Through our spiritual eyes "we see Him" in our battles, challenges, opportunities and destinies -- the Lord moving great on our behalf--or there will be no lands, spoils, and victories to possess. God wants to demonstrate He is able to do all things exceedingly and abundantly beyond all we ask or think according to His power that works within us. He desires to do great miracles on our behalf and cause us to possess great things for Him. The only way we will be able to gain the victories He has for us, is to have the same view and mentality of Joshua and Caleb of old. This is the perspective that--we can do it because we see God as being a Great God!
His Greatness is all that matters in the battles at hand. We will need to see His greatness and decree His greatness to make our victories real. The power of our words enforces the greatness of our God. We can be a people that are not persuaded by the negative reports or facts of the satanic kingdom, but be ones moving forward in faith by the Word of the Lord. In the midst of darkness and birth pangs of last day events, we can be a people of God arising and shining--because our God is a Great God.
Here are some keys to enable us to see and experience God being GREAT.
1. Magnify the Lord!
"O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together." Psalm 34: 3
We can magnify the Lord in our situations by focusing on Him and His victory in the midst of all else that would persuade us otherwise. Even though we do not make God bigger in an actual sense, we do make Him "bigger" than doubt, unbelief, disease, financial lack, despair etc in our eyes and in our heart. This is important because out of our heart the mouth speaks. We acknowledge who He is in character first and foremost and worship Him because of that. Then we can also worship Him for what He will do on our behalf.
2. His Word is His Promise!
"...for thou hast magnified Thy word according to all Thy name." Psalm 138: 2
God says that He Himself has exalted the power of His Word according to all His name. God has declared the victories He has for us in His Word. This Scripture in Psalms says God stands behind His Word with all that He is. If we desire to experience the victories God has for us, we need to know what His Word says. There is power in every promise of the Lord to make that promise happen. This means natural things and demonic things must change to come in agreement with the Word of the Lord. In order for us to walk in this realm, we must move from being passively hopeful in our thinking, to being actively aggressive with our mouth. "The victory is in our mouth."
3. God's Spoils are GREAT!
"Now the sons of Israel had done according to the Word of Moses, for they had requested from the Egyptians articles of silver and articles of gold and clothing: and the Lord had given the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they let them have their request. Thus they plundered the Egyptians." Exodus 12:35-36
When the Israelites spied out their promised land, they found the land had great spoils to be taken. There were supernatural grapes that would require two men to carry a single cluster between poles. We must see that with God, we also have great spoils to plunder and the things the enemy has robbed must be returned. After many years in captivity, the Israelites left Egypt with a great spoil of silver, gold and precious commodities. However, the only way we will get the spoils into our hands is seeing God be great in the midst of the situation and relying upon Him in impossible situations. We do this by decreeing and declaring who He is and who we are in Him.
4. Seeing God GREAT in Battle!
"And the Lord confounded them before Israel, and He slew them with a great slaughter at Gibeon...and as far Makkedah. The Lord threw large hailstones from Heaven...and there were more who died from the hailstones than those whom the sons of Israel killed with a sword." Joshua 10:10-11
This passage shows that God is actively involved in our battles. Sometimes He may use hailstones; sometimes He may discharge angels to fight; sometimes He may alter the natural courses of rivers and seas; sometimes He confuses the enemy to fight among themselves. We are co-laborers with the Lord in the battles we are in. It is important to know that we cannot do God's part and He will not do our part. God wants to us co-labor with Him to release our victories and defeat our enemies.
5. See God's Great Love for Us!
"But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ our Lord." Romans 8:37-39
God's everlasting love for us is the key and foundation for our victory and destiny in Him. He loved us before we knew Him and has the victorious plan for us to be conformed to the image of Jesus. As we follow Him in obedience and see Him great in our circumstances, He will lead us by His truth and life to victory.
I MAGNIFY THE LORD AND EXALT HIS NAME AND HE DELIVERS ME FROM ALL MY FEARS.
I BLESS THE LORD AT ALL TIMES--HIS PRAISE SHALL CONTINUALLY BE IN MY MOUTH.
SINCE I WAIT ON THE LORD I RENEW MY STRENGTH--I MOUNT UP WITH WINGS AS EAGLES--I RUN AND AM NOT WEARY.
I LIFT UP MY HEAD AND SPIRITUAL EYES TO BEHOLD THE KING OF GLORY --THE LORD STRONG AND MIGHTY--THE LORD MIGHTY IN BATTLE.