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September 24: The Overcoming Faith

1 John 5:4

“For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.”

Romans 10:8-17

“But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report? So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”

The victory that overcomes the world is our faith. Notice that the Scripture doesn’t say that our faith gives us victory, but that our faith is the victory that overcomes the world. Of course, in the long run, our faith will give us victory, but much more than that, our faith is the victory that overcomes the world. And the faith that is being referred to here, in context, is the faith with which we got born of God or born again. That’s why it says “Whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world…” The overcoming faith is the faith that we reposed in Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour at new birth.

Romans 10:17 says “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God”. What faith? When you read from verse 8 of Romans 10 to verse 17, the faith that is spoken of is the one that we reposed in Christ to receive salvation; that faith came to us through the preaching of the Gospel, and it is the same faith that is spoken of in 1 John 5:4. This means that if you cannot deny that you are saved, then you cannot deny that you are an overcomer. If you cannot deny that Jesus is Lord, and you cannot deny that your sins are forgiven you, then you cannot deny that you are an overcomer.

Every child of God is an overcomer by reason of faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour. Nothing can bring you down, if you stand your ground on the fact that you are an overcomer and you are more than a conqueror through Christ that loved you. Your faith in Jesus Christ is the overcoming faith. It overcomes everything of the world order. Nothing can stand against you successfully. If God be for us, who can be against us? God is for you; He is in you and He is with you.

 

My Solid Front (Confession): I have been born of God by His Word; His faith is in me, and it is the faith that overcomes the world; therefore I declare that I overcome the world, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

 

Further Meditation: Galatians 2:20; 1 John 4:4.