"in all things, we are more than conquerors through him who loved us." Romans 8:37
Romans 8:37 tells us that "in all things, we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Jesus our Lord." John Gill's Exposition of the Bible tells us that not only do we have victory over sin and Satan, but over the world, afflictions, and persecutions in it. But not only overcome, but better off and stronger for it!
Want to live in victory? Then it’s time to start thinking about what you’re thinking about! Your mind is one of the most powerful and creative tools that God has given you to shape your reality, influence your life and make you more than a conqueror.
Increased and improved health, happiness, plenty, provision, favor and victory are only a thought away. Literally!
And no, this is not some new age philosophy trying to creep into the Church. It is right there in Scripture. Yet most believers simply allow their thoughts to happen, rarely paying attention to what they are thinking about, let alone taking authority over their thought lives and bringing them into alignment with truth as 2 Corinthians 10:5 tells us to do.
First, let's look at some other popular Bible translations of Romans 8:37:
- No, in all these things we are more than victorious through Him who loved us. - Holman Christian Standard Bible
- No, in all these things we have complete victory through him who loved us! - Good News Translation
- None of this fazes us because Jesus loves us. - The Message Bible
- No! In all these things we will do even more than win! We owe it all to Christ, who has loved us. - New International Reader's Version
- No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. - New Living Translation
The Meaning of "More Than Conquers"
Not only are we conquerers with victory over sin and Satan but over the world - over afflications, persecutions, and trials. We are "more" because we can glory IN the struggles and persecutions because our faith and joy can increase as a result! By the blood of Jesus Christ we already have the victory, but we experirence even more victory when God uses our hardships to turn it around for His good.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Romans 8:37 tells us "It is only through Christ that loved us, the merit of his death taking the sting out of all these troubles, the Spirit of his grace strengthening us, and enabling us to bear them with holy courage and constancy, and coming in with special comforts and supports. Thus we are conquerors, not in our own strength, but in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. We are conquerors by virtue of our interest in Christ’s victory. He hath overcome the world for us (Jn. 16:33 ), both the good things and the evil things of it; so that we have nothing to do but to pursue the victory, and to divide the spoil, and so are more than conquerors."
Here are five ways you can begin to tap into the supernatural power of your mind to live like a conquerer in the abundance of life that Christ the ultimate Conqueror has made available to you (see John 10:10):
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