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Now may the Lord Jesus Christ and our Father God, who loved us and in his wonderful grace gave us eternal comfort and a beautiful hope that cannot fail, encourage your hearts and inspire you with strength to always do and speak what is good and beautiful in his eyes (2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 TPT).

Saturday, May 15, 2021

How to Win Supernatural Victories When Outnumbered by an Enemy

 by Barbara Latta @barbaralatta

Do you ever feel as if you are outnumbered by life? Kids get sick, bills need to be paid, traffic is congested, fatigue plagues our bodies, and yes, people we love pass away. These are not battles we fight with military weapons, but they are battles we must face and overcome. When we feel outnumbered, we can lose heart and see no way to win.

In the history of God’s people, they were always outnumbered. The battles Israel fought after leaving Egypt were against enemies of greater strength or numbers. Yet, when Israel obeyed God and followed His directives, they won.

These were supernatural victories because without holy intervention an army cannot win when facing the kind of opposition the Hebrews did.

We can learn how to win supernatural victories when outnumbered by an enemy we face by learning from these biblical examples.

  • Abram and 318 men fought against the kings that had kidnapped Lot and rescued him (Genesis 14:14).
  • The walls of Jericho fell without a single soldier raising a sword (Joshua 6).
  • Gideon and 300 men enjoyed a victory over an army of thousands (Judges 7).
  • Jonathan and his armor bearer defeated 20 men which led to a victory for the entire nation (1 Samuel 1:1-15).
  • David defeated Goliath with a small rock (1 Samuel 17).
  • Elisha captured an entire Syrian army (2 Kings 6:8-17).

Battles were won by the hand of Jehovah because the people obeyed Him and armed themselves with faith.  

But when the armies of Israel confronted an enemy through their own reasoning, they failed (Joshua 7). They looked at the city of Ai and saw very few people. They thought this battle would be easy to win, but they were wrong. 

What does this have to do with us today?

We face battles in our lives that can overwhelm us. We feel outnumbered and in natural circumstances we may be. If our focus is on the enemy of sickness, financial distress, lost relationships, fear of the future, or lack in any area, we give that enemy power over us.

All the examples from the Bible show us great victories because God fought the battles.

Our society is filled with hopeless situations. Media airwaves bombard our senses with doubt and fear. 

But our Lord is still greater than all our enemies like He was in the biblical stories. He never changes, and He never leaves us.

In Joshua chapter 7, the spies that went to Ai saw few people in that city and they thought the win would be easy. 

These men told Joshua it would be a piece of cake, so they didn’t need extra help. 

The few that went out were defeated because God didn’t go with them. Sin in the camp kept victory at bay.

When life relaxes a little, we can coast along and forget to ask the Holy Spirit for guidance. We may not consciously ignore Him, but busyness gets in the way and if we don’t face a tragedy or difficulty, we may not realize we are not putting the priority on listening to Him.

We start leaning to our own understanding and then we fail (Proverbs 3:5-6). 

We aren’t punished for sin as they were in the Old Testament because Jesus took our punishment. But there are consequences to ignoring God’s precepts even if they are not intentional.

As Titus 2 women, we are called to encourage. We can only do that if we arm ourselves with the Word. We can build faith in children, grandchildren, and the other youth we come in contact with.

If we exhibit trust in our Father’s promises in the face of despair and distressing news, we show them that God’s power wins. Nehemiah is a great example of staying strong in the face of opposition and when hearing the wrong beliefs of others.

David won against Goliath because he was aware of the covenant the Lord Almighty had given to Israel.

No matter what enemy we face, when we depend upon the covenant we have through Christ, we are not outnumbered. The victory is already ours, but it is up to us to step forward and claim it. We can win supernatural victories against every enemy when we let God fight the battle.

What victories has God won for you? Share your thoughts.

How to win supernatural victories when outnumbered by anenemy (click to tweet)

If we exhibit trust in God’s promises in the face of despair and distressing news, we are an example of how the Lord’s power wins (click to tweet)




  1. What a wonderful article! Very helpful and specific action steps a person can take! First time seeing your blog! Love it! Dr. Mel

    1. Thank you, Dr. Mel. I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts and your encouragement. Blessings!

  2. "This is what the Lord says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s." I love that scripture.

    Thanks for writing such an encouraging piece, Barbara!

    1. Nancy, I love that verse also. It is a great reminder of who fights for us and that we need to let go and let Him do it. Thanks for sharing. Blessings!

  3. Hi Barbara.
    He has won the victory over my past. The enemy would have had me believe I was worthless but Christ's death and resurrection tell me something much different. He chose us as His own out of love.
    Thank you for this message!
    Peace and grace,

    1. The enemy does attack us with those beliefs of unworthiness, but yes, because of Christ He has made us worthy. Thank you, Tammy, for sharing. Blessings!

  4. Barbara, you are so right...If our focus is on the enemy of sickness, financial distress, lost relationships, fear of the future, or lack in any area, we give that enemy power over us. Thanks for the reminder.

    1. Keeping our thoughts on the victory Christ gave is the only way to curb those thoughts. And that's why our enemy attacks with the image of what is going on around us. Thanks for sharing, Sandy. Blessings!

  5. One of my favorite Biblical accounts of an the Lord triumphing over Israel's enemies for them is the story of Jehoshaphat in 2 Chronicles 20. All the people cried out to the Lord and called out for deliverance. They sent the worship team as the advance team to destroy the other army. God put confusion in the enemy camp and they killed each other off. When we focus on praise and keep our eyes on the Lord, He handles our enemies for us.

  6. I've been blessed with many "supernatural victories," but the most important is that God loves me and rescued me from my sin so that I might be His child. I am so unworthy. Thank you for this inspiring and hopeful message. Great to be reminded of all those "impossible" situations that God made possible.