For 2014, my church here in Berlin is declaring a ‘year of victory’. They didn’t make it up; the Bible states in Romans 8:37 that we have ‘overwhelming victory’ through Christ who loved us (other translations use the term ‘more than conquerors’). Either way, declaring this truth over our own lives is a step towards changing lives around us; changing this city as our praises go up and His blessings fall down.
Until you’re in the middle of a battle, however, you don’t really know what victory means. Then I found myself in a bit of a spiritual warzone.