“Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us.” Romans 8:37 (KJV)
Welcome to the 6th month of the year. Last month, we shouted for joy. I decree the LORD fills your mouth with laughter and your lips with rejoicing (Job 8:21), in Jesus’ Name. This day and for the rest of your life, “you shall go out with joy and be led forth with peace…” (Isaiah 55:12), in Jesus’ Name.
This sixth month, the LORD wants you to confront your life’s challenges and battles from the mentality of one who is more than a conqueror. For it is your attitude that determines your altitude. You will get to the end of all your battles this month because you’re in a class of those who are more than conquerors. You are stronger, tougher, greater and more powerful than all these battles and the powers behind them. So, confront your life’s challenges with this mindset.
- Romans 8:28. ” And we know that God causes ALL THINGS to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” Not some things. All THINGS. Losses as well as gains, invisible things as well as visible, those that are bitter as well as those that are sweet. All things work together for good. Now verse 31, “What shall we say to these THINGS? If God be for us, who can be against us?”
- He says in verse 37, “Nay in all these THINGS…” You can almost hear his contempt there, can’t you? “Things, So what?” And then he finishes there with verse 38. Paul was a persuaded man. He was persuaded that God was able to keep that which he’d committed unto Him. suicide bombers are persuaded, are you?
- When Daniel went into the lion’s den, he was a conqueror. But when they pulled him out and made them change the laws of the Medes and the Persians, he became more than a conqueror.
- When Jesus went to the cross, He could have just gone “Pffft!” like that and destroyed every man that was living. He could have cursed these people like He cursed the fig tree. But He kept His mouth shut. When He went to the grave with the sin of the world, He was a conqueror. When He rose from the dead, He was more than a conqueror.
- That’s why this marvelous 8th chapter is so majestic. The Spirit of Him that raised up Jesus from the dead.” Has he raised you from the dead? And touched death? And trespasses? And sin? Has He raised you from the death of formality and self-righteousness? If He has, you’re indwelt by God the Father! You’re indwelt by God the Son! You’re indwelt by the Holy Ghost!
Romans 8:37: It is a great thing to be a conqueror in the Christian life and in conflict. It is a much greater thing to be more than a conqueror “in all these things” which the apostle names, a perfect host of trials, troubles and foes. But what does it mean to be “more than a conqueror”?
- It means to have a decisive victory. There are some victories that cost nearly as much as defeats and a few more such triumphs would annihilate us. There are some battles which must be renewed again and again until we are exhausted with the ceaseless strife. But surely it is possible for us to settle the questions that meet us, one by one, and settle them forever.
- It is to have such a victory as will effectually break the adversary’s power. That is, not only defend us from his attacks but effectually weaken and destroy his strength. This is one of the purposes of temptation, that we may be workers together with God in destroying evil. Look at Moses and the Egyptians. It was not enough for Israel to beat them off and be saved from their attacks, but God wanted them exterminated. But God allows them to be provoked into activity in order to challenge our resistance and lead to our aggressive and victorious advance against them.
- It is to have such a victory as brings actual benefit out of the battle and makes it tributary to our own and our Master’s cause. But that very act of his brought Moses into Pharaoh’s house and raised up a deliverer for Israel and the destroyer of Pharaoh. Surely Satan was more than beaten that time! His most audacious attempt was the crucifixion of our Lord, and all hell, no doubt, held high jubilee on that dark afternoon when Jesus sank to death; but lo! the cross has become the weapon by which Satan’s head is already bruised and his kingdom is being exterminated. So, God makes him forge the weapons of his own destruction and hurl the thunderbolts that fall back upon his own head.
- To be “more than a conqueror” is not only to have the victory, but the spoils of victory. When Jehoshaphat’s army won their great deliverance from the hordes of Moab and Ammon, it took them three days to gather all the spoils of their enemies’ camps. When David captured the camp of Ziklag’s destroyers he won so vast a booty that he was able to send rich presents over all Israel among his brethren. When the lepers found their way to the deserted camp of the Syrians, they found such abundance that in a single hour the famine of Samaria was turned into satiety. And so, our spiritual conflicts and conquests have their rich reward in the treasures recovered from the hands of the enemy.
- “More than conquerors” means not only to win your battle and save your territory, but to do honor to your Captain and your God, to be a credit to your cause and so to affirm yourself in the campaign that God shall be glorified. Many of our battles are fought in view of heaven alone. That is a strange picture that the apostle gives of his trials, “We are made a gazing-stock to angels and principalities” (Hebrews 10:33).
- “More than conquerors” does not only mean victory, but final triumph and eternal reward. How Heaven will recompense her victors some glorious day! So now, die to a self-seeking disposition, die to the preferring of public opinion over the voice of the Living God, and die to selfish ambition and vain conceit. God doesn’t use men that are alive. He uses men that are dead. He doesn’t use sober men. He uses drunk men. He doesn’t use somebody. He uses nobody. “In all these things…” What’s your point of defeat right now? Is it prayerlessness, a lack of love, self-pity, self-seeking, self-glory, or self-promoting? What is it? You’ll have to confess it, as I can’t do that for you.
But mere enthusiasm or even high and glorious purpose will not accomplish this. Rather, “be strong in the LORD and in the power of His might (Ephesians 6:10), and “put on the whole armor of God that ye may stand against the wiles of the devil” (Ephesians 6:11). “The battle is not yours but God’s” (2 Chronicles 20:15). “The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace” (Exodus 14:14). When all is accomplished and the banner waves in triumph and the crown is bestowed, we shall change our battle-flags. “Thanks, be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ” (2 Corinthians 2:14) becomes “In all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us” (Romans 8:37).
- Begin to thank God for today, tomorrow and eternity. Thank Him for Jesus; thank Him for the Holy Spirit; thank Him for His Word. Thank Him for changing your story by the death of His Son at Calvary! Halleluyah!
- Begin to plead the Blood of Jesus upon your body, soul and spirit for redemption and forgiveness from all sins and deliverance from the sins that easily beset us.
- This day, I command, and I receive power to pursue, overtake and recover all losses of the past years in my life, family and church, in Jesus’ Name.
- Every power that is breaking or annulling the scriptures, as well as resisting prophecies in my life, be devoured now by fire.
- I curse every stranger, parasite, tare, disobedience and devourer that is operating in any area of my life and destiny, in Jesus’ Name.
- Thou the anointing to be ten-times better, fall on me as from today, in Jesus’ Name
- The anointing for distinction, excellence and dominion, fall on me now by fire, in Jesus’ Name.
- The anointing to be above and not beneath, power for uncommon lifting, the reigning and ruling anointing, fall on me as from today, in Jesus’ Name.
- Every force and power that is challenging and contesting my power of being “more than a conqueror,” be consumed by fire, in Jesus’ Name.
- The “more than conqueror” anointing, baptize me, fall on me and consume from my life the yoke of bondage and being dominated as from today, in Jesus’ Name.
- Pray for our spiritual father and mother, Daddy & Mummy G.O. for the grace to continually win, to stay strong in body, soul and spirit. Pray that they will not be weary or tired, in Jesus’ Name, and that the anointing over their lives shall be perpetually fresh, in Jesus’ Name.
- Begin to thank God for prayers answered.