Posted by: Pure Glory | 03/01/2022

Victim Or Victorious?

by Hazel Straub

Fear and self pity wants us to think that we are alone and victims. Our Lord Jesus, whispers that he gives us battles, to win victories. Often, we respond in frightened terror, like the Israelites, when threatened by the giants. Instead, when we have intimate relationship with the God of Angel Armies, we can choose to respond like David. He declared that he had killed the lion and the bear, when they threatened his sheep and Goliath would end like them because he defied Yahweh.

David worshiped, as he went to battle, in the name and strength of Yahweh, the God of Angel Armies, not with the latest military weapons or human strategy. Goliath filled with pride, thought his physical size and weapons would give him the victory. Yahweh accompanied David, and gave him the victory, with a slingshot and a smooth stone. Then it was the enemy army who ran in terror, when they saw their champion dead. (1 Samuel 17)

Remember, the bigger the enemy and giant, the harder they will fall, to their destruction. Battles give us victory, when we trust and rely on Yahweh, the God of Angel Armies, who fights for us.

For even if we do walk in the flesh, on the other hand, we do not wage war according to the flesh. The weapons of our warfare are not according to the flesh, but of the power of God, and by it we subdue rebellious fortresses, and we pull down reasonings and every high thing that is exalted against the knowledge of God, and we take all minds prisoner to the obedience of The Messiah. (2 Corinthians 10:3-5 ABPE)

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  1. Lovely post

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  2. The God-Of-Angel-Armies is always on my side! The yod is raised! The right hand of his power! The same yod (hand of God) that defeated the Syrian army in 1967. How often I remind myself of who He is and whose I am!

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    • Amen! When we trust the God of Angel Armies and step out in faith, the enemy is defeated.

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  3. Amen!

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  4. What a great truth you shared – the bigger the enemy, the harder their fall. In a season of some intense spiritual battles, I am so encouraged by this post. Worshipping God helps make me brave, as I focus on His adequacy, not my inadequacy in each situation.

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    • Yes, intimacy with the God of Angel Armies, through his One and Only Son, Lord Jesus, and empowered by Holy Spirit, in trust and faith, are the keys to our victory. We worship him by knowing the battle is already won, as we take action in his name because he is by our side. The God of Angel Armies, gets the glory! Hallelujah! ❤️

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  5. Thank you for posting! Right on time! 🙌🏽

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  6. Profound.


  7. Loved this, Hazel. It was exactly what I needed to hear this morning.
    I enjoy reading your post and I am blessed by them as God speaks through you.
    Marcy ❤

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    • Marcy, so glad to know that this post spoke to you today. God is so good to give us what we need for the day. Thank you! ❤️🤗❤️


  8. This post reminds me of the bridge to a song by Bethel Music – “even though I walk through the valley of death I will fear no evil.” Also it is so relevant to me because this past week I have been reminding myself that I belong to Jesus and no battle is too hard for me. I have literally been listening to this song on my way to work everyday this past week. Thank you for the reminder 🙌🏼

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    • You are welcome for the reminder. With Jesus you are the victor! Blessings!


  9. This picture reminded me of doing the right thing for the right reasons. Son and I are going to change house soon. There is an army against us doing it. They will fall at the end. Son and I don’t match up with this one. We tried everything for the last fifteen years to handle it. The place is negative to us. We don’t need the quibble from the other side. Thanks.

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    • Yes! When God is with us, the enemy has no chance! Blessings as you change houses, Jacqueline!


  10. Hallelujah! In God we are a victor, not a victim!

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