Equipping the saints for the work of the ministry - Ephesians 4:12

35 Scriptures on Victory

It is God’s design is for His children to experience victory in every aspect of life. He desires victory for His church and every child within His church. Let’s stand upon God’s Word, His promises (2 Corinthians 1:20) and decree His Word through to victory (Job 22:28).

God’s Word will not return to Him void but it will accomplish exactly what He pleases and the purpose for which He has sent it forth (Isaiah 55:10-11). He promises that He will hasten His Word to perform it (Jeremiah 1:12). It’s incumbent upon us to speak it out, unleash it and send it forth (Matthew 4:1-11).

Victory was God’s original intention for all mankind, but victory was forfeited through the fall. “Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him” (Hebrews 2:8).

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The following scriptures are listed in an alliteration style outline which helps us remember and organize verses in our mind and spirit. It will also assist the preachers among us in sermon preparation.

Victory Prescribed

In terms of human emotion, victory is accompanied with strong feelings of elation. Victory dances and victory cries similarly parallel war dances and war cries performed before the outbreak of physical violence.

Merriam-Webster: The overcoming of an enemy or antagonist; Achievement of mastery or success in a struggle or endeavor against odds or difficulties.

Wikipedia: Originally applied to warfare, given to success achieved in personal combat, after military operations in general or, by extension, in any competition.

Victory Praised

In accordance with our definition of victory, it is often preempted by shouts of victory or praise. Shouts of victory and praise must be set forth in faith prior to actually receiving and experiencing victory.

Victory Purposed

God has purposed victory for us in His Word. Let’s appropriate all He has purposed for us.

It’s significant to note “The angel of the Lord” is singular. This, no doubt, refers to the Lord Jesus Himself. He is the “captain of the host of the Lord” (Joshua 5:13-15). He is head and commander over all the angelic host of heaven. He, Jesus, is the one who is encamped around us, accompanied by His host of angelic beings.

Victory Proclaimed

God has proclaimed victory over us. We must do the same over our lives, situations and those for whom we desire victory, in agreement with Him and His Word (Matthew 18:19).

Victory Purchased

Jesus purchased our victory for us on Calvary. Our victory was paid for spiritually, physically, mentally, emotionally and situationally – In the natural realm. When Adam and Eve sinned in the garden (Genesis 3), they handed the “title deed to the earth” over to Satan. This is why he is called the “god of the world” (2 Corinthians 4:4), the “prince of this world” (John 14:30) and the “prince of the power of the air” (Ephesians 2:2). Jesus purchased the “title deed to the earth” back at Calvary. He paid for both our redemption and the earth’s when He shed His blood (Romans 8:19-23). We are both awaiting our full redemption.

Victory Perpetuated

We see from the preceding verse that during the three days between Jesus’ death and His resurrection Jesus “descended into the lower parts of the earth” – hell itself. At which time, He took back the very keys to hell and death that the devil has used to hold us in bondage. Jesus took them and gave them over to us, thus, perpetuating the victory He wrought over hell and the grave, handing those very keys over to the church.

Victory Promised

We have been promised by God Almighty victory. We can depend on Him to keep all that He has promised. “For all the promises of God in Him are yea, and in Him Amen, unto the glory of God by us” (2 Corinthians 1:20).

Victory was God’s intention for His people. Let’s stop allowing the devil, this world and the situations and circumstances of life to rob us of God’s design and plan for us.

Starting a new church or ministry is one of the most rewarding things you can do to advance the gospel, but it can also be very challenging. With over 40 years of church planting and ministry experience, Dr. Linton's passion is to encourage, support and equip pastors and church leaders.