You Are an Overcomer
Key Scriptures: Romans 8:31-37
What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered. ”No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
Lesson One: You fight from a place of victory.
• The promise of the cross is that sin and death and hell have already been defeated. Jesus is victorious—and in him, we fight from a place of victory…
Romans 8:35, 37, Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
Revelation 12:10-11, Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Messiah. For the accuser of our brothers and sisters, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down. They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.
John 16:33, In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.
Lesson Two: You fight with supernatural weapons.
• The war for truth, the honor of Christ, the salvation of sinners and the sanctification of believers—is fought and won through the power of the gospel.
2 Corinthians 10:3-4, For though we live in the world, we don’t wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of this world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.
Lesson Three: You fight with a conquering mindset.
• A faith-filled mindset will lead to faith-filled actions. Godly beliefs will lead to Godly behavior
• We subject our thoughts under the authority of the truth of scripture
2 Corinthians 10:5, We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.