More Than Conquerors
“For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.” Romans 5:6 (KJV)
We are living in a day where power is everything. Many people will go to any length to reach the top. Weakness is not the “in word”. So, we mask our flaws, cover up our failures, and go to great lengths to expose others’ weaknesses to show how great we are. One can enjoy the “top status” for only a moment because now he or she has to fight as hard as they did to get to the top in order to keep that status. There is a saying, “it is lonely at the top”. As believers in Christ, we can live by another saying:
“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:9 (NIV)
Regardless of our position, His position makes the difference. His grace makes the difference. His power makes the difference. Glory!! When I was without strength, weak and doomed to failure, Christ came and died for me. In His own weakness he displayed the power of God: grace.
I was at a place in my life where my adversary (the devil) was screaming at me that I was a failure and I would never succeed. He and I were beating myself down as this insurmountable evidence was being piled up against me. Then, as I was in this state of damnation and utter darkness, the worship leader began to sing :Your (God’s) love never fails, never gives up, never runs out on me!
Then, like a lightning bolt, the revelation hit me. I am a failure. But His love never fails, it never gives up, and it will never run out on me. Eureka!! In His love, I succeed. In His love, I not only can make it to the top, I have “top status”. It was when I was at my lowest point that Christ died to bring me to His highest point.
“But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and he raised us up with him and seated us with in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus,” Ephesians 2:4–6 (NET Bible)
It is the love of God that brings me to the point of succeeding. I know what you are saying right now. There is so much against me, there is no way that I can possibly overcome it all. Let me respond with the Word of God:
“Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:37–39
“Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors.” No matter what may come against you, you have to make a decision to believe that nothing can separate you from the love of God in Christ Jesus. As you believe and rest in His love, you will walk in a new level of confidence and victory. Trust me, “All These Things” will come and test you. God never denies that fact, but rather He declares the truth: He Loves you. You then can conquer in this love.
When the Bible says, “conqueror”, it means, “to prevail mightily, to vanquish beyond and to gain a decisive victory”! We are not talking about just getting over the hump or just getting by, but we are declaring, “I am more than a conqueror.”
What does more than a conqueror look like?
There is a story in 2 Chronicles 14 where the king of Judah, Asa, and his army were being attacked by an Ethiopian army of over a million people. What would you do if a million-man army came after you?! We can learn a great lesson from this king. The Bible says,
“And Asa cried out to the Lord his God, and said, “Lord, it is nothing for You to help, whether with many or with those who have no power; help us, O Lord our God, for we rest on You, and in Your name we go against this multitude. O Lord, You are our God; do not let man prevail against You!” So the Lord struck the Ethiopians before Asa and Judah, and the Ethiopians fled. And Asa and the people who were with him pursued them to Gerar. So the Ethiopians were overthrown, and they could not recover, for they were broken before the Lord and His army. And they carried away very much spoil. Then they defeated all the cities around Gerar, for the fear of the Lord came upon them; and they plundered all the cities, for there was exceedingly much spoil in them. They also attacked the livestock enclosures, and carried off sheep and camels in abundance, and returned to Jerusalem.” 2 Chronicles 14:11-12
Now that’s what I call “More than Conquering”! First, he cried out to the Lord. Secondly, he had a revelation. He realized it didn’t matter how powerful or weak he thought he was, this battle was the Lord’s. Asa declared that he rested in God’s unfailing love. Before you knew it, this powerful Ethiopian army who was coming against Asa was running from Asa and his army. That would be a great story if it ended there. But nooo!! Here comes the “more than conquering” part. The army was so defeated that they couldn’t recover. Asa and his army carried away all the spoil. If that wasn’t enough, they began to defeat all the other cities around Gerar and brought back to Jerusalem sheep, livestock, and a lot of other goodies.
This a true picture of being more than a conqueror. Not only do demons flee from you because of the name of Jesus on your lips, but then you go and plunder the enemy, take territory, and establish the kingdom of God! We are more than conquerors through Him who loves us. Whatever battle you are facing today, begin to declare this truth:
“I am more than a conqueror. I always win in the love of God. Nothing Can separate me from the love of God in Christ Jesus. I will prevail mightily in every situation. I have the victory in Jesus name!”
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