Jonathan Williams is the Director of Worship for Shiloh. He has been leading worship for over 21 years in many different denominations & church atmospheres. He formally directed The School of Worship at Teen Mania Ministries where he trained and raised up over 200 worship leaders & musicians. His heart is to see musicians & worship leaders trained to become excellent at their craft to offer God the best possible offering of music. Worship is a lifestyle but we get to use music as an avenue to express our love to the most creative being in the universe, God. This month Jonathan shares a word that can change our perspective from a from victim mentality to victor mentality!
We are well aware that we serve a God of victory! We also know that God always leads us into triumph. There are times, however, when it feels like we are losing the battle. I want to give a bit of encouragement today because I have been dwelling in this word about victory the Lord gave me a few weeks ago. He shared with me that although it may look like He is being slow to manifest victory over certain situations, that is never the case. The Lord is about to give a wake up call to the entire earth regarding the victory that He has won, and the victory that His people have and will begin to see and understand at all new levels.
He reminded me that we are not contending for victory, because He has already won the complete and total victory. What we are contending for is a greater manifestation of His victory in our lives and in the earth today. If you can catch this important difference in perspective, it will actually free you of fear, anxiety, and the need to pressure yourself or God to make something happen. When you realize it’s all already done, you will go from victim mentality to victor mentality.
I love the Scripture in 2 Peter 3:9 (NIV) that says, “The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise, as some understand slowness. Instead He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” Now, I’m aware that this Scripture isn’t directly speaking of God’s victory in your everyday life, but we can glean from this a true revelation about the nature and character of God. When we feel as though God is not coming through for us in the timing that we want, we have to remember that His timing is always perfect and that He is fully aware of our needs. Even more so, He loves to meet our needs!
God has won the victory and His victory will manifest in your life today!
Let’s pray that:
- A greater level of revelation of the complete and total victory Christ has won for us to be released to the Church. (1 Cor. 15:55-57)
- Ability to see God’s perfect timing in His promises manifesting in our lives. (2 Peter 3:9)
- The victory of God to be declared and decreed in our own life and in the lives of the ones we influence. (Job 22:28)
- God’s practical strategies to overcome obstacles set before us. (James 1:23-25)
VICTORY – CD from Robert Hotchkin
Our God is invincible. All might, all power, and all authority are His. He never loses, and He wants to teach you how to lay hold of certain victory and equip you to take down the giants in the land so that you can inhabit all of His promises and see all of His blessings! At the end of this message, Robert Hotchkin prays for the Spirit of the Overcomer to be released to you. Triumph is coming because VICTORY is yours!
CREATE YOUR WORLD – Book by Patricia King
Patricia King has written a book that will empower you to frame your world and experience the kind of life Jesus died to give you. In this book, she gives clear and simple guidelines so every believer can live a life of victory rather than as a victim; as an over-comer rather than a life of defeat. As you read and apply these principles, your relationships, health, finances, and overall state of being will be supernaturally blessed by God!
GOD OF THE IMPOSSIBLE – CD from Robert Hotchkin
Are you believing for something so big it seems almost impossible? Do you find yourself in the midst of a mess that seems way bigger than you? Or perhaps you have been waiting (and waiting) on a promise from God that seems like it is just never going to happen? If so, you won’t want to miss this teaching from Robert Hotchkin because there is no situation in your finances, your health, your relationships, or your calling that is too big, too difficult, or too delayed for God. He is well able to bring it all forth in impossible ways at impossible times because, truly, He is the God of the Impossible!