Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it.
Jesus Our Champion
~Kathi Pelton Today I was taken into a vision of Jesus our Champion riding on a white horse with a flag that had the word “VICTORY” inscribed on it. He was leading a great angelic army into a battle that I knew had already been won. It was as if He was entering the battle with a procession that would normally come at the end of a battle that had been won.
Then I saw God’s people fighting fierce demonic attacks that were aimed to stop them from seeing people saved, healed, and delivered. The enemy fears their lives and he fears their prayers and he fears their authority. These attacks were to stop them dead in their tracks through sudden fear, pain, or trauma. I heard, “The enemy has come to strike them down.” I then heard God’s faithful remnant begin to rise up as one on behalf of those who had been “stopped.” They began to declare a victory along with the Lord.
I heard the words from the song, “Champion” (by Bryan & Katie Torwalt),
“We will shout it out from the mountaintops that our God is good, He has overcome. Let all the earth, every tribe and tongue: we will sing it out, He has overcome.”
If you have a voice, then shout these words out! Let heaven and hell, angels and demons, the earth and the sky hear your declaration. Our Champion, who fights for us, has overcome! Victory is His and He has gone forth in victorious array. He will secure your victory and the enemy’s camp will be plundered, and you will receive back more than what was stolen from you. Dance around the downcast and shout over those struck down. Enter into the victory march that is even now trampling down the enemy.
I declare, “Victory” over all that has come against you. Come on: join in this victory song! Today is the day of His overcoming.
He Gives us True Wisdom
Wise children heed their father’s instructions.
When we were young, if we chose to not obey our parents or guardians, we could be easily misled, deceived, and manipulated. Even as adults, we are not always able to keep ourselves from being coerced and seduced by the enticing and flattering treasures of the world. If we think ourselves wise in our own eyes, we prove that we are foolish.
But fortunately, we understand from Scripture that in His kindness, our gracious God makes provision for us to understand true wisdom. He has made it available to us at all times, in many ways.
Wisdom calls aloud in the streets, she raises her voice in public squares. She cries out above the commotion. At the entrances of the city gates, she utters her speech… Behold, I pour out my heart to you. I will make my words known to you. (Proverbs 1:20-21,23 TLV)
The prophet Isaiah also reveals to us the heart of our gracious Lord:
I was sought by those who did not ask for Me; I was found by those who did not seek Me. I said, “Here I am, here I am,” To a nation that was not called by My name. I have stretched out My hands all day long to a rebellious people…. (Isaiah 65:1-2).
God is always faithful, even when we are unfaithful. He longs that everyone would walk in truth and the counsel of the Holy Spirit, our Comforter who has come to lead us into all truth. He reminds us of the truth today, just as the Lord spoke to Joshua the high priest,
If you will walk in My ways, And if you will keep My command, then you shall also judge My house, And likewise have charge of My courts…. (Zechariah 3:7).
God went on to tell Joshua that He was sending forth His Servant the BRANCH, the One who, according to Jeremiah 33:15, brings righteousness and justice upon the earth.
As we listen and yield to Him, trusting and following His continual instruction, we will speak and act in true wisdom as we have been taught; we will be one heart with the great shepherd who loves us and all people, who is making us one as He and the Father are one. We will do only what we see the Lord doing. We will move as He moves, and love as He loves. Wise men still seek Him!
Declarations from the Word: Sin's Power is Broken
God's Word is powerful and it is your sword. To live without it is to live as a warrior with no weapon in your hand.
Below are powerful declarations from Scripture.
"TODAY I declare that You, O LORD, have drawn me up from the pit, delivered me from the miry clay, and set my feet firmly on a rock--the Rock who is Christ Jesus. You establish my steps, guiding me as I walk in Your truth. You have put a new song of praise in my mouth, and many will hear, and will see, and will come to understand Your goodness!
I have made You my trust, and I am blessed. Day after day, You open my ears to hear Your voice. You have written Your law and truth on my heart, and You cause me to delight to do Your will!
You are my help and my deliverer. I am lifted above my enemies, and I rejoice in Your presence as I declare "THE LORD BE MAGNIFIED!"