“For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world; and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith” 1 John 5:4
LIGHT FOR NOW: You can only overcome when you believe.
Our faith (belief) is the victory that we have overcome the world. This faith is not for breakthrough but it is faith in the finished work of Christ on the cross. We have forgiveness of sin by the price Jesus paid on the cross. A person whose sins have been forgiven is an overcomer. He is not about to be forgiven but he has been forgiven already. Forgiveness of sins was before the foundation of the world. Redemption was God’s plan for man before the world began. The Bible in Revelations 13:8 says, “And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world”. This means that we are not about to be forgiven but we have been forgiven already. As believers in Christ, we must walk in this consciousness that we are overcomers. As believers in Christ, we are a special class of people. 1 Peter 2:9 tells us that, “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people that ye should shew forth the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his marvellous light”.
God’s forgiveness to us was clothed in love, mercies and kindness. This is why as believers; we must reconcile men to God through Christ in love and kindness and not in condemnation. Romans 5:8, “But God commendeth his love towards us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us”. Believers whose sins have been forgiven have that boldness to overcome situations and circumstances. The boldness of every believer is in the knowledge that he has no record of sin. A believer is not looking for victory but rather, he is victory personified.
INSTRUCTION: Enjoy all that pertains to life and godliness. It has already been paid for.
PRAYER: Father, I thank you for making me an overcomer in Christ, in Jesus Name.
QUOTE: You are victory personified.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: MATTHEW 21; EVENING: 2CHRONICLES CHAPTER 23