Undefeated“…You shall surround me with songs of deliverance.” (Ps 32:7)

Have you ever had a song on replay in your mind—and you gradually realized that God was speaking to you through it? This happened to me recently when the song “Champion”  resonated loudly in my head all day. [1]

Finally, after many hours, I recognized that one word, in particular, was standing out:

“UNDEFEATED”.


“V for Victorious!”

That evening, my Mum—who is a gifted psalmist—chatted to me about a series of lists she has created. Each of these alphabetical lists describes what God means to her. So, I told her about the word undefeated and suggested she include it in her lists! But she replied, “I already have V for victorious!”

It took me a few moments to register what Mum was saying. She meant the two words are similar in meaning.

This left an impression on my mind, and reflecting on the two words led me to an “aha” moment.


Your Track Record

If you have been struggling with doubt lately, think about what “undefeated” means for you.

  • Victorious speaks of your status!
  • Whilst undefeated speaks of your track record.

Your status in Christ—where you stand in Him—is enthroned and in victory! And together with this, in a powerful exchange, Jesus’ unblemished track record becomes your own.

As Paul tells us, “having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.(Col 2:14, NKJV)

See it, emblazoned across your forehead—a word that describes both you and your track record, once and for all time:

“Undefeated!”


A Word That Overcomes the Spirit of Failure

There is a spirit of failure that has been at work, oppressing God’s people.
And in particular, there are two common battles, I believe the Holy Spirit is setting people free from right now: These are insecurity and perfectionism.

If you can relate to either of these, hear your Father’s declaration over your life:
“My child, you are victorious and undefeated!”

a. Perfectionism

When we have a spirit of excellence, we honor God and the gifts He has given to us.

But in contrast, perfectionism usually comes with the voice of an inner critic; one that is never satisfied!
It sets a high bar, an ideal! One that is usually kept just out of reach.

And then, when we fail to reach that benchmark, this is what perfectionism does: It strikes—inflicting a wound on our soul.
Over, and over again.


b. Insecurity

Insecurity is also an intruder and may come from an orphan mindset.
When we are insecure, we put ourselves forward, but then we have doubts about the value of our contribution.

We might speak out, or bring our gifts to the table—and then feel uncertain about whether someone will receive it (or not).

And when that happens, there is also an inner strike against us; a sting. A perceived failure.


Receive Your Updated List!

For those who battle perfectionism or insecurity, this pattern of (perceived) failure or success may look like this:

  • Failure
  • Success
  • Failure
  • And so on!!

But the New Testament declares that God has exchanged that list for another—one upon which every line declares “victory”.


God is Breaking the Hidden Cycles of Failure

Maybe you can relate to this today. That critic—that voice of the accuser, the one who has stood and spoken against you.

It has sought to belittle and condemn you.
It may have even tried to stop you in your gifts and ministry.
But its time is up!
The truth of God’s Word is setting you free, and the Holy Spirit is breaking the hidden cycles of failure!

That critic has been operating against you illegally because it is lying about your Kingdom status. But you are about to serve it an eviction notice!


No Claim Against You

This is the power of the cross and the truth at the heart of deliverance, for the enemy has no claim against you. Today, I pray that your eyes are opened to see this:

  • The record of your sin (and yes, even your inconsistency) is nailed, once and for all to the cross.

What good news—you are undefeated!

And now, your destiny is to overcome.
Every day, you can practice a lifestyle of overcoming, because being an overcomer is who you are. It’s your identity!

“He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son.” (Rev 21:7, NKJV)

Today, if you can relate to having that struggle, this is a game-changing word that can set you free.
Hear it, see it, speak it: “In Christ, I am undefeated!”


Further Bible Study

If this message has resonated with you, I encourage you to visit these Bible passages (chapters) for further study:

Colossians 2, Hebrews 9 and 10, Romans 4, Romans 8


Notes:

[1] The song is “Champion”. The track I’ve been listening to is by Maverick City Music and UPPERROOM. I invite you to join me on my Spotify “Prayer Room” playlist, where you can listen to it along with me. You can also find it on YouTube with song credits and lyrics here.


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58 thoughts on “Prophetic Word: Undefeated – You are Already an Overcomer!”

  1. Good morning, I have struggled my whole life with insecurity, even when I know that I am walking in the right path. I have fought many battles as mother, stepmother, and grandmother/guardian. I oftentimes feel less than others who have not lived my struggles. As I read this, I was debating whether to go to a women’s meeting or avoid it . Thank you, I can go with a heart prepared for victory over the voices that say I am not enough, Jesus has set me up as victorious in Him. If I can hold to that, any other word pales in comparison

    1. Yes, Jesus has set you up as victorious in Him, AnnMarie! I love that it depends on Him and not on us – and just like that, all doubts are erased <3

  2. This is really timely in my life when everything I hoped in seems to be collapsing.
    I really need more of your prayers I am in great fear, just one year after tendering my resignation letter to my former employer in the name of doing full time ministry.
    I seeb my life going into the drain I really don’t see any value of my yes to God every thing seems to be failing in life.
    Now I realize how it felt when Elijah wished like to die when Jezebel threatened to kill him
    There are so many rough potions in Christian journey but for God’s sake what should I turn to that has eternal life.
    It’s such messages that lift my soul when I am feeling so lowly. You are areal blessing to me.
    Thank you very much may God richly bless you.

    1. You are loved, you are chosen, you are fruitful!
      That is who you are.
      I have been thinking of that time when Elijah wished to die, as I’ve been writing my next blog post. He was fed supernaturally by an angel. In our lowest places, God is there and He provides. I pray you will receive wisdom concerning your next steps.

  3. Joseph C Polston

    Please weigh this. While I was praying this morning, as is my routine I pause to listen. What came next was a scene of an iron bridge with rushing water running underneath of it. I heard His voice saying, many has tried to tear this iron bridge down but could not, it is worn from all of the attacks but it remains strong and sturdy. Many have tried to cross over but were not successful. Do not be afraid to set upon it, it will not collapse, I will met you there and we will cross over together. I can see the bridge, I can see the water, I’m beginning to hear the water.

  4. Thank you Helen, this word came at a perfect time for me. This morning I’m getting ready to lead a women’s group that I never planned to lead, but the responsibility was given to me. Although I’ve lead the group for a couple of years, I still have lingering feelings of insecurity and failure. Your message is shining the light of God’s truth on my situation. I am starting to see myself and my assignment through His eyes.

    1. I love that, Laura. “I never planned to lead” – it was unexpected to you, but not to God. There’s something powerful that happens when we decide to ‘choose’ a ministry we never expected to receive. You are being empowered in a whole new way and I pray His courage in you rises and overflows

  5. AYAKPO GOVERNMENT

    Thanks so much, I’m richly blessed through your word. May God continue to bless you abundantly for us in Jesus name.

  6. Thank you Helen, I believe God wanted me to this because lately I have been struggling with insecurities and fear of failure. Things have become so hard for me that sometimes I even that God has gone quiet on me, But thank God now I know that He is still speaking. I am UNDEFEATED in Christ Jesus!!!

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