• Pastor Belinda Owens

For the Purpose of Victory in Your Life!

Daily Word August 23rd, 2018

For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil. 1Jo 3:8

So what do you do when you have a trial before you or a testing of your faith? You press on! You grab your boot straps and pull yourself up! But what if no one helps me? You pull yourself up and you stand on the word “ For THIS purpose!” What purpose? That I might be victorious! That I might know the smell of victory! That the smell of rain coming fills the air as the demons of my desert flee in fear that God Almighty has just flexed His little finger! We stand!

I remember one time when I was still young and living with my parents that my dad who was a paint contractor by trade and faith preacher by life, came home with a huge problem. He had been on a construction site, one that he was working at, and he had jumped up to pull a piece of tape off the ceiling. When he did he came down landing on a piece of a 2X4. He heard his ankle pop and he knew it was probably broken. We were holding meetings that weekend and he would be preaching yet he couldn’t even stand on it. So his problem was “faith preacher with a broken ankle”and also “ construction worker, can’t work” either way it was not good.

I remember he drove our greyhound bus to the meeting. He went outside to pray about the situation. Then faith rose up inside of him. He looked at a strip of green grass and decided to run. Remember he can’t walk on it and did not go to a doctor. He stood up and took the first step, ouch! He quoted to the devil “ for this purpose the Son of God was manifest that He might destroy the works of my broken ankle!” Then another step, bones cracking! Satan said to him “you can’t even walk, you definitely can’t run. You are going to look really stupid when you get out there and you can’t run,” dad said back to Satan “what are you gonna do when I can!” And he took off running down the strip of grass!” His ankle popped and all of a sudden his ankle was ok, no longer broken, no longer painful! He had no trouble at all from that point on! God had miraculously healed him! Because for this purpose the Son of God was made manifest!

For whatever your problem is it was for that purpose that the Son of God was made manifest! Get up shake yourself! Jesus is manifested so you can be victorious! Take it! Receive it! Stand in it! It is yours!

- blessings and my your faith grow larger!

- Pastor Belinda