TEXT: JOHN 16: 19-33; ACTS 27: 25
INTRODUCTION: The world we are living in today is full of trials, temptation, persecution and challenges. It is increasingly becoming more and more difficult to live as believers in this present world. No matter what you are facing in your life as an individual, God almighty has sent me to tell you to be of good cheers, because the deed is already done. There are many reasons why you need to be of good cheer as an individual, despite the situation you are going through, some of which are as follows:
1) JESUS HAS OVERCOME FOR YOU: Jn. 16: 33; I Jn. 5: 4-5; Acts 27: 25
Jesus overcame the world for you over two thousand years ago, hence the word of God declares that you are an overcomer.
2) GOD HAS GOOD THOUGHTS TOWARDS YOU: Jer. 29: 11; Ps. 40: 5 & 17; Ps. 139: 17
God is thinking about you all the time, and the thoughts He has towards you are very good to give you a hope and a future.
3) THAT SITUATION SHALL WORK OUT FOR YOUR GOOD: Rom. 8: 28; II Cor. 4:17; II Cor. 12:9
Whatever situation you are going through in your life, it will eventually turn around for your good and for the glory of His name
4) GOD IS ON YOUR SIDE: Rom. 8: 31; Ps. 118: 6
No matter the forces that are working against you and your destiny, it is well because God is on your side. The saying that one with God is in majority is a reality.
5) YOUR VICTORY OVER THAT SITUATION IS GUARANTEED: Col. 2: 15; I Jn. 4: 4; Rev. 12: 11
It has been concluded already that you are a winner. Jesus on the cross of Calvary declared emphatically that, “it is finished”. The implication is that He not only paid fully for your sins and the consequences thereof, He also paid for your victory.
6) JESUS IS PRAYING FOR YOU CONCERNING YOUR SITUATION: Jn. 17: 20-21; Rom. 8: 26: 27
If no one else is praying for you concerning your situation, Jesus Christ, is praying for you. He prayed for Peter that his faith does not fail him and it was so. The Holy Spirit also makes intercession for the church which includes you.
CONCLUSION: Although life generally is full of challenges, we have the assurance in the word of God that our victory is guaranteed, hence we are admonished to be of good cheers because Jesus has overcome for us. That situation you are going through currently in your life will not kill you, rather you will come out of it victoriously. It is well with you.
MEMORY VERSE: I John 4: 4“Ye are of God, little children and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.”
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