For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith – 1 John 5:4
There’s no weakness, hindrance or disadvantage to the child of God, for he has in him the all-conquering power and ability of divinity. The Message Translation’s rendering of the opening verse says: “Every God-begotten person conquers the world’s ways. The conquering power that brings the world to its knees is our faith” (1 John 5:4). If you’re born again, you have in you the power to effect a change by acting on the Word; this is regardless of what the situation might be in your country, company, finances, family or physical body.
As a Christian, you’ve got to give the utmost priority and attention to the study of God’s Word. God has made you a spiritual giant, but until you give yourself wholly to studying and meditating on the Word (1 Timothy 4:15), you’ll live far below your potentials. Man has three phases of life to live: the physical, mental and spiritual life. He has lived his physical life and realized that victory isn’t by strength alone. He has lived a mental life and he has seen the limitations of his intellect. However, there’s one phase left that he hasn’t fully explored, and this is the spiritual life.
Years ago, wars were waged and won on the basis of physical stature; hence, physical giants dominated the earth. Men like Goliath of Gath dominated and terrorized other nations. Soon enough, others became more intelligent and found ways to defeat these giants. Gradually, mental giants began to emerge on the scene. So today, we have many mental giants dominating our world, in various fields. But we’re beginning to see their failures; economically, politically, medically and so on.
Now, because of the failures of the physical and mental giants, the world is crying out for something more. Man is in his last phase of life; the spiritual life. This is the reason God is raising spiritual giants today; men who know the power of the Spirit and understand the realities of the spirit realm. Rise up to today’s challenge and be the wonder that God has created you to be through the Word.
Confession (Faith’s Proclamation)
I’m completely yielded to the ministry of the Word of God in my life. The Word is taking the centre stage and has become the focus of my existence, making me a spiritual giant. Hallelujah!
Further Stud y: 1 Chronicles 20:6-8; 1 Timothy 4:15-16; 2 Timothy 3:15