Are you looking for Bible verses about victory to give you hope and encouragement? There are many examples throughout Scripture of God giving his people victory to defeat their enemies, and of how we can gain spiritual victory to overcome challenges and obstacles in our lives.
There are times when we all feel defeated and discouraged, and need to be reminded that we have victory through Christ. Have you ever felt like you were running on a spiritual treadmill, constantly striving and working hard, but never feeling like you were going anywhere?
We can easily get bogged down by the pressures of life. In those moments, we can cry out to God for victory. Let’s take a closer look at some of the Bible verses about victory that we can rely on when we are in need of God’s strength and fortitude.
What Does the Bible Say about Walking in Victory?
The dictionary defines victory as “the overcoming of an enemy or antagonist, achievement of mastery or success in a struggle or endeavor against odds or difficulties” (source).
Through the death and resurrection of Christ, we already have the ultimate victory over sin and death. The Greek word for victory is nikos, which means conquest, to vanquish, and triumph (source). This word for victory is found in Scriptures like this one,
“Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.1 Corinthians 15:55-57
According to his passage, through Christ, death has been completely defeated. It has no sting. No bite. No power. Through Christ, we can now overcome, vanquish, and triumph over sin. Death no longer has the last word, but we can now enjoy eternal life through the death and resurrection of Jesus. Praise God for the victory we have through Christ!
Although we have victory in Christ, we still need to daily remind ourselves of this important truth.
Sometimes as we experience the difficult challenges of life, we lose sight of the victory we already have. Sometimes we don’t feel very victorious at all. In fact, even the apostle Paul, who wrote of the victory we have in Christ in 1 Corinthians 15:55-57 also wrote these words in Romans 7:18-19,
For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing.
Does that sound familiar? Are there times when you want to do what is right, but it seems like you end up doing the opposite of that?
Losing our tempers.
Dwelling on negative thoughts.
Getting caught up in unhealthy behaviors.
Sometimes we walk in spiritual defeat and need the power of Christ to help us gain victory over the daily battles we experience in life. Paul said it best when he said,
What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord!Romans 7:25
We have victory through Jesus to overcome the daily struggles in our lives, and we can daily call out to God in prayer to help us walk in victory.
Examples of Victory in the Bible
One of my favorite examples of victory in the Bible is found In 2 Chronicles chapter 20. All was going well in King Jehoshaphat’s kingdom until he received a troubling message that his enemies were coming to make war with him (2 Chronicles 20:1).
But despite the alarming news, Jehoshaphat didn’t panic.
He sought the Lord to help him in his great time of need. Within his prayer he proclaimed the truth of God’s mighty power.
“You rule over all the kingdoms of the nations. Power and might are in your hand, and no one else can withstand you” (vs.6).
His prayer and proclamation of God’s sovereignty gave him the right perspective regarding his situation. He knew where to fix his eyes.
“We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you” (vs. 12).
This perspective gave Jehoshaphat the courage to take his position against his enemies. He stood firm on the solid promises of God’s deliverance.
“You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you…Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out and face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you” (vs. 17).
With renewed perspective on God’s promise of victory, Jehoshaphat praised the Lord. He remembered that his God is BIGGER than any army he would ever face. Jehoshaphat appointed the Levites to sing as he and the people of Judah went into battle.
He used worship as his weapon of mass destruction.
They worshiped the Lord in the splendor of his holiness (vs. 21).
How to Gain Spiritual Victory Through Worship
Then the unthinkable happened. As they worshiped, the Lord set ambushes against their enemies. One by one the enemies turned on one another and destroyed themselves!
When Jehoshaphat and the people of Judah arrived at the battlefield, the war was already over—the victory was already theirs! All that was left for the people of God to do was collect the plunder from their defeated enemies.
This story of victory reveals a very important truth:
Worship is warfare.
When you are suited up for battle with a song in your heart and praise on your lips, you hold a lethal weapon against your enemy.
No weapon forged against you will prevail (Isaiah 54:17).
When we are faced with adversity and need the victory of the Lord, we can follow the example of Jehoshaphat and implement the secret weapon to spiritual victory: prayer and worship.
23 Powerful Bible Verses about Victory
Here are 23 powerful Bible verses about victory that we can cling to in those moments when we need to be reminded that we have victory through God’s strength.
May we shout for joy over your victory and lift up our banners in the name of our God. May the Lord grant all your requests. Psalm 20:5
Now this I know: The Lord gives victory to his anointed. He answers him from his heavenly sanctuary with the victorious power of his right hand. Psalm 20:6
Lord, give victory to the king! Answer us when we call! Psalm 20:9
It was not by their sword that they won the land, nor did their arm bring them victory; it was your right hand, your arm, and the light of your face, for you loved them. Psalm 44:3
Through you we push back our enemies; through your name we trample our foes. I put no trust in my bow, my sword does not bring me victory; but you give us victory over our enemies, you put our adversaries to shame. Psalm 44:5-7
With God we will gain the victory, and he will trample down our enemies. Psalm 60:12
With God we will gain the victory, and he will trample down our enemies. Psalm 108:13
Shouts of joy and victory resound in the tents of the righteous: “The Lord’s right hand has done mighty things! Psalm 118:15
For the Lord takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with victory. Psalm 149:4
They will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the Lord. Jeremiah 1:19
For lack of guidance a nation falls, but victory is won through many advisers. Proverbs 11:14
The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the Lord. Proverbs 21:31
Surely you need guidance to wage war, and victory is won through many advisers. Proverbs 24:6
A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out, till he has brought justice through to victory. Matthew 12:20
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:5
When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.” “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:54-57
In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God. 1 John 5:3-5
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:21
I am writing to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I am writing to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one. 1 John 2:13
You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 1 John 4:4
…in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[k] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:37-39
The 7 P’s of Spiritual Victory
1. Pray—talk to God about your circumstance.
2. Proclaim the truth of God’s Word and the truth of who God is.
3. Gain clear perspective—keep your eyes fixed on God. He’s bigger than your situation.
4. Ponder the promises of God’s deliverance—he will never fail.
5. Praise the Lord with everything in you!
6. Take the plunder—receive the provision of the Lord
7. Live in peace—enjoy rest and security from the Lord.
When we implement these principles and focus on God’s Word, we will see the opposing tactics of the enemy come to a reeling halt. We have complete victory through Jesus!
If you are currently living in a low valley or difficult season, remember to worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness.
Turn your pain into a valley of praise.
Put on some worship music, and go to the battlefield. Put on your gleaming armor, and fight with the weapon of worship. Put on your garments of praise, and your burdens will be lifted.
Then you’ll find that your adversaries have already been defeated.
You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. Psalm 32:7
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In what areas of your life do you need more victory today? Remember that through Christ, we already have the victory to defeat anything in life that comes our way. Call out to God in prayer, ask him to give you the strength to overcome! May these Bible verses about victory in the Lord give you the confidence you need to face this day with power, and remember that through Christ we are more than conquerors!
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