Sunday, August 31, 2014

More Than Conquerors

"Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us." (Romans 8: 37)

This passage has been quoted so many times, that the deep revelations hidden in this passage can be overlooked.

The Word of God is inexhaustible, like God Himself, and so everyone of us can read something knew in this passage.

We are literally "hyper-victors" through Him who loved us.

We are like the wife of the champion boxer. He took all the blows, and we enjoy the money which he earns for us.

We are the prince who inherits the kingdom which our Father fought for and won.

We step into the Promised Land which He has paid for.

We are more than conquerors in Christ, yet the Holy Spirit does not identify our Savior by Messiah, or his anointed status.

He identifies Jesus as 'Him who loved us."

Galatians 2: 20-21 grants us more insight into how He loved us:

"20I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. 21I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain." (Galatians 2: 20-21)

We are not victorious in our flesh, for no good thing dwells in our flesh, and we have no confidence in it.

We are more than conquerors in Christ, and in His strength we stand (Ephesians 6: 10).

We have a victory beyond victory because we had no part or party in the fight. If we try to add to the fight or gain something in our struggle, then we are insulting the perfect work which Jesus did.

Why would we fight any further when the fight is already fought, and He conquered all?!

This verse, Romans 8: 37, matters also because we see a perfect example of rightly dividing the word of truth (2 Timothy 2: 15)

All the passages in the Old Testament, like Psalm 44: 11, 22, should be read in light of the New Covenant and the perfect victory which Jesus has wrought for us.

Whatever the Israelites endured, even then God Promised a New Covenant (Ezekiel 11: 19), and a final victory in Him, in His Son.

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