FRUITFUL MINISTRIES SEMINAR SERIES
VICTORIOUS CHRISTIAN LIVING
It is the desire and will of God for His children to know His ways, do His will, and live in victory each day on earth. God wants each human being to become intimately connected to Him through Christ, in order for God’s life, love, and power to flow through him or her, for the production of fruits that glorify the Almighty. God wants us to become fully committed to Him in our worship, obedience to His word, prayers, and service. Such devotion will enable us to walk with Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord, which will enable us to know more of God’s ways, and do his will at all levels of our existence. This is the only way to establish the building blocks for true success in our childhood years, and establish the infrastructure for physical and spiritual strength, and equipment for diligent service.
Our close relationship with the Lord will lead us to know and do God’s will as young adults preparing to marry and fulfill our destiny in life. We can then develop productive careers, settle down in organized homes, become responsible church members, engage in true service, abide in holiness, exhibit true love, and have the best relationships with people. We shall ultimately establish fruitful families, have successful marriages, become committed to effective ministry, and live in happy homes that give us the contentment of a victorious life in Christ that brings much glory to God.
The steps for Victorious Christian Living are:
1) HAVE THE LIFE
Ensure that you have genuinely accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior (you must be born again).
Acts 4: 12; St. John 3:3, 16; Romans 3:23 & 6: 23; Romans 10:9-11; 1 John 5:11-13;
Romans 8:1-16; St. John 14:6
2) BE COMMITTED TO CHRIST IN OBEDIENCE
Decide to become fully devoted to God, live in total obedience to God’s word and His will, and
make Jesus the absolute Lord over you life. If you do not humble yourself and yield all areas of your
life to the Lord, you cannot be properly connected to Him for His grace to flow into your life. Any
parts of your life that are not covered by the Blood of Jesus will be exposed to attacks of the enemy.
Your obedience is your first line of defense, because if you sincerely live in obedience, the devil and
forces of evil cannot easily attack and overpower you, and the Lord’s holy Presence will constantly
be with you as a protective shield. Your commitment will enable you to develop Christian character.
Deuteronomy 10:12, 13; Deuteronomy 28:13; Luke 16:13; Mathew 16:24-26; Romans 6:11-14;
Rom. 8: 5-8; Luke 14:24-35; 2 Cor. 5:9; Psalm 91:14-16; Joshua 1:1-9; Rom.12: 1, 2; Heb. 12:1, 2
3) STUDY YOUR BIBLE
Have daily quiet time with the Lord by reading and meditating on portions of scripture as guidance
for each day. Make time to also study passages of the Bible in detail to obtain spiritual cleansing,
develop your faith, obtain promises upon which you can base your prayers, gain inner strength,
discover God’s will for your life, know God’s ways, and prepare for ministry. This is how to grow.
Ezra 7:10; Psalm 119: 9, 11, 18, 92, 97-100, 105, 165; Mathew 7:24-29; Hebrews 4:12-16;
Joshua 1:8; Colossians 3:16
4) ENGAGE IN FERVENT PRAYERS
Make yourself prayerful through constant communication with God throughout the day. Set apart
special times for longer prayers as well. Time alone with God is a principal factor for a strong
Christian life. Prayer will give you spiritual insight into things of God, open the door for God’s
grace, offer you courage and confidence, and empower you for constant victory. Un-confessed sins
will block the lines of communication with God.
1 Thess. 5:17; Acts 2:42; Hebrews 5:7; 1 Timothy 2:1-3, 8; James 5:13-16; Phil. 4:6, 7; Rom. 12:12
5) PRAISE GOD AND BE THANKFUL
Develop a lifestyle of a grateful heart that is thankful to God and offers praises each day for who
God is, what He does, and what He is planning to do in the future. Thanks and praises energize us,
Encourages our faith, changes our perspective to see things as God sees them, enables us to wait
patiently on the Lord, give us inner joy, saves us from competition and undue comparisons,
emboldens us to go through trials or difficulties with perseverance, and offer us hope for the future.
1 Thessalonians 5:16, 18; Colossians 3:17; Phil. 4:6, 7; Psalm 34:1; Romans 5:1-5, 11
6) BE COMMITTED TO CHURCH AND FELLOWSHIP
Ensure that you become a responsible church member in accordance with God’s commandments,
and engage in constant fellowship with serious believers who are genuinely committed to Christ.
You will learn from each other, grow in the Lord, develop your talents and gifts, develop good
relationships, learn to forgive offences, make trustworthy friends, and become a blessing to others.
Hebrews 10:23-25; Acts 2:42-47
7) ENGAGE IN WITNESSING AND SERVICE
God expects all of His children to become witnesses and ambassadors for Christ, exhibiting and
proclaiming God’s goodness and His salvation plan for mankind, in order for others to become part
of God’s Kingdom. You must therefore bear witness by your words and your deeds, that result from
your devotion to God, and diligent loving service to God and to people. Use all of your talents, gifts,
and abilities to serve in any capacity that you find yourself, and do so as best as you can, backed by
God’s word, pure motives, and sincere prayer.
Ezra 7:10; 1 Peter 2:9; Acts 5:32; Luke 24:48; 1 Timothy 4:12-16; Ephesians 4:28 & 6:1-9;
2 Corinthians 5:17-19; Romans 12:6-21; Colossians 3:23, 24; Titus 2:1-10 & 3:1, 8.
8) MAINTAIN YOUR GODLY STANDARDS
In several instances along life’s journey, maintaining your lead becomes more difficult that your efforts to be in the lead. There are many people, who make huge sacrifices and struggle to start profitable businesses, flourishing ministries, good education, successful marriages and other relationships, but cannot maintain the constant fruits of their efforts, and thereby end up as poor failures. The seriousness and zeal, with which you started your Christian life, should be constantly evaluated, fueled, and upgraded, for you to maintain your standards and strong relationship with the Lord up till the end of your race of life on earth. Your Bible reading and meditation, fervent prayers, fellowship, church involvement, acts of love, good deeds, and personal witnessing, must be kept aflame and vibrant day by day. Keep practicing your desire in a persistent fashion until your desire becomes a delight. Then you will enjoy the efforts to maintain the infrastructure of your devotion to God, rather than doing things reluctantly as a duty. That is why God cautions and encourages us to “watch and pray” at all times, in order not to “enter into temptation” and lose our solid position of faith, trust, confidence, zeal, holiness, fruitfulness, peace, and joy in the Lord.
Luke 18:1; Mark 14:38; 1 Corinthians 16:13, 14; Hebrews 10:35-39; 1 Peter 5:6-10; Ephesians 6:10-18; Galatians 5:1, 13-26.
9) LIVE IN EXPECTANCY
Live each day expecting the Lord Jesus to come the second time for you to Heaven, or calling you
home to be with Him. Holiness and righteousness are the ultimate standards that God will use to
judge us. You must abide in holiness by doing the right things at the right time, with the right
motives. Your destiny is totally in God’s hands. The fear of God, and the expectation to meet the
Lord, should keep you away from sins and bad habits, in order to have victory over the flesh, and
defeat forces of evil that tempt you to sin and block your fellowship with God.
St. John 14:1-3; Hebrews 12:14; 1 John 3:2, 3; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Mathew 25:1-46.
Copyright Sept. 2008. Rev. Dr. Samuel Kisseadoo, Founder & President, FM International Inc.
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