More Than a Conqueror

It amazes me each and everyday how weak and helpless I think of myself. To the world I am just another young man, yet to God, I am more than that.

We all have probably heard the Bible verse Phillipians 4:13 that says we can do all things through Christ. But, how many of us really know what we can do through Christ? In these verses at the end of Romans 8, God speaks about just how powerful we are through Him.

31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? 33 Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? 36 As it is written,
“For your sake we are being killed all the day long;
we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:31-38

Verses 31 through 33 speak on what God did for us. It is truly unimaginable that God literally gave his own Son to be crucified for us. He did not spare Him whatsoever, but instead God put all of the world’s sin and problems right on his shoulders and saved us. So, who shall bring any charge or come against us who have God? That is simply answered “No one.”

Verses 34 through 36 speak about who can condemn us and who can separate us from Christ. These verses are here to show us that literally no one can stop us from being all that Christ wants us to be. It says that no, “tribulation, or distress, or persecution” can stand against us when we are on the side of the Lord. It is truly breathtaking and unfathomable to me that we can stand firm with Christ through these trials and troubles in life.

In my opinion, the highlight verses of this passage are 37 through 39. God’s word says that we are MORE than conquerors through Christ. Think back to Biblical times. War was a hand-to-hand and sword-to-sword battle. If you were a conqueror, that meant you are the best of the best and strongest of the srong. That meant that, regardless of who or what you were battling, it was nothing when you were done with it.

Nothing will ever be able to separate God from His children. To sum up this passage, in Jesus’ name, you are UNSTOPPABLE. God can use literally anyone or anything to conquer for Him. Little is much when God is in it. So, when we are faced with trials and troubles and feel so small and weak, we need to remember what God sees when He sees us. Nothing will stand against you, and nothing can stop you when you have Christ. The end of your strength, is the beginning of His.

-Cade C. Gibson
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