How troubling are the confessions we hear from believers in Christ today. Many have made a good confession of belief in Christ, yet, faced with the obstacles of life, they fail to make the affirmations of the triumphant Christian.
Believers should understand that Jesus’ triumph is our triumph, because He has won, we are winners. Colossians 2:15, states, “And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it.” Christ did none of this for Himself; He did it all for us.
Considering Christ has made us more than conquerors, it becomes self defeatism to make affirmations concerning our troubles. When we talk about our troubles, our sickness, we are confessing that Satan has blinded from the enjoyment of our rights and privileges in Christ.
As triumphant Christians we affirm Psalm 27:1, “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid”? We confess along with I Corinthians 1:30, that God has made Christ to be wisdom and redemption unto us.
Since it is true that Christ is our redemption and that God has laid our sickness on Him, Satan has no right to reign over us with sickness, disease, weakness, or failure. Every time we speak of our troubles, we glorify the being who put trouble in our lives.
Your continued affirmation should be that God is your strength, wisdom, complete redemption, sanctification, and your righteousness. Keep the Name of Jesus a right now affirmation in your mouth. That Name conquers every disease, builds courage, and gives you the triumph.
L. Jerome Jones