Welcome to Live In Victory website.
It will be a privilege to change or enrich the spiritual life of anyone who reads articles that I have written in this space. The content is compiled from vivid memories of my life experiences as I battled my way to spiritual freedom. I freely received, so I will freely give. (Mathew 10:8)
I don’t wish to appear like I have answers to the ways of righteousness nor do I intend to use this site to build a tall tower, make a name for myself and wow other humans! I also doubt that I will intentionally bore you to death by my stories!
I will start the narration from my lowest point, a place of despair. Everything around me looked meaningless. I had turned into a picture of failure! I didn’t know what to do to change my circumstances. I was void of love! I was cornered, subdued and choked by events that had plagued my life. I was on the brink of taking the matter into my own hands but God stretched His loving hand and I was miraculously saved from self-destruction! I felt like David who was in a similar spiritual quagmire before he got his victory by the hand of the Creator. He wrote in Psalm 40:2 (NLT) He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along.
Ever since I got this experience with God, I got a dose of this lifting-liberating-victorious power in my spirit that helps me every day to overcome evil. This was a wonderful experience compared to what I was before, a victim of evil. Evil had made me lead a life of fear. Fear made me a doormat to agents of evil! .
Evil is spiritual, intelligent and alive. Like many people going about their business everyday, I didn’t acknowledge this fact. This mindset made me a sitting duck, powerless and utterly useless against all evil schemes targeted at me. Then from many hurts, fear grew around my soul and everything that should have been a blessing turned into springs of sorrow.
Proverbs 10:22 The blessing of the LORD makes a person rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.
Since the day I had this spiritual experience, everything that could have been a source of sorrow has gradually turned into a blessing. It became clear that God’s blessing came without sorrow.
I don’t have to drum up the facts that I am a spiritual being in a body having a spiritual journey here on earth and that as a human, I am the most precious creation in the universe. My earthly spacesuit (body) is equipped with the most intelligent brain to implement my creativity (which is a spiritual function) and to navigate through daily activities of my physical world.
I now know that, however high my IQ is, its insufficient and is not functionally the same as the spiritual intelligence that is needed to outwit evil. This divine intelligence that can fight evil comes only through the anointing of the Holy Spirit. You can’t fight devil’s trickery with your human circuit board (sorry, I mean brain)! If you think that you can, then you are no different to an idiot driving an eighteen wheeler truck while blindfolded, a perfect recipe for disaster!
I have witnessed dark spiritual forces in action through “clever” people masquerading as spiritual specialists! I am not fooled by such!
The Holy Spirit gives me clarity and above all, love. This love from the Creator brings me peace, assurance and ignites a steady glow of inner joy. This joy is my driving force as I sojourn in this world. I can now easily figure out how and why the bible was definitely written by persons inspired by the Holy Spirit. It’s therefore to me a trustworthy source of divine words and has no error.
However, the translators of the scriptures were not necessarily led by the Holy Spirit .
When translating the scriptures to modern languages, bible scholars made many mistakes and it’s wise to read scriptures from more than one translation. I find biblehub good in comparing scriptures from different translations. When in doubt, you can always discuss it with native speakers of the languages used in the original writings. These languages were Hebrew, Latin, Greek, Arabic and Aramaic. Though the whole region was under the Romans, the Aramaic language was the lingua franca of the area when Jesus walked on earth as a human.
I hope this excerpt from my long testimony helps you find and live a better life. A life that will make you escape eternal damnation which is the second death.
I claim the following promise and hold it true over my life, over the life of my wife and on the lives of our children!
Isaiah 54:17 (NIV) no weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and this is their vindication from me,” declares the LORD.