“A Threefold Cord for Victory In 2018”

 

Luke 4:1  Then Jesus, being filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,

Luke 4:2  being tempted for forty days by the devil. And in those days He ate nothing, and afterward, when they had ended, He was hungry.

Luke 4:3  And the devil said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.”

Luke 4:4  But Jesus answered him, saying, “It is written, ‘MAN SHALL NOT LIVE BY BREAD ALONE, BUT BY EVERY WORD OF GOD.’ “

Gal 5:25  If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. 

Rom 1:17  For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. 

 

Greeting and blessings, 

During our New Year’s Eve joint service, I had the opportunity to minister with two other Pastors concerning what the Lord is saying in 2018 concerning the churches that we minister to, and to the greater Body of Christ.

The sermon teachings and words of exhortation that were ministered were the Power of Every Word of God, the Power of the Holy Spirit and the Power of Faith. The Bible says that a threefold cord is not easily broken according to Ecc 4: 12. I truly believe with all my heart that these are a threefold cord for victory for every person that truly embraces what the Bible says concerning them in the year 2018 for the Body of Christ.

Some may say well, there is nothing profound about those teachings because my Pastor teaches or preaches about the Word of God, the Holy Spirit and Faith all the time. Some may say well, I listen to Christian programming and hear preachers of the Gospel minister on these topics all the time. Some may even say that I have been saved for some time and I know the importance of the Word of God, the Holy Spirit and Faith.

To God be the glory for everyone who understands the importance of these virtues and principles of our walk with Christ. The question I want to ask is not do you know them, but are you living by the Word, living by the Holy Spirit and living by faith?  As we near the return of Christ, it is so imperative that the people of God and the Body of Christ get in position to receive the Lord Jesus Christ whose coming is imminent!

The Bible says in Luke 4: 4, that man shall not live by bread alone, but by every Word of God.  It also says in Gal 5: 25, if we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Finally in Rom 1: 17, the Bible says that the just shall live by faith. 

This is a threefold cord for victory in your life as you walk with Jesus Christ!

Solomon gave us this wise principle in the Biblical scripture reference of Ecclesiastes 4: 12. This scripture is a reference to the power of three cords bond together that make it strong. Let’s read the entire scripture to get the revelation of it.

Ecc 4:9  Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labor. 

Ecc 4:10  For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falls; for he hath not another to help him up. 

Ecc 4:11  Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone? 

Ecc 4:12  And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him, and a threefold cord is not quickly broken. 

Although we can accomplish a lot with single strength, we see the strength of two are better than one, why? Because they have a good return for their double strength as they labor.  If a person falls or fails, there is also another to help them up. The significance of the scripture is if there are three cords bound together, there is triple strength to accomplish the purpose!

God has given us wisdom through Ecclesiastes as it relates to accomplishing a physical or spiritual goal.   As it relates to our topic of a threefold cord for victory, there is nothing we cannot achieve if we live by every Word of God, the Holy Spirit and Faith. Why? Because Jesus said that man shall not live by bread alone but by every Word of God! (Matt 4: 4, Luke 4: 4) Notice it didn’t just say a few words, but every Word! The Bible has much to say about living by every Word of God, the Holy Spirit and Faith because all of these virtues and principles give you great power in your walk with Christ. 

I have never seen a defeated Christian who walks and lives by every Word of God. I have never seen a defeated Christian who lives and walks with the Holy Spirit, and I have never  ever seen a defeated Christian who walks and lives by Faith!

Saints, I challenge you to study each and every one of these virtues and apply them to your life so that you can live victoriously in your walk with Christ not only in 2018 but every day that you are on this earth! No matter what comes your way, no matter what you go through in life, you need to know that greater He that lives in you than he that is in the world!  When you live by every Word of God, the Holy Spirit and Faith! There is nothing that you or I cannot achieve in Jesus Name!

God Bless!

Pastor Jamal E. Quinn, Senior Pastor, Firm Foundation Christian Fellowship of Jesus Christ

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