Friday, January 26, 2024

More Than Conquerors

I've been struggling in multiple areas lately but, in the midst of it all, the Lord has made it abundantly clear that He sees my struggles and that He knows and cares. 

This morning's Bible study led me to Romans 8 and I felt led to share some of my study with you. I hope it ministers to someone who is reading this today.

Romans 8:31-39

31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us who can be against us? 
32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? 
33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth: 
34 Who is he that condemeth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. 
35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 
36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. 
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 God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."


The adversities listed by the apostle in verses 35 and 36 have been the experience of the people of God in all generations. Believers should not think it strange if they experience trouble, persecution, hunger, poverty, or anger. Trouble and calamity do not necessarily mean that God has deserted us, nor that He has stopped loving us. On the contrary, our suffering as believers will open up the means by which we experience more of God's love and comfort. Paul assures us that in all these adversities we will overcome and be more than conquerors through Christ.

"More than conquerors" - The entire phrase "we are more than conquerors" is one word in the Greek, hupernikomen. In the entire New Testament, this compound word only occurs here; huper means "over, above" (Latin, "super"), and nikomen (from nikao, "to conquer") means "victors, conquerors." Thus Paul is literally saying that instead of believers being "victims" in a fallen world, in Christ we are "over and above victors" (super-victors); instead of barely getting by in life's difficult experiences, in and through Christ we are "overwhelmingly conquerors." Jesus gained the decisiver victory "for us" at the cross! Because of His victory and the power or the Holy Spirit within us, we are empowered to be "more than conquerors" in our struggles of life.

Footnotes taken from Life in the Spirit Study Bible - King James Version - Copyright 1992 - Thomas Nelson

Until next time...

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  1. Thank you, I needed to see this. smiles

    1. I'm glad to know that it ministered to you, Linda. Thank you for letting me know. Blessings!


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