FS WORD OF POWER
March 25, 2020
How to be an overcomer in times like these…
Did you know that you are called to be an OVERCOMER? To be OVER and not under?
How can we live a life ABOVE circumstances? HOW can we keep our faith?
Let me answer these questions today and encourage you to BE an OVERCOMER!
In 1 John 5:4 we can read that in order to be an overcomer we have to be BORN AGAIN! If we are born of God, through his Holy Spirit, we are born to and called to OVERCOME! What? The WORLD! And all that is in it! We are called to live a life in faith, believing and proclaiming the word of God. Allow me to share a few scriptures about what God has said concerning the matter:
· “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
· “Do not be overcome by evil but overcome evil with good”.
· “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it”. John 1:5
· “You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.” 1 John 4:4
· “Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.”1 Timothy 6:12
· “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” Romans 8:37
· “Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.” 1 John 5:5
As we can see from the above scriptures, God assures us that we are in fact called to OVERCOME through our faith. But in order to overcome- our faith needs to be put to the test- you see in order have faith- our faith must be exposed to trials and ordeals (and not many of like that-including me) but I believe that God is letting us go through some tough times in order to train our spiritual muscles and I speak from personal experience. My family and I have been through many difficulties but in retrospect I can see how God has used these fiery trials to develop faith and perseverance in my life in order to OVERCOME present circumstances. To be honest I don´t think I would have made it this far without going through and holding onto my faith – believing that “all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28 So instead of living in fear of the Corona virus or anything else that tries to rob your faith let me encourage you to take advantage of the present situation- LIFT your head- LIFT your faith-LIFT your voice and proclaim with me today: “WE are more than overcomers- we are born of God” and NOTHING will defeat us through our faith in Yeshua- our savior and redeemer -the living word of God. Amen!