Born to overcome

 

“For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.”

(I John 5:4-5)

 

As children of God I believe we are born to overcome. When Jesus died the substitutional death for us on the cross He literally overcame the devil, and in Him you and I are overcomes. Through the cross we can have victory over every obstacle in our lives.

The first victory Jesus has given us is the victory of salvation. The victory of being fully redeemed from the eternal fire we deserve because of our sins. This itself is worth being ever thankful for. But we have not only this victory in Him. By the grace of God He has given us victory over everything in this world that is caused by the enemy, such as sickness, poverty and death. In the name of Jesus we have the legal right to claim victory over the enemy.

Sometimes there might be hinderances and potholes on the way. Whenever we want to do something for God the enemy is there interfearing. He comes through different channels. Sometimes it is through other people, and at other times he might try to torment our mind. But we never have to be overcome by these things. If we know that what we are doing is born of God, we also know that we will have victory in it, if we abide in Jesus and His Word.

In the cross there is power. Mighty power. When the devil looks at the cross he gets blinded, frightened and runs away! You might feel overcome by various hindrances, obstacles and mountaintops in your life, but know that you are a child born of God. Gods nature is victory and everyone who is born of Him has victory, and overcomes any problems and difficulties in his life!

 

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