us to have it

Deuteronomy 8:18 (NKJV)

18 “And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may [a]establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.

What about the 7,000 plus Promises and Blessings in the Bible

Galatians 3:29  Who is and are the Seed of Abraham?   “If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise”. 

Psalm 1:1-3 (GWT) 1 Blessed is the person who does not follow the advice of wicked people, take the path of sinners, or join the company of mockers.

2 Rather, he delights in the teachings of the Lord and reflects on his teaching’s day and night. 3 He is like a tree planted beside streams—a tree that produces fruit in season and whose leaves do not wither. He succeeds in everything he does.[a]

Whether it being moving mountains…. Or getting answered prayer. Believing, and Focus are key

Mark 11:23 (NIV)

23 “Truly[a] I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. 

Matthew 21:22 (AMPC)

22 And whatever you ask for in prayer, having faith and [really] believing, you will receive.

James 5:16 (KJV) The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”

Walk confidently and boldly in the Lord knowing

Philippians 1:6 (AMPC)

6 And I am convinced and sure of this very thing, that He Who began a good work in you will continue until the day of Jesus Christ [right up to the time of His return],developing [that good work] and perfecting and bringing it to full completion in you. **Note, no asterisks, this Word applies to all Christians today**