Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.Romans 8:37(KJV)
Our outstanding joy, eternal hope, and unassailable victory is in Christ Jesus our Lord. With this in mind, after cataloging a fearsome list of the most traumatic circumstances that may impact our lives or afflict us in the physical, emotional, and spiritual realms, and having proclaimed that nothing can separate us from Christ's love (including tribulation and distress, famine and nakedness, peril, persecution, and death), Paul emphatically declares that we are conquerors in every single situation that crosses our path, in time and into eternity.
It is through Christ Jesus our Lord that we are saved, and it is in Him that we are overwhelming winners and irrepressible victors. No matter what sufferings and difficulties we may face, our Heavenly Saviour is able to work everything together for our eternal good and for His greater glory, and He does this because of His great love for each one of us. We do not crawl out of our difficulties and distresses bloodied and bruised. We emerge from every situation triumphantly, victorious through Him Who loved us and gave Himself for us.
Should this truth not rejoice our hearts? Should this promise not comfort our soul? Should we not praise His wonderful name for all His overflowing blessings of love and the immeasurable depths of grace he has poured up upon us? Should we not rejoice in the Lord always, knowing that we can overwhelmingly conquer in all things through Christ Jesus Who loves us, strengthens us, and shed His lifeblood Himself for us?
What Paul is presenting here is the conclusion and climax of the life that is hidden with Christ in God. The end, the epilogue, and the entirety of a life that is saved by grace and secured in Christ, is a victorious life, an overwhelmingly victorious life in spite of all the tears, troubles, and trials that stalk our pathway.
What Paul is detailing in this passage is the believer's triumph, through time and into eternity, because when God is for us there is nothing and no one that can successfully oppose us because HE is for us. Yes, greater is He that lives in us than the enemy of our soul who is in the world. The end of the matter and the truth that must strike the chord of our inner being, is that Christ loves us and that in all these things we can have the victory because he is the eternal Victor Who identifies with us, and with Whom we have the right to be identified with Him.
How often are we enjoined to abide in Christ, to rest in Him, and remain in Him! And once again we are reminded that when faith is founded on this One, sure Foundation, nothing can destroy our hope, demolish our faith, disturb our peace, or disrupt our fellowship with the Lover of our soul, for when we remain in Christ and He in us, we become irrepressible conquerors and overwhelming victors.
This is a godly principle of faith – that when we abide in Christ during the inevitable disasters that flood our lives, faith increases, trust is amplified, hope is expanded, and our love of Jesus reaches even greater heights, as we grow in grace and in a knowledge of Him.
Oh, such life victory has nothing to do with our own great strength, intellectual ability, or healthy bank balance, for of ourselves we would be overwhelmed by all these things rather than becoming a conqueror through Christ. We must remember that we are overwhelming victors NOW. Not only will we become victorious in the future but also today, for He has promised that in ALL these things we are MORE than conquerors THROUGH Him that LOVED us. Greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world - and we are in Christ and Christ is in God, for He is the Son of God and God the Son.
Let us believe His Word which states: "In all these things we are more than conquerors through Him, that loved us." Let us live our lives in the expectation that we will not only overcome in the future but that we are already victorious now - through Him Who loved us.
Loving Father, praise Your wonderful name for this glorious truth that no matter what happens in my life, I am a conqueror through Christ Who loved me and gave Himself for me. Help me not only to see this as a future hope but as a present victory in Him today. In Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.
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