7 Things To Overcome For Victorious Living - Outline

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# 1     Ghosts. . .something from your past (sin or otherwise) which you feel is real though it isn’t t visible to you or anyone else.

Matthew 14:25-27 NIV

“Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. "It's a ghost," they said, and cried out in fear. But Jesus immediately said to them: "Take courage! It is I. Don't be afraid."

Luke 24:37-39 NIV

“They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost. He said to them, "Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds? Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have."

Job 7:9-10 NKJV

“As the cloud disappears and vanishes away, so he who goes down to the grave does not come up. He shall never return to his house, Nor shall his place know him anymore."

Ecclesiastes 9:5-6 NKJV

“For the living know that they will die; But the dead know nothing, and they have no more reward, For the memory of them is forgotten. Also their love, their hatred, and their envy have now perished; nevermore will they have a share in anything done under the sun.”

Psalm 146:4 ESV

"When his breath departs, he returns to the earth; on that very day his plans perish.”

The only ghost that’s real...is the Holy Ghost.

Matthew 28:18

“And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.”                                     

Matthew 10:11

“And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.”         

Luke 10:19

“Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”

Acts 1:8

“But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”

Acts 2:38

“Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.”

Acts 19:6

“And when Paul had laid [his] hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.”

# 2     Gorillas. . .big problems. . .that may even grunt, snarl, beat their chests in an “I’m in charge here” bravado.

Psalm 34:17 ESV

“When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles.”

 Psalm 107:6 ESV

“Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.”

Romans 6:14-19 TLB

“Sin need never again be your master, for now you are no longer tied to the law where sin enslaves you, but you are free under God’s favor and mercy. 15 Does this mean that now we can go ahead and sin and not worry about it? (For our salvation does not depend on keeping the law but on receiving God’s grace!) Of course not!

16 Don’t you realize that you can choose your own master? You can choose sin (with death) or else obedience (with acquittal). The one to whom you offer yourself—he will take you and be your master, and you will be his slave. 17 Thank God that though you once chose to be slaves of sin, now you have obeyed with all your heart the teaching to which God has committed you. 18 And now you are free from your old master, sin; and you have become slaves to your new master, righteousness.”

# 3     Gremlins. . .a problem from the past which troubles your future.

2 Chronicles 15:5 CEV

“There was so much confusion in those days that it wasn't safe to go anywhere in Israel.”

James 3:16

“For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.”

Psalm 18:16 MSG

“But me he caught—reached all the way from sky to sea; he pulled me out Of that ocean of hate, that enemy chaos, the void in which I was drowning. They hit me when I was down, but God stuck by me. He stood me up on a wide-open field; I stood there saved—surprised to be loved!”

Psalm 51:7 MSG

“Soak me in your laundry and I'll come out clean, scrub me and I'll have a snow-white life. Tune me in to foot-tapping songs, set these once-broken bones to dancing. Don't look too close for blemishes, give me a clean bill of health. God, make a fresh start in me, shape a Genesis week from the chaos of my life. Don't throw me out with the trash, or fail to breathe holiness in me. Bring me back from gray exile, put a fresh wind in my sails! Give me a job teaching rebels your ways so the lost can find their way home. Commute my death sentence, God, my salvation God, and I'll sing anthems to your life-giving ways. Unbutton my lips, dear God; I'll let loose with your praise.”

# 4     Goblins. . .always blaming the devil for everything including the things your flesh prompts you to indulge in.

2 Corinthians 2:11

“…we are not ignorant of his devices.”

Job 3:25

“…the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me.”

# 5     Grinch’s. . .there are those who want you to be happy and succeed just as long as it’s not more than they do.

Proverbs 17:5 NLT

“Those who mock the poor insult their Maker; those who rejoice at the misfortune of others will be punished.”

Romans 12:15 AMP

“Rejoice with those who rejoice [sharing others' joy], and weep with those who weep [sharing others' grief].”

# 6     Goons. . .people who always look for and expect the worst things instead of the best.

Malcolm Forbes of Forbes magazine once said:

“If you expect nothing, you're apt to be surprised. You'll get it.”

Deuteronomy 8:2 in the New International Version says:

“Remember how the LORD your God led you all the way in the wilderness these forty years, to humble and test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep his commands.” 

2 Samuel 22:17 MSG

“But me he caught—reached all the way from sky to sea; he pulled me out Of that ocean of hate, that enemy chaos, the void in which I was drowning. They hit me when I was down, but God stuck by me. He stood me up on a wide-open field; I stood there saved—surprised to be loved!”

Job 5:8 MSG

“[ What a Blessing When God Corrects You! ] "If I were in your shoes, I'd go straight to God, I'd throw myself on the mercy of God. After all, he's famous for great and unexpected acts; there's no end to his surprises. He gives rain, for instance, across the wide earth, sends water to irrigate the fields. He raises up the down-and-out, gives firm footing to those sinking in grief. He aborts the schemes of conniving crooks, so that none of their plots come to term. He catches the know-it-alls in their conspiracies— all that intricate intrigue swept out with the trash! Suddenly they're disoriented, plunged into darkness; they can't see to put one foot in front of the other. But the downtrodden are saved by God, saved from the murderous plots, saved from the iron fist. And so the poor continue to hope, while injustice is bound and gagged.”

Job 9:1 MSG

We'll never comprehend all the great things he does; his miracle-surprises can't be counted.”

# 7     Groundhogs. . .are so lazy. . .they need somebody else to tell them whether or not they can see their shadow.

Luke 9:62 NCV

“Jesus said, "Anyone who begins to plow a field but keeps looking back is of no use in the kingdom of God."

Isaiah 43:25 AMP

“I, even I, am He Who blots out and cancels your transgressions, for My own sake, and I will not remember your sins.”

Isaiah 43:25 MSG

“But I, yes I, am the one who takes care of your sins—that's what I do. I don't keep a list of your sins.”

Philippians 3:13-15 NKJV

“. . .forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”