Wednesday, October 16, 2013
We Have Overcome
“for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.” 1 John 5:4
The Bible says that those who have accepted Christ as their Savior are positioned “in Christ”. This is how God sees us. Like a bookmark enveloped in the pages of a book, we have been placed inside our Lord. Wherever the book goes, so goes the bookmark. In Christ we died. In Christ we rose again. In Christ we defeated the grave.
Jesus said we should take heart because He has overcome the world. We too have overcome the world. We are overcomers now in this life. We are not trying to overcome: we have overcome. This is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith. When we mix the promise of being an overcomer with our faith, we begin to experience this truth. When we believe we are overcomers, His Spirit backs up our faith and we can live out the reality of this promise.
This means whatever we are facing, God will enable us to win the battle. This means we can meet each day with a victory mindset. We are more than conquerers, victors because of our relationship with Christ. It doesn't matter how many times we have failed in the past; God desires to give us a fresh start. As we meditate on who we are in Christ, we can grow in our ability to overcome. In His strength we overcome in spiritual warfare, through financial difficulty, in sickness, and in every area of life.
We can learn to confess or profess the word of God concerning our position in Christ. When we speak God's word over our lives, our tongue – like the rudder of a ship – helps to bring God's promises into reality.
God sees us as overcomers because we are positioned in Christ. Let's stand on the promises of God and learn to live the victorious life that our Lord desires us to walk in. Let's declare God's word over our lives and begin to live out the overcoming life that Christ has purchased for us on the cross.
Dear Father God,
Thank you for making me an overcomer. Thank you that You have given me victory over every situation I come against. Lord I love you, and I praise you for all You've done. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.