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Monday, February 4, 2013

Overcoming the world

For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world--our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? 1John 5:4,5 ESV

Overcoming the world, think of what that implies. By our faith in Jesus we overcome the world. We overcome all that this world can throw at us. We have overcome Satan, he no longer has power over us he has lost the battle for our souls. We are no longer slaves to sin, we have been set free. That is the power that believing in Jesus as the Son of God has in our lives.

Read Acts chapter two and see the power enacted in those that come to believe in Jesus. Just like those that heard Peters sermon on the day of Pentecost we have come to believe in Jesus. We have repented of our sins and been baptized in the name of Jesus for the forgiveness of sins and received the gift of the Holy Spirit. That is the moment when we overcame the world. That is when we were born again, born of God. Just as Jesus had told Nicodemus was necessary for one to see the kingdom of God. We are more than conquerors as the Apostle Paul said in Romans 8:37. We have overcome the world!

So today, let's go about our day with that knowledge in mind. When we find ourselves tempted, frustrated and feeling overwhelmed remember we have overcome the world. Our faith has made us victorious!

© 2013 Leo J. Woodman