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Super 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.”
No 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 God’s 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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Wil is a graduate of William Carey University, B. A.; New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Th. M.; and Azusa Pacific University, M. A. He has pastored in Panama, Ecuador and the U. S, and served for over 20 years as missionary in Ecuador and Honduras. He had a daily expository Bible teaching ministry head in over 100 countries from 1972-2005. He continues to seek opportunities to be personally involved in world missions. Wil and his wife Ann have three grown daughters. He currently serves as a Baptist pastor and teaches seminary extension courses in Ecuador.
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