Because I believe that Jesus died on the cross and was raised from the dead, I am a conqueror. I love the verse in Romans that refers to me, the believer, as even more than a conqueror. Paul stated unequivocally that nothing can separate us from God’s love, and we can conquer all through Christ. Romans 8:35 and 37. “ Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?” 37 “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” In Christ, I am even more than a conqueror! According to the dictionary a conqueror is one who conquers, vanquishes; is a victor. 1 John 3:4-5 also speaks of this “For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. 5 Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?” Being a conqueror in Christ means that you can overcome the evil influences in the world that seek to destroy you and your influence for Christ. Jesus encouraged all believers in John 16:33 when he spoke to His disciples about all they would endure. 33 “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.”
So what about you? Do you feel like a conqueror for Christ? If not, why not? If you are a believer, you are empowered to tell others about Christ, you are empowered to reject sin in your life, you are empowered to live and walk with Christ daily. Since Lent is a time of prayer and reflection, why not talk with Jesus about these things. Ask Him to empower you in a greater way so that you can live the life of a conqueror for Him.
Seeking to live the life of a conqueror in Christ,