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We Overwhelmingly Conquer Through Him Who Loved Us

April 26, 2014

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We Overwhelmingly Conquer  Through Him  Who Loved Us

There are times  when we don’t know  if we are winners.     We see ourselves  put down  by the world.     We’re suffering  all sorts  of distress,  troubles,  dangers,  and maybe  even facing death.     The problems go on  and on  and on.     It seems like  there is no end  to the onslaught  of problems.     People are hateful,  spiteful,  and persistently nasty  for no logical reason.

The world looks  at God’s children  with a smirk,  arrogantly feeling  they know how  to tear  God’s children down.     But,  looks are deceiving.

When Paul wrote  about how Jesus’ death  on the cross  justifies us  in God’s sight  and makes us  God’s dearly beloved,  he shows us something very special  about all  that happens  to us  in this world.     Paul said  in Romans 8:35-37,

Who shall separate us  from the love  of Christ?     Shall tribulation,  or distress,  or persecution,  or famine,  or nakedness,  or peril,  or sword?     Just as it is written,
        “For Thy sake  we are being put  to death  all day long;
        We were considered  as sheep  to be slaughtered.”      

But  in all these things  we overwhelmingly conquer  through Him  who loved us.

Look at all the troubles  Paul lists  for God’s children.     He even quotes Psalm 44:22  about us  being like  “sheep  to be slaughtered”.     That’s saying we’re being doomed  to death.     But,  cheer up.     Paul triumphantly declares,  But  in all these things  we overwhelmingly conquer  through Him  who loved us.”

We have conquered  when we’re  in all this trouble?     Yes.     How can  that be?     Paul wrote,  “Who shall separate us  from the love  of Christ?”  and then he listed all sorts  of troubles.     God’s children  have always been persecuted  for their faith.     Even though they may die  for their faith,  they are still the conqueror.      We have conquered  because we are safe in  “the love  of Christ”  throughout all our troubles.     With  “the love  of Christ”  as our possession,  we are spiritual victors.     Earthly troubles  and an earthly death  do not  take us away  from our salvation  in Christ Jesus.     That has been true  for all  of God’s children  from the very beginning.

As victors  through faith  in Christ Jesus  we are eternally  in  “the love  of Christ”.      That’s true victory.     All the joys  of being  in God’s presence  are ours.     We know  for sure  we are forgiven,  redeemed children  of God.     As God’s children,  we enjoy a close relationship  with Him  and He will  never leave us.     Our earthly circumstances  do not point  to our victory.     The life  of Jesus  and all the early Christians  show us that.

The world cannot see how beloved  we are,  but God witnesses to us  in His word  and in our hearts  —  and God has proven that His word is eternally true.

In the peace  of being loved,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord Jesus,  thank You  for proving Your love  by fulfilling  all the prophecies about You  and by dwelling  in our hearts.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus by the Yupiq Eskimo village of Quinhagak, Alaska

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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