Conquerors through Christ
Satan is a very dangerous enemy.
We are engaged in the spiritual battle of our lives.
Our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the
world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly
places (Ephesians 6:12).
The odds in such a spiritual battle are not very good if you do not
know Jesus Christ as your personal Savior.
There can never be an armistice or truce in our
spiritual warfare. From the moment we became believers in Christ Jesus
we were made targets of the world, the flesh and the devil. There is
never a moment when that is not true.
Why does the apostle Paul consider the believers more than
conquerors in the spiritual battles? In all these things we overwhelmingly
conquer through Him who loved us (Romans 8:37).
Tribulations, distress, persecution, famine, nakedness, peril, sword,
and the list could go on and on. In all these things we overwhelmingly conquer
through Him who loved us.
There is no other way to conquer. Only Jesus Christ can give us the
spiritual victory in life.
The apostle Paul is stressing a superlative of victory.
Everything may appear to be just the opposite, but it only places the reality of the
victory in bolder relief. Martyrdom only appears to be defeat, but when seen through the
eyes of God it declares more than conquerors in Christ. It is an unqualified
victory through the love of Jesus Christ demonstrated at Calvary. The basis of all
spiritual victories took place at Calvary (Col. 2:15).
We win the victory through Him who loved us, and died for us.
Christian joy comes to us in spite of tribulation, disappointments, sin,
defeat, persecution, etc. We have victory even when life and death have
done their worst.
In all of the chances, changes and circumstances in
life we are coming off constantly with more than the victory through the
One who loved us.
The apostle Paul has come through the process of
persuasion to the settled conclusion that neither death nor life, nor
angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things about to
come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing
will be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ
Jesus our Lord. None of these things are capable of severing or even
damaging that relationship with God in Christ.
Yes, we are more than conquerors, we
overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.
matter what the circumstances or situation in life, God will always keep
the Christian secure in His great love.
Nothing in life or death can stop God from loving us. Angels, demonic rulers in spiritual
realms, heavenly beings or earthly rulers, regardless of what you can imagine in heaven or
earth, good or bad, cannot stop the conquering love of God for us.
We may only see crowns of thorns in this life, but when Jesus Christ
comes we will receive incorruptible victory crowns of glory.
Time and space are powerless against the Christian because
whatever life brings, the love of God triumphs over it. No angelic power
of any sort can separate us from God. Nor anything else you can think of can
separate us from Gods love for us. Life, death, angels, demons, or all of them
combined cannot separate us from His love.
This wonderful love from which we cannot be
separated is the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. It can
be experienced only in Christ Jesus. God demonstrated that
majestic sacrificial love at Calvary.
Yes, believers are all super-conquerors, more than
conquerors in Jesus Christ. We are super-overcomers in Christ
by His enabling grace.
Message by Wil Pounds (c) 2006
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