I am more than a conqueror...
Romans 8:37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.
Daily Word – Pastor Jack Graham – 3/2/2012
But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. Ephesians 2:13
“One day Napoleon was standing before his army after he was defeated at Waterloo. He was trying to cover his losses and see what his next move would be. Napoleon realized that his quest for world domination was practically over. He had a map of the world on the wall and on that map the British Isles were marked in red. Napoleon angrily said to his generals, as he pointed to the red marked on that map, ‘Were it not for that red spot, we would have conquered the world!’
“I can imagine Satan gathering his hoards after Jesus’ death on Calvary. All of the demon spirits and the generals of hell listening as Satan pointed to the blood drenched slopes of Calvary and said, ‘Were it not for that red spot, we would have conquered the world!’
“But because of what Jesus has done for us, ‘we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us’ (Romans 8:37). And it’s because of the blood of Jesus Christ that you can have full confidence that sin and Satan have been conquered in your life.
“The blood of Christ is the very power of God. It is by His death and resurrection that we have any hope of salvation at all. So remember that by the power of Christ’s blood, you have all the victory you need in the name of Jesus Christ!
“THE BLOOD OF CHRIST SAVES YOU FROM SIN AND GIVES YOU VICTORY OVER SATAN. SO CLAIM THAT TRUTH IN YOUR LIFE AND LIVE VICTORIOUSLY THANKS TO HIS FINISHED WORK!”
I thank God for that “red spot” – for it has washed and cleansed me and made me white as snow – and it gives me the power to have the victory over the enemy every single day! There is nothing you or I will face that can’t be overcome by that “red spot” – the blood of Jesus is powerful – and when we place ourselves under it, we are transfused with it – and transformed into conquerors! Is there a besetting sin in your life? Something that you can’t seem to get control over? Submit it to the blood of Jesus – take it to Him – He has promised to give you victory over it! Sadly, I talk to too many Christians who would rather wallow in their “inability” to live victorious lives than to take the time and effort to allow Jesus to transform them. We are without excuse when it comes to ongoing, continuing sin! If you’re doing something you know is wrong and you don’t stop – it’s not because you “can’t” – it’s because you “won’t!” Dear one, I hope that you will make the choice today to allow God to empower you to live a victorious life! Sharon