To overcome means to conquer, prevail or get the victory. Do you have anything in your life right now that you need to conquer, prevail or get the victory over? We all do! There is hope because God says we are overcomers in this life because greater is He IN us, than he (the enemy) who is in the world!

What things in the world are we to overcome? Basically, anything that doesn’t align with the truth of God’s Word over any given situation. We are to overcome in everyday decisions and choices we make whether we go God’s ways or the ways of the world. We may have situations with other people that are yielded to evil against us, and we need to get the victory in that area. The thing is, we are either going to be overcomers or be overcome. The choice is ours, as always, in how we deal with things.

In the book of Revelation, it says many things about overcomers, such as how to overcome and what the overcomers will receive.

Revelation 12:10-11 – “Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony; and they did not love their lives to the death.”

What a blessing that we can overcome (the enemy/the world) by speaking our testimony with courage and boldness because of the blood of the Lamb. Praise God He has given us a way to gain the victory over whatever hinderances are in our way. I John 5:4 tells us this, “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith (and remember, faith works by love – Gal. 5:6).

Everything that the enemy wants to do in our lives (which is to steal, kill and destroy – John 10:10) can be overcome because Jesus has already overcome. That is great news!

It also tells us in Rev. 21:7 that he who overcomes shall inherit all things, and God will be our God and we shall be His son? There are other things in the book of Revelation that talk about the overcomers, which I’ll briefly list below. And it almost always begins by saying, “To those who have ears to hear, let them hear what the Spirit is saying.”

• He will grant us to eat the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God – Rev. 2:7 (that sounds heavenly!)

• We will not be hurt by the second death – Rev. 2:11

• He will give us to eat of the hidden manna, and a white stone, and a new name written on the stone which no man knows but the one who receives it – Rev. 2:17

• He will give us authority over the nations – Rev. 2:26

• He will clothe us in white garments, and will not erase our name from the book of life, but will confess our name before the Father and His angels – Rev. 3:5

• He will make us a pillar in the temple of our God, and we will not go out from it anymore; and He will write on us the name of our God, and the name of the city of our God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from our God, and His new name – Rev. 3:12

• He will grant us to sit down with Him on His throne, just as He sat down with the Father on His throne – Rev. 3:21

• We shall inherit all things – Rev. 21:7

These are promises that God has for the ones who overcome while on this earth. Remember, if we aren’t overcoming, we are being overcome. And Romans 12:21 in the Amplified version tells us, “Do not be overcome and conquered by evil, but overcome evil with good.”

The only way to overcome evil with good is through the love of God and doing what the Word of God says in any given situation – being led by the Spirit of God.

A few examples might be – Instead of cursing those who persecute you, the Bible says to bless them and pray for those who despitefully use you. If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat, if he’s thirsty, give him water to drink. If you are in fear (which is evil, it’s not of God), God says perfect love will cast out fear. Ask God to give you a revelation of His love for you. And you can overcome that fear.

Whatever evil is present in your life or coming against you, you can overcome it by faith in the blood of Jesus and the Word of God. When Jesus was in the wilderness being tempted by the devil, He always came back to the devil saying, “IT IS WRITTEN…..”

So in closing, Romans 8:31 and 37 says if God is for us, who can be against us because we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.

Let’s be overcomers so that we can inherit all things that God has for us!

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