“Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us,” (Romans 8:37).
The definition of overcome includes, “to subdue (literally or figuratively), conquer, prevail, get the victory.” Overcomers are conquerors. Overcomers become conquerors because they subdued, prevailed over, or got the victory over adversity. In other words, something has to arise requiring you to overcome or conquer it. If nothing ever arises, we’ll never realize we are Overcomers.
To be more than a conqueror means we gain a decisive victory. The definition also means we more than conquer the obstacles life throws our way. When we conquer something, we’ve subdued, dominated, or overpowered it. According to Romans 8:37, we are conquerors because of Jesus Christ.
Looking back at the verse, something interesting which stood out to me is the Bible didn’t only say we are conquerors. The word “conqueror” would have been sufficient. Instead, the Bible says we are “more than” conquerors. If you look at the attributes of a conqueror, the Bible is saying we’re more than those attributes. We are conquerors because we are in a fixed fight and Jesus has already won the victory for us.
I spoke this verse in victory when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. And you have to speak a word of victory now as well. You have to say what God says about you. You have to believe what God says about you even if you don’t understand, see, or believe what you’re saying. Conquerors place their faith in God and believe God will deliver them.
- Do you view yourself as an overcomer, according to the definition?
- Journal about a time when you prevailed over something with the help of the Lord.
- What are your feelings on being considered “more than a conqueror”?
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