The Bible declares that God doesn’t want His children to just barely find victory over the circumstances of life—He wants us to be “more than conquerors through Him who loved us” (Romans 8:37). However, this overwhelming victory in Christ doesn’t come automatically or without effort.
God’s Word instructs us to sanctify ourselves (Joshua 3:5), lay aside every weight of sin (Hebrews 12:1), and cleanse our garments (Revelation 3:18). This sanctification must be a daily commitment, not just a one-time experience—and we will never succeed in this unless we’re dedicated to prayer.
In Luke 18:1-8, Jesus shares a parable about finding victory through prayer, saying we “always ought to pray and not lose heart.” A widow pleaded her case so persistently before the unjust judge that he finally granted her request.
Like this desperate woman, we must learn to pray in faith, refusing to give up until our petitions have been granted. Even if it seems at first that our prayers aren’t being answered, we must not become weary in our intercession. As an overcomer, God says we will reap our harvest “in due season” (Galatians 6:9)—and I know your “due season” is coming!
We live in a time of great shaking in the nations of the earth (Hebrews 12:26-28). But as you’re faithful to Him, God will make you an overcomer—not just surviving, but thriving!
For God’s people, it doesn’t matter what’s going on with the stock market or the world’s economy—He wants His people to prosper! If you’re obedient to Him, it becomes His responsibility to bless you, so you can be a blessing to others (Genesis 12:2). But in order to be an overcomer, you need more than just head knowledge of the Bible—you must act on what it says.
Malachi 3:16-17 tells us God is preparing “a book of remembrance” containing the names of all those who are faithful to Him. These are not just believers in name only! They fear the Lord, spend time in His presence, witness for Him, and faithfully sow their offerings into His Kingdom. Of such people, God declares, “They shall be Mine…on the day that I make them My jewels.”
Remember: The Lord didn’t create you to be ordinary or average—He created you to be a precious jewel, His special treasure! You belong to Him, and when you walk with Him in an intimate covenant relationship, He takes full responsibility for your needs.
Perry Stone is an international evangelist and Bible teacher, founder of Voice of Evangelism Ministries and the “Manna-fest” TV program, and a popular speaker on Inspiration Campmeeting broadcasts. Learn more at perrystone.org.