“Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us!”- Romans 8:37
Wow! I love this verse! If we back up to verse 35 and 36 we see that suffering is promised. Tribulation is inevitable! For indeed those who live Godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution! But! We can choose to glory in these trials because NOTHING can stop us from the LOVE of Jesus! From conquering our adversaries in the spirit of praise of WHO He is that has loved us! Our heart is fixed! We will not fear! We will press on! We will stand in the face of condemnation and triumph covered in the blood of Jesus! We will not back down, we will not relent, surrender is not an option we are redeemed, we are sanctified, we are MORE THAN CONQUERORS!!! As excited as all this gets me, I believe my favorite line in the above verse is not so much that we are more than conquerors, although what does that mean? That means that, tribulation, distress, persecution, famine, nakedness, peril, sword, death (to name a few!)…it cannot defeat us! In fact it can’t even touch what we have! We serve the One who has the keys of Hell and of Death in His hand and He is the Author and Finisher of our faith! But…getting back to what excites me the most is that it is through HIM that LOVED us!!!
Why would Jesus love me? Why did His Father love me more than 2,000 years before I was born and send His living Son (His ONLY son) to be slaughtered as a lamb for the sacrifice of my sin? I don’t understand that. I don’t understand His love for me in that while I was yet a sinner HE died for me! I don’t understand Him. I just worship Him because of it! I adore Him because He rescued me and secured for me a place in Heaven! His love for me is from EVERLASTING TO EVERLASTING! He has never left me nor forsaken me! His thoughts for me are more than the sand on the seashore! I have been to the beach and let me tell you that is a lot of sand! He loves us! Even in our weakness, even in our shame! He loves us! Even when we spit in His face and deny His presence through our thoughts, actions and attitudes, He wipes the tears from our eyes. He weeps over our sin. He stands at the door and knocks even when I shut Him out. He picks us up when we have fallen into sin and can’t find a way out. He has sealed us and He is preparing a place for us even when we find in our hearts and conversations no room for Him.
He is beyond my comprehension. He is beyond my imagination! He has bought me with the very blood flowing through His veins and He loves me today and I will spend forever with this King of Kings and Lover of MY soul who has made me MORE than a conqueror! He has defeated the greatest trial I could ever go through and uses the trials of our faith to bring forth His perfect and loving work to make us into the image of His dear Son! Oh how I love Him! How I adore Him! Join me in Praising Him today and everyday! Do not let a day go by without reflecting and basking in this amazing love! He, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah delights in you! Delight in Him! Seek Him first! Look for Him and for the treasures of this relationship unlike any other relationship in your life and you will find them! You will see Him with a pure heart! You will stand amazed in the presence of Jesus your Redeemer and the Avenger of your faith! Hallelujah! Holy is the Lamb and Holy is the Lord God Almighty who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in Christ Jesus our Lord in Heavenly places! May we see Him High and Lifted up! More than Conquerors!!!!