In Jesus the Victory is Won Outlines

Two sermons in this small series….

1 Corinthians 15:57 The Passion Translation (TPT)

57 But we thank God for giving us the victory as conquerors through our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One.

Illustration: Dream of personal attack twice – Spiritual Warfare

Everyone one of us faces spiritual attack… there’s an unseen war going on all around us.

The Devil continues to try to steal God’s glory

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READ Joshua 6:1-20 [[MARCHING FOR GLORY]]

The walls of Jericho — it was a double ring wall; the outer stone retaining wall was 12-15 feet high. On top of that was a 6 feet thick mud brick wall, 20-26 foot high wall, the inner wall was 12 feet deep mud brick wall that was 46 feet above the ground level. 

Scholars say Jericho was only 9 acres of land… that the distance around the city was less than a mile, which would take less than 15 minutes to walk around.

This was a WORSHIP CEREMONY more than a military advancement

Horns used for war and worship

It’s a Holy War – the war was never you against something… 

  • God staked His claim – Marching around 7 times to lay claim to territory
    • God is victorious
  • On 7th day, went around 7 times — 7 = Completion / Sabbath
    • Only marching to follow commands of God – did not attack
      • This shows it was God’s victory

We march in faithful obedience worshiping Him through any warfare moment.

  • Husband is cheating
  • Wife suffering from an addiction
  • Kid is in trouble at school
  • Best friend diagnosed with cancer
  • Living life…

Inside the walls of Jericho was the Promise of God

We march onward trusting in His promises – He is faithful

Through our continued marching, He is glorified

How can we March for Glory??

  1. Presence of God

They took the Ark of the Covenant to signify God’s presence

  • Ten Commandments
  • Manna
  • Aaron’s rod that budded

We have the Holy Spirit – God in us

God is present with us always

1 Corinthians 3:16 The Passion Translation (TPT)

16 Don’t you realize that together you have become God’s inner sanctuary and that the Spirit of God makes his permanent home in you?

How can you live in the presence of God?

How can you be aware of His presence?

Psalm 139:7-10 The Passion Translation (TPT)

7 Where could I go from your Spirit? Where could I run and hide from your face?

8  If I go up to heaven, you’re there!If I go down to the realm of the dead, you’re there too!

9 If I fly with wings into the shining dawn, you’re there! If I fly into the radiant sunset, you’re there waiting!

10 Wherever I go, your hand will guide me; your strength will empower me.

DO YOU LIVE LIKE HE IS WITH YOU?

  1. Submission to God

They were submissive to God’s directives, which was key to victory

In humble submission, God gets the glory

Proverbs 3:5-6 The Passion Translation (TPT)

5 Trust in the Lord completely,

    and do not rely on your own opinions.

    With all your heart rely on him to guide you,

    and he will lead you in every decision you make.

Become intimate with him in whatever you do,

    and he will lead you wherever you go.

    Don’t think for a moment that you know it all

  1. Worship of God

This certainly wasn’t a battle as much as a worship gathering, declaring the greatness of our God!

Christopher Asmus noted that when someone is worshiping God… “we are not to look to them, but through them, and see a ruling and reigning Christ who sits supreme over the worshiper’s body, life, and world”. 

We worship with all we do and say – it’s not just singing praise songs

When someone looks at your body, life, and world… do they see Christ?

By your words, your actions… do they see Christ?

Is God glorified by your life?

Romans 12:1-2 New International Version (NIV)

A Living Sacrifice

12 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

  1. Removal of anything against God

Set Apart – Joshua 6:17 “devoted thing” – belongs to the Lord – “the ban” – total destruction of items won after battle

cherem: cursed

Original Word: חֵ֫רֶם

Part of Speech: Noun Masculine

Transliteration: cherem

Phonetic Spelling: (khay’-rem)

Short Definition: cursed

  • Anything that would lead people astray was destroyed. 
  • They were not taking these spoils so this also meant that the people were depending on God for provision.

Exodus 20:3 New International Version (NIV)

“You shall have no other gods before me.

Leviticus 19:1-2 New International Version (NIV)

19 The Lord said to Moses, “Speak to the entire assembly of Israel and say to them: ‘Be holy because I, the Lord your God, am holy.

qadosh: sacred, holy

Original Word: קָדוֹשׁ

Part of Speech: Adjective

Transliteration: qadosh

Phonetic Spelling: (kaw-doshe’)

Short Definition: holy

  1. United in God

Joshua 6:16 – loud shout… UNITY – expressed expectation of God’s action to fulfill His guaranteed promise.

  • They were all on the same page.
  • Jesus wants us all on the same page.
  • Though we are very different, each individuals… we are ONE BODY… and Jesus prayed for our unity. 

Ephesians 4:3 says we should make EVERY EFFORT to to keep the unity

Romans 15:1-6 The Passion Translation (TPT)

Love Is the Key to Unity

15 Now, those who are mature in their faith can easily be recognized, for they don’t live to please themselves but have learned to patiently embrace others in their immaturity. 

Our goal must be to empower others to do what is right and good for them, and to bring them into spiritual maturity. 

For not even the most powerful one of all, the Anointed One, lived to please himself. His life fulfilled the Scripture that says: All the insults of those who insulted you fall upon me.

Whatever was written beforehand is meant to instruct us in how to live. The Scriptures impart to us encouragement and inspiration so that we can live in hope and endure all things.

Now may God, the source of great endurance and comfort, grace you with unity among yourselves, which flows from your relationship with Jesus, the Anointed One. 

Then, with a unanimous rush of passion, you will with one voice glorify God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.


1 Corinthians 15:57 The Passion Translation (TPT)

57 But we thank God for giving us the victory as conquerors through our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One.

Illustration: Dream of personal attack twice – Spiritual Warfare

It’s important to understand that these personal attacks are often an attack to steal God’s glory. Often the attacks are because we are living for God’s glory & that is displeasing to Satan. There’s a constant battle over you!

Isaiah 43:7 English Standard Version (ESV)

everyone who is called by my name,

    whom I created for my glory,

    whom I formed and made.”

Isaiah 26:8 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

Yes, Lord, we wait for you

in the path of your judgments.

Our desire is for your name and renown.

Isaiah 26:8 New Living Translation (NLT)

Lord, we show our trust in you by obeying your laws;

    our heart’s desire is to glorify your name.

2 Kings 19 – HEZEKIAH

Intro to Hezekiah: 

  • He was a good king, ruled Judah
  • He repaired the Temple
  • He destroyed the high places – 2 Kings 18:4
  • He destroyed the bronze serpent Nehushtan (Moses bronze serpent had become an idol they worshiped) –  2 Kings 18:4
  • He celebrated the Passover

Situation at hand:

  • King of Assyria, Sargon II dies 
  • Sargon’s son Sennacherib becomes King of Assyria
    • [Sennacherib’s Prism records some of the history of Sennacherib] 
  • Assyria aimed to attack Jerusalem
  • Hezekiah paid Sennacherib a tribute – 2 Kings 18:14-16
  • Sennacherib still went after Jerusalem
  • Sennacherib attacked Hezekiah’s reforms
  • Sennacherib attacked God – told people they shouldn’t trust God

2 Kings 18:28-36 New Century Version (NCV)

28 Then the commander stood and shouted loudly in the Hebrew language, “Listen to what the great king, the king of Assyria, says! 29 The king says you should not let Hezekiah fool you, because he can’t save you from my power. 30 Don’t let Hezekiah talk you into trusting the Lord by saying, ‘The Lord will surely save us. This city won’t be handed over to the king of Assyria.’

31 “Don’t listen to Hezekiah. The king of Assyria says, ‘Make peace with me, and come out of the city to me. Then everyone will be free to eat the fruit from his own grapevine and fig tree and to drink water from his own well. 32 After that I will come and take you to a land like your own—a land with grain and new wine, bread and vineyards, olives, and honey. Choose to live and not to die!’

“Don’t listen to Hezekiah. He is fooling you when he says, ‘The Lord will save us.’ 33 Has a god of any other nation saved his people from the power of the king of Assyria? 34 Where are the gods of Hamath and Arpad? Where are the gods of Sepharvaim, Hena, and Ivvah? They did not save Samaria from my power. 35 Not one of all the gods of these countries has saved his people from me. Neither can the Lord save Jerusalem from my power.”

36 The people were silent. They didn’t answer the commander at all, because King Hezekiah had ordered, “Don’t answer him.”

#1 – SEEK GOD

HE SEEKS THE PROPHET OF THE LORD – ISAIAH 

2 Kings 19:1-7 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

Hezekiah Seeks Isaiah’s Counsel

19 When King Hezekiah heard their report, he tore his clothes, covered himself with sackcloth, and went into the Lord’s temple. He sent Eliakim, who was in charge of the palace, Shebna the court secretary, and the leading priests, who were wearing sackcloth, to the prophet Isaiah son of Amoz. They said to him, “This is what Hezekiah says: ‘Today is a day of distress, rebuke, and disgrace, for children have come to the point of birth, but there is no strength to deliver them. Perhaps the Lord your God will hear all the words of the royal spokesman, whom his master the king of Assyria sent to mock the living God, and will rebuke him for the words that the Lord your God has heard. Therefore, offer a prayer for the surviving remnant.’”

5 So the servants of King Hezekiah went to Isaiah, 6 who said to them, “Tell your master, ‘The Lord says this: Don’t be afraid because of the words you have heard, with which the king of Assyria’s attendants have blasphemed me. 7 I am about to put a spirit in him, and he will hear a rumor and return to his own land, where I will cause him to fall by the sword.’”

Sennacherib attacks further – “Do not let your God in whom you trust deceive you.” (2 Kings 19:10)

Hezekiah receives a letter, read it, and took it to the house of the Lord and spread it before the Lord (2 Kings 19:14)

#2 – SEEK GOD’S WILL… GOD’S GLORY

Hezekiah prays God’s will (2 Kings 19:15-19)

2 Kings 19:15-19 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

15 Then Hezekiah prayed before the Lord:

Lord God of Israel, enthroned between the cherubim, you are God—you alone—of all the kingdoms of the earth. You made the heavens and the earth. 16 Listen closely, Lord, and hear; open your eyes, Lord, and see. Hear the words that Sennacherib has sent to mock the living God. 17 Lord, it is true that the kings of Assyria have devastated the nations and their lands. 18 They have thrown their gods into the fire, for they were not gods but made by human hands—wood and stone. So they have destroyed them. 19 Now, Lord our God, please save us from his power so that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that you, Lord, are God—you alone.

Sennacherib was mocking God

Hezekiah prays – “Save us… so that all the… earth may know that you are God alone.”

2 Kings 19:32-34 Good News Translation (GNT)

32 “And this is what the Lord has said about the Assyrian emperor: ‘He will not enter this city or shoot a single arrow against it. No soldiers with shields will come near the city, and no siege mounds will be built around it. 33 He will go back by the same road he came, without entering this city. I, the Lord, have spoken. 34 I will defend this city and protect it, for the sake of my own honor and because of the promise I made to my servant David.’”

Sennacherib’s army is defeated – God sent angel who struck down 185,000 Assyrians (2 Kings 19:35)

Sennacherib was struck down while worshiping his god Nisroch by his own sons (2 Kings 19:37)

Breakout Sessions

1. The name Hezekiah means “God has strengthened.” Read 2 Chronicles 29:25-31. 

What does this passage tell us about Hezekiah?

In looking at tonight’s study in 2 Kings 19, how was Hezekiah strengthen by God? What gave him strength?

2. Read 2 Kings 19:15-19. 

How does Hezekiah begin his prayer to the Lord? 

Looking at this prayer, how would you describe Hezekiah?

When you read this prayer, what can you glean as Hezekiah’s greatest concern?

3. What is one thing you can do to be more God-gets-the-glory focused?

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