Write Down Your Victories

The list below is just an evidence of the practice, of the Israelites, to record their victories and deliverance.  The Bible is a literal history of all that happened to the Jews.  Nowadays, we tend to go through the struggles and challenges and then thank God when he has brought us through.  But, I want to implore you to start the habit of writing down what God has done for you.

List of Kings Defeated by Israel (Joshua 12)

Now these are the kings of the land whom the sons of Israel defeated, and whose land they possessed beyond the Jordan.

  1. Sihon king of the Amorites
  2. Og king of Bashan
  3. The king of Jericho
  4. The king of Ai, which is beside Bethel
  5. The king of Jerusalem
  6. The king of Hebron
  7. The king of Jarmuth
  8. The king of Lachish
  9. The king of Eglon
  10. The king of Gezer
  11. The king of Debir
  12. The king of Geder
  13. The king of Hormah
  14. The king of Arad
  15. The king of Libnah
  16. The king of Adullam
  17. The king of Makkedah
  18. The king of Bethel
  19. The king of Tappuah
  20. The king of Hepher
  21. The king of Aphek
  22. The king of Lasharon
  23. The king of Madon
  24. The king of Hazor
  25. The king of Shimron-meron
  26. The king of Achshaph
  27. The king of Taanach
  28. The king of Megiddo
  29. The king of Kedesh
  30. The king of Jokneam in Carmel
  31. The king of Dor in the heights of Dor
  32. The king of Goiim in Gilgal
  33. The king of Tirzah

We need to record, write down, all the victories we have had so that future generations can read our stories and know what God did for us.  Imagine if Moses, Joshua, and the disciples never wrote down what took place in their time.  We would only have word-of-mouth knowledge that would have been subjected to change and distortion overtime.  But with the written record, we have the same undistorted version all over the world.  What I read about the goodness of God in Jamaica, someone else reads the same story about God’s goodness Sri Lanka.


I have heard many people saying that God is not “doing” anything nowadays.  They believe that the saving grace he exhibited in the Old Testament no longer occurs and the movement of the Holy Spirit in the New Testament era is a thing of the past.  But that is not so.  The issue is that although we have similar experiences nowadays, the story of it has died with our grandparents, our parents, and the great church leaders.  If they had written what they experienced, just as Martin Luther King Jr and Mahatma Ghandi wrote what they thought and experienced for us to read now, we would have had them to read.  More people would know that the God in the Bible is still the same God today.

Let’s break the pattern.  Let’s pick up the old tradition.  Let us write what God has done for us so that the world will know that Jehovah is still real, still alive, still delivers, and still loves us.  Let us record our stories to be read by our children, grandchildren, and generations to come.  Let us write down our victories.

Written by: Klasik Krys

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