CURE FOR DEFEAT
Memorise: Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy loving-kindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgression. Psalm 51:1; Read: 1st King 21:17-29, Bible in one year: Jeremiah 7:1-8:17, Acts 15:12-35
When a man continues to transgress the law of God, he becomes a profane person, and unless he quickly retraces his steps to the Word of God, he may suffer permanent defeat like Samson who died with his enemies. I pray for someone using this devotional, you will not die with your enemies in Jesus’ Name. if you have suffered defeat due to carelessness, the Lord is interested in getting you back on your feet. The roadmap for your recovery can be found in the manufacturers manual – the Bible. Let’s take a look at the Bible therefore to see how you can recover from a defeat.
The first thing you need to do is to pay close attention to the voice of the Lord (Deuteronomy 28:1). If you are in a state of defeat, the Lord will send a word to you on how to get out of that state. This word could come through the Bible, through His messengers or by Him speaking directly to your spirit. But you need to be listening in order to hear and recognise His voice. One problem of modern day so-called Christians is their non-readiness to listen to the voice of the Lord. The reason for this is not far-fetched. It is because the word of the Cross is foolishness to those who are perishing (1st Corinthians 1:18). Some people have erred to the extent that they teach people not to pay attention to the epistles any more. To them, the contents of the epistles are meant for the original audience to whom they were written and not for those in the 21st century. To come out of your state of defeat, you are not only to pay close attention to the Word, you must also be diligent enough to observe and follow its instructions.
“Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of this place, except thou repent.”
This is another thing you must do to pull yourself out of any defeat you may have suffered. David knew his secret and he employed it to his advantage. My prayer for you is that in whatever area you have suffered defeat, the Lord will restore and grant your permanent victory in Jesus’ Name.
Take a spiritual inventory of your life and determine in what areas you need revival. Call upon God to revive you in theses area.