Overcoming defeat

January 5, 2021 by Dr. Jack Graham

Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of hosts.

–Zechariah 4:6

Have you ever suffered spiritual defeat or failure? Of course you have; so have I. But when we fail, God doesn’t want us to fall into despair and to quit serving him. No! He wants to restore us and to give us victory over defeat!

Think back on the disciples just after Jesus’ crucifixion. With Jesus gone from their presence, these believers experienced a terrible loss of faith and hope. They feared for their own lives and left Jesus to die alone. In the days that followed they felt guilty and unworthy to serve their Savior. 

But Jesus knew they needed to be empowered. And on the Day of Pentecost, he sent them the Spirit to transform their lives from defeat to victory!

Now maybe there is some reason that you feel like you have failed Jesus. Perhaps you think God cannot use you again. But he can! Through the Holy Spirit, Jesus can wash away your defeat, restore you to himself, and refit you for service!

Listen! This is not something that you and I can accomplish on our own, but only through the power of Spirit-filled living. Right now he is calling you to yield yourself to him and to glorify him in your life choices in all that you do.

Let the Holy Spirit transform your life and move you from defeat to victory!

THROUGH THE HOLY SPIRIT, JESUS CAN WASH AWAY YOUR DEFEAT, RESTORE YOU TO HIMSELF, AND REFIT YOU FOR SERVICE!

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