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At times in our life, one of the many reasons why we are not experiencing total victory is because of disobedience to God, At times God will ask us to do something seems impossible for us, but we tend to look at our weaknesses and think and say, oh God no, I can not do this, you know I can not do this God.. but the thing is, will God ask us to do things which He knows we cannot do? Philippians 4:13 says, "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength" For with God all things are possible (Matthew 19:26) So when God is calling you to do something for Him, do it, putting your trust in God and you will experience total victory.. OBEDIENCE is very important.The reason why Israelites are being defeated by their enemies is because of their disobedience to God. So Let us honor God with our obedience and enjoy total victory! Amen

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Nicely said sister.

define victory

noun: victory; plural noun: victories
an act of defeating an enemy or opponent in a battle, game, or other competition.

Scribe you got me looking it up now. 

VICTORY. The primary biblical assertion is that victory belongs to God (Jon. 2:9; 1 Cor. 15:54–57; Rev. 7:10). This is succinctly expressed in the phrase ‘the battle is the Lord’s’ (1 Sa. 17:47), i.e. victory belongs exclusively to the Lord: it is His to bestow at will.

There are three special features of the Lord’s victory which enable us to glimpse its inner character. In the first place, sometimes the Lord’s victory is the defeat of His people (e.g. Jdg. 2:14; Is. 42:24–25; Je. 25:8–9). The Lord’s victory is the exercise of holy sovereignty in the course of history. ‘Victory’ is another way of saying that the government of the world rests in the hands of a holy God, who orders all things according to inflexible principles of morality, so that sometimes His holiness must be asserted against his people, and becomes ‘His strange deed’ (Is. 28:21).

Secondly, this holy government of the world will issue in the great victory of the eschatological *‘Day of the Lord’. The power of victory is annexed to the holy rule of the only God. Therefore the issue of that conflict is not in doubt. Just as, at creation, there was no possibility of opposing the Creator’s will, so, at the new creation, he will speak and it shall be done (Ezk. 38–39; Rev. 19).

Thirdly, the people of God enter upon victory by the obedience of faith: i.e. they experience victory in God’s victory (Ex. 14:13–14; Dt. 28:1–14; Ps. 20; Eph. 6:16; 1 Jn. 5:4–5). As the Lord Jesus said, only the Son can set men free (Jn. 8:36); those who abide in his word know the truth, and the truth sets them free (Jn. 8:31–32).

The OT associates *‘peace’, *‘righteousness’ and *‘salvation’ with victory. The peace of the victor (e.g. 1 Ki. 22:28; Is. 41:3, Heb. text) is not simply cessation of hostilities—even the defeated have that! It is the enjoyment of total well-being which victory brings. Salvation is, positively, the personal enlargement, and negatively, the deliverance, which victory effects (1 Sa. 14:45; Jdg. 6:14). Righteousness is the personal quality which guarantees victory (Is. 59:16–17). All these cluster in a unique way round the cross of the Lord Jesus Christ, the supreme victory of God: peace (Eph. 2:14ff.), salvation (Tit. 3:4–7) and righteousness (Rom. 1:17; 3:21–27).

Bibliography. J. Pedersen, Israel, 1–4, 1926–40, Index s.v. ‘Victory’; J.-J. von Allmen, Vocabulary of the Bible, 1958, s.v. ‘Victory’.

J. A. Motyer



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