Becoming a disciple: Overcomer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmberYaDjeA

Scripture – 1 John 5:5, 19

Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.

Observation

The devil has a hold on the world and no one is able to overcome on their own.

ONLY those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God are able to overcome the world which lies in the power of the devil.

People may be deceived into believing that they have control over their own lives but the truth of the matter is that ONLY those who believe in Jesus are able to overcome.

In the world people are tricked into thinking that if they just earn enough money, achieve certain results, do enough good things, try really hard, have a model family, stay out of trouble…that they will one day overcome the oppression and darkness that they feel day in and day out, whether they have become desensitized to it or not.

There really is no freedom without Jesus.

Application

I need to live every day in the reality that the only way I am able to overcome is to be hidden in Jesus. The devil and the world wants to regain its power over me – but it can’t!

I need to walk in such boldness and zeal because I have overcome the world and the things of the world by the blood of Jesus.

Prayer

Father, thank you for sending Jesus to save me from death. Thank you that I am able to overcome the world, which lies in the power of the evil one, by believing in Jesus. Give me passion and zeal today. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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