28th NOVEMBER 2022
Yet amid all these things we are more than conquerors and gain a surpassing victory through Him Who loved us. Romans 8:37 AMPC
Romans 8:36 reads, “Even as it is written, For Thy sake we are put to death all the day long; we are regarded and counted as sheep for the slaughter.” The phrase, put to death, in that verse applies both literally and metaphorically. We die to ourselves on a daily basis, but the devil also strives to “…steal, kill, and destroy…” As a result, death in whatever form is unavoidable for a Christian, the ideal sort being dying for the sake of Christ.
However, Romans 8:37 pops up to reveal to us that, regardless of what type of death we face daily, we are more than conquerors and gain a surpassing victory through Him Who loved us. Victory cannot be obtained without the occurrence of some kind of fight, war, or struggle. This indicates that the goal of our everyday death is to highlight the victory we can have because of Christ’s accomplished work on the cross. Not just any victory, but an overwhelming one.
When an athlete or sportsperson wins by a large margin, it indicates that the competition was not even close. It suggests it was a landslide triumph, an unequivocal victory! This is what we earn from our pains, tribulations, and temptations: a resounding victory!
Verses 38 and 39 of Romans 8 go on to tell us that, For I am convinced [and continue to be convinced — beyond any doubt] that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present and threatening, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the [unlimited] love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
If none of the aforementioned entities can separate us from Christ’s love, by which we obtain surpassing victory, then nothing can prevent us from experiencing victory every day of our lives. Whatever we are going through, we have an overwhelming victory. What types of death are you currently experiencing? Remember that Jesus has already been crucified, so you might have a surpassing victory through Him who loves you.
Thank You, Heavenly Father, that in You, we are more than conquerors. In Jesus’ name, we declare that we have an incredible victory through You, despite all the battles we face, Amen.
Further Reading: Romans 8:35–39
Prophetic Declaration: Psalms 91
21 DAYS OF GRATITUDE
Thank God for His saving grace. Thank God that you are born again and Jesus is your Lord and personal saviour. Thank God that you have been saved from the power of sin.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16 NKJV