BELIEVERS IN JESUS CHRIST ARE WORLD OVERCOMERS!
TO OVERCOME is to conquer, to over-power, to get the better of, to prevail, to be victorious.
Vine’s Expository Dictionary of Biblical Words says this: “to gain a surpassing victory,” is found in Romans 8:37 and literally means: “we are hyper-conquerors,” i.e., we are pre-eminently victorious.
In Revelation 12:11, the Holy Spirit through John tells us:
“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony;
and they loved not their lives unto the death.”
We are over-comers, not under-goners!
As believers in Jesus Christ, as sons of God, as the Body of Christ, endued with His overcoming power, we have His ability in us to change the evil conditions around us. However, we must first deal with the evil conditions that are in our own souls so that we can confidently and in the love and power of Jesus Christ live and conduct ourselves as the conquerors God has made us to be in this world.
This world (the cosmos or world system) is not the victor on this earth. It is God’s sons who have the authority and the power in the mighty Name of Jesus Christ who have the responsibility to bring the true change on the earth. We are the ones that God will hold accountable to bring change, to lift high Christ’s standard and maintain it by the power of the Holy Spirit. We do this in prayer, but also in DECLARING and DECREEING what God has said in His Word over our cities, states, nation and the world. We have been praying, but unfortunately, so many of God’s people are moved by what we hear and see in the natural that we forget to AGREE WITH WHAT OUR GOD SAYS. GOD HAS THE FINAL SAY. One of the things He has said to us is this: “If My people who are called by My Name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from Heaven, I will forgive their sin and heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14) Body of Christ, He has given us a promise. If we do our part, God will, surely, do His part. “For God is not a man that He should lie…what He has said, He will do, what He has spoken, He will make it good.” (Numbers 23:19)
I admonish ALL of us as the Body of Christ to stop saying what appears to be and say only what God says as we humble ourselves, pray, seek His face and turn from our wicked ways. And what exactly are our wicked ways? Could it be declaring what the god of this world, Satan, is saying and not what our God has said and wants to manifest in our country, for His glory and the extension of His Kingdom? Or/and, could it be the hypocrisy among us, the gossip, the prejudices, the religious and self-righteousness attitudes? Let’s check ourselves. The life of this nation rests upon us, His Body. But His yoke is easy and His burden is light. All the Head of the Church, the Lord Jesus Christ is asking, is that we do our part and He will surely do His part.
The devil has been frantically wreaking havoc around us, but we must not focus on his traps and snares. Remember he is a liar and the father of lies. Remember, we are not fighting flesh and blood, but principalities, powers, the rulers of the darkness of this world and spiritual wickedness in high places. (Ephesians 6:10) But we are more than conquerors… What God says is what it is. God’s Word is Truth. He says we are overcomers because Jesus has, already, overcome for us.
I believe the following scriptures support the above. Together, we can put our differences and our prejudices aside and, like David, take up one cause: SAVE THE USA; DECLARE JESUS CHRIST IS LORD OVER OUR CITIES, STATES AND NATION AND BELIEVE THAT WHAT WE SAY, ACCORDING TO GOD’S WILL, GOD, HIMSELF, WILL PERFORM!!! “Not by might, nor by power, but My Spirit says the Lord of Hosts.” (Zechariah 4:6)
1 John 4:4 (KJV) “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world.”
1 John 4:4 (Living Bible) “Dear young friends, you belong to God and have already won your fight with those who are against Christ, because there is someone in your hearts who is stronger than evil teachers in this wicked world”
1 John 5:4(KJV) “For whatsover is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.”
John 16:33(KJV) “These things I have spoken unto you, that in Me you might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation. but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”
John 16:33(Living Bible) “I have told you all this so that you will have peace of heart and mind. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows; but cheer up, for I have overcome the world.”