More than conquerors?
Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. Romans 8:37
More than conquerors? How could the apostle Paul say they were more than conquerors? What does that even mean? He goes through a long list of things that they have been up against and then he says, even though we have gone through all these things, we are more than a conqueror. So who is the conqueror that we are more than? Even though they have been through tribulation, distress, persecution, famine, nakedness, peril and sword, he is confident that these things cannot separate them from God’s love.
How can Paul be so sure that they will overcome these things and still be connected to our Heavenly Father? The answer is in Jesus. He already conquered all these things, so we no longer have to. We only need to believe that we are more than a conqueror now that we are in Christ Jesus and nothing that comes against us will be able to keep us from God’s love. He is eternally holding us through our Savior Jesus.
Now we can be as convinced as Paul was that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing will be able to separate us from the love of our Father. We are truly more than a conqueror because Jesus did all the hard work and gave us His victory when he defeated the enemy at His death, burial, resurrection and ascension into heaven. He fought the battle and then gave us all the benefits of that achievement! We get the prize, and we get His success as our very own. There just isn’t any way to truly get this supernatural truth into our natural way of thinking, but with His help we can begin to grasp the extent of this great conquest and we will celebrate with Him for all eternity!
Today I want to encourage you to take a few moments to think about what it means to be more than a conqueror. Consider what it would be like in the natural world to have someone fight the hardest battle ever fought and then give you the prize and reward they fought for. Then transfer that over into the supernatural and think about all Jesus did for us so we wouldn’t have to go through that battle. Now spend some time rejoicing that you are more than a conqueror because you get to enjoy the victory over all created things and you never had to go to battle, all you need is to receive life in Jesus as your Savior and Champion.
Today’s scripture reading: Romans 8:31-39