Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us – Romans 8:37

When the Lord Jesus appeared to His disciples after His resurrection, He announced, “All hail” (Matthew 28:9). This was a shout of victory. 1 John 3:8 says, “…For this purpose was the Son of God manifested that He might destroy (shatter, paralyze) the works of the devil.” The enemy has been defeated and his works, paralyzed. Jesus has already done it. He’s not trying to make us victorious today; we’re already victors in Him. We’re not trying to conquer; we’re already more than conquerors.

Some people haven’t really understood our opening verse, but it means exactly what it says. To say “we’re more than conquerors” means the victory over our adversary is a foregone conclusion; we’re no longer celebrating his defeat. We’re living in the victory already.

Imagine a sportsman, who wins a gold medal. He lifts his trophy in celebration and everyone rejoices with him. After that, the officials tell him that his victory is worth 5 million dollars, which they go ahead to pay into his account. Soon after, he starts living off his prize-money. At that point, he’s no longer celebrating his victory, but living in his victory; because he’s now using the money he won.

In the same way, you should no longer be struggling with the devil, fear, sickness, disease, or with failure, because you’ve gone past that level. Your victory over Satan, his cohorts, and their evil works of darkness was announced when Jesus defeated and paralyzed them in hell. You celebrated that victory when you found out that you were in Christ in His triumph over Satan and the cohorts of hell. Now, we’re more than conquerors; living in the victory of Christ.

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Prayer

Dear Father, I thank you for making me a victor in Christ Jesus, and an overcomer in this life. The greater One lives in me; He’s greater than the adversary and the systems of this world. In Him, I have power, dominion, and authority over sickness, disease, death, the flesh, and the devil. I’m more than a conqueror, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Further study: 1 John 4:4; 2 Corinthians 2:14