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 write 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 in life. Let’s call it, 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 toying with the idea of taking the matter into my own hands and be done with it, but God stretched His loving hand and for the second time in my life, God intervened from a self destruction! The first time was after I finished high school! This time round I didn’t resist Him like I used to, but instead without any reservations, I repented (made a conscious decision to turn away) from the roots of rebellion that had grown in my heart over the years. A rebellion that religion could only repackage but not deal with! I surrendered my very being to the Creator! I felt like David who was in a similar spiritual quagmire before he got his victory by the hand of the owner of the universe. 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.
Unknowingly then, my genuine repentance triggered the beginning of a spiritual transformation! This experience was packed with a dose of God’s lifting, liberating, and victorious power that was delivered in my spirit to help me overcome evil every day! It was a wonderful experience that changed me from 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 businesses everyday, I didn’t acknowledge this fact. My 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 had turned into a spring of sorrow.
My spiritual experience cut me free from curses and gradually turned anything that was before a potential source of sorrow into a blessing. It happened just like the scripture says, that God’s blessings come without sorrow. Proverbs 10:22 The blessing of the LORD makes a person rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.
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. My earthly spacesuit (body) is equipped with the most ‘wired’ brain to implement my creativity (which is a spiritual function), and to help navigate through daily activities in my physical world.
I now know that, however high my IQ is, it is 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 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 continued to witness ‘clever’ humans ‘selling’ their rebellious lifestyles as happiness! I am not worried by such beliefs, because their foolishness will soon be evident not only to themselves but to everyone!
When I repented from my stubborn nature, I got the strength to start leading a life of sincerity, the Holy Spirit gave me clarity and above all, true love. This love from the Creator bought me peace, assurance, spiritual freedom and ignited a steady glow of inner joy. This joy has been 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 is 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, some bible scholars struggled to make out the meaning of what they translated. In the process, they lost the correct scriptural meaning and made many horrifying mistakes. It is therefore 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 Israel was under the Romans when Jesus walked on earth as a human, the Aramaic language was the lingua franca of the region.
I hope this excerpt from my long testimony helps you find or 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 the 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.
May the Almighty God richly bless you!