More Than Conquerors
Ever wonder what you have in common in with Genghis Khan, Alexander the Great and Attila the Hun?
Probably not a lot, but there may be one exception — they were conquerors and so are you!
Webster's dictionary defines a conqueror as someone who acquires gain by force, but it goes on to say that it's also someone who acquires gain by overcoming obstacles.
Genghis, Alexander and Atilla became conquerors by force, but we, according to the Word of God acquire the title by overcoming obstacles through Christ and Him alone. In fact, Romans 8:35 says that once you permit Christ to overcome your obstacles, you become so indebted to Him that you can't imagine anything changing your mind about it.
"Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?" Paul is asking us if we'll let anything separate us from Christ? Verse 37 says no way! "...in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us."
Simply put, Christ fought your battle over sin by dying on the cross, and as a result of His power over death and His resurrection, He overcame every obstacle for you and me. Now because of that, we're more than a conquer! Verse 38-39 says, "For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Whoever thought that you'd be greater than Genghis, Alexander and Atilla? Well, maybe history books won't record you as a great conqueror, but when your name is written in the Lamb's Book of Life, you'll have your name numbered among the those who are more than conquerors through Christ.
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