Overcoming the World by Apostle Segun Obadje
The Leverage Devotional
By Apostle Segun Obadje Ph.D
Wednesday, August 3, 2022
Overcoming the World
1 John 5:4, 1 Corinthians 15:57.
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.”
You may ask, why faith? Why do we need to live by faith? The Bible tells us that faith is the victory that overcomes the world and everything in it. Our faith in Jesus Christ as the risen Lord and Saviour is the victory that overcomes the world. Our opening verse says, “For whatsoever is born of God overcomes the world…” Note what the Word says, whatsoever is born of God overcomes the world, which means “whatsoever” could be anything or anyone. So, anything or anyone that is born of God overcomes the world. If it’s a vision or a person that is born of God, it or he overcomes the world. Our faith is the overcoming power; it is the overcoming force that overcomes the challenges of this life. So, without faith, we cannot live in victory. Faith is our victory over the world; it is God’s provision made for us to live in victory; it is God’s way of overcoming the world. As we learn to walk by faith, we live in victory. The Bible tells us in 2 Corinthians 2:14 “Now, thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ and diffuses through us the fragrance of his knowledge in every place.” God always leads us in victory in Christ. In Christ, we are more than conquerors through Christ that loved us.
The world system is that of the lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh, and the pride of life; it is a system set up by Satan that works against the will of God (1 John 2:15). The world system often competes for the dependence of believers on God. Satan wants believers to depend on the world system, so he can yoke and trap them in anxieties, the deceitfulness of riches, materialism, pride, etc. But faith is the victory over the world. Absolute confidence in and reliance on God is our victory over the world. Hallelujah!!! Victory over needs, over lack, over sicknesses and diseases, over fear, over pain, over disappointments, over doubts; victory over poverty, victory over anything that the devil may bring your way is only possible by faith. Faith in God brings victory all the time! Beloved, victory is only possible in Christ by faith. That is why you need to live by faith. How? Trusting God to meet all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus, letting the Spirit of God teach your hands to prosper, instead of cutting corners and doing things the world’s way.
MY SOLID FRONT (YOUR CONFESSION): In the Name of Jesus, I declare that I am born of God. I overcome the world. My faith is the overcoming power. My faith in Christ is the victory. I have victory always over anxiety in Jesus’ Name! Amen.
Further Meditation: 1 John 2:13, 2 Corinthians 2:14.
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