Romans 8:27 “…We are more than conquerors through Him that loved us.”
When I walk in God’s ways I am a benefactor of His victory. The victory I walk in was purchased through the finished work of Calvary. Jesus Christ conquered death and sin through the shedding of His precious blood and arose from the grave in victory.
As Jesus Christ is the Conqueror, how are we more than conquerors? Consider this example: When the boxer Mike Tyson entered the boxing ring and fought his opponents to gain the title of heavyweight champion of the world, he did all the training in preparation, and all the fighting to become the victor. He conquered his opponents and won the victory. He was the conqueror. On the other hand, his wife did not have to fight at all, yet, as his wife, she benefited from his victory. She was more than a conqueror!
We then are benefactors of Christ’s victory – more than conquerors.
At times when I experience trials and difficulties, my unruly heart will try and dictate to me that I cannot walk in Christ’s victory, strength and power. The negative feelings that may accompany experience have no place in the Spirit. When I judge circumstances, a meeting, a trial etc. by my experience, my feelings of it, I miss God. Feelings can be wonderful servants but very bad masters!
1 John 3:20 “If our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart.”
There is great diversity in the Body of Christ. If I criticize another member’s expression of worship because it is not my experience, I miss God. I cannot use my own experience as an indication of what is right or wrong. The Holy Spirit will always witness to what is truth. Truth is the glory of God. Truth is a person – Jesus Christ – and the glory of God is “found in the face of Jesus Christ.”
In Christ, we are a new creation. Old things are passed away and, in Christ, we are the righteousness of God through the finished work of Calvary, (Philippians 3:9).
Hebrews 10:10 “By Thy will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.”
Hebrews 10:“For by one offering He has perfected forever those that are sanctified.”
We need to start speaking over our lives as God sees us and stop dwelling on our experience. Experience is often the word we use for our mistakes! Feelings are deceiving. Our only warrant is the word of God. We cannot just “brush our mistakes under the carpet” but need to enter into the realm of the Spirit. As we walk in humility and transparency, God will vindicate as He enables us to walk in His ways, and we will discover all the benefits of walking in His victory.
My identity is not found in wealth, possessions, looks, past, present or future happenings but only in Jesus Christ. I AM ACCEPTED IN THE BELOVED. He is my identity and only what He says about me is true. Ephesians 1:5-7 “Having predestined us to the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, wherein He has made us ACCEPTED IN THE BELOVED. In whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.”
Our God of mercy and grace has sought and found us, the undeserving, forgiven all our failures and sin, clothed us in the royal robe of His righteousness. The fullness of God is our birthright in Christ. His victory is the foundation of our faith, let it be His hallmark on our lives.