The Word of Grace Devotion for the Week of July 21, 2014
More Than Conquerors
Romans 8:37- “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.”
Beloved- Satan wants us to play the victim while the Lord desires that we be more than conquerors. So how do we go from victim to victor? Revelation 12:11 provides us with three ways to overcome the enemy, the accuser of our brothers. It says, “They have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death.”
Beloved, when Satan comes knocking at your door accusing you of being a dirty rotten sinner, when he tries to keep you from church or fellowship or even when he tries to make you take your own life…remind him that the Blood of the Lamb has taken away all of your sin. Because of Jesus death, as believers, we stand sinless before our Lord. Our past sin, present sin and even future sin has been paid for at the Cross. On a side note when you do sin remember to ask for forgiveness (1 John 1:9)! We move from being a victim to a victor when we apply the blood of the Lamb (Jesus) to our life.
Secondly, when the enemy tries to accuse us of being less than stellar, remind him of the word of your testimony. Beloved, our testimony is the work that the Lord begun and is performing in our life. It is HIS work in our life as Philippians 1:6 says, “And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” Beloved, the simple truth is that Christ began the work and Christ will complete the work. We are all a work in progress and hence we all have a testimony of God at work in our life. We may not be whom we desire to be but we are certainly not whom we use to be! Remind the enemy and yourself that God is at work in your life!
Thirdly, we move from victim to victor when we love not our lives even unto death. Galatians 2:20 says, “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Beloved, we must understand that Jesus bought us and thus Jesus owns us. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 says, “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.” When love not even our own life unto death we move from being a victim to a victor!
Beloved, the Lord desires that we live as the victor and not the victim. The victor over our flesh, the devil and the world! We our more than conquerors!
Beloved, I pray that you will have a blessed week! I love you and I will be praying for you!