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A Key to Your Victory

Posted By at Wednesday, December 16, 2015

 

In Isaiah 33:10 "Now I will rise," says the Lord; "Now I will be exalted, now I will lift Myself up".

This is a very positive verse right in the midst of a very negative setting.

Because of treachery and moral decay, the spiritual condition of the nation of Israel at this time was very low. In the midst of hypocrisy and double standards, the prophet Isaiah requests the Lord to intervene.

Back in verse two, Isaiah asks the Lord to be gracious.

Isaiah 33:2 O Lord, be gracious to us; we have waited for You. Be their arm every morning, our salvation also in the time of trouble.

And then in verse three, he describes what will happen to the nations when the Lord lifts Himself up.

Isaiah 33:3 At the noise of the tumult the people shall flee; when You lift Yourself up, the nations shall be scattered;

In verse five, he expresses hope by declaring that the Lord is exalted, listing all the benefits that go with His exalted state.

Isaiah 33:5 The Lord is exalted, for He dwells on high; He has filled Zion with justice and righteousness.

In response to Isaiah's confession of faith, the Lord answers in Vs 10  "I am everything YOU SAY I am and more. Now I will rise. Now I will be exalted. Now I will lift Myself up."

The key to victory is to magnify the Lord as Isaiah did.

You cannot make the Lord any larger than He already is by your words. He already fills all of heaven and earth Jer 23:24 "Can anyone hide himself in secret places, so I shall not see him?” says the Lord; “Do I not fill heaven and earth?” says the Lord.

How can He be made any greater than omnipresent?

You can't "increase" God by your words, but you can "decrease" His effectiveness on your behalf.

When you magnify your situation and your problems, you minimize the Lord and His ability to help you.

Psalm 34:3 "O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together."

However, when you magnify the Lord with your praise and worship, you actually minimize your circumstances.

A key to your personal triumph is to recognize and declare that the Lord is bigger than any problem you are facing. You do this by praising Him, worshipping Him and confessing His promises daily.

Norman