THE 9TH OF MAY
WE CAN OVERCOME THE WORLD ONLY BY FAITH IN THE SON OF GOD, JESUS CHRIST
For whatever is born of God is victorious over the world; and this is the victory that conquers the world, even our faith. Who is it that is victorious over [that conquers] the world but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God [who adheres to, trusts in, and relies on that fact]? – 1 John 5:4-5
Everyone who is born of God overcomes the world. By faith we are victorious over the world. John recorded what Jesus said right before Gethsemane: “‘Be of good cheer, I have overcome the world’” (John 16:33). Later, the apostle John learned the overcoming power of the testimony even more, as he recorded the victory of the believers in Revelation 12:11: “And they overcame him (the devil) by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.”
Once we believe that Jesus is the Son of God, trusting and relying in this truth, there is nothing we should be afraid of. By living in obedience to the Lord, in Jesus we have our eternity secured and even if our physical bodies might be killed, in a split of a second we will be with our Lord! Our souls and spirits will never be separated from God, we never die spiritually.
Thank You dear Lord, for the wonderful victory I have in You over sin and this world. In You I am more than a conqueror and I can fight daily the good fight of faith! You are my strength and my shield, there is nothing I should fear and I can live a blessed, abundant life! Because You overcame all evil, in You, I am a victor too! Please help me always be in right standing with You, so that I will never lose the victory I have in You! Praises, glory and honor to Your holy Name Lord Jesus. Amen