Overcomer in Christ

Posted by Worldview Warriors On Sunday, January 22, 2017 0 comments

by Ami Samuels

In the book of Revelation chapters 2-3 we see the phrase “To him who overcomes” 7 times. When I am reading the Bible and I see a repeated word or phrase, it gets my attention. I get out my highlighter and start highlighting, numbering, and underlining. My Bible looks like a well-worn study guide.

As I recently read these two chapters in Revelation, I started to think about the fact that in the last book of the Bible Jesus repeats 7 times “to him who overcomes.” Every one of us has had to overcome things in our lives. Maybe it is a difficult childhood, health issues, the loss of a loved one, divorce, or the loss of a job. Whatever you may have faced or are facing, remember we have two choices when difficulties come our way we can either be overcome by our circumstances, or we can be overcomers in Christ!

Jesus knew we would face trials of many kinds here on earth and his encouragement to us was to be overcomers. Often, we are so focused on the struggle that we neglect to see that we our survivors, we are overcomers in Christ. Be a victor, not a victim!

We will all face difficulties in life. To be overcomers we must walk out our situation with Jesus, spend time in Bible study and prayer, keep doing the right things, and take one day at a time.

Remember you can either be overcome by your circumstances, or you can be an overcomer in Christ! As James 1:4 says, “Let perseverance finish its work so that; you may be mature and complete not lacking anything.”

Be an overcomer!

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