Overwhelming Victory Is Yours

In a world that is at times overwhelmed with worry, fear, anxiety, depression, defeat and discouragement, God’s truth cuts through the fog to give us victory over even the breath of hell itself.

These verses (Romans 8:31-39) are the antidote to fear that reminds us that the victory is ours!

[31] “What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us?”

God always has the last say. Although the current situation may seem hopeless, we can be confident that the creator is on our side (or more like we are on the right side!). No matter what comes up against us, in God we have the last say.

[32] “Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else?”

We can eagerly the goodness of God in our life! He’s already given us everything. There is nothing more for Him to give that we don’t already have. We belong to Him, and He loves us. Of course He will take care of us!

[33] “Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? No one-for God himself has given us right standing with himself.”

The devils man job is to accuse people day and night of all their shortcomings and failure. But all of these words have lost their power, as the only person (Jesus) who actually has the authority to judge has already forgiven us! How dare the playground bully come and pick a fight with someone who has God Himself as his or her Dad!

[34] “Who then will condemn us? No one-for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us.”

God won’t condemn us. So who will? There is no power in the accusation that comes from the devil, from others or from our own mind. Jesus has finished His work. He has already forgiven us and given us eternal life!

[35] “Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death?”

If bad things happen, does that mean God doesn’t love us? Of course not! We live in a fallen and broken world. One day Jesus will return t rescue us out of it, but He is delaying His return so as may people as possible can receive His free gift of eternal life. In the mean time He gives us the power to overcome every battle.

[36] “(As the Scriptures say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.”) [37] No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.”

Will we be defeated by the battles and challenge we face in life? No way! Because through Jesus, we are given the overwhelming victory no matter what comes up against us! Overwhelming victory means that this is no game where there is a 50:50 chance of defeat. It is a pre-determined outcome of victory. Rather than reaching for the Absolut Vodka, we can claim our Absolute Victory!

[38] “And I am convinced that nothing can ever be separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow-not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. [39] No power in the sky above or in the earth below-indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Gods love has already been revealed to us. Nothing will ever be able to separate us from His love, no matter how distant at times it seems. Not our greatest fears or our most debilitating worries. Even if all of hell was aimed at you, nothing created can separate you from the love and overwhelming victory that is yours in Christ Jesus!

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