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OVERWHELMING VICTORY

10 MAY 2021


We have an abundant and overwhelming victory in Christ Jesus. This is a mindset that gives us a wonderful sense of audacity in Christ. It is the truth that makes us victorious in everything we face or encounter in life. We are not victorious occasionally; we are victorious timelessly. And this knowledge tightens our mind against every loophole or idea of entertaining any thought of defeat in our walk with God. Apart from experiencing this reality in Christ, just the topic and the meaning it communicates, already gives us a shout of "more than conquerors."


Reference: Romans 8:37 New International Version (NIV) "No, in all these things we are more than conquer through him who loved us."



Beloved, we are more than conquerors in everything. Paul understood that nothing can separate us from the love of Christ. Even if we face trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword, none of these things are big enough to hinder our overwhelming victory in Christ. No matter what we face in this present life, be it tribulations or storms of life, Paul says that they are all inconsequential compared to the overwhelming victory we have in Christ.


To have an overwhelming victory through Christ denotes that we are superior to any challenge that comes our way as we walk with God. This is because the victory of Christ on the cross belongs to us. As a result, we always emerge or turn out to be triumphant and successful in every challenge. However there is more to this, considering the phrase, "we are more than conquerors". More than conquerors means that in everything we face, no matter how bad or negative it seems, we are still able to overturn and reverse it to work in our favour. This is something more than just a victory and its powered by the victorious Christ in us.


Let's look at today's topic from a bigger perspective. Paul who actually wrote this had the same experience with Jesus. According to Paul's conversion experience, on his way to Damascus, is an event that led him to cease persecuting early Christians and to become a faithful servant of Christ. He persecuted the church of Christ and tried to destroy it, until Jesus stopped him in his track, arrested him and converted him. So Jesus Himself intervened in the trials and tribulations that came against the church and converted the chief persecutor into an able minister of the glorious gospel. This is what it means to be more than conquerors.


Though it seemed as though Paul was succeeding in his error, it was all working together for the good of the body of Christ. Today, Pauline epistles are the very description of accurate insights into the vast revelations of divine mystery. Today we speak of the mysterious and hidden wisdom of God, which He destined for our glory before time began (see 1 Corinthians 2:7). Many a time, those challenges that emerge to trouble you are the very troubles God has allowed and designed to become your highway to the top or greater height. This is the reason you should never entertain worry or anxiety of any kind, no matter what comes your way in life.


Do you truly believe that you are more than conquerors? Then act accordingly when you meet tough matters and situations. They didn't come to destroy you but to propel you into a new level of blessings, authority and superiority in Christ. So you can laugh about them because you are a glorious converter. It will soon turn out in your favour. Yes the devil may mean it for evil but you are strategically positioned in Christ to convert it to luxury. That's exactly what happened to Joseph and his brothers (Genesis 50:20 NET). It also happened to Jesus (1 Corinthians 2:8 ESV).


Now watch this: "We are more than conquerors through him who loved us." Its not through Christ's faithfulness, not through His righteousness, nor through His justice, but through His love. This means that love always conquers all; it can never be conquered. Also notice the rendering: "through him who loved us". The grammatical tense shows that the situation took place in the past. How did this love come about? For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son... (John 3:16 NIV). Again its an event in the past. God "loved" the world, and gave a gift. The gift was ill-treated and crucified, yet He conquered: having disarmed the powers and authorities, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross, and conquered death (Colossians 2:15). You can now see that the "Love" couldn't be conquered. Beloved, that's why we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us. Shalom!


Scripture Reading - 1 Corinthians 15:57; Ephesians 6:10-12; 1 John 5:4; Revelation 12:11.


Guided Prayer: Dear Father, thank you for my unquestionable and unending victory through Christ. My present and future realities are full of Christ's victory and I always overwhelm any challenge that would dare get in my way. Daily I speak the language of victory, favour and dominion and I walk in them because I'm more than conquerors through Christ, absolutely superior to the world, in Jesus' Name, Amen!



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