BY REV. DORAL PULLEY
God protected the Old Testament patriarchs from their enemies in battle. God also gave them victory in battle and was known to them as Jehovah Nissi, the Lord our victorious banner (Exodus 17:15). During the battle against the Amalekites, Moses’ arms were heavy. When Aaron and Hur held up Moses’ arms, they were victorious. When they let down Moses’ arms down, they were defeated.
When we are centered in the power of the Holy Spirit, the I AM consciousness, the Christ within us, we win the battles of life– hands up. When we are focused on our egos, immediate gratification and sensory pleasure, we are defeated – hands down. Our victory or defeat has nothing to do with anyone else, it only has to do with our awareness of the I AM that I AM that empowers us to be victorious.
Victory is not something that we have to fight to achieve. Victory is not something that we have to work to earn. God, the I AM that I AM, is victory and has already given us the victory in every area of our lives. “But thanks be unto God who has given us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ (I Corinthians 15:57).”
When we are in proper alignment with the I AM of our being, we don’t have to wave a banner of defeat; we can always wave a banner of victory.