The Bible can encourage your heart and empower your life. What verses inspire you to overcome challenges and triumph over the world? Every Christian should know these powerful Bible verses about victory.
Our God is victorious. He always wins. He has never lost a battle. He has no equal to challenge His sovereignty.
Although we know this truth by the fact of history and the choice of faith, our experience in this life can make it seem like we are losing at times. Our limited perspective can create doubt and discouragement.
Allow me to encourage you in the Lord. If you are born again, you are on the winning side! God has revealed the last chapter of history. There is no doubt of how the future will end. God and His people are victorious!
Do you get discouraged by the craziness in the world? These simple but powerful truths will help you rise above it all and live for God.
Micah was a Judean prophet from the Southwest of Israel. He prophesied during the reigns of three kings – Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah.
Jotham was a good king, but did not remove the idolatrous high places.
Ahaz was a wicked king with a pro-Assyrian foreign policy. The Northern Kingdom was taken captive during his reign.
Hezekiah was a good king for most of his reign. His anti-Assyrian policies led to the siege of Jerusalem by Sennacherib.
Those were difficult days for the common people in Judea. They were harassed by the enemy, exploited by the rich (2:1-13), taken advantage of by their rulers (3:1-4), and distracted by the message of false prophets (3:5-8).
The key verse in this book is Micah 6:8.
Micah 6:8 “He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; And what doth the Lord require of thee, But to do justly, and to love mercy, And to walk humbly with thy God?”
There were many reasons for the people of God to be discouraged, angry, depressed. Micah was encouraging the people to rise above the drama of the day.
This one tip can fast-track your soul winning training and give you the confidence to win souls to Christ. It makes soul winning so much easier!
As a new soul winner, I was overwhelmed with the thought of leading someone through the Gospel plan. There was so much information to process!
How was I going to remember all the verses of the Gospel plan while learning meet people, answer questions, overcome interruptions, and confront objections?
Thankfully, my mentor taught us this simple tip that made soul winning so much easier for a beginner!
Confidence in soul winning comes from prayer, memorization of the Truth, practice of the techniques, and preparation of your tools. Drawing a map in your New Testament helps you work through fearful jitters and unforeseen interruptions.
The concept is simple but effective. Draw a map through your New Testament by highlighting or underlining a verse then write the next verse you will go to next in the margin.
We recommend highlighting the verses with a yellow or orange gel (dry) highlighter. A gel highlighter won’t bleed through thin Bible pages. Click here to see the gel highlighter I use.
I use the Romans Road Gospel plan with the addition of 1 John 5:13 to start. Usually, I finish with Titus 1:12, John 1:12-13, and John 3:36 for assurance after they trust Christ. I use Matthew 10:32 when asking them for a commitment to be my guest at church.
You can download a free .pdf tutorial of how to use these verses to win a soul to Christ HERE.
Follow these simple steps to draw a soul winning map in your New Testament.
Every Christian should have a close working relationship with his Bible. These tools will help unlock God’s Word as you study it.
2 Timothy 2:15 “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”
I heard an aged preacher remark, “Today, preachers talk about reading the Bible. In the old days, we were taught to study it. We need to get back to Bible study.”
How many times have you heard someone say, “I tried to read the Bible, but couldn’t understand it?” Reading the Bible is profitable, but it is meant to be studied.
You have to read your Bible in order to study it. Perhaps we aim to low when we ask people to simply read the Bible. Let’s get back to encouraging people to study the Bible!
Once you decide to study God’s Word, you must choose some tools to help you.
How would you define success? It is vital that you adopt the Biblical definition. Without it, you are wide open to Satanic attack. If you can’t define true success, you can’t achieve it!
Joshua 1:8“This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”
Everyone wants to be successful. No one is born desiring to be a failure. When asked what they want to be when they grow up, children don’t say, “I want to be unsuccessful!” They usually dream of meaningful careers like a fireman, policeman, doctor, lawyer, businessman, superhero, etc.
Thoughts of success usually include money, influence, fame, or transformation.
What do you imagine when you think of success? An executive in an expensive suit working in corporate America? A large ministry with a national platform? Someone who owns their own business making tons of money? A large, expensive home? A few high-end cars sitting in the driveway? Large numbers of people who adore you?
These are the typical images of success. These earthly ideas of success are imprinted on us from birth.
They are NOT Biblical success. We must reject these carnal ideas of success and search the answer in God’s Word. Why?