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More Than a Conqueror




Have you ever felt like the entire world was against you? Have you ever longed for just one day off of the battlefields so you could have some time to catch your breath, and dust yourself off and maybe take a long nap? It almost seems that when we become believers - we are placed smack dab in the middle of a War zone, doesn't it?

You thought that serving the Lord was going to be tip-toeing through tulips but you have found yourself in a relentless battle. Perhaps your battle is finances, or weight, or your health, or relationships, or your marriage. Well… whatever crossfire you're caught in today - God has much more for you in the battle than you can even begin to imagine! God has deposited His very own greatness within your soul.

I John 5:4 - "For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world: our faith."

The word "overcomes" is the Greek word "nikos" - it means to conquer.

People living at this moment in history were very familiar with the competitive word "nikos". It was used to describe athletes who had gained master of the competition - they were gold medalists, they reigned supreme as champions! The Holy Spirit carefully chose this word "nikos" to describe the power of our faith.

The Holy Spirit could have chosen another word to describe the word overcome - but He didn't - he chose the word "nikos".

Walking by faith and living by faith - puts us smack dab in the center of a boxing ring where the contest immediately begins! Your faith doesn't remove you out of the problems - but it gives you victory over the problems.

Your faith at times pits you directly against the power of the enemy. Satan always tries to go for a knock-out punch in a believer's life but he's never successful. Even if he knocks you flat, he can't keep you down there!

II Corinthians 4:9 - "struck down but not destroyed!''

One translation says,

"We occasionally get knocked down, but never get knocked out!"

I John 5:4 - "For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world: our faith."

What does that have to do with your life today?

According to I John 5:4 - our faith gives to us the knock-out punch in life!

"nikos" also communicates that we are the ultimate champions. We are the ones filled with the "nikos" power of God.

Romans 8:37 - In all these things we are MUCH MORE than conquerors through Him Who loved us."

You are MUCH MORE than a conqueror in life! If we were to translate Romans 8:37 as more than conquerors, it would be the word "hupernikos" - which means a super conqueror - more than a conqueror. In this verse Paul and the Holy Spirit have dreamed up a new compound word - this word "hupernikos" had never before used - it's used in this one place in scripture to describe YOU!

You are the "hupernikos" - you are more than a conqueror! Huper in Greek means over, above, or beyond. It describes something that is way beyond measure. It presents the idea of superiority - being more than a match, going to the utmost levels and Paul and the Holy Spirit just described YOU! Phrase together (hupernikos) can also mean first-rate, first-class. Put it on see how it fits, unsurpassed, unrivaled by any person or thing!

The Holy Spirit and the apostle Paul have just described YOU!

Not only are you huper… but you are hupernikos! You are greater than conqueror; you are more than a match for any adversary or any foe. You are a first-class conqueror, and you are unable to be rivaled by any person or anything. It is your faith that turns you into an overwhelming and prevailing force in life! You are an enormous overcomer!

The word "hupernikos" is used twice… it's used back to back. That is why it is not just "more than conquerors" but it is "much more than conquerors"! You are "hupernikos, hupernikos" - this is a fabulous, jam-packed, power-filled description of you and of me!

You are the much more than a winner, than a champion!

GO CHANGE THE WORLD! - because you are God's much more in the world today!

Your faith turns you into a champion who is super powered with the much more of heaven! The blessing of huper-nikos has been declared over your life! It is echoing through the ages!

You are much more than a conqueror - Because of your faith and God's love!

Today we pray for those of you who are in a battle - we want to pray that you will be strengthened with all Power in Jesus' Name!  Let's pray…

Prayer:

Lord Jesus we love you so much, we come to you as vessels asking you to fill us with Your strength, Father fill us with your power, Father for those who are in a battle today. Father we pray that the power of the Holy Spirit will recharge their lives. Father that you will give them the strength to put one foot in front of the other, and Father that they will know that they are loved with and everlasting love. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

Carol is an author and popular speaker at women's conferences and retreats, where she teaches the Word of God with great joy and enthusiasm. Carol encourages and empowers women with passionate and practical biblical messages mixed with her own special brand of hope and humor. Carol has written five books, "No More Ordinary","Holy Estrogen!", "The Rooms of a Woman's Heart"and "Defiant Joy!" Her most recent book, "Refined: Finding Joy in the Midst of the Fire", will be released on August 1, 2015.

www.justjoyministries.com


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