Becoming More Than Conquerors

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Romans 8:28–37 CSB
28 We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God, who are called according to his purpose. 29 For those he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, so that he would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. 30 And those he predestined, he also called; and those he called, he also justified; and those he justified, he also glorified. 31 What, then, are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us? 32 He did not even spare his own Son but gave him up for us all. How will he not also with him grant us everything? 33 Who can bring an accusation against God’s elect? God is the one who justifies. 34 Who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is the one who died, but even more, has been raised; he also is at the right hand of God and intercedes for us. 35 Who can separate us from the love of Christ? Can affliction or distress or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written: Because of you we are being put to death all day long; we are counted as sheep to be slaughtered. 37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

1. Conquer with His Purpose

2. Conquer with His Promises

2 Cor. 1:20 “20 For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.”
Some Christians falter when it comes to reading, remembering, and relying on God’s promises.
They unsuccessfully depend on their own strength.
If we are to be more than conquerors, we must trust God and depend on his promises.
The Scripture says, 1 Kings 8:56 “56 “Praise be to the Lord, who has given rest to his people Israel just as he promised. Not one word has failed of all the good promises he gave through his servant Moses.”

3. Conquer with His Peace

Phil. 4:7 “7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
Some Christians fail to be victorious because they lack God’s peace.
They live with fear and doubts rather than with faith and confidence.
If we are to be more than conquerors, we must partake of God’s peace. Jesus said, John 14:27 “27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
We must simply accept the peace he offers.

4. Conquer with more Prayer

Phil. 4:6 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
Many Christians lack victory because they neglect to pray.
Some pray about the big things that happen but forget that it is “the little foxes that ruin the vineyards, our vineyards that are in bloom.”
Song of Sol. 2:15 “15 Catch for us the foxes, the little foxes that ruin the vineyards, our vineyards that are in bloom.”
If we are to be more than conquerors, we must pray about everything, both the small and great, continuing always in prayer.
The Scripture admonishes, “Pray without ceasing” 1 Thess. 5:17 “17 pray continually;”

5. Conquer with more Praise

Ps. 71:14 “14 But as for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more.”
Many Christians are remiss when it comes to praising the Lord.
They wear long faces, possess negative attitudes, and lack victory.
If we are to be more than conquerors, we must praise the Lord more.
The psalmist said, Ps. 146:2 “2 I will praise the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.”
He also said, Ps. 34:1 “1 I will extol the Lord at all times; his praise will always be on my lips.”