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Victory as an act of God

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God is the source of all victory, which he grants to those who obey his commands and put their confidence in him. This principle holds true in all believers’ conflicts, whether physical or spiritual.

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God is the source of all victory

Deuteronomy 20:1–4 NKJV
“When you go out to battle against your enemies, and see horses and chariots and people more numerous than you, do not be afraid of them; for the Lord your God is with you, who brought you up from the land of Egypt. So it shall be, when you are on the verge of battle, that the priest shall approach and speak to the people. And he shall say to them, ‘Hear, O Israel: Today you are on the verge of battle with your enemies. Do not let your heart faint, do not be afraid, and do not tremble or be terrified because of them; for the Lord your God is He who goes with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.’
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Victory is achieved by God, not people

Psalm 20:7–8 NKJV
Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; But we will remember the name of the Lord our God. They have bowed down and fallen; But we have risen and stand upright.
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You and I have to got the the father , and say father I stretch my hand to the thee, there is no other help we know and God is faithful.

Victory should be ascribed to God

Psalm 118:15 NKJV
The voice of rejoicing and salvation Is in the tents of the righteous; The right hand of the Lord does valiantly.
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Victory depends on faithfulness

God grants victory to those who are faithful to him

1 Chronicles 22:13 NKJV
Then you will prosper, if you take care to fulfill the statutes and judgments with which the Lord charged Moses concerning Israel. Be strong and of good courage; do not fear nor be dismayed.
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Unfaithfulness to God brings defeat

Numbers 14:41–43 NKJV
And Moses said, “Now why do you transgress the command of the Lord? For this will not succeed. Do not go up, lest you be defeated by your enemies, for the Lord is not among you. For the Amalekites and the Canaanites are there before you, and you shall fall by the sword; because you have turned away from the Lord, the Lord will not be with you.”
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Examples of God giving victory

to Israel over the Amalekites

To Joshua at Jericho:

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to Gideon over the Midianites; to Samson over 1,000 Philistines; to the Israelites at Mizpah; to David over Goliath; to Elijah at Mount Carmel; when David conquered Jerusalem

God is able to work through defeat

Genesis 50:20 NKJV
But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive.
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God is able to fulfil his purposes through the victory of unbelievers

Isaiah 44:28–45:4 NKJV
Who says of Cyrus, ‘He is My shepherd, And he shall perform all My pleasure, Saying to Jerusalem, “You shall be built,” And to the temple, “Your foundation shall be laid.” ’ “Thus says the Lord to His anointed, To Cyrus, whose right hand I have held— To subdue nations before him And loose the armor of kings, To open before him the double doors, So that the gates will not be shut: ‘I will go before you And make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze And cut the bars of iron. I will give you the treasures of darkness And hidden riches of secret places, That you may know that I, the Lord, Who call you by your name, Am the God of Israel. For Jacob My servant’s sake, And Israel My elect, I have even called you by your name; I have named you, though you have not known Me.
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