July 22, 2014

More Than Conquerors

It is always God's Will that we be more than conquerors in this life.  To be more than a conqueror means that we accept all that Jesus did, and now put it to work in our daily life.  The Bible teaches that Jesus conquered sin, satan, and every enemy to God and man.  Jesus was then crowned King of Kings and made the universal supreme head of the Church.  After Jesus received all authority and power, He then delegated to His Church, every Believer, the right and privilege to exercise that authority and power on earth.  So we can now say Jesus is the conqueror of all things; and, because He has delegated His authority to us, we are now more than conquerors in Him.  We are more than conquerors because we don't have to conquer sin, satan, and the curse.  We now have the authority to enforce the victory of the Lord Jesus in our lives.

Romans 8:37 says, "Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us."  When we live our lives in the Lord Jesus, nothing is too big or impossible for us to overcome.  For us to walk as more than conquerors we must apply three things to our lives.  We must have desire, decision, determination.  I encourage you to study this outline, More Than Conquerors, and let these truths transform your life.  Remember, you are already more than a conqueror.  All you need to do is to put it in action.

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More Than Conquerors

I)     The 3 D's to Being More than a Conqueror

A)    Romans 8:35-37 - All of these things come to defeat us and separate us from our fellowship with Christ.

v. 37 - It is God's Will that we overcome every attack and have victory over every battle.  To do this we must stay with Jesus and follow Him.

B)   John 5:1-9 - Three things we must do to be a conqueror.

vv. 1-5 - (Describes the conditions.)  These people came there with hope and vision of being healed.

v. 5 - (38 years) - When we have a dream the enemy will try to defeat it with environment and time.  If not careful, we let people, environment, and time affect our attitude and expectations.  We give in to our surroundings, compromise our vision and accept what we've got.

vv. 6, 7 - This man was no longer depending on his vision; he was looking for somebody else to make it happen for him.

1)    v. 6 - (will you be made whole) - #1. Desire - Do you still have that desire and passion to make your vision come true?

a)   Mark 11:24 -  What you desire is what you will pursue in faith and prayer.

b)  Proverbs 13:12 - Desire is your hope, hope feeds your faith, faith makes things happen.

Jesus first had to know if the man still had a desire to be healed.

2)   v. 8 - (Rise up, take thy bed and walk.)  #2. Decision

We have to decide that with or without anybody else we are going to believe God and make our vision happen.  You must get up, you must pray, you must decide to do it.

a)   Philippians 2:12-14 - You decide to make it happen by your faith and don't fuss about other people not helping you.  You take responsibility.

3)   v. 9 - #3. Determination - (Be determined that you are going to have it and nothing will stop you.)

a)   Hebrews 12:1-3 - Keep your eyes on Jesus and stay with it.  (Determination takes endurance.)

b)   II Timothy 1:6-7 - stir yourself, walk in faith.