God Said, “You’re Gonna Make It”

Well, not exactly in those words, but we are taught it all through the Scripture. As a matter of fact Scripture notes, “… in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” (Romans 8:37) 

The Greek translation gives us a modern expression we can understand. HUPERNIKOMEN is the Greek word translated “we are more than conquerors.” The prefix, HUPER, means “over and beyond,” actually “super.” The root NIKE is a word for modern athletic wear. It means “champion” or “conqueror.”  In Christ we are super-champions, winners. We are conquerors.

That is encouraging, but before you get too confident thinking that means things are going to be easy, they aren’t. To conquer means there is some opposition or obstacle, even a temptation needing to be overcome. Don’t forget that lurking in the encouraging following text is that word “tribulation.”  

He who was the greatest of all conquers said, “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)

Having overcome the world, He has provided us insights into how we can become more consistent overcomers.  To follow His instructions it is not the circumstances that are around us, but commitment that is within us that enables us to surmount impediments to our spiritual victories. He spoke of His word abiding in us. To abide means to reside. Is His word right at home in your life and lifestyle?

For it to be, you must do as Scripture notes and “study to show yourself approved unto God a workman that needs not to be ashamed.” Establish a study pattern and don’t just read the Bible, but study it. You may need a good study source to guide your study. There are a number available. 

Once you have begun more in-depth study, one more thing is needed.

Mary’s comment to the servants at the wedding in Canna of Galilee are words we need to respond to positively, “Whatever He says to you do it.” (John 2:5) To know His word and not do it is little better than not having it. He never tells us to do something He does not give us the ability to do.

Know that in doing His will you might very well have some battle wounds. In the judgment, the scars resulting from those wounds will be considered trophies. At that judgment He potentially has trophies He wants you to earn. You must take the initiative under His Lordship to obtain them. He has designed them, provided them, and will enable you to possess them; BUT you must be His responsive servant and earn them in battle. Go forth and conquer.  

A question is asked and answered in I John 5:5: “Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?”