More Than Conquerors

“Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” (Romans 8:37)

The Greek translation provides a modern expression we can understand, “hupernikomen.” it is 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. Is that the concept you have of yourself?

In the gospel of John insight regarding being a champion is noted: “This is the victory that overcomes the world, our faith.” 

You can never be a conqueror if other persons control your feelings. The feeling of bitterness is an emotional cancer. At times friends hurt and disappoint us by what they say and do. Often they simply let us down. At times it is what they say that hurts.

If our disappointments turn to anger and result in bitterness, we lose. If we nurse and rehearse our hurts until they become bitterness, we lose. Deal with any bitterness in your life.

Dale Carnigie wrote in How to Stop Worrying and Start Living: “When we hate our enemies, we give them power over us — power over our sleep, our appetites, and our happiness. They would dance with joy if they knew how much they were worrying us. Our hate is not hurting them at all, but it is turning our days and nights into hellish turmoil.”

Bitterness is the fruit of an unforgiving spirit. A formula for overcoming bitterness is: “… be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.” (Ephesians 4:32)

Take these steps. Acknowledge and thank God for forgiving you. Acknowledge your injury and the hurt. Tell God out of gratitude for Him forgiving you, you are showing gratitude by forgiving the offended. That is how you are demonstrating you are an overcomer. 

How does God help us become overcomers, more than conquerors? By giving us grace for the disappointments, strength for the trials, and hope for the end of life.

The blessings God has provided for us are ours, but we must possess them. How?


“To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.” (Revelation 3:21)