Challenges come to you, allowed by God, to bring you victory and greater influence.

Challenges come to you, allowed by God, to bring you victory and greater influence.

“You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts” (1Sam 17:45)

“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” (Rom 12:21)

“Because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the wicked one.” (1Jn 2:14)

“I write to you, young men, because you have overcome the wicked one.” (1Jn 20:13)

“Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.” (Jn 17:17)

“And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also may be sanctified by the truth.” (Jn 17:19)

“For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (2Pet 1:8)

“Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.” (Jm 1:21)

“And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word [rhema] of God” (Eph 6:17)

“Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” (Est 4:14)

“As they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, Now separate to Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” (Acts 13:2)

“when the LORD has done for my lord according to all the good that He has spoken concerning you, and has appointed you ruler over Israel” (1Sam 25:30)

“Moreover, from the time that I was appointed to be their governor in the land of Judah” (Neh 5:14)

“You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain” (Jn 15:16)

“Arise and go into Damascus, and there you will be told all things which are appointed for you to do.” (Acts 22:10)

“knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the gospel.” (Phil 1:17)

“for which I was appointed a preacher and an apostle—I am speaking the truth in Christ and not lying—a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.” (1Tim 2:7)

“to which I was appointed a preacher, an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles.” (2Tim 1:11)

“And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.” (Matt 11:12)

“These twelve Jesus sent out and commanded them, saying…Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.” (Matt 10:5,8)

“After these things the Lord appointed seventy others also…And heal the sick there, and say to them, The kingdom of God has come near to you.” (Lk 10:1,9)

Reading 1Sam 16-18; Lk 2