Victory & Vindication

The Lord Gives us Victory and is our Vindication

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Definition of:

VICTORY-

The overcoming of an enemy or antagonist; success or triumph over an enemy in battle or war; achievement of mastery or success in a struggle or endeavor against odds or difficulties; an engagement ending in such triumph; the ultimate and decisive superiority in any battle or contest; success or superior position achieved against any opponent, opposition, difficulty, etc.

VINDICATION-

To clear, as from an accusation, imputation, suspicion, or the like:to afford justification for; justify; to uphold or justify by argument or evidence; to assert, maintain, or defend (a right, cause, etc.) against opposition; to claim for oneself or another; to regain possession, under claim of title of property through legal procedure, or to assert one’s right to possession; to get revenge for; avenge; to show that (someone) should not be blamed for a crime, mistake, etc. : to show that (someone) is not guilty; to show that (someone or something that has been criticized or doubted) is correct, true, or reasonable -vindication is a noun that means the justification for some act or belief. Vindication is a sweet thing — when you get vindication, you’ve been proven right or justified in doing something. Everyone accused of a crime craves vindication.

Psalm 20:4-6
May there be shouts of joy when we hear the news of your victory, flags flying with praise to God for all that he has done for you. May he answer all your prayers! 6 “God save the king”—I know he does! He hears me from highest heaven and sends great victories.

Psalm 21:4-6
He asked You for life, and You gave it to him— length of days forever and ever. 5 His glory is great through Your victory; You confer majesty and splendor on him. 6 You give him blessings forever; You cheer him with joy in Your presence.

Psalm 33:16-19
The best-equipped army cannot save a king—for great strength is not enough to save anyone. A war horse is a poor risk for winning victories—it is strong, but it cannot save.18-19 But the eyes of the Lord are watching over those who fear him, who rely upon his steady love. He will keep them from death even in times of famine!

Psalm 60:7-10
God has promised to help us. He has vowed it by his holiness! No wonder I exult! “Shechem, Succoth, Gilead, Manasseh—still are mine!” he says. “Judah shall continue to produce kings, and Ephraim great warriors. 8 Moab shall become my lowly servant, and Edom my slave. And I will shout in triumph over the Philistines.” 9-10 Who will bring me in triumph into Edom’s strong cities? God will! He who cast us off! He who abandoned us to our foes!

Psalm 60:11-12
11 – O give us help against the adversary, For deliverance by man is in vain. 12 Through God we shall do valiantly, And it is He who will tread down our adversaries.

Psalm 98:1-3
Sing a new song to the Lord telling about his mighty deeds! For he has won a mighty victory by his power and holiness. 2-3 He has announced this victory and revealed it to every nation by fulfilling his promise to be kind to Israel. The whole earth has seen God’s salvation of his people.

Proverbs 11:14
Where there is no guidance the people fall,
But in abundance of counselors there is victory.

Proverbs 21:30-31
There is no wisdom and no understanding
And no counsel against the Lord. 31 The horse is prepared for the day of battle,
But victory belongs to the Lord.

Proverbs 24:5-6
A wise warrior is better than a strong one, and a man of knowledge than one of strength; 6 for you should wage war with sound guidance—victory comes with many counselors.

Isaiah 41:1-3
Listen in silence before me, O lands beyond the sea. Bring your strongest arguments. Come now and speak. The court is ready for your case.
2 Who has stirred up this one from the east, whom victory meets at every step? Who, indeed, but the Lord? God has given him victory over many nations and permitted him to trample kings underfoot and to put entire armies to the sword. 3 He chases them away and goes on safely, though the paths he treads are new.

Isaiah 41:9-11
I have called you back from the ends of the earth, saying, ‘You are my servant.’ For I have chosen you and will not throw you away.10 Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand 11 “See, all your angry enemies lie there, confused and humiliated. Anyone who opposes you will die and come to nothing.

Jeremiah 51:13-15
O you who dwell by many waters, Abundant in treasures,
Your end has come,The measure of your end. 14 The Lord of hosts has sworn by Himself: “Surely I will fill you with a population like locusts, And they will cry out with shouts of victory over you.” 15 It is He who made the earth by His power,
Who established the world by His wisdom, And by His understanding He stretched out the heavens.

Matthew 12:19-21
He does not fight nor shout; He does not raise his voice!
20 He does not crush the weak, Or quench the smallest hope; He will end all conflict with his final victory, 21 And his name shall be the hope Of all the world.”

John 16:32-33
Look: An hour is coming, and has come, when each of you will be scattered to his own home, and you will leave Me alone. Yet I am not alone, because the Father is with Me. 33 I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace. You will have suffering in this world. Be courageous! I have conquered the world.”

Romans 8:25-27
But if we must keep trusting God for something that hasn’t happened yet, it teaches us to wait patiently and confidently. 26 And in the same way—by our faith[a]—the Holy Spirit helps us with our daily problems and in our praying. For we don’t even know what we should pray for nor how to pray as we should, but the Holy Spirit prays for us with such feeling that it cannot be expressed in words. 27 And the Father who knows all hearts knows, of course, what the Spirit is saying as he pleads for us in harmony with God’s own will.

Romans 8:36-38
No, for the Scriptures tell us that for his sake we must be ready to face death at every moment of the day—we are like sheep awaiting slaughter; 37 but despite all this, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ who loved us enough to die for us. 38 For I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from his love. Death can’t, and life can’t. The angels won’t, and all the powers of hell itself cannot keep God’s love away. Our fears for today, our worries about tomorrow,

1 Corinthians 15:53-56
For our earthly bodies, the ones we have now that can die, must be transformed into heavenly bodies that cannot perish but will live forever.
54 When this happens, then at last this Scripture will come true—“Death is swallowed up in victory.” 55-56 O death, where then your victory? Where then your sting? For sin—the sting that causes death—will all be gone; and the law, which reveals our sins, will no longer be our judge.

1 Corinthians 15:56-58
O death, where then your victory? Where then your sting? For sin—the sting that causes death—will all be gone; and the law, which reveals our sins, will no longer be our judge. 57 How we thank God for all of this! It is he who makes us victorious through Jesus Christ our Lord! 58 So, my dear brothers, since future victory is sure, be strong and steady, always abounding in the Lord’s work, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever wasted as it would be if there were no resurrection.

2 Timothy 2:4-6
No soldier in active service entangles himself in the affairs of everyday life, so that he may please the one who enlisted him as a soldier. 5 Also if anyone competes as an athlete, he [a]does not win the prize unless he competes according to the rules. 6 The hard-working farmer ought to be the first to receive his share of the crops.

1 John 5:3-5
For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not burdensome. 4 For whatever is [a]born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. 5 Who is the one who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

Revelation 17:13-15
These have one purpose, and they give their power and authority to the beast. (Victory for the Lamb) 14 These will wage war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, because He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those who are with Him are the called and chosen and faithful.”

Genesis 20:15-17
Abimelech said, “Behold, my land is before you; [a]settle wherever [b]you please.” 16 To Sarah he said, “Behold, I have given your brother a thousand pieces of silver; behold, it is [c]your vindication before all who are with you, and before all men you are cleared.” 17 Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelech and his wife and his maids, so that they bore children.

Psalm 35:26-28
Let those be ashamed and humiliated altogether who rejoice at my distress; Let those be clothed with shame and dishonor who magnify themselves over me. 27 Let them shout for joy and rejoice, who favor my vindication; And let them say continually, “The Lord be magnified, Who delights in the prosperity of His servant.” 28  And my tongue shall declare Your righteousness And Your praise all day long.

Isaiah 54:16-17
“Behold, I Myself have created the smith who blows the fire of coals And brings out a weapon for its work; And I have created the destroyer to ruin. 17 “No weapon that is formed against you will prosper; And every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,
And their vindication is from Me,” declares the Lord.

Jeremiah 51:9-11
We would help her if we could, but nothing can save her now. Let her go. Abandon her and return to your own land, for God is judging her from heaven. 10 The Lord has vindicated us. Come, let us declare in Jerusalem all the Lord our God has done. 11 Sharpen the arrows! Lift up the shields! For the Lord has stirred up the spirit of the kings of the Medes to march on Babylon and destroy her. This is his vengeance on those who wronged his people and desecrated his Temple.

Joel 2:22-24
Do not fear, beasts of the field, For the pastures of the wilderness have turned green, For the tree has borne its fruit, The fig tree and the vine have yielded in full. 23 So rejoice, O sons of Zion, And be glad in the Lord your God; For He has given you the early rain for your vindication. And He has poured down for you the rain, The early and [d]latter rain [e]as before. 24 The threshing floors will be full of grain, And the vats will overflow with the new wine and oil

2 Corinthians 7:10-12
10 For the sorrow that is according to the will of God produces a repentance without regret, leading to salvation, but the sorrow of the world produces death. 11 For behold what earnestness this very thing, this godly sorrow, has produced in you: what vindication of yourselves, what indignation, what fear, what longing, what zeal, what avenging of wrong! In everything you demonstrated yourselves to be innocent in the matter. 12 So although I wrote to you, it was not for the sake of the offender nor for the sake of the one offended, but that your earnestness on our behalf might be made known to you in the sight of God.

 

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