"He who overcomes will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son.Revelation 21:7(NASB)
The cross of Christ overcame sin and death and Satan and the world system, which has been engaged in fierce warfare against all that is of God.. This battle of the ages has been raging since man first sinned in the garden of Eden - a conflict which has blinded the minds of many to the truth of the glorious gospel of God.
Christ overcame the world; the flesh; the devil and death itself at Calvary.. on behalf of all who trust in His name - when He cried out in triumph: it is finished.. And although Satan remains forever a defeated enemy in the life of all who trust in His finished work on Calvary - that evil and malicious serpentine enemy, who is called the devil and Satan, will continue his aggressive onslaught against all who have been saved by the blood of the Lamb.
The victory that Christ won on the cross is a victory that is imputed to every child of God.. at the moment of salvation.. for we are told by the apostle John himself.. that the one who overcomes the world, is the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.
Though a defeated enemy, the wiles and strategies of Satan continue to be employed in the life of all who are God's blood-bought children.. in order to shipwreck their witness and render their work for the Lord on earth as wood, hay and stubble.. but be of good cheer, the Lord Jesus encourages His little flock and: take courage for I have overcome the world.. Jesus has overcome sin and death and Satan and the world system on our behalf - because we cannot overcome ourselves.
Jesus gained the victory on behalf of all who trust in the name of the only begotten Son of God for salvation - because we cannot overcome the world; the flesh; our sin nature or the strategies of the evil one in our own strength. The moment that we were born from above we were given a myriad of precious promises that were imputed to us on His behalf - for we are accepted in the Beloved and His overcoming work has made us overcomers; heirs of God and joint-heirs with Christ.
Christ's victory on the cross has become our victory and this is the finished and eternal state of all who are part of the Body of Christ, for we are united together In-Him by faith. We became overcomers by faith at the point of our salvation. (which was by faith), but we are also to live an overcoming life - by faith. And we do this as we trust His Word; submit to His guidance; live in spirit and truth and depend on Him in all things - but praise God that even if we falter in our faith or fail in our witness.. yet He remains faithful to the promises He has made to His blood-bought children.. for He cannot deny Himself.
Praise God that in Christ we have already become overcomers and I pray that we may continue to live the life of an overcomer. Let it be our dear desire to live a victorious life knowing that our past, present and future victory is secure in Christ. Let us therefore reckon ourselves dead to sin and the things of this world.. and let us reckon ourselves alive unto Christ. Let us seek to live a godly life in Christ Jesus our Lord.. and let us praise God that in all things we overwhelmingly conquer by faith in Him, Who loved us - and gave His life for us.
Thanks be to God, Who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Thanks be to God that Your word tells us that whoever is born of God overcomes the world. Thank You that my victory does not depend on my merit or my abilities but on Christ, Who overcame on my behalf when He died for me on Calvary's cross and rose again. I pray that I may live my life in a manner that is worthy of You, to Your praise and glory.. in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.