Unlimited: You Are A Winner Through Christ
Aug 27, 2020 737
In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us (Romans 8:37, NIV).
According to General Douglas MacArthur, “In war, there is no substitute for victory.” This is true of the Christian conflict also.
“What?” asks a concerned Christian. “Why this talk of war? War implies effort, struggle. I believe in God’s gift of salvation by faith alone.”
Salvation is by faith alone. However, the evidence that we have received so great a salvation is the experience of being more than conquerors in the daily clash with evil.
It was Paul, the apostle of justification by faith alone, who had so much to say about the Christian warfare. Read his comments in Romans 7:23; 13:12; 2 Corinthians 6:7; 10:4; Ephesians 6:17; and 1 Thessalonians 5:8.
Paul tells us that we are more than conquerors through Jesus! Conquerors? That’s good. More than conquerors? That’s better!
And not “so shall it be one day,” but we are conquerors right now, this very day.
And the method of victory Paul offers is the best method of all. “Through him who loved us.” That takes a lot of the strain out of it. The victory is not through us, but through Christ.
Even when discussing warfare Paul does not depart from his chief theme: Christ. The Saviour is Alpha and Omega – the beginning and the end – not only in rescuing us from sin and offering us full and free salvation, but in the entire Christian experience.
– Des Ford (adapted)
Eil’s Reflection: Do you feel like a conqueror? It’s true that we often don’t. Think of one practical step that you can take in your life to strengthen your faith-walk so that you can live more in the reality of Christ’s victory?