Romans 8:37 (ESV)
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
How would you live if you were more than a conqueror?
There is a famous boxer named George Foreman. His career had two phases. When he first went into the boxing ring, after several tough matches, he won the heavyweight championship. Then, in 1977, he almost died. So, he prayed and dedicated his life to Jesus Christ. To help inner-city youths, he decided to go back into the ring in 1988, but was told, “George, you’re too old!” With limited resources, in 1994 at age 45, he regained the heavyweight championship. Then, he gave most of the money to his inner-city youth ministry, and they were “more than conquerors.”
Well, Jesus won the victory on the cross. You don’t have to fight that battle all over again. That battle has been won for you by Jesus on the cross, so that when you get to Heaven you get a crown.
In “World Trade Center,” a Marine in the Reserves hears about the attack on the Twin Towers on Sept. 11, 2001. When he prays at his church, he feels called to put on his Marine uniform to go to New York City to help. Eventually, by the grace of God alone in response to his prayers, he miraculously finds two Port Authority police officers trapped deep in the rubble of the collapsed towers, who have been praying and trusting God to be rescued. They are more than conquerors because God himself has won the victory for them.
By the way, the ultimate victory is the one that Jesus Christ won over death itself. We are ultimately more than conquerors because, if we know Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Savior, then we will triumph over death and live eternally with him in Heaven. So, once we get that crown in heaven, we put it at his feet because we love him so much and because he made us more than conquerors.
Dear Lord, we are so grateful that Jesus Christ won the victory for us on the Cross. Please empower us to live our life in the light of His victory as more than a conqueror, freed from fear and anxiety. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.
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