WE ARE MORE THAN CONQUERORS (Pentecost Day 7 Programme – Romans 8:37)
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A conqueror is a victor; an overcomer; a champion from battle. It means one who cannot be defeated no matter what means you take to attack him.
There cannot be a conqueror without war. The Christian life is always characterized with warfare.
“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly place’s” (Eph. 6:12).
Three major enemies of the Christian are obvious; the world, the flesh and the devil. Though, these enemies exert their powerful influence in order to bring the Christian down to defeat, we have a good news.
“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us” (Rom. 8:37).
The victory of the children of God does not depend on worldly weapons. Rather, it has divine origin and connection.
“The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ” (2 Cor. 10:4-5).
Our victory came through our relationship with God the Father, who loved us and is for us; with Jesus who redeemed us and with the Holy Spirit who sanctified and empowered us (Rom. 8:31ff)
“For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith…” (1John 5:4-5).
We have victory because we are God’s children and greater is He that is in us than the one who is in the world (1John 4:4). We also overcame him (the devil) by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of our testimony (Rev. 12:11).
Let us always be conscious of whom we are; what the Lord has done for us as well as the power and authority invested in us as believers in Christ Jesus (Jer. 1:10, 18-19; Eph. 2:10,etc). We are indeed more than conquerors, Praise the Lord!
1. Pray for victory over the flesh, the world and the devil.
2. Ask God for power to do exploit as a child of God.
(Source: Message is from 2018 Awka Diocesan CCRN Pentecost programme, Day 7)