MORE THAN A CONQUEROR
MORE THAN A CONQUEROR
THROUGH HIM WHO LOVES ME
How can someone be MORE than a conqueror?
The word MORE, in this confession, gives the indication of being over and above a conqueror. How can anyone be MORE than victorious as a conqueror?
I look at the lives of my children; they are more than conquerors.
During the school year their only cause of concern is waking up early and doing well in school. They also must complete their home-life responsibilities (chores) in good timing, with a good attitude, and without complaining. All is done as a family team and with the promise of a great reward after all is completed.
During summer break I’ve watched them reap the harvest of the reward by sleeping in late, playing at the pool, and go on vacation (10 day vacation trip to Disney World in Florida). Their only cause of concern was not getting sun burned and planning the next adventurous excursion.
Now, I look at the life of my husband, lovingly known as Daddy, during the school year he works Monday through Friday as most Dads do. He works with many blessed people of all walks of life and all temperaments. Some controlled and some who are still learning to grasp the idea of self-control. Daily, he goes out to work so that we can have our home, cars, clothes, bills paid, food on the table, home school curriculum, games, pets, our vacations throughout the year and so much more.
He loves working, he loves what he does, and he loves blessing his family. I see him as a victorious warrior who goes out to fight the good fight of office life at the workplace. Then, when he has conquered all there is to conquer at the office that week he leaves work and returns to his castle (home) bearing gifts and a great purse of treasure (his salary). He brings it all home to his adoring wife (that’s me) and his beloved children. All of which are more than conquerors. All we have to do is believe Daddy did this for us because he loves us and then we can receive it. And we do!
In a more powerful way, Jesus fought the fight of all fights. He conquered and defeated the enemy. He took back the keys of sin and death. He bore our sicknesses, our iniquities and everything else horrid there was to bear....He took it all on himself. He died on the cross for us. He fought and He won. He rose again as a victorious conqueror with all authority, dominion and power. Then He gave it all to you and me, His children. All we have to do is believe He did this because He loves us and receive the gift. Nothing in all creation can take this from you.
You have the power and authority to stand and say,
“I AM MORE than a conqueror through Him who loves me.
I AM because the I AM says that I AM!”
Gods Word says:
Romans 8: 37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
Romans 6: 8 Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. 9For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. 10The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God.
11In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.
Luke 10:19-20 I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. 20However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven."
Ephesians 1:18-22 I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, 19and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength, 20which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, 21far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. 22And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church,
Ephesians 2:6-7 6And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.
**Act on it suggestions:
Putting the Word into action- James 1:22-24
Name the ways in which you are MORE than a conqueror. Start with the basics and move forward by Counting your wonderous blessings and Thanking Jesus for all He has done for you.
#1. Death was defeated because I Woke up this morning
#2. Hunger was defeated because I ate breakfast
#3. Poverty was defeated because I have what I need for today
#4. Sickness was defeated because I am breathing
#5. keep adding to the list and THANK the LORD for everything
I AM NOT MOVED BY WHAT I SEE
2 CORINTHIANS 4:18
2Corinthians 4:16-18 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
As a home school mom, I feel like I am always living this scripture when it comes to teaching my kids and watching them mature as they grow.
I have home schooled all four of my children since birth. Each one has his/her unique personality, gifting, talent, and style of learning which I have had to adapt to as they mature. Most of the time, it was pretty easy with the occasional “light and momentary troubles”. At least that was the truth with the first three children.
However, with my youngest child, the baby of the family, I faced the challenge to increase my faith. With this child it was during those “light and momentary troubles” that I learned to really cling to God’s Word and keep my eyes on the future, that “eternal glory that far outweighs them all”.
Many times, when teaching him, I could not see the light of hope because I was focused on what I saw; the child running, playing, bouncing, wiggling and giggling, hiding under the table and at times disappearing all together. I could not see past the disruptions and the acts of disobedience. I could not see past what was seen. Then I’d remember, “For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” So I kept holding on to my faith in God’s Word and kept on doing what I was called to do which was to home school my children.
Today, I look at this mighty child of the most high God as a successful young man full of God’s Word and wisdom, well able to share the love of God through his vivacious personality. He has matured a bit more and yet still so full of vigor that I am challenged time and time again. But I see the challenge as a good thing. I see it as an opportunity to strengthen my faith every time. And the light of hope that I had a problem focusing on before is now in full brightness like the noon day sun.
Now, a month away from turning 7 years old, my youngest child is thriving in his basic academics, excelling in Bible lessons, as well as learning to speak Latin. He is quite the challenger at the game of Chess and a one-of-a-kind, hands-on artist.
I give all glory to God for walking with me through the lessons, both mine and my son's.
No matter your circumstance, challenge or “light and momentary troubles”.... say this with all confidence, “I AM NOT MOVED BY WHAT I SEE. I AM because the I AM says that I AM!”
God’s Word says:
2 Corinthians 4:16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
Proverbs 24:10 If you falter in times of trouble, how small is your strength!
Proverbs 4:18 The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, shining ever brighter till the full light of day.
Romans 4:20 Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, 21being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.