Have you ever wrestled with God in a season of spiritual struggle? Yet hope isn’t found in our circumstances improving or in life going our way. These powerful Bible verses on victory remind us that Jesus stands with us in the battle and the victory is already His.
What does it mean to have victory in Christ?
As a redeemed child of God, we have been set free from the bondage of sin and the trappings of this world. We are no longer held captive to our sin, but are a new creation in Christ! (Amen and hallelujah!!)
The New Testament Greek definition of victory always refers to the conquest accomplished for the believer by Christ. As a child of God, we are victorious in Christ only.
Jesus’ death at the cross defeated sin and darkness for good!! There is VICTORY in Jesus!!
Therefore, we can live free because our chains have been broken and we’re no longer slaves to our strongholds. No earthly or spiritual struggles are a match for a powerful and mighty God.
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Types of victory in the Bible
Victory over death
Victory in the Bible compared to the standards of the world are very different. The world tells us that in our own self, we can manifest victory and that we are enough to meet all of our needs.
Scripture reminds us that we are dead in our flesh and can do nothing on our own to pay the wages of our sin debt.
“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23
Yet through Jesus’ death and resurrection, death has been defeated once and for all! In Christ, His children have victory over death and the promise of an eternity with their Heavenly Father.
1 Corinthians 15:55-57 is a perfect reminder of Jesus’ victory over death:
Then the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written:
“Death is swallowed up in victory.” “O death, where is your victory?
O death, where is your sting?”
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
These two other verses also remind us that death has been defeated once and for all!
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.
2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.
Praise the Lord for defeating death and standing victorious for all eternity!
Victory over evil and the enemy
While it may feel like evil is rampant and the enemy has won, Scripture tells us how the story ends. Our mighty God will reign victorious over evil for all eternity!
Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you.
“For behold, the day is coming, burning like an oven, when all the arrogant and all evildoers will be stubble. The day that is coming shall set them ablaze, says the Lord of hosts, so that it will leave them neither root nor branch.”
Matthew 12:17-21 tells how victory was spoken by the prophet Isaiah:
“Behold, my servant whom I have chosen,
my beloved with whom my soul is well pleased.
I will put my Spirit upon him,
and he will proclaim justice to the Gentiles.
He will not quarrel or cry aloud,
nor will anyone hear his voice in the streets;
a bruised reed he will not break,
and a smoldering wick he will not quench,
until he brings justice to victory;
and in his name the Gentiles will hope.”
Victory over temptation
As children of God, we don’t have to live defeated or succumb to temptation. We can experience the victory over temptation in our daily lives, just as the Son of God was victorious against the ploys of the enemy.
In Matthew 4, Jesus was led into the wilderness and tempted by the devil. Jesus was able to stand victorious by knowing the Word of God and using Scripture to refute the lies of the devil.
It’s that way in our own lives. When tempted, we can experience victory by standing firm on Scripture and fleeing from temptation. We don’t have to crumble under the pressure, but can experience victory over temptation like Jesus.
James 1:13-18 shares this experience:
“Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one. But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death. Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits of his creatures.”
Remember, in Christ you are a new creation! Your new beginning in Christ means that you are no longer a slave to sin, but have been set free by the blood of Jesus!
Therefore, each morning, put on the full armor of God, like in Ephesians 6 below, and arm yourself for the battle. The ploys of the evil one are no match for the power of God!
Victory over strongholds
While there are several different types of strongholds in the Bible, it’s often the spiritual and mental strongholds that keep us stuck.
A stronghold is an obstacle or stumbling block that keeps us from experiencing victory in Jesus.
Yet these Bible verses on victory remind us in Christ we can experience freedom from our strongholds, including:
If you’re struggling with strongholds, remember, there is victory in Jesus. Lay your struggles at the foot of the cross and turn to Jesus as your ultimate sourse of hope for moving forward!
Stand firm on the promise of Psalm 126:5, “Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy!”
Ephesians 6: The most powerful Bible verses on victory
You can stand firm in faith against the trappings of this world and live the victory of Christ in everyday life!
Ephesians 6 is probably the most powerful of the Bible verses on victory.
These verses outline how to move past the struggles of this life by putting on the full armor of God.
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of his might.
11 Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
May these Scriptures help you rest in God’s promise of victory and be armed for the daily battles of life.
More Bible verses on victory and overcoming
Do you have a favorite verse on victory that helps you stand firm in hard times and rely on God in a time of need?
Use these Scriptures below to help you call on the name of the Lord and experience His victory, especially in difficult times.
1 Timothy 6:12
Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
2 Corinthians 12:9
And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
…nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
1 John 2:1
My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.
Then I looked, and I heard around the throne and the living creatures and the elders the voice of many angels, numbering myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice, “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!”
2 Corinthians 12:9
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
1 Timothy 6:12
Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.
O God the Lord, the strength of my salvation, thou hast covered my head in the day of battle.
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
2 Corinthians 2:14
But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere.
Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Messiah. For the accuser of our brothers and sisters, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down.
They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.
… being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
1 Corinthians 10:13
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape that you may be able to endure it.
And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God.
He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord.
Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
How to experience victory in Christ in your own life
- Start your day putting on the armor of God and being still in God’s presence.
- Keep the sword of the Spirit, the Word of God, central in your life through a regular quiet time with God.
- Keep your eyes fixed on Jesus throughout the day by keeping Scripture prayer cards in sight, such as in the car, on your bathroom mirror, and in your planner.
- Refute the lies of the enemy and stand firm against temptation by quoting and praying Scripture. Choose one of these Bible verses on victory to memorize and be your battle cry in tough moments.
- Seek God’s will and plan for your life. Take steps to follow where He leads and continue to seek Him for wisdom.
Trust the Lord will meet you in the battle and has already claimed your victory!!
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