I remember many years ago when I went to Sunday church, faithfully, several times every week, yet my private life was pathetic. I was in my late 20’s, I really loved my Abba and was a born-again believer, but I wasn’t experiencing victory over the problems in my life so that I could really live for Him and be able to help people again.
I was asked recently what I thought it means to be, ‘more than a conqueror’. As I have grown in my personal relationship with Yahshua and spent time studying the Word, I thought I should understand what it means to be more than a conqueror and how would I get there.
After some searching in the Bible, specifically these verses:
Romans 8:37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. 38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of Elohim, which is in the Messiah Yahshua our Master.
From what I’ve read and in my studies and discussions on having a circumcised heart I believe I have uncovered what this phrase means. I realize that to be more than a conqueror means that before you ever have a problem, you already know that whatever troubles comes your way, you can overcome them through Yahshua. You live with confidence that your Abba loves you no matter what and He will never leave you nor forsake you. And when you have this kind of relationship with Yahshua, you aren’t constantly afraid of bad news or of things that may happen that aren’t in the plan. When the unexpected happens or you’re disappointed, you won’t be devastated by it. Nothing is a shock for you or a huge surprise to you.
When you get a revelation of who you are in Yahshua, you know that with Him on the inside of you, there is nothing that can happen that’s more than you are because there’s nothing that’s too much for Him!
1 John 4:4-7 says, 4 Ye are of Elohim, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. 5 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. 6 We are of Elohim: he that knoweth Elohim heareth us; he that is not of Elohim heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error. 7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of Elohim; and every one that loveth is born of Elohim, and knoweth Elohim.
It’s so important for us to get this truth deeply embedded in your heart and see yourself as more than a conqueror through Yahshua. If not, then Satan will frustrate and confuse you and keep you from victory. And all the enemy wants to do is kill, steal and destroy what God wants us to have. He wants to diminish you – make you small-minded and small in spirit so you’ll live a small, frustrated life.
John 10:9-15 9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture 10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. 11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. 12 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. 13 The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep. 14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. 15 As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.
But we don’t have to live that way. So as we spend time with Abba in prayer and studying the Bible, we can access the wisdom and strength we need to make right choices and behave right. It doesn’t happen all at once or overnight, but you will make progress every day that we seek to see our Spirit in this way.
I really want people to understand this revelation of who you are in Yahshua. As a born-again believer so you won’t be frustrated or discouraged or feel like you’re always under attack and just trying to get through the day. Abba has more for us than that! When you make a mistake or have a past of degradation (disrespect) that whispers to you or someone says to you, “You’re not good enough,” you don’t have to take on the guilt and condemnation that he wants to put on you.
I encourage you to learn who your Abba really is. Seek to find a deeper understanding of His character and His heart for you. Know that He loves you unconditionally. He is good. He wants to bless you and help you. When we know this truth, we don’t have to be tormented by doubts about whether He cares or whether He will take care of us. In this verse he gives us this promise:
2 John 1:6 And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.
Whatever your situation is today, your Abba knows about it. He sees you and hears the cry of your heart. And when you will give Him your problems and do what He tells you to do, you will know His overcoming love, grace and power and be more than a conqueror.